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Applied Materials Appoints CEO
8/16/2013

From left to right: Mike Splinter, who becomes executive chairman of Applied Materials, and Gary Dickerson, who becomes CEO, with effect from Sept. 1.
From left to right: Mike Splinter, who becomes executive chairman of Applied Materials, and Gary Dickerson, who becomes CEO, with effect from Sept. 1.

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elctrnx_lyf
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elctrnx_lyf   8/16/2013 3:11:09 PM
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Hope the new leadership will help to keep maintain their position in future.

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Sheetal.Pandey   8/17/2013 1:44:35 PM
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What prompted Applied to have a new CEO?

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Charles.Desassure   8/17/2013 11:23:18 PM
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Sound like the board of director's made a wise decision.  Good luck to you Mike Splinter.  We will be watching Applied Materials over the next few months.

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goafrit   8/18/2013 3:11:53 PM
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It has been challenging for this firm lately. We wish the new team good luck.

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goafrit   8/18/2013 3:13:46 PM
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>> Sound like the board of director's made a wise decision

Nothing to know yet until after 4-6 quarters. This business most times is not an ailment that CEOs can solve. Sure, great ones help but sometimes it is not the leader, but the business. 

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Sheetal.Pandey   8/19/2013 8:36:39 AM
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@goafrit, quite agree. Sometimes its not the leadership but the nature of business.

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hithesh   8/19/2013 11:15:50 AM
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Splinter is 62. He probably needs a break!

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Peter Clarke   8/27/2013 6:18:55 AM
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Applied did not say explicitly

But it is notable that Splinter is 62

The life of a CEO, living in a airplane seat, is tough and people in their 60s sometimes say it is time to change the work/life balance.

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