The New England Lean Consortium is pleased to announce the addition of a new member, Applied Material of Gloucester, MA. (www.appliedmaterials.com) Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.
Applied Materials purchased Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. in May of 2011. Varian was a supplier of ion implantation equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. Varian Semiconductor was founded in 1971 as Extrion Corporation in Peabody, Massachusetts. Extrion later moved to nearby Gloucester and was bought by Varian Associates in 1975. It was spun off from Varian Associates in 1999.
Applied Materials announced its acquisition of Varian Semiconductor in May 2011.
A Lean Consortium is a group of companies and organizations that get together to help each other on their Lean Continuous Improvement journey. Facilitated by a Lean CI professional and connected by a secure online resource and sharing portal, the Consortium brings together local companies and peers to share, learn and grow with each other on their Lean journey. Member Companies share Best Practices and Resources in order to bring their Continuous Improvement Program to the next level.
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