Applied Materials Swings Profit on Strong Sales

Applied Materials swung a first-quarter profit on strong sales of its semiconductor manufacturing equipment and improving customer demand. It also raised its full-year revenue target to reflect higher demand in its chip, LCD display and crystalline silicon solar businesses.

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