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.