About the Company
Applied Materials, Inc. is an American corporation that supplies engineering solutions to the semiconductor industry around the world. Applied Materials was founded in 1967 and went public in the year 1972. AMAT shares trade on Nasdaq Stock Exchange. The company is also included under the S&P 500 as well as NASDAQ-100 Component. As on November 10th 2020, Applied Materials’ net worth was valued at $64.41 billion.
The company operates through three differentiated business sectors, namely Applied Global Services, Semiconductor Systems and Display & Adjacent Markets. It also launched its venture investing arm called Applied Ventures in 1967. As of 2020, AMAT held 13,300 patents, offering an array of products, services and technologies, ranging from semiconductor equipment to automation software.
The company headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California, US. Alongside its operations in North America, AMAT also serves a global customer base. Its offices and facilities are positioned all over the world, in Israel, Japan, India, Taiwan, South Korea and various countries across Europe and Southeast Asia. In 1984, the company opened its technology centre in Japan and became the first US semiconductor manufacturer to do so. Applied Materials became a pioneer in its industry by operating a service centre in China. The company is also the first semiconductor manufacturer that initiated paper-free cataloguing using CD ROM technology. In 2012, AMAT partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Bombay to offer India’s first semiconductor technology and manufacturing course. The company co-founded Singapore Spintronics Consortium in the year 2014.
Since its inception, Applied Materials has received a myriad of notable awards and accolades. In 1990, AMAT accepted the Queen’s 25th Anniversary Award for its contribution in building the ion implant equipment in England. It received the 1992 Tribute to Women In Industry (TWIN) Award for augmentation of opportunities in its workplace for women. Notable members of the company – Sass Somekh, Dan Maydan and David N.K Wang are named in Silicon Valley Engineering Council’s Hall of Fame. In 1996, President Bill Clinton presented AMAT with the National Medal of Technology, America’s highest technology award. It received a total of 6.3 million of grants from the US Department of Energy in 2010. In 2020, the company ranked 436th on Forbes’ list of Global 2000 and 218thon the Fortune 500.;
|Organisation||Applied Materials Inc|
|Industry||Semiconductor Equipment & Materials|
|HeadQuarters||Santa Clara, CA|