pplied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in precision materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic (PV) industries. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world.

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.


Model Aera4 - Mask Inspection system

The Applied Aera4 Mask Inspection system is a fourth-generation 193nm-based inspection tool unique in combining true aerial imaging with cutting-edge high-resolution imaging. Equipped with a new lithography-grade lens, the Aera4 system demonstrates improved signal-to-noise for both standard high-resolution applications and aerial inspection, making it the tool of choice for 1x nm technology nodes and for early-production

Applied Solion Ion Implanter System

The Applied Solion ion implantation system uses production proven platform technology to set new benchmarks in precision, productivity and flexibility for crystalline silicon PV cell manufacturing.


Solar Services

SOLUTIONS THAT ENABLE CUSTOMERS TO DRIVE DOWN COST OF OWNERSHIP WHILE IMPROVING OVERALL TOOL AND FACTORY PERFORMANCE. Applied Materials is committed to the success of our customers throughout the product and factory life cycle. Our team of Applied certified Customer Engineers, backed by our sustaining engineering team and global spares logistics infrastructure, are dedicated to our customers' success.

Display Services

SERVICE SOLUTIONS FOR MAXIMIZING TOOL PERFORMANCE AT THE LOWEST COST AND BEST VALUE. Our display service portfolio has been developed to address our customers' specific needs and offers a variety of services that provide support for every maintenance activity on an Applied Materials display tool. Our service products offer flexible and customizable solutions to maximize tool performance at the lowest cost and best value.


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 - Solar Power

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:

Over 1000

more than $1,000,000,000 US

Office & Distributor locations:


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