Applied Ventures, LLC is the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., a global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panels, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass.
Applied Ventures invests up to $50M annually, with individual investments ranging between $500,000 and $3M per round. We co-invest with industry-leading venture firms and other corporate-strategic investors globally.
Our main investment areas include: Advanced materials, Display technologies, Energy conversion & storage, Data storage, Medical diagnostic and technologies, Process advancements beyond 32nm node, Advanced packaging, Advanced patterning, Metrology and inspection, Software, Solid state lighting, Sustainability & conservation, Emission reduction, Energy efficiency, as well as Water filtration, purification, desalination.
To date, approximately 54% of our investments have been in clean technology with investments in companies including ClearEdge Power (fuel cells), Enphase Energy (solar energy management), Illumitex (LEDs), and Kotak (solar).