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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.


Mike Splinter Honored as Education Champion

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation presented Applied Materials Executive Chairman Mike Splinter with its Pioneer Business Leader Award for driving change in business and education philanthropy by using his passion and influence to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

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Madonna Bolano Recognized For Achievements and Leadership

Group Vice President of Human Resources, Madonna Bolano, was named among the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity Council and recognized with Profiles in Diversity Journal magazine's "2015 Women Worth Watching" award, for her achievements and influence inside and outside the workplace.

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Applied Materials Helps to Build Human Capital in Central Texas

Applied Materials was honored by education nonprofit Skillpoint Alliance for helping to build human capital in Central Texas

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Applied Among Top in Industry on FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies List

Placed fifth in the semiconductor industry on FORTUNE Magazine’s annual prestigious list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The company has consistently placed on the list since 1998.

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Recognized By EPA for Leading Green Power Use

Applied Materials was once again recognized for the company’s commitment to green energy, ranking No. 82 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 list of the largest green power users, as well as No. 13 on its list of Top 30 Tech & Telecom companies and No. 26 on its FORTUNE 500 list. Applied uses more than 67 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 10,000 passenger vehicles per year, or the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of more than 6,000 average American homes.

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Applied Materials Among NEWSWEEK Magazine’s Top Greenest Companies in America

Named for the fifth year in a row to NEWSWEEK Magazine’s Green Rankings. Applied placed 17th among U.S.-based companies in the magazine’s fifth annual corporate environmental ranking of the 500 largest American companies.

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Applied Receives Intel's 2013 Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Recognized for the fourth 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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Applied Materials Named a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company

Named a World’s Most Ethical Company® for the third year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance.

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Mike Splinter Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Executive Chairman Mike Splinter received the 2013 Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award for his industry leadership spearheading major advances in microchip manufacturing.

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Applied Among 2014 Military Friendly Employers

Recognized for the eighth year in a row for outstanding support of military veterans and National Guard and Reserve members and has been designated a 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs.

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Applied Among Top Silicon Valley Corporate Philanthropists

Recognized once again as a top local corporate philanthropist by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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Mike Splinter Awarded Semiconductor Industry’s Highest Honor

Executive Chairman Mike Splinter was recognized with the Semiconductor Industry Association’s 2013 Robert N. Noyce Award, the industry’s highest honor, for his significant contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry in technology and public policy.

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