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applied materials inc (AMAT) Snapshot

Open
$21.54
Previous Close
$21.76
Day High
$21.64
Day Low
$20.94
52 Week High
07/7/14 - $23.46
52 Week Low
08/30/13 - $14.85
Market Cap
25.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
15.6M
EPS TTM
$0.87
Shares Outstanding
1.2B
EX-Date
08/19/14
P/E TM
24.5x
Dividend
$0.40
Dividend Yield
1.88%
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Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. The company’s Silicon Systems Group segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. This segment offers systems that perform primary processes used in chip fabrication, including atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, electrochemical deposition, rapid thermal processing, ion implantation, chemical mechanical planarization, wet cleaning, and wafer metrology and inspection, as well as systems that etch or inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. Its Applied Global Services segment provides products and services designed to improve the performance and productivity, and reduce the environmental impact of the fab operations of semiconductor, display, and solar manufacturing. The company’s Display segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays (LCDs), organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for televisions, personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and other consumer-oriented devices. Its Energy and Environmental Solutions segment provides manufacturing systems for wafer-based crystalline silicon cells and modules. This segment also offers roll-to-roll vacuum Web coating systems for deposition of various films on flexible substrates for flexible electronics, packaging, and other applications. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, flat panel LCDs, solar PV cells and modules, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

13,700 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/4/13
Founded in 1967

applied materials inc (AMAT) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $776.5K
Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $980.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $484.5K
Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $426.2K
Executive Vice President and General Manager ...
Total Annual Compensation: $575.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

applied materials inc (AMAT) Key Developments

Applied Materials, Inc. Launches the Applied Reflexion LK Prime CMP System and the Applied Producer XP Precision CVD System

Applied Materials, Inc. has launched the Applied Reflexion LK Prime CMP system and the Applied Producer XP Precision CVD system. The Applied Reflexion LK Prime CMP system provides superior wafer polishing performance with nanometer-level precision for FinFET and 3D NAND applications. The Applied Producer XP Precision CVD system solves the demanding, fundamental deposition challenges presented by vertical 3D NAND architectures. These new CMP and CVD tools directly address precision, materials and defect issues, enabling 3D designs to reach high-volume manufacturing. CMP is a critical enabler for the FinFET gate and the staircase structure in 3D NAND. The Reflexion LK Prime CMP system is designed to address the exacting requirements of these new device architectures which can require as many as 10 additional polishing steps. Featuring an unprecedented six polishing stations and eight integrated cleaning stations with advanced process control technologies, the LK Prime tool supports the added CMP steps with precision processing, enabling customers to improve on-wafer performance and throughput. The increase in processing modules doubles wafer throughput for many applications, providing up to a 100% boost in productivity. The capability to independently utilize each polish and cleaning station gives chipmakers new levels of flexibility to customize polishing passes to precisely control feature dimensions and reduce defects. Real-time profile and endpoint control technologies included on the LK Prime system provide within-wafer uniformity and wafer-to-wafer repeatability that can meet future device node requirements. Using all these attributes, the LK Prime system controls FinFET gate height with nanometer-level uniformity for every die. This is vital as the smallest variation in gate height impacts device performance and yield. For the thicker film layers and broad topography of 3D NAND that need long, steady polishes, the multiple process stations enable stable, predictable planarization. The 3D NAND industry inflection also requires enabling deposition technology for vertical gate formation and complex patterning applications. The Producer XP Precision CVD system supports the 3D NAND transition by delivering essential nanometer-level layer-to-layer film thickness control for excellent CD uniformity across the wafer. Key to this performance is the system's proprietary design and unique capability to tune crucial parameters that include temperature, plasma, and gas flow. Providing this engineering flexibility to customers supports the alternate deposition of different high-quality, low-defect films with exceptional stress control and uniformity within-wafer, wafer-to-wafer and layer-to-layer to improve gate performance and reduce device variability.

Applied Materials and Lam Research Could Chase After Axcelis

Applied Materials, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMAT) and Lam Research Corporation (NasdaqGS:LRCX) could chase after Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NasdaqGS:ACLS) if it decides to sell the business. Axcelis announced July 7, 2014 that it has retained Blackstone Advisory Partners LP to review strategic initiatives. It didn't indicate whether a sale was an option. Axcelis could become an attractive acquisition target and draw interest from larger peers if it hits the auction block, according to Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research.

Applied Materials, Inc. Announces Applied Varian VIISta900 3D System

Applied Materials, Inc. announced the Applied Varian VIISta900 3D system, the medium-current ion implantation tool developed for manufacturing FinFET and 3D NAND designs at sub-2x nanometer nodes. This system features innovations in precision materials engineering that deliver unprecedented levels of control needed to improve device performance, reduce variability, and boost yields of increasingly complex high-performance, high density 3D devices.

 

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