Applied Materials : Applied Materials Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

   Applied Materials : Applied Materials Receives Intel's Preferred Quality
                                Supplier Award

Santa Clara, CA, April 9, 2013 - Applied Materials, Inc. has been recognized
as one of 17 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality
Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2012. Applied Materials is
recognized for its significant contributions providing Intel with
semiconductor equipment, software and support services deemed essential to
Intel's success.

"We deeply value our broadening supplier partnership with Intel and it is a
great honor to receive Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier award for the third
consecutive year," said Dr. Randhir Thakur, executive vice president and
general manager of the Silicon Systems Group at Applied Materials. "Our whole
team has contributed to the strides we've made in discipline and
responsiveness as we strive to meet Intel's high standards for product quality
and performance."

"We would like to congratulate Applied Materials for winning Intel's 2012
Preferred Quality Supplier award, one of our highest levels of supplier
achievement recognition," said Sandra J. Viarengo, Director of Intel's Fab
Equipment Development group. "Applied Materials continued to provide superior
performance and support to our ramping factories while enabling leading edge
technology development with equipment and services across Intel's broad
manufacturing spectrum. This is Applied's third consecutive PQS win and its
fourth overall. We thank Applied Materials for its contributions and their
continued leadership and collaboration supporting future Intel technologies."

The PQS award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement
(SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and
continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80
percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost,
quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals.
Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement
plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional
information about the SCQI program is available at

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in San Jose. In addition,
there was an announcement on Intel's website at

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing
innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of
advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products.
Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and
solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around
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