Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied) provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, display, solar photovoltaic (PV) and related industries across the world. The Company operates in four segments: Silicon Systems, Applied Global Services, Display, and Energy and Environmental Solutions. Its manufacturing activities consist of assembly, test and integration of various commercial parts, components and subassemblies that are used to manufacture systems. Its products include Centura RP Epi, VIISta Systems, Vantage Systems, AKT PECVD Systems, AKT Aristo and PiVot Systems. It caters to customers, including manufacturers of semiconductor chips, liquid crystal and other displays, solar PV cells and other electronic devices. It has implemented a distributed manufacturing model under which manufacturing and supply chain activities are conducted in various countries, including Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States and other countries in Asia.