Applied Materials has transformed from a small start-up into one of the most admired companies in the world. We put the “silicon” in Silicon Valley, playing a key role in the evolution of the electronics industry.
Applied Ventures, LLC, is the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMAT). Applied Materials is the global leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world.
For more than a decade, Applied Ventures has invested in startups that are pioneering innovations in smartphones, augmented and virtual reality, AI, driverless cars, big data, life sciences, 3D printing, robotics, cleantech, and advanced materials.
Applied Ventures is stage agnostic and invests up to $50M per year globally. We have invested in over 75 companies across 13 countries.
OUR STRATEGIC VALUE TO STARTUPS
Startups can access new materials engineering and semiconductor technology innovations, and leverage our global fab infrastructure to validate high-performance devices and scale faster. We offer startups atomic-level engineering capabilities on 200mm/300mm silicon wafers, glass substrates, and roll-to-roll substrates.
We also connect our startups with our global network of customers, supply chain partners, and co-investors across leading corporate and financial venture capital firms.
OUR ENGINEERS INSPIRE IMAGINATION
Today, in labs around the world, our scientists and engineers are discovering technologies and implementing materials in ways no one would have thought possible before. We use our expertise to overcome challenges that seem insurmountable, and we do what others think can’t be done — that’s a typical day at Applied Materials.
We’ve pioneered a long history of firsts in the semiconductor and display industries. With $2.0 billion invested annually, and 30% of our team dedicated to research and development, our investments outpace others’ and set the industry standard.
Our IP portfolio is the strongest in the industry with more than 12,500 patents. On average, we apply for more than four new patents every single day — including Saturdays and Sundays.
The one-of-a-kind Maydan Technology Center is the world’s most advanced semiconductor research and development lab dedicated to improving the technology of chip making. Learn more.
We are committed to being the innovation leader that pushes the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to solve the world’s toughest materials engineering challenges.
We bring many perspectives to solving high-value problems. From research and development to supporting our customers’ manufacturing, we look at the entire roadmap and help speed ideas to market.
We are committed to deep collaboration. Adding strength to strength allows us to discover new opportunities together and deliver innovative, timely solutions that unlock new value and change the world.
Our business is built on trust. Over multiple decades, our customers have come to trust that we will deliver solutions to their toughest challenges while protecting their IP and their competitive advantages.
LEADING WITH PURPOSE
We align who we are and what we stand for as a company with what matters to our employees and their communities. Our purpose drives everything we do. It is shaped by our values and reflected in our actions. From the well-being of our employees and their communities, to our sustainable business practices and corporate governance, we are focused on building a better future.
We are dedicated to conducting our business in an environmentally and socially responsible way, taking action to protect the health and safety of workers, customers and neighboring communities.
We are committed to making strategic investments around the world in education, civic engagement, the arts and the environment to improve the communities where we work and live.
We are steadfast in attracting, developing and retaining a global workforce and respecting the local cultures of the regions where we do business.