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Current CEO: Michael R. Splinter

Applied Materials, Inc. is one of the top contenders in the volatile semiconductor industry, ranking just behind Intel and Texas Instruments in Fortune Magazine’s 2011 list of the most important companies in this field.

Applied Materials designs, manufactures and sells the technology and equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor packaging and semiconductor chips that power a number of electronic products including the flat panel displays used in computer and television screens, and solar photovoltaic cells and modules. The company’s methodology deploys a cutting edge technology called nonmanufacturing, which involves locating and manipulating individual atoms at a molecular level. The company has four business divisions:

• The Silicon Systems Group, which has been the world’s largest supplier of chip-making equipment since the early 1990s

• Service, which provides installation and extended warranty support for Applied’s equipment

• Energy and Environmental Solutions, which oversees both the glass coating and web coating businesses, the solar manufacturing equipment business and the crystalline silicon solar market,

• Display, which oversees the manufacture of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays

The company’s customers include semiconductor manufacturers and flat panel display manufacturers as well as construction businesses for which Applied Materials supplies flexible substrate glass coatings used in homes and commercial structures.

Applied Materials also invests in early-stage technology companies that complement its own areas of expertise in semiconductors, displays and solar photovoltaic cells through its venture capital arm, Applied Ventures.

Applied Materials was founded in 1967 by high-tech entrepreneurial pioneer Michael A. McNeilly who used a $7,500 loan from his father-in-law to jumpstart the company. Today, Applied Materials takes in close to $10 billion in revenues annually. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Its current Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer is Michael R. Splinter, who came to Applied Materials from Intel. The recent economic downturn forced a round of layoffs in 2009, which lead to a workforce reduction from 14,500 to 13,000, a reduction of 1,500 people.

While working at Applied Materials doesn’t require a PhD in chemistry or physics, it can’t hurt. The knowledge base that provides the core of the company’s product development and operations is highly specialized. Applied Materials careers are not for someone who wants to work the straight 9 to 5: A sixty-hour work week is the norm. The internal Applied Materials culture puts a very high premium on intelligence: Should you get the opportunity to work here, you will be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in your field. Applied Materials benefits include life, health and dental insurance; income protection should an employee become unable to work; spending accounts; paid vacation and holidays; and access to professional development opportunities through an in-house educational facility called Applied Global University.

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