Applied Materials Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Tue Apr 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT

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Santa Clara, CA, April 9, 2013 - Applied Materials, Inc. has been recognized as one of 17
companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their
performance in 2012. Applied Materials is recognized for its significant contributions providing
Intel with semiconductor equipment, software and support services deemed essential to Intel's
success.

"We deeply value our broadening supplier partnership with Intel and it is a great honor to receive
Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier award for the third consecutive year," said Dr. Randhir Thakur,
executive vice president and general manager of the Silicon Systems Group at Applied Materials.
"Our whole team has contributed to the strides we've made in discipline and responsiveness as we
strive to meet Intel's high standards for product quality and performance."

"We would like to congratulate Applied Materials for winning Intel's 2012 Preferred Quality
Supplier award, one of our highest levels of supplier achievement recognition," said Sandra J.
Viarengo, Director of Intel's Fab Equipment Development group. "Applied Materials continued to
provide superior performance and support to our ramping factories while enabling leading edge
technology development with equipment and services across Intel's broad manufacturing spectrum.
This is Applied's third consecutive PQS win and its fourth overall. We thank Applied Materials for
its contributions and their continued leadership and collaboration supporting future Intel
technologies."

The PQS award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that
encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS
status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to
meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals.
Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and
demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is
available at http://intel.com/go/quality http://intel.com/go/quality .

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in San Jose. In addition, there was an
announcement on Intel's website at http://intel.com http://intel.com .

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 www.appliedmaterials.com http://www.appliedmaterials.com .

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