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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.


Applied Materials #1 Supplier in PV Manufacturing

Named for the second consecutive year as the top supplier to the PV manufacturing industry by VLSI Research as a result of the company consolidating their position in 2009 with organic growth and revenue gain from their existing products.Read More

Chairman Emeritus Jim Morgan Receives IEEE Noyce Medal

James C. Morgan, and engineer and business executive who led Applied Materials as it grew into a global company that creates technologies at the heart of all information products, was honored by IEEE with the 2010 IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal.Read More

CIO Magazine Spotlights Applied Materials IT Leaders

Applied's Simon Dunning was recognized by CIO magazine's annual "Ones to Watch Awards" as one of 25 promising IT leaders.Read More

Applied Ranks Among Corporate Responsibility’s 2010 "100 Best Corporate Citizens"

Featured once again on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens List," the world's top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly-available information and recognized by PR Week as one of America's top three most-important business rankings.Read More

World’s Most Admired Companies 2010: Applied Ranks No. 4 in Industry

Placed fourth among businesses in the semiconductor category on FORTUNE Magazine's annual prestigious list of the World's Most Admired Companies.Read More


Texas Instruments Honors Applied Materials with Supplier Excellence Award

Recognized fifth for service and ninth for the overall company since 1994 for high standards and commitment to excellence in supporting TI’s chipmaking business in 2008.Read More

Newsweek Ranks Applied Materials One of America's 'Greenest' Companies

Recognized by Newsweek's inaugural Green Rankings as one of the top 10 greenest big companies in America, based on environmental performance, policies, and reputation. The company ranked ninth among the 500 largest U.S. companies surveyed, securing fifth place in the technology sector alone, and fourth place in overall green policies and performance.

Hynix-Numonyx Award, May 2009

Recognized by Hynix-Numonyx with Best Service & Quality Award

EPA Green Power Leadership Award

Recognized by EPA with the award at an event held in conjunction with the 2009 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. 

Green IT Award

Named one of the Top 12 Green IT vendors by Computerworld, a leading IT industry trade magazine. Our IT organization is committed to achieve 20% of Applied's greenhouse gas reduction goal through energy efficient computers, consolidating server rooms and increasing the cooling efficiency of our data center.

Water Conservation Award

Awarded a 2009 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award for programs and leadership that have advanced water conservation in Silicon Valley. Applied's water conservation goal is to reduce consumption in our facilities by at least 10% by 2012. To date, we have instituted projects that have saved over 51 million gallons of water—the equivalent of 2,500 average size swimming pools!

Named in 2009 BCA TEN: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America

Recognized for its exceptional support of the arts in the United States by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts. As a recipient of the 2009 BCA TEN: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America award, Applied has exhibited exemplary support for the arts in recent years through grants, volunteer programs, matching gifts, local partnerships, sponsorships and board membership.