ese systems include high-precision printing capability for increasing the efficiency of c-Si solar cells. Wafer manufacturing — The company’s precision wafering systems crop and square silicon ingots into bricks and slice silicon bricks into thin wafers. Ion implantation — The company offers ion implantation technology for c-Si cell manufacturing, a process that enables the volume production of high efficiency c-Si cells with better yield and reduced cost. The Energy and Environmental Solutions segment also includes high-throughput, roll-to-roll vacuum Web coating systems for high-performance deposition of a range of films on flexible substrates for flexible electronics, packaging and other applications. Research and Development The company’s product development and engineering organizations are located primarily in the United States, as well as in Europe, Israel, Taiwan, and China. Process support and customer demonstration laboratories are located in the United States, China, Taiwan, Europe, and Israel. The company’s investments in research, development and engineering for product development and engineering programs to create or improve products and technologies included $1.4 billion (16 percent of net sales) in 2014. Customers The company’s customers include manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, flat panel liquid crystal and other displays, solar PV cells and modules, and other electronic devices. Its major customers include Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Patents and Licenses The company has approximately 10,500 patents in the United States and other countries, and additional applications are pending for new inventions. History Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967. The company was incorporated in 1967 as a Delaware corporation.
applied materials inc (AMAT:NASDAQ GS)
3050 Bowers Avenue
PO Box 58039
Santa Clara, CA 95052
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