Applied Materials names Michael Splinter as president, CEO

April 30, 2003 – Santa Clara, CA – Applied Materials, Inc., a supplier of wafer fabrication solutions to the global semiconductor industry, said that its board of directors has elected Michael Splinter as president, CEO, and a member of the board of directors, effective immediately.

As CEO, Splinter succeeds James Morgan, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors, and as president, he succeeds Dan Maydan, who will be president emeritus and remain a member of the board of directors.

“[Splinter’s] unique combination of customer experience, extensive knowledge of advanced semiconductor manufacturing and collaborative leadership of large, complex organizations make him an outstanding choice for Applied Materials as we strengthen our position as a great global competitor,” said Chairman James Morgan.


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