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Emerging Technology Trends

The next wave of emerging technology disruptions will require materials engineering innovations

Personalized Medicine

Personalized Medicine

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Driverless Cars & Autonomous Systems

Driverless Cars & Autonomous Systems

Internet of Things & Smart Devices

Internet of Things & Smart Devices

Advanced Display

Advanced Displays

Big Data

Big Data

3D Printing

3D Printing

Collaboration to accelerate innovation

Our Network

We are part of a close network of academics, researchers, government organizations, commercial partners and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future together.

Broad and Deep Capabilities

Broad and Deep Capabilities We maintain one of the broadest and deepest portfolios of technologies in the industry to create and modify materials—shaping their electrical, physical, mechanical, and optical properties. Through highly sophisticated methods of deposition, removal, modification, and analysis, we manipulate materials at an atomic level on an industrial scale.

  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
  • Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP)
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
  • Electrochemical Deposition (ECD)
  • Epitaxy (EPI)
  • Etch Processes
  • Ion Implant
  • Metrology and Inspection
  • Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)
  • Rapid Thermal Processing

Collaboration Spotlight

  • Adesto

    We accelerated development and time-to-market by providing lab space and engineering expertise while investing in Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS) from Series A through IPO.  Adesto is a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power, non-volatile memory products. These value-added memories are enabling a new class of connected applications in a wide variety of consumer IoT, industrial IoT, communications, medical and computing applications.

  • IIT

    We are driving the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem in India by delivering tools and nurturing top talent. The IIT Bombay-Applied Materials partnership has led to India’s first university–based facility with 200 mm fab tools, three on-site labs focusing on Nanotechnology, Chemistry & Material Sciences and R&D on next-generation technologies. In addition, we helped build India’s first Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing Certification Program.

  • INBT

    Applied is working with JHU and INBT to develop a strong interaction between clinicians and engineers to solve important medical questions. INBT has world-class expertise in novel medical treatments utilizing nanotechnology and Applied offers its unique expertise in high-speed imaging and nanofabrication techniques. Jointly we hope to develop new, sophisticated devices of benefit to the medical industry.


    We are 1 of 5 industry partners who have joined forces with universities and national laboratories with leading battery research programs.

  • Norsk Titanium
    Norsk Titanium

    Our venture investment in Norsk Titanium reflects our charter to identify and accelerate innovation around the globe. We are committed to applying our leadership in materials engineering to accelerate industrial applications for Norsk’s rapid plasma deposition technology.

  • SIMTech

    Joint R&D collaboration established in 2014 with a focus on developing innovative technologies that can strengthen Singapore’s competencies in additive manufacturing.

  • Twist Bioscience
    Twist Bioscience

    We provided funds to collaborate on platform development and enable next-generation silicon-based technologies with improved throughput, quality and cost. In addition, we are leveraging our expertise in precision materials engineering to add value to cutting-edge and potentially disruptive applications in emerging biotechnology markets.

  • Tyndall

    Tyndall is a strategic research partner and we are engaging with them on both Atomic Layer Deposition-related topics, where we donated two state-of-the-art 300mm ALD chambers, and other areas of interest where Tyndall demonstrates world-class research capabilities. We also maintain a Researcher-in-Residence working directly alongside Tyndall academic and industry partners.

How we work with you

  • Collaborative Development

    Collaborative Development

    We work to develop technologies together with a focus on accelerating time-to-market.

  • University Programs

    University Programs

    We support researchers and academics by sponsoring research and helping to commercialize cutting edge science.

  • Government Funded Programs

    Government Funded Programs

    We work with agencies and consortia to combine insights and shape technology roadmaps.

  • Strategic Licensing

    Strategic Licensing

    We in- and out-license technology to create win-win collaborative deals.

  • Venture Investments

    Venture Investments

    We invest in early stage technology companies through Applied Ventures LLC.

To discuss collaboration ideas, contact us.