Yingli Green Energy Grants Applied Materials Award for Outstanding Technology and Service

(Nanowerk News) Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that Yingli Green Energy has granted Applied its "Special Contribution Award" for excellence in optimizing the efficiency and productivity of Yingli's solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing operations in Baoding, Hebei province, China.
Applied Materials was one of only two equipment manufacturers among Yingli's 200 suppliers to win this prestigious award. This was the highest honor given to Yingli's business partners during its 1st Supplier Conference held recently in Baoding, China.
"We organized this 1st Suppliers Conference with the theme of Friendship, Cooperation and Win-Win to strengthen relationships with our PV business partners," said Miao Liansheng, Yingli Chairman. "Applied Materials has demonstrated each of these core values, and we are very pleased to present this special award in recognition of its superior technology and extraordinary efforts to accelerate our rapid capacity expansion."
"We are greatly honored to receive this award from Yingli Green Energy," said Charlie Gay, President of Applied Materials Solar. "It is precisely this type of customer collaboration that we endeavor to achieve. Our global footprint and leading capability have enabled us to achieve this privileged position, and we look forward to continuing to deliver superior results for Yingli well into the future."
As the leading equipment supplier to the global solar industry and with a history of more than 25 years of doing business in China, Applied Materials is committed to helping enable customer roadmaps with advanced technology solutions, service offerings and global infrastructure support for optimizing solar cell efficiency and factory operations. Since its entry into the solar market in 2006, Applied has delivered cell manufacturing equipment with an annualized output of greater than 20GW and wafer manufacturing equipment with an annualized output of more than 10GW to production factories worldwide.
Applied Materials, Inc. is a 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.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, who holds the brand Yingli Solar, is a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy develops, manufactures and sells photovoltaic modules to a wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China, and the United States. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 6000 employees and more than 10 branch offices worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:YGE). For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com.
Source: Applied Materials (press release)
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