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Applied Materials Appoints Judy Bruner to Board of Directors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. today announced the appointment of Judy Bruner to serve on its Board of Directors. Ms. Bruner has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

“As a well-respected chief financial officer with deep experience in the global high-tech industry, Judy will be an asset to Applied Materials’ Board of Directors,” said Wim Roelandts, chairman of the board of Applied Materials. “Having built her career in increasingly sophisticated finance roles across some of Silicon Valley’s top hardware companies, she is a welcome addition to our team of directors and will be a valued member of our Audit Committee.”

Judy Bruner served as Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer of SanDisk Corporation, a supplier of flash storage products, from June 2004 until its acquisition by Western Digital in May 2016. Previously, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Palm, Inc., a provider of handheld computing and communications solutions, from September 1999 until June 2004. Prior to Palm, Inc., Ms. Bruner held financial management positions at 3Com Corporation, Ridge Computers and Hewlett-Packard Company. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and a member of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum.

About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at

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July 25, 2016