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About Applied Materials: Semiconductor, Display & Solar

Applied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic (PV) industries. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world.

Core Competencies

Applied Materials is a leading equipment supplier to the semiconductor, display and solar PV industries.

We achieve this leadership by leveraging our core competencies in:

  1. Materials Engineering - Applied Materials works at the frontiers of physics and materials science, designing systems that build atomic structures thousands of times thinner than a single human hair – systems that function day after day with exacting precision and unparalleled production volume capacity. We make constant performance improvements to optimize the deposit, removal and modification of current materials while researching and developing the next radical materials advancement, paving the way for new products and industries.
  2. Customer Engagement - We are 100% committed to working closely with our customers from the early stages of the design process to identify and solve their high-value problems. These are the problems that keep our customers up at night. The technical challenges that Applied Materials is uniquely positioned to solve.
  3. Providing Differentiated Device Performance and Yield Solutions - Through our expertise in materials engineering, we develop differentiated products and solutions that improve our customers’ device performance and yield. This allows them to better address the technology inflections in transistor, interconnect, memory and display that are being brought on by consumer demand for increased mobility.

Reporting Segments

Applied Materials operates in four segments: Silicon Systems, Applied Global Services, Display, and Energy and Environmental Solutions.

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

State-of-the-Art Development Laboratory

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

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