SANTA CLARA, USA: Applied Materials Inc. reported results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 26, 2009. Net sales were $1.13 billion, and the GAAP net loss was $55 million, or $0.04 per share. The company also reported a non-GAAP net loss for the period of $2 million, or breakeven per share.
“In a difficult environment, Applied improved its operating performance and generated significant cash flow while making substantial investments in new technologies for next-generation semiconductor chips, flat panel displays and solar panels,” said Mike Splinter, chairman and CEO.
New orders for the quarter totaled $1.07 billion. Regional distribution was: Southeast Asia and China 25 percent, Taiwan 24 percent, Japan 14 percent, North America 14 percent, Europe 12 percent, and Korea 11 percent.
Within the Silicon Systems Group (SSG), new order composition was: foundry 42 percent, DRAM 25 percent, logic and other 18 percent, and flash 15 percent. Backlog for the company as of the end of the quarter was $2.95 billion, down from $3.16 billion in the previous quarter.