Estimated Market Cap
7,522,512,439 as of Mar 7, 2008
180,050,561 as of Jan 16, 2008
Number of Share Holders of Record
758 as of Aug 20, 2007
160 Rio Robles
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: (408) 875-3000
Formerly KLA Instruments Corp. until 4-97
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Williams St. Galleria
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Canton, MA 02021)
Providence, RI 02940-3010
Primary SIC — Industry Classification
3827 - Optical instruments and lenses
State Of Incorporation - DE
KLA-Tencor Corporation provides process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing and related microelectronics industries worldwide. The company engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment consisting of patterned and unpatterned wafer inspection, optical overlay metrology, electron beam review, reticle and photomask inspection, and film and surface measurement tools, as well as yield analysis and defect classification software to provide fab-wide yield management solutions. These solutions are optimized for manufacturing process cells used in integrated circuits (IC) production, including lithography, deposition, etch, and chemical mechanical planarization. Its offerings include defect inspection, metrology, product related services, and software. Defect Inspection tools are used to detect, count, classify, and characterize yield failures caused by particles, pattern defects, surface anomalies, and electrical issues during various stages of the IC manufacturing process. The company offers metrology and process window optimization products, which provide IC manufacturers the ability to maintain control of their processes. KLA-Tencor Corporation delivers yield management services spanning various technology nodes. Its software offers productivity and analysis solutions that translate inspection and metrology data into consolidated information that can reveal process problems and help semiconductor manufacturers develop long-term yield improvement strategies. The company's software solutions include yield management and analysis solutions and computational lithography solutions. In addition, it serves the wafer manufacturing, data storage, and other industries. KLA-Tencor Corporation markets its products primarily in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Europe and Israel, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
KLA-Tencor Corp.'s Corporate Governance Quotient (CGQ®) as of 6-Mar-08 is better than 52.2% of S&P 500 companies and 93% of Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment companies.
Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Full Time Employees: 6,000
Insider transactions: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/it?s=KLAC
12 MAR 2008 - KLA Tencor is nearing multi-year lows. We are starting to approach an oversold situation. KLA may see an upward move before long based on past performance over the last five years.
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