Applied Materials

World's largest equipment manufacturer for the semiconductor industry.

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3050 Bowers Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Employees: 13,000
CEO: Michael Splinter
Stock Symbol: AMAT


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Applied Materials is the world's largest supplier of products and services to the global semiconductor industry. The company supplies technology and software to make chips, memory, circuits and flat panel displays.

The silicon segment is comprised of a wide range of products designed, manufactured and sold for the semiconductor chip market. Applied Materials offer systems that perform most of the primary steps in the chip fabrication process, including: atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing (RTP), chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), wafer wet cleaning, wafer metrology and inspection, and systems that etch, measure and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process.

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

Applied Materials has 92 locations in 21 countries including China; Europe and Israel; India, Malaysia and Singapore; Japan; Korea; Taiwan; and the United States.

In fiscal 2010, the company reported revenues of $9.5 billlion and net income of $938 million.

The company has over 8,000 patents and spent $1.1 billion on research and development in 2010.


The company was founded as Applied Materials Technology, Inc. by Michael McNeilly and others in 1967. The company would go public in 1972.

By 1992, Applied Materials would become the world's leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer.


- Retirement Savings and Investment Programs
- Global Stock Option Program
- Employees' Stock Purchase Plan
- Profit Sharing
- Credit Union Membership
- Employee Referral Bonus
- Service Awards
- Tuition Reimbursement

Learning and Development Programs

- Applied Global University Learning Centers
- Applied Global University Services
- Academic Partnerships

Health and Family Care

- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Health and Fitness Education
- Income Protection
- Physical Activity and Fitness
- Spending Accounts
- Stress Management and Work-Life Balance
- Time Off
- Lifestyle Improvement Programs
- Adoption Benefits

Updated May 20, 2011