Kalispell, Montana’s Applied Materials is “the world’s No. 1 semiconductor and display equipment company”
For years, the trend in technology has been shrinking the size of devices. At Applied Materials, its electronic tools are growing.
Unlike those who recall computers shrinking from an entire room to a hand-held device, Operations Manager Mike Nye remembers when a person could pick up and carry an Applied tool that now takes up the size of a room.
Senior Director of Business Unit Operations Scott Osterman explained that “when someone has an idea as to how to create a new device or a new technology, you have to have the digital infrastructure, if you will, to be able to deliver what that is.” The constant need for this advanced digital infrastructure has driven Applied Materials’ expansion.
By BRET ANNE SER