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|GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Applied Materials Sign Service Agreement for Fab 1 in Dresden, Germany|
SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 13, 2012 - Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that it has signed an enhanced two-year contract with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., one of the semiconductor industry's leading manufacturers, to service all Applied Materials equipment at its Fab 1 in Dresden, Germany. This Applied Performance Service contract goes beyond traditional tool maintenance to support GLOBALFOUNDRIES in optimizing technology ramps, increasing capacity, reducing scrap and improving factory output stability in critical areas.
These value-added services for GLOBALFOUNDRIES will be supported by Applied's FabVantageTM team of technology, equipment and industrial engineering experts who offer key insights to help customers solve some of their most difficult manufacturing challenges.
"GLOBALFOUNDRIES is currently ramping its worldwide capacity, including the build-out of the Dresden site into the largest manufacturing site in Europe," said Kay-Uwe Weber, Director Global Supply Management of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 1. "We believe the spirit of this contract - to have both service teams collaborate even closer using Applied's technical depth and Fab1's manufacturing experience - will provide us with custom-made services to accelerate our success."
Under the agreement, a team of Applied certified engineers will provide GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 1 with 24x7 support in mission-critical areas, using advanced engineering and logistics technologies, including Applied's ExpertConnect® remote diagnostic capability and Applied E3® equipment engineering and diagnostic software. All the Applied tools covered under the enhanced contract will receive preventive and corrective maintenance, spare parts management, parts cleaning and coating, and analytical services.
"We are very pleased that GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 1 has chosen us as an important collaborator and resource in helping to achieve its aggressive growth and technology goals in Dresden," said Charlie Pappis, group vice president and general manager of Applied Global Services. "Together, we've tailored a flexible, wide-ranging Performance Service program that focuses Applied's efforts on solving high-value manufacturing challenges - which will allow GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 1 to focus on its core competency - providing high quality, advanced technology to its customers."
For more information about Applied's portfolio of service solutions, visit www.appliedmaterials.com/services-software.
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. At Applied Materials, we turn today's innovations into the industries of tomorrow. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.
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Photo: the cleanroom at GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Fab 1 in Dresden, Germany
Photo: engineers at GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Fab 1 in Dresden, Germany