Applied Materials to Receive 2013 IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition Award

Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:31am EST

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Industry-leading PECVD technology enablesmore affordable and innovative LCD TVs 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 14, 2013 - Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), a  leading
semiconductor , display  and solar photovoltaic equipment  manufacturer, today announced it is being
honored with the 2013 IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition award for its outstanding
contributions to PECVD  technology for flat
panel display manufacturing.  

The award recognizes Applied's influential role in enabling the cost of LCD 
TVs to fall by more than 95% over the past decade through continuous innovation. The award is
sponsored by IEEE , the world's largest professional association dedicated to
advancing technology for humanity, and will be presented on June 29, 2013 at the IEEE Honors
Ceremony in San Diego. 

Since 1917, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional
achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, the
engineering profession, and humanity. The Corporate Innovation Recognition award was established
in 1985 and recognizes outstanding and exemplary innovation by an industrial entity, governmental
or academic organization, or other corporate body, within the fields of interest to the IEEE.
Recipients of IEEE-level awards are recognized as the most influential members in their chosen
field. They are revered for their resolve to discover, extend, or complement technological
advancements in education, industry, research, and service. Each year, new recipients join the
prestigious IEEE Award honoree list through a selective peer nomination and approval process. 

"It is an honor to receive this prestigious recognition for our innovative display technology from
an engineering authority that shares Applied's core values of advancing technology to benefit
humanity and that continues to raise the bar in precision materials engineering excellence," said
Ali Salehpour, group vice president and general manager, Energy and Environmental Solutions and
Display business groups at Applied Materials.  "I would like to thank all of our employees and
valued customers who have made these technological advancements possible."   

"IEEE medals recognize those who have changed the world, those whose work are prominent in the
history of science and technology, and those whose work has enhanced our quality of life," said
Gordon W. Day, IEEE President and CEO.

Applied entered the flat panel display equipment industry in 1991 in response to what it saw as an
unmet need for advanced fabrication equipment. Building on its decades of expertise in
semiconductor manufacturing, the company has developed breakthrough processes for fabricating
TFT-LCD s for TVs as well as
desktop monitors, laptops and, more recently, tablets and smartphones.  These processes, which
include CVD  and
physical vapor deposition , have helped
accelerate the growth of the display industry.

Leveraging its semiconductor equipment-making experience, Applied developed a CVD system for
second generation TFT-LCD fabs which dramatically increased yield and productivity compared to
existing alternatives. This breakthrough enabled the TFT-LCD to become the first flat panel
display technology to challenge the display market dominance of the cathode ray tube.

"Applied Materials is proud of this prestigious recognition from IEEE," said Dr. Brian Shieh,
corporate vice president and general manager of Display CVD products. "Our significant materials
engineering achievements in PECVD have enabled us to provide our customers with the right
technology to support their businesses and we will continue to innovate in order to serve them
with leading next- generation technology." 

The company's display technology leadership has been repeatedly demonstrated for more than 20
years as the area of the glass substrates has increased from 0.2m2 to as much as 9m2 today. 
Virtually every new display passes through its equipment during production, helping to make
possible more powerful, portable and affordable flat panel displays for consumers around the

The ubiquity of LCDs is due in no small part to Applied Materials, whose PECVD equipment has
enabled display customers' product innovations to rapidly reach mass production and meet key price
targets that ensured their adoption in the marketplace. The company has maintained a market
leadership position in PECVD since 1995.

For more information about Applied's innovative solutions for display manufacturing, please visit .

About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) 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.
Learn more at .

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Applied Materials Contact:
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Michael Sullivan  (financial community) 408.986.7977


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