Applied Materials, Inc. (*Nasdaq: AMAT) is the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass. At Applied Materials, we apply nanomanufacturing technology to improve the way people live.

About US

Applied Materials, Inc. 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. At Applied Materials, we turn today’s innovations into the industries of tomorrow.

Reporting Segments

Applied Materials operates in four reportable segments: Silicon, Display, Energy and Environmental Solutions and Applied Global Services.

Silicon Systems

Applied is a global leader in innovative equipment for the manufacture of advanced semiconductors

  • Applied equipment is a mainstay for key processes in virtually every advanced semiconductor factory
  • Leading position in majority of advanced chip processes


Applied delivers world-class TFT-LCD equipment and services

  • Extending core equipment technology into new mobility segments
  • The equipment we build uses scale to help make flat panel TVs more than 20% larger each year without price increases

Energy and Environmental Solutions

Applied is the number one PV equipment provider

  • Applied powers the c-Si roadmap by driving down the cost per watt for solar energy and balance of systems
  • We help accelerate global PV adoption by delivering cost-effective solutions to improve productivity and increase cell effciency

Global Services

Helping customers lower costs, improve equipment and fab performance and maximize return on assets

  • Provides semiconductor, display and solar customers with solutions that maximize output and efficiency
  • Largest supplier of software for automating semiconductor, display and solar factories

Company Facts

Financial information on Applied Materials is updated on a quarterly basis.

  • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT
  • Market Cap*: $12.8 billion
  • Fiscal 2012 Revenue: $8.7 billion
  • Fiscal 2012 R&D: $1.2 billion
  • Founded: November 10, 1967
  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
  • Global Presence: 92 locations in 19 countries
  • Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States
  • Employees**: ~14,500 worldwide
  • Patents: ~10,225 issued

Core Competencies

Applied Materials is the number one equipment supplier to the semiconductor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) and solar PV industries.

We achieved this leadership by focusing on three core competencies:

1. Thin film engineering Thin films are used to create electronic structures as small as 1/2,000th the width of a human hair. These films are formed, deposited, shaped and measured by patented Applied Materials processes and tools that provide near-atomic levels of precision and control.

2. Commercializing sophisticated systems Applied creates sophisticated manufacturing systems for ultra-high volume manufacturing and efficiency that drive down the cost of electronic devices.

3. Global reach Applied has the intellectual capital, financial resources and capability to help customers integrate and manufacture advanced technology around the world.


Applied ATON PVD System

The Applied ATON is an innovative PVD system that deposits silane-free silicon nitride anti-reflective/passivation layers on silicon wafer substrates. With superior film uniformity and high throughput, the ATON provides high performance with a low cost of ownership. Its modular design and ability to accommodate various substrate sizes offer exceptional production flexibility.

Applied - Baccini Pegaso System

The Applied Baccini Pegaso system is Applied Materials' most advanced platform for crystalline silicon PV cell production. As cell manufacturers strive to drive down cost per watt, there is a need in the market today for a platform that can deliver both scale and technology simultaneously. The Pegaso system is the industry’s first truly modular platform and marks a new benchmark in yield and print precision at more than twice the throughput as ...


Applied Global Services

The in-depth expertise and best known methods of Applied Materials' extensive global support infrastructure enable Applied Materials to continuously support customers’ production requirements.Applied Global Services is proud to provide service, support and training to customers and non-customers in the Semiconductor, Display and Solar industries.

Solar Services

Driving down cost per watt is within reach.  We support Applied Baccini Cell Systems, Applied Precision Wafering Systems, Applied ATON PVD systems, as well as other solar manufacturing equipment.


27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (27th EU PVSEC), Intersolar Europe 2011, Intersolar North America 2011

Company details

Business Type:

Industry Type:
Energy - Renewable Energy

Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Year Founded:

Over 1000

more than $1,000,000,000 US

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