When Great Ideas are Shared, Anything is Possible

We foster a vibrant innovation network through venture investments, research projects with leading universities, joint development programs with customers, partners and research institutes, and internal R&D.

Emerging Technology Trends

The next wave of emerging technology disruptions will require materials engineering innovations

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Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation

Our Network

We are part of a close network of academics, researchers, government organizations, commercial partners and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future together.

Broad and Deep Capabilities

We maintain one of the broadest and deepest portfolios of technologies in the industry to create and modify materials—shaping their electrical, physical, mechanical, and optical properties. Through highly sophisticated methods of deposition, removal, modification, and analysis, we manipulate materials at an atomic level on an industrial scale.

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  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
  • Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP)
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
  • Electrochemical Deposition (ECD)
  • Epitaxy (EPI)
  • Etch Processes
  • Ion Implant
  • Metrology and Inspection
  • Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)
  • Rapid Thermal Processing

Collaboration Spotlight

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ADESTO TECHNOLOGIES

We accelerated development and time-to-market by providing lab space and engineering expertise while investing in Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS) from Series A through IPO.  Adesto is a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power, non-volatile memory products. These value-added memories are enabling a new class of connected applications in a wide variety of consumer IoT, industrial IoT, communications, medical and computing applications.

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY

We are driving the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem in India by delivering tools and nurturing top talent. The IIT Bombay-Applied Materials partnership has led to India’s first university–based facility with 200 mm fab tools, three on-site labs focusing on Nanotechnology, Chemistry & Material Sciences and R&D on next-generation technologies. In addition, we helped build India’s first Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing Certification Program.

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JOHNS HOPKINS INSTITUTE FOR NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY

Applied is working with JHU and INBT to develop a strong interaction between clinicians and engineers to solve important medical questions. INBT has world-class expertise in novel medical treatments utilizing nanotechnology and Applied offers its unique expertise in high-speed imaging and nanofabrication techniques. Jointly we hope to develop new, sophisticated devices of benefit to the medical industry.

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JOINT CENTER FOR ENERGY STORAGE RESEARCH

We are 1 of 5 industry partners who have joined forces with universities and national laboratories with leading battery research programs.

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NORSK TITANIUM

Our venture investment in Norsk Titanium reflects our charter to identify and accelerate innovation around the globe. We are committed to applying our leadership in materials engineering to accelerate industrial applications for Norsk’s rapid plasma deposition technology.

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SIMTECH

Joint R&D collaboration established in 2014 with a focus on developing innovative technologies that can strengthen Singapore’s competencies in additive manufacturing.

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BENEQ

We accelerated development and time-to-market by co-developing and licensing large scale Atomic Layer Deposition technology from Beneq®. Beneq® is a leading supplier of Atomic Layer Deposition equipment and thin film coating services. These thin film solutions are transforming the future of displays.

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TYNDALL NATIONAL INSTITUTE

Tyndall is a strategic research partner and we are engaging with them on both Atomic Layer Deposition-related topics, where we donated two state-of-the-art 300mm ALD chambers, and other areas of interest where Tyndall demonstrates world-class research capabilities. We also maintain a Researcher-in-Residence working directly alongside Tyndall academic and industry partners.

How We Work with You
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COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT
We work to develop technologies together with a focus on accelerating time-to-market.

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UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
We support researchers and academics by sponsoring research and helping to commercialize cutting edge science.

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GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROGRAMS
We work with agencies and consortia to combine insights and shape technology roadmaps.

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STRATEGIC LICENSING
We in- and out-license technology to create win-win collaborative deals.

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VENTURE INVESTMENTS
We invest in early stage technology companies through Applied Ventures LLC.

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