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Date: 03-07-13

BOE Tech buying semiconductor equipment from Applied for making display panels

BOE Technology has ordered for advanced Gen 8.5 and Gen 5.5 flat-display-panel production equipment from Applied Materials for use in multiple facilities. Applied Materials is providing deposition equipment such as Applied PiVot PVD and PECVD systems supporting critical new technologies such as metal oxide and LTPS.

"BOE continues to execute on its manufacturing capacity and technology initiatives and appreciates the strong cooperative relationship with Applied Materials in developing and creating value in support of the world's largest TV and mobile display market," said Mr. Liu Xiaodong, executive vice president, chief operation officer of BOE. "Over the past year we have achieved key high-volume Gen 8.5 production and yield milestones, which demonstrate our leadership in growing this strategic industry in China. We are pleased to work with Applied Materials to implement the new technologies needed to continue meeting the high quality, high performance screens consumers have come to expect and demand."

"Applied Materials is delighted to play an important role in BOE's growth strategy and is committed to providing the leading-edge technologies to enable its continued success," said Ali Salehpour, group vice president, general manager, Applied Materials Energy and Environmental Solutions and Display Business Group. "There is a major shift taking place in the display industry toward adopting new materials, and BOE selecting Applied Materials equipment validates the technology differentiation and productivity gains we provide to our customers. Together, BOE and Applied are enabling consumers to experience displays with world-class color, clarity and brightness."

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