Dr. Rick Russo Presents Technical Seminar on LIBS and LA-ICP-MS at Applied Materials

FREMONT, Calif. (November 2, 2010) — Applied Spectra’s President and CEO, Richard Russo, Ph.D, presented a company-wide Distinguished Speaker Engineering & Technology seminar today at Applied Materials, Inc.

During the seminar, entitled “Real-time, In Process Chemical Analysis for Clean Energy Manufacturing,” Dr. Russo provided an overview of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS * technologies, in which he described the fundamental principles, recent advances and commercially available systems, along with several industrial applications for LIBS and LA-ICP-MS. This seminar has the honor of being the highest level technical seminar at Applied Materials, organized by the office of CTO and hosted by key product groups.

A detailed description the seminar is available at Applied Material’s Blog at http://blog.appliedmaterials.com/real-time-process-chemical-analysis-clean-energy-manufacturing

For a copy of the presented material, please contact us.

* LIBS: Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Femtosecond LA: Femtosecond Laser Ablation

About Applied Materials, Inc.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMATNews) is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. At Applied Materials, we turn today’s innovations into the industries of tomorrow. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

About Applied Spectra

Applied Spectra is a leading supplier of laser-based analytical instruments. Our unique, highly automated products harness the latest in laser ablation analysis techniques. We simplify the process of elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results that are environmentally friendly. Founded in 2004, we have a manufacturing, research and development facility in Fremont, CA, USA.

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