skip to main content

About Applied Materials: Semiconductor, Display & Solar

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

What We Offer

Silicon Systems

We are a global leader in precision materials engineering for the manufacture of advanced semiconductors.

  • Our technologies enable high-performance, low-power processors and high density-storage in small form factors
  • Our innovative products are used in leading semiconductor factories to produce virtually every microchip in the world

Global Services

We help customers lower costs, improve equipment and fab performance, and maximize return on assets.

  • We provide semiconductor, display, and solar customers with solutions that maximize output and efficiency
  • We are the largest supplier of software for automating semiconductor, display, and solar factories


We are the world’s leading manufacturer of display equipment, helping to make thinner, lighter and higher resolution flat panel and mobile displays.

  • We deliver world-class thin-film transistor-LCD equipment and services
  • Our display technology has helped drive down the cost of flat panel TVs 20X over the past 10 years, so every year consumers can get a 20% larger TV for the same price

Energy and Environmental Solutions

We are a leading equipment provider to the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry.

  • We power the crystalline-silicon roadmap by driving down the cost per watt for solar energy
  • We help accelerate global PV adoption by delivering cost-effective solutions to improve productivity and increase cell efficiency

Company Facts

  • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT
  • Fiscal 2015 Revenue: $9.7 billion
  • Fiscal 2015 R&D: $1.5 billion
  • Founded: November 10, 1967
  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
  • Global Presence: 81 locations in 18 countries
  • Principal Manufacturing Locations:  United States, Israel, Singapore, Taiwan
  • Employees*: ~14,600 worldwide
  • Patents: ~10,200 issued

Data as of fiscal year end, October 25, 2015

*Headcount excludes temporary and interns

Download the Company Factsheet