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Renowned philanthropist, international corporate visionary named

Press Release Date 
Monday, May 7, 2012

The Tech Awards James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian

SAN JOSE, CA – The James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award 2012 recipient has a strong commitment to social good and philanthropy and is highly regarded for his vision to strengthen his country’s competitive advantage in business.

The identity of the man lauded by TIME magazine, honored by CNBC and praised by Ernst & Young as World Entrepreneur of the Year will be revealed during a ceremony at The Tech Museum, where the honoree will give a brief speech and huddle with Silicon Valley luminaries.

Past award recipients include former eBay President Jeff Skoll, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Applied Materials’ James C. Morgan, who inspired the award.

WHO: James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award recipient*
Tim Ritchie, president, The Tech Museum
David Whitman, vice president, The Tech Awards
Om Nalamasu, chief technology officer, Applied Materials
Father Michael Engh, president, Santa Clara University
Radha Basu, chief executive officer, Anudip Foundation

WHAT: Revealing of James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award recipient

WHERE: The Tech Museum, rooftop, 201 S. Market St., San Jose CA

WHEN: 11 a.m., Thursday May 10, 2012

* Details about the humanitarian award recipient are under embargo until May 10. If you agree to the embargo, we will provide more details about the recipient in advance of the announcement. The award recipient, and the day’s speakers, will be available for interviews.

Roqua Montez
Director Public Relations
(408) 795-6225

Amelia Vierra
Ogilvy Public Relations
(415) 677-2706

About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.

About Applied Materials, Inc
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. At Applied Materials, we turn today's innovations into the industries of tomorrow. Learn more at

About the Center for Science, Technology, and Society
The mission of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) is to promote the use of science and technology to benefit underserved communities worldwide, primarily by working with socially-minded entrepreneurs.  The CSTS implements its mission through its signature program, the Global Social Benefit Incubator, its partnership with The Tech Museum in The Tech Awards program, the Frugal Innovation Lab and its numerous educational and public engagement activities. CSTS is one of three Centers of Distinction at Santa Clara University that embody the University’s mission to create a more just, humane, and sustainable world. More information can be found at