Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Applied Materials plans major announcement today

Applied Materials (AMAT) is a dominant supplier to the semiconductor, packaging, and solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing industries. So when AMAT sent around a press release saying that they had big news about chip manufacturing under their hat, we paid attention.

Look to www.ElectroIQ.com/index/Semiconductors.html when the news is announced this afternoon for a podcast interview with AMAT, news coverage, and more.

Lately, Applied Materials has curbed its involvement in one area: thin film photovoltaics. Earlier this year, AMAT shifted funding from the Sunfab project to silicon photovoltaics (c-Si) and LEDs.

Just last week, AMAT's Q32010 numbers were poured over by analysts, and yesterday, Applied Ventures announced an equity stake in a company called BT Imaging (BTi).

Check back to www.electroiq.com this afternoon for AMAT's latest press.

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