Applied Materials to Provide Support to Microchip

December 08, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Applied Materials Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) announced a multi-year, total support package (TSP) contract with Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) to maximize the availability and performance of its Applied Materials systems. The TSP service program provides customers with complete on-site maintenance support for Applied Materials equipment. Microchip, a manufacturer of microcontroller chips for embedded applications, is implementing the TSP program in its Fab-2 facility located in Tempe, AZ.

"We are pleased to be working with Microchip to deploy our TSP program and deliver customer value through world-class service support," noted David Fried, corporate vice president of Applied Materials' Customer Productivity Support Business Group. "Customers want to focus on their core competencies of chip design and technology, and by providing complete support and skilled resources in the fab, we contribute to the achievement of this objective."