These days, everyone and their grandmother is investing in China, not just US companies.
|XIâ€™AN, China â€" For years, many of Chinaâ€™s best and brightest left for the United States, where high-tech industry was more cutting-edge. But Mark R. Pinto is moving in the opposite direction.|
Mr. Pinto is the first chief technology officer of a major American tech company to move to China. The company, Applied Materials, is one of Silicon Valleyâ€™s most prominent firms. It supplied equipment used to perfect the first computer chips. Today, it is the worldâ€™s biggest supplier of the equipment used to make semiconductors, solar panels and flat-panel displays.