Top 5 Blogs of 2020

As we move onward into 2021, there is hope on the horizon for a better year ahead. Yet despite all the challenges of 2020, some moments are worth revisiting. Below, in chronological order, is the list of our Top 5 most popular blogs from the past year. This curated selection showcases Applied Materials’ relentless drive for technology innovation along with our commitment to furthering sustainability within our company, our industry and the world.

AI and Big Data Are Disrupting the Semiconductor Industry as We Know It

by Regina Freed 

Jan 13, 2020

During IEDM 2019, Regina Freed moderated a lively panel discussion with thought leaders from Facebook, IBM, Intel, Stanford and TSMC. In this blog, Regina shares her key takeaways from the discussion and explains how the semiconductor design and manufacturing model is evolving and will look extremely different in the years ahead. READ MORE

Introducing a Breakthrough in 2D Scaling

by Zhebo Chen

Jul 20, 2020

Zhebo Chen writes about Applied’s newest Integrated Materials Solution: selective tungsten deposition. This innovation removes a major bottleneck to continued 2D scaling and enables simultaneous improvements in chip power, performance and area/cost (PPAC) in the most advanced foundry-logic nodes. READ MORE

Make Possible a Better Future

by Applied Materials Blog

Jul 21, 2020

Watch the video replay of our CEO Gary Dickerson delivering an engaging keynote address at the 50th annual SEMICON West, where he announced new initiatives Applied Materials is driving to enable a more sustainable company, industry and world. READ MORE

How New Materials and Memories Can Help the AI Ecosystem Bend the Climate Curve

by Ellie Yieh

Aug 19, 2020

Also at SEMICON West, Ellie Yieh participated in a fascinating panel discussion with experts from Arm, Google, Intel, Microsoft, UC Santa Barbara and VMware. The topic: how Big Data, AI and cloud computing can be used to help mitigate—rather than contribute to—climate change. READ MORE

Demonstrating our Commitment to Sustainability

by Chris Librie

Aug 27, 2020

Applied’s director of ESG, corporate sustainability and reporting, Chris Librie, introduces the company’s latest Sustainability Report which outlines Applied’s forward-looking objectives and recaps the significant and wide-ranging progress made on our sustainability journey during the past year. READ MORE

Which Applied Materials blog was your favorite in 2020? Keep the conversation going and let us know on Twitter @Applied4Tech or LinkedIn.

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