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Applied Materials : BOE Technology Group Teams with Applied Materials to Deliver Leading-Edge Display Technologies for Next



   Applied Materials : BOE Technology Group Teams with Applied Materials to
Deliver Leading-Edge Display Technologies for Next-Generation Televisions and
                               Mobile Displays

  * Largest flat panel display manufacturer in China has placed significant
    orders for Applied Materials' PVD and PECVD display systems
  * Validates the ability of  Applied Materials' display systems to enable
    faster transistors and refresh rates for ultra-high resolution displays
  * Capability to deposit new high-performance materials key to enabling
    future advanced display era

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 2, 2013 -BOE Technology Group, Co., the largest flat
panel display manufacturer in China, has placed significant orders for
advanced Gen 8.5 and Gen 5.5 display production equipment from Applied
Materials for use in multiple facilities. BOE selected these systems because
of their ability to produce faster, smaller thin film transistors for the next
era of high definition televisions and high pixel density displays for future
mobile devices. Applied Materials is providing a full suite of advanced
deposition equipment including the leading-edge Applied  PiVot® PVD  and PECVD
systems, which are capable of supporting critical new technologies such as
metal oxide and LTPS.

"BOE continues to execute on its manufacturing capacity and technology
initiatives and appreciates the strong cooperative relationship with Applied
Materials in developing and creating value in support of the world's largest
TV and mobile display market," said Mr. Liu Xiaodong, executive vice
president, chief operation officer of BOE. "Over the past year we have
achieved key high-volume Gen 8.5 production and yield milestones, which
demonstrate our leadership in growing this strategic industry in China. We are
pleased to work with Applied Materials to implement the new technologies
needed to continue meeting the high quality, high performance screens
consumers have come to expect and demand."

"Applied Materials is delighted to play an important role in BOE's growth
strategy and is committed to providing the leading-edge technologies to enable
its continued success," said Ali Salehpour, group vice president, general
manager, Applied Materials Energy and Environmental Solutions and Display
Business Group. "There is a major shift taking place in the display industry
toward adopting new materials, and BOE selecting Applied Materials equipment
validates the technology differentiation and productivity gains we provide to
our customers. Together, BOE and Applied are enabling consumers to experience
displays with world-class color, clarity and brightness."

The Applied PiVot PVD and  PECVD systems selected by BOE provide a
high-performance, cost-effective path to manufacturing stunning high
resolution amorphous silicon, metal oxide and LTPS displays.  These systems
can significantly increase production and achieve the same economies of scale
that enabled the cost of LCD TVs to fall by more than 95% over the past decade
and brought large-area LCD televisions within the reach of billions of
consumers around the globe.

For more information about Applied's innovative solutions for display
manufacturing, please visit www.appliedmaterials.com/display.

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
the world. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

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Contact:

Ricky Gradwohl (editorial/media) 408.235.4676

Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977 

PHOTO: BOE Selects Applied Materials’ Display Technologies
PHOTO: Applied Materials’ PiVot® PVD and CVD Systems Selected by BOE

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