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1980-1989 Milestones

45 Years of Innovation

With more than 45 years of commitment to facilitating positive change through technological innovation, Applied has improved the way people live, work and play. Technology is at the heart and soul of our DNA.

Using our guiding principles of energy efficiency, scale, design for the environment, and community involvement, we are creating change on a global scale, while creating breakthrough opportunities resulting in a brighter future.

  • 1989

    Sales: $501M R&D: $72M 특허 보유: 44
    Key Accomplishments
    • First semiconductor equipment maker to offer 200mm wafer capability on its full line of systems
    • Opened first office in Taiwan and established office in Shanghai, China, Boeblingen, Germany and Grenoble, France
    • Announced new applications laboratory in Horsham, England
    • Company exceeded its United Way Pacesetter goal by pledging over $155,000
    • Donated an AME 8100 Etch system, two contact aligners and field service, training and spare parts support to California's San Jose State University’s Center for Electronic Materials and Devices
    • Donated an AME 8100 Etch system with an 8300 chamber to the University of Michigan for student research
  • 1988

    Sales: $362M R&D: $43M 특허 보유: 26
    Key Accomplishments
    • Served as a "Pacesetter Company" for sixth consecutive year in United Way campaign
    • Donated a robotic arm system to the Robotic Aid Program for the disabled at the Palo Alto, California Veterans Administration Hospital to help disabled veterans to pick up everyday items
  • 1987

    Sales: $174M R&D: $31M 특허 보유: 8
    Key Accomplishments
    • First semiconductor equipment maker to manufacture complete systems in a cleanroom environment
    • Introduced the Precision 5000, the revolutionary single-wafer, multi-chamber platform
    • Ion implanter named finalist for the UK’s Prince of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation and Production
    • Recognized by the United Way of Santa Clara County, CA for its fundraising campaigns from 1983-1986
  • 1986

    Sales: $149M R&D: $24M 특허 보유: 20
    Key Accomplishments
    • First semiconductor equipment manufacturer to offer particulate performance guarantees
    • Raised approximately $90,000 to support United Way service agencies in Santa Clara County, CA as part of the Trendsetter Campaign
  • 1985

    Sales: $174M R&D: $31M 특허 보유: 5
    Key Accomplishments
    • Opened first office in Korea, opened Pacific Basin Headquarters in Hong Kong and opened sales offices in Livingston, Scotland and Stuttgart, Germany
    • Launched the Precision Implant 9000, the first successfully automated production ion implanter
  • 1984

    Sales: $168M R&D: $31M 특허 보유: 3
    Key Accomplishments
    • First U.S. semiconductor equipment manufacturer to open its own Japanese Technology Center and a service center in China
  • 1983

    Sales: $105M R&D: $16M 특허 보유: 9
    Key Accomplishments
    • Employees donated over $68,000 to United Way in Santa Clara, California
  • 1982

    Sales: $88M R&D: $14M 특허 보유: 2
    Key Accomplishments
    • Formed Customer Support Service Division to provide worldwide customer support for spare parts, field service, customer training, technical support and technical documentation
  • 1981

    Sales: $77M R&D: $11M 특허 보유: 4
    Key Accomplishments
    • Formed Customer Support Service Division to provide worldwide customer support for spare parts, field service, customer training, technical support and technical documentation
    • Launched the AMC 7810/7820 Isomax Reactors, offering improvements in wafer yield, throughput and productivity potential
  • 1980

    Sales: $69M R&D: $8M 특허 보유: 3
    Key Accomplishments
    • Acquired the ion implantation business from Lintott Engineering Ltd. and entered the ion implant market