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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.


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.

VLSI Ranks Applied No. 1 Chip Equipment Supplier

Topped the list of semiconductor equipment vendors for the 18th consecutive year in 2009 according to leading market research and economic analysis firm VLSI Research Inc.Read More


Applied Materials named to Plenty Magazine's 'Plenty 20' list honoring companies that are bettering the planet

Named to Plenty Magazine's second annual 'Plenty 20' list of key businesses that are making a sustainable future more possible, citing the company's expertise in nanomanufacturing technology and Applied's efforts to help create the largest thin-film solar cells in the world.

BCA Green Mark Gold

Applied's Singapore facility was named a Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Gold award winner for its energy efficiency and sustainability. Buildings are awarded the Green Mark based on five key criteria - energy efficiency, water efficiency, site development/management, indoor environment quality and innovation.

Going Green Award

Named the first corporate winner of the Austin Business Journal's Going Green Awards, Applied's Austin, Texas campus was recognized for its continued green initiatives including being the first semiconductor manufacturing facility to obtain and annually maintain ISO 14001 certification as well as a waste diversion rate greater than 90%.

Named "Top Corporate Philanthropist" by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

Named as the Top Corporate Philanthropist for 2008 by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal who honored the region's top 50 corporate philanthropists. All companies were ranked by their 2008 cash donations to nonprofits in Silicon Valley.

Top 10 Suppliers of PV Manufacturing Equipment Worldwide for 2008

Named number one solar PV provider.Read More

Number 4 on The Cleantech Blog "Power 10" Ranking 2008

Recognized as number 4 on The Cleantech Blog "Power 10" Ranking Vol I 2008 of cleantech companies doing it right. Eligibility for inclusion in the ranking required the company to be energy or environmental technology-related and providing solutions in the market needs.

Wall Street Journal 2008 Technology Innovation Award

Named a winner in the energy category for "developing a better way to make solar panels," recognizing its SunFab production line's ability to manufacture extremely large solar-power panels using thin-film photovoltaic material. This allows customers to turn out solar panels more quickly and cheaply than traditional production methods, and is helping to drive down the cost of solar power so that it's more competitive with electricity from traditional sources.

Siltronic, September 2008

Presented 2008 Supplier Award for excellent and reliable global partnership.

Toshiba, September 2008

Presented Applied Materials Japan with Good Partner Award in recognition of their strong partnership and support.