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Today, we are honored to announce that Thomson Reuters has named Applied Materials as a 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator, recognizing the company’s achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies.
A very important gauge of how strong is the semiconductor industry’s continued innovation was published recently in the Wall Street Journal. I’m proud to say Applied Materials has consistently ranked in the top 20 since 2007. And, Applied Materials is still the leader among all semiconductor equipment suppliers.
Innovation is critical to moving the industry forward and continuing Moore’s Law. Patents are an important aspect of innovating in today’s marketplace, and we take our approach to developing and protecting disruptive ideas, products and achievements seriously. This continued recognition and placement on this list is a testament to the great work being done by our teams every day in an effort to better serve our customers.
The Wall Street Journal has released the results of the Patent Board's annual rankings of Semiconductor Industry's leaders by technology strength. Applied Materials ranked #1 among all equipment suppliers and #14 in the semiconductor industry overall.
Innovation is the heart of Applied Materials. One way to gauge the strength of our innovation engine is by looking at the number of new patents that we receive each year. According to data compiled by IFI Claims Patent Services, a division of Fairview Research LLC that analyzes patent data, Applied was one of America's top patent recipients. Applied was among an elite group of companies including Intel Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Oracle Corp.