SANTA CLARA, USA: Applied Materials Inc. announced that Trina Solar Ltd, a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, presented Applied with its "Outstanding Contribution of the Year 2011 - World Purchasing Award" recently in Changzhou, China.
Trina Solar honored Applied Materials for providing excellent service and working closely with Trina on new technology development and cost efficiencies. This is the second consecutive year Applied has won the award, and in 2011 was the only equipment supplier to be honored.
"Trina Solar has successfully developed into a leader in the PV industry based on its vertically integrated business model that allows us to continuously improve the production process and deliver high quality and cost-effective products to our customers," said Patrick Lu, VP of Supply Chain Management of Trina Solar. "Our strong supplier relationships have been important to achieving this leadership. Applied Materials' world-class equipment and superior service have enabled us to quickly ramp production with high productivity and efficiency."
"We're honored to be recognized by Trina Solar, a premier manufacturer of high-quality solar PV products," said Mark Pinto, executive VP and GM, Energy & Environmental Solutions Group at Applied Materials. "Applied has supported China's semiconductor and display industries for over 25 years and has been the leading supplier of PV solar manufacturing equipment to China for more than five years. Our significant global infrastructure has enabled us to provide the support our customers need to optimize manufacturing, increase cell efficiencies and expand their PV operations worldwide."