Applied Materials, the largest semiconductor equipment manufacturer in the world is getting into the business of clean technology and clean energy.
Applied Materials — which is known as AMAT for all NASDAQ junkies out there — is venturing into solar cell production, and I have asked Applied’s CEO, Mike Splinter, to give a talk about this today at 1 p.m. in the Senate Energy Hearing Room.
The talk is “What a National Energy Strategy Should Include. . .From Silicon to Photovoltaics — A NASDAQ Blue Chip’s Trip into Solar Cell Energy Production.”
If there are folks nearby who want to be TWN‘s guest for lunch and are close to Dirksen Senate Office Building 366 (like staffers who read the blog), come on over. The New America Foundation/American Strategy Program staff will clear you if you mention that you were invited by me.
We have about 60 folks attending — and lunch will be served.
I’ll be putting copies of the speech, and probably a video clip, on the blog later.
— Steve Clemons