Applied Materials (AMAT) is putting both its hard-luck display and solar equipment ops under the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Applied Materials (AMAT) is putting both its hard-luck display and solar equipment ops under the leadership of Ali Salehpour, most recently head of a chip equipment unit at rival KLA-Tencor (KLAC). Mark Pintor and Tom Edman, until now the respective heads of Applied's display and solar ops, will be leaving. Applied's FQ4 display and solar equipment orders totaled just $148M, down 73% from two years ago.