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.