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2016-02-24

Applied Materials: Applied Materials' Robert Visser Honored by Society of Information Display

* Receives 2016 Special Recognition Award f or distinguished and valued
contributions to the information display field.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 24, 2016 - Applied Materials, Inc. today
announced that Dr. Robert Visser has received a 2016 Special Recognition
Award from the Society of Information Display, a leading industry
organization comprised of the top scientists, engineers, corporate
researchers and business people of the display field. The award is for his
"pioneering research and commercialization of new display technologies
related to OLEDs*, LCD* materials and barrier films, including encapsulation
technologies for OLED and flexible displays." Dr. Visser is senior director
of advanced chemistry and materials for the Advanced Technology Group at
Applied Materials, where he is responsible for creating business
opportunities in new and adjacent markets related to displays and
roll-to-roll barrier films, as well as developing novel chemistries for
semiconductor manufacturing.

"Robert contributed to turning the concept of flexible displays into a reality
by helping establish the principles for successful encapsulation of highly
sensitive devices, such as OLED displays," said Dr. Om Nalamasu, senior vice
president and CTO of Applied Materials. "Robert continues to be a critical
source of insight and expertise on display materials, and I congratulate him
on this well-deserved award."

Dr. Visser's work in the display industry spans more than three decades. Most
recently at Applied, he helped the display group develop newthin-film
encapsulation systemsthat enable the volume production of high-resolution,
thin and lightweight flexible OLED displays for mobile products and TVs. He
also works closely with the Roll-to-Roll Coating Products Division to design
new equipment for depositing barrier films that can be used throughout the
world for a wide variety of flexible packaging and labeling applications.

Prior to joining Applied, Dr. Visser was CTO of Vitex Systems, where he led a
multi-disciplinary team to demonstrate and refine multi-layer barrier
technology for use in OLED displays. This work eventually became the basis on
which many of today's plastic, curved OLED displays are built. Dr. Visser
began his career at Philips Research, where he led several research teams and
helped create the PolyLED business serving as the group's CEO and CTO. Under
his leadership, the group launched one of the first OLED displays on the
market in 2002. Also during this time he worked with other researchers and
members of academia to make significant improvements in performance and yield
of early OLED display manufacturing.

Dr. Visser holds a master's degree in theoretical organic chemistry and
physics, and a Ph.D. in physical and organic chemistry, both from Leiden
University, Netherlands. He has numerous patents and publications to his
name.

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in materials
engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar
photovoltaic industries. Our technologies help make innovations like
smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible
to consumers and businesses around the world. Learn more
atwww.appliedmaterials.com.

*OLED=organic light emitting diode; LCD=liquid crystal display

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Contact:

Kevin Winston(editorial/media) 408.235.4498

Michael Sullivan(financial community) 408.986.7977

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