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Hailed by many as the greatest business opportunity of the 21st Century, "clean tech" may offer more than just an economic engine; it offers an opportunity to benefit people around the world. Applied Materials CEO Michael Splinter will discuss the importance of solar power as a meaningful part of a comprehensive American energy strategy.

Michael Splinter is President and CEO of Applied Materials, Inc. Splinter, a 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, previously served as an executive at Intel Corporation. Currently, he serves on the board of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International and he is the Board Chair of Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Internationally, Splinter is a member of the Governors' Council of the World Economic Forum.

Video of this engaging discussion on the future of solar energy is available at right.


366 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC, 20510
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  • Michael Splinter
    President and CEO
    Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Steven Clemons
    Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
    and Publisher, www.TheWashingtonNote.com

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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