Applied Materials Names James To Board Of Directors

Applied Materials has appointed Susan M. James to serve on its board of directors, effective immediately. She has also been appointed to serve as a member of the board's audit committee.

James was a partner at Ernst & Young, serving as the partner-in-charge of the audit work for a significant number of technology companies, including Intel Corp., Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, Autodesk and the Hewlett-Packard Corp. She joined Ernst & Young in 1975 and became a partner in 1987. Since June 2006, she has been a consultant to the firm. She also served on the Ernst & Young Americas executive board of directors from January 2002 through June 2006.

James is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

SOURCE: Applied Materials

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