EX-24. 2 rrd188956_213082.htm POWER OF ATTORNEY rrd188956_213082.html
                                POWER OF ATTORNEY

        The undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints each of Charmaine Mesina
and Mary Beth Towne, signing singly, the undersigned's true and lawful
attorney-in-fact to:

        (1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's
capacity as a director and officer of Applied Materials, Inc. (the "Company"),
Forms 3, 4 and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934 and the rules thereunder;

        (2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned
which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4
or 5, complete and execute any amendment(s) thereto, and timely file such form
with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange
or similar authority; and

        (3) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to,
in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being
understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall
contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such
attorney-in-fact's discretion.

        The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power
and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever
requisite, necessary or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights
and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the
undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of
substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such
attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall
lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the
rights and powers herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the
foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the
undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the
undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.

        This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the
undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company,
unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the
foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to
be executed as of this 13th day of September, 2006.

                                        /s/ James C. Morgan
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                                            James C. Morgan