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Awards and Recognition

Applied Materials is frequently recognized for business excellence, technological innovation, clean energy leadership and our commitment to the communities where we do business.


Named Among Most Innovative Bay Area Companies

Recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the 2015 Top Bay Area Innovators

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Named Among Top Healthiest Employers

Recognized as one of the 2015 Healthiest Employers in the Greater Bay Area for demonstrating innovation and leadership in wellness programs
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Named Among Top Silicon Valley Corporate Philanthropists

Recognized once more as one of the top local corporate philanthropists by the San Francisco Business Times.

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Named Among 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Applied Materials ranked #43 among large organizations on Computerworld’s 2015 Best Places to Work in IT list, as an organization that challenges its IT staff while providing great benefits and professional development.

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Ellie Yieh Named one of Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

The National Diversity Council named Ellie Yieh, Corporate Vice President, Advanced Product Technology Development, among its 2015 top 50 most powerful women in technology for her significant contributions to business and industry growth.

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Madonna Bolano Recognized with Tribute to Women Award

Group Vice President of Human Resources Madonna Bolano received the YWCA Silicon Valley’s 2015 Tribute to Women award for her outstanding achievements and transformational leadership to help the company grow its talent, build capabilities, and embed a winning culture around the globe.

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Ranked Among FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies

Placed third among top semiconductor companies on FORTUNE Magazine’s annual prestigious list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Applied has consistently placed on the list since 1998.

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Mike Splinter Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Singapore

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam presented Chairman Mike Splinter with the Public Service Star representing Distinguished Friends of Singapore for his commendable public service and achievements supporting the sciences.

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Mike Splinter Receives Honorary Doctorate from UW-Madison

Chairman Mike Splinter received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his pioneering technology leadership in the semiconductor and solar industries and his commitment to community service.

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Among 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Ranked on Corporate Responsibility Magazines annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens List" among the U.S. public companies with standout performance across environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy & community support.

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Named a World’s Most Ethical Company® for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

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Recognized for the fifth consecutive year with Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award, for the company’s significant contributions providing Intel with wafer fab capital equipment, mask capital equipment, fab automation software, and services, deemed essential to Intel's success.

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