Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Applied Materials’ expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries. Applied Materials is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has ~15,600 employees in 82 locations in 17 countries.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) offers worldwide IT, technology & enterprise products, solutions and services. Hewlett Packard Enterprise was founded in November 2015 as part of splitting of the Hewlett-Packard Company and is a business-focused organization with four divisions: Enterprise Group, which works in servers, storage, networking, consulting and support; Services; Software; and Financial Services. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It employs nearly 200,000 people worldwide.
IBM is one of the largest, multinational technology company with focus on manufacturing and marketing computer hardware, middleware and software. In addition, IBM offers hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is also a major research organization, holding the record for most patents generated by a business for the last 24 years. IBM is headquartered in Armonk, New York, has operation in more than 170 countries, and employs nearly 380,000 people.
Intel Corporation is the worldwide the largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue. Intel created the first commercial microprocessor chip in 1971 and was an early developer of SRAM and DRAM memory chips. Today, Intel is the world leader in silicon innovation and technology development, supplying processors other communication and computer devices to most major computer manufacturers. Intel has 106,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in San Clara, California.
Lam Research is a leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry. Lam Research develops innovative solutions for the chip-making process, including thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning—processes used for building smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient electronic devices. Lam Research has ~8,200 employees in 16 countries, and is headquartered in Fremont, California.