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Applied Materials, Inc. is an American company that supplies equipment, services and software for the manufacture of semiconductor (integrated circuit) chips for electronics, flat panel displays for computers, smartphones, Televisions, and solar products. The company also supplies equipment for the production of coatings for flexible electronics, packaging and other applications. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley. was founded in 1967 by Michael McNally and others, applied materials went public in 1972. In subsequent years, the company diversified, until James C. Morgan became CEO in 1976 and refocused the company's core semiconductor manufacturing equipment business. By 1978, sales had increased by 17 per cent. In 1984, Applied Materials became the first semiconductor equipment plant in the United States to open its own technology center in Japan and the first semiconductor equipment company to operate a service center in China. In 1987, an application was introduced a cardiovascular device called Resolution 5000, which differs from existing machines by integrating various processes into a single device that has multiple practical rooms. In 1992, the company settled a lawsuit with three former employees for an estimated $600,000. The suit complained that employees were fired from the company after complaining about applied courses that were hired to teach there. In 1993, Precision 5000 applied materials were introduced into the Smithsonian Institute's Permanent Collection of Information Age Technology. In November 1996, Applied Materials acquired two Israeli companies for a total of 285 million doer. Opal Technologies and Orbot Sukuk for $175 million and $110 million in cash, respectively. Orbot produces systems for examining patterned silicon chips to enhance yield during semiconductor manufacturing, as well as systems for examining masks used during the engraving process. Opal develops and manufactures high-speed gauge systems used by semiconductor manufacturers to verify critical dimensions during integrated circuit production. In 2000, Etec Systems was purchased. On June 27, 2001, Applied acquired Israeli semiconductor equipment company Oramir Ltd., a supplier of laser cleaning techniques for semiconductor pies, in a $21 million cash purchase. In January 2008, applied materials were purchased by an Italian company Baccini, a designer of tools used in the manufacture of solar cells. In 2009, Applied Materials opened its own solar technology center - the world's largest solar research and development facility in Xi'an, china.Applied Materials' acquisition of Semitool Inc. was completed in December 2009. If approved by government regulators, the joint venture, called Eteris, will be the world's largest supplier of semiconductor processing equipment, with a total market value of $29 billion. Same to you On April 27, 2015, Applied Materials announced that its merger with Tokyo Electron had been cancelled due to antitrust concerns and concerns about control of the semiconductor equipment industry. APPLIED MATERIALS WERE SELECTED FROM FORTUNE WORLD'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES IN 2018.IN 2019, AND APPLIED MATERIALS WAS BOUGHT BY SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER (AND A FORMER MEMBER OF HITACHI GROUP) BY KOKUSAI ELECTRIC FROM PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM KKR, FOR $2.2 BILLION.