Quantum Global Technologies to Acquire Chamber Cleaning and Coating Services Group from Applied Materials

By Quantumclean, PRNE
Monday, April 4, 2011

DUBLIN, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2011 - Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) and Quantum Global Technologies,
LLC (QuantumClean(R)) today announced a definitive agreement for QuantumClean
to acquire the assets of Applied Materials' Chamber Performances Services
(CPS) semiconductor process kit precision cleaning, coating services and
associated analytical testing services businesses for an undisclosed cash
amount. The deal is expected to close within 30 days.

"CPS and QuantumClean are the technology leaders in outsourced process
tool part cleaning, coating and restoration," said Scott Nicholas, CEO of
Quantum Global Technologies, LLC. "The combination of the two businesses will
form an unparalleled technological expertise and production capability with
14 cleaning centers worldwide, and we are pleased that Applied will remain a
valued customer."

Applied Materials will continue in the business of providing integrated
service under the Applied Integrated Semi Service and Total Kit Management
(TKM) brands with imbedded cleaning and coating services subcontracted to
QuantumClean. Further details will be available once the transaction is

About Quantum Global Technologies, LLC ("QuantumClean(R)")

QuantumClean is a leading provider of high-purity outsourced process tool
parts cleaning and restoration services, tool part life extension and process
tool part optimization solutions for semiconductor fabricators. The company
operates technologically innovative cleaning centers which provide process
improvement through consistently cleaner parts(R). Founded in 2000,
QuantumClean is headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, with Advanced
Technology Cleaning Centers(R) in the Silicon Valley, Pacific Northwest,
Arizona, Colorado, Texas and New England regions as well as in Asia.


About Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) is the global leader in providing
innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of
advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products.
Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and
solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses
around the world. At Applied Materials, we turn today's innovations into the
industries of tomorrow. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

    Clara Lummus (QuantumClean) +1-215-249-1717
    Howard Clabo (Applied Materials editorial/media) +1-408-223-5864
    Michael Sullivan (Applied Materials financial community) +1-408-986-7977


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