Applied Materials, Inc

Industry: Semiconductors

Fortune Rank: 421

Applied Materials develops, manufactures, markets and services semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and spare parts for the worldwide semiconductor industry. For the 39 weeks ended 7/31/05, revenues fell 9% to $5.27B. Net income increased 7% to $963.2M. Revenues reflect a decrease in sales from new orders. Higher income reflects the absence of a $167.5M restructuring and assets impairment charge.

Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied) develops, manufactures, markets and services integrated circuit fabrication equipment for the worldwide semiconductor industry. Applied manufactures systems that perform the primary steps in the chip fabrication process, including atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), electrochemical plating (ECP), etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing (RTP), chemical mechanical polishing (CMP), wafer metrology and inspection, and systems that generate, etch, measure and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. Its subsidiary, AKT, Inc. manufactures CVD systems and array testers for making flat panel displays (FPDs) used in notebook computers, desktop monitors, televisions and other applications. Applied also provides products and services to enhance manufacturing yields. In December 2004, it acquired the operating subsidiaries and businesses of Metron Technology N.V.

Applied Materials, Inc

Applied Materials, Inc achieved revenue of $5,013.60 million in 2010 but posted a loss of $-305.30 million.

Applied Materials, Inc's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 315th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $8,129 million (a change of -3 million compared to 2010) and profits of $961 million (a change of -1,266 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than revenue a company earns, If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Applied Materials, Inc would be ranked 438th rather than 421st due to the fact it made a loss of $-305 million in 2010.

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