A Deeper Look Into Applied Materials' New Vistara™ Platform

Jul 18, 2023 12:30 PM ET

By Applied Blog

Today marks a major milestone in Applied Materials history. At SEMICON West 2023, we introduced Vistara, a wafer manufacturing platform designed to provide chipmakers with the flexibility, intelligence and sustainability needed to tackle growing chipmaking challenges.

This is not your run-of-the-mill equipment launch. Vistara is Applied’s most significant new platform in more than a decade – a purpose-built system that has been expertly designed over the past four years by hundreds of engineers from across Applied’s hardware, software, process technology and ecoefficiency teams.

When we introduce a new platform, it is designed to be a be a trusted solution for many years of customer innovation, reliability and productivity. We ship thousands of new systems to customers each year, and most have been based on just four major platforms that were introduced and refined over the past three decades. To learn more about the history and longevity of Applied’s equipment platforms, read this blog from Applied Fellow Mike Rice.

The new Vistara platform is architected based on three pillars: flexibility, intelligence and sustainability. The above animation video highlights the capabilities and components behind each of these pillars.

The Vistara platform was launched this morning during Applied’s SEMICON West Technology Breakfast event. More information about the event, including presentations, press releases and other materials, can be found on the Investor Relations Events page of our website.