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2014 Milestones

  • 2014

    Sales: $9.1B R&D: $1.4B Patents: 1205
    Key Accomplishments
    • Introduced industry-leading PVD, Ion Implant, CVD and CMP solutions to help customers accelerate 3D chip designs
    • Introduced breakthrough cobalt processes to ease copper interconnect bottlenecks and enable continued Moore’s Law scaling
    • Collaborated with Samsung Electronics and PSK to introduce an advanced CVD patterning solution for memory devices
    • Introduced industry’s most advanced, fully automated wafer inspection system for solar manufacturing
    • Demonstrated superconducting fault current limiter technology to improve power grid reliability
    • Expanded Applied Ventures portfolio to include advanced imaging and biotechnology, and extend Applied Materials’ innovation leadership to new markets and applications
    • Received 4th consecutive Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier award for significant contributions providing Intel with wafer fab capital equipment, mask capital equipment, fab automation software, and services, deemed essential to Intel's success
    • Co-founded Singapore Spintronics Consortium and signed a memorandum of understanding with the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Delta Electronics and GLOBALFOUNDRIES to collaborate in spintronics R&D activities
    • Partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for the 3rd year in a row to offer India’s only certification course in semiconductor technology and manufacturing
    • Donated Centura® AdvantEdge™ Mesa™ etch system to Seoul National University to enhance research capabilities in critical device patterning technology for scaling future semiconductor devices
    • Received multiple customer awards for supplier excellence, including  4th annual TSMC Outstanding Contribution Award, 7th annual AU Optronics Best Equipment Supplier Award, China Star Optoelectronics Technology Best Partner Award, and NxP Best Supplier Award
    • Honored on prestigious reputation rankings, including FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, NEWSWEEK Magazine’s Green Rankings, the EPA’s National Top 100 largest green power users, Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies, Corporate Responsibility magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens and G.I. Jobs’ Military Friendly Employers
    • Chairman Mike Splinter honored for his pioneering technology and community leadership with Singapore’s Public Service Star, an honorary doctorate and distinguished alumni award from UW-Madison, and a Pioneer Business Leader Award from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation
    • Human Resources Group Vice President Madonna Bolano recognized for her achievements and influence inside and outside the workplace as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, a Women Worth Watching and a Tribute to Women Award recipient
    • Vice President for Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions and Support Hari Jayaram recognized for IT leadership on Computerworld’s list of 2015 Premier 100 IT Honorees
    • Media veteran Ted Turner received the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award for helping transform ideas into creative solutions for a better world
    • Achieved record participation and funds in annual employee food drive, which when matched by the Applied Materials Foundation, raised more than $1M for the 6th year in a row - enabling 47 food banks across the country to deliver more than 3 million meals to local communities
    • Sponsored 10th annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot attracting 26,500 registrants and raising $950,000 to benefit five nonprofits
    • Awarded $9.3M to programs around the world supporting primary and secondary education, civic development and environmental stewardship
    • Distributed $3.5 million to community organizations and K-12 schools through Employee Giving and Matching Program and expanded program access to global workforce, enabling all employees to support charitable organizations of personal interest and match eligible contributions through the Applied Materials Foundation.
    • Celebrated Applied’s transformative impact on local and global high-tech regions with milestone anniversaries in Korea (25 years), Taiwan (25 years) and China (30 years)