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Applied Materials Unveils $4bn Plan for Pioneering Semiconductor R&D Hub in Silicon Valley

In an ambitious move to foster innovation and collaboration in the semiconductor industry, Applied Materials, the American semiconductor company, has revealed plans to establish a research and development (R&D) centre, dubbed the Equipment and Process Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (EPIC Centre). The company is set to pour up to $4bn into the project over the next seven years.

Located at its Silicon Valley campus, the EPIC Centre will house a 180,000 square foot cleanroom and will act as a hub where leading logic and memory manufacturers can work alongside the manufacturing equipment ecosystem. Semiconductor manufacturers will have. . .

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