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Cusp of Opportunity

China’s move to solar was highlighted in a USA Today article, including comments from Applied’s Chief Technology Officer Mark Pinto and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Chu observed, that once China’s central government decides on a policy, it can execute quickly through the nation’s handful of state-owned utilities. In sharp contrast, in the United States there are thousands of electric utilities and massive regulatory and environmental hurdles to overcome. Check it out.
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Visits Applied Materials

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Visits Applied Materials

On November 12, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, visited Applied’s Santa Clara, California campus to learn more about Applied’s solar activities.
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First SunFab User Group Meets

The solar team kicked off the week at the Solar Power Conference by hosting a photovoltaic (PV) Systems User Group workshop with our SunFab customers. Held the day ahead of the Solar Power conference, based on feedback it was a total success!
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Solarcon India

The Solarcon Conference and Exhibition, held at the International Convention Center during November 9-11, 2009 in Hyderabad, India, was jointly supported by SEMI PV Group, Intersolar India and India Semiconductor Association.
Trade Shows: Badwater Ultramarathon or Opportunities?

Trade Shows: Badwater Ultramarathon or Opportunities?

Trade shows can be exhausting! If you’ve ever worked one you can relate. Countless hours spent in back-to-back meetings, working the booth and attending conference sessions. It all seems to rival an endurance race. Think Badwater Ultramarathon…on a bad day!
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OLEDs and LEDs – What’s the Difference?

As countries look for ways to reduce their carbon footprints, lighting, which uses nearly 20% of the world’s energy, has become a key target — and increasingly solid state lighting (both LED and OLED-based) is being explored as an energy-efficient answer. We’ve all heard about LEDs, but what about OLEDs? Both generate light using semiconductor technology, use less energy and are typically longer lasting than the incandescent or gas filled bulbs they are slated to replace: but that is where the resemblance stops.