Trade KLA-Tencor

KLA companies is a capital equipment company based in Milpitas, California. It provides process control and yield management systems for the semiconductor industry and other related industries in the field of nanoelectronics. The company's products and services are aimed at all stages of the chip, modulation circuit, integrated circuits (IC) and packaging production, from research and development to final manufacturing. KLA-Tencor was formed in 1997 through the merger of KLA Instruments and Tencor Instruments, two companies in semiconductor equipment and yield management systems. KLA Instruments was founded in 1975 by Ken Levy and Bob Anderson, and focused on fault-inspection solutions. Karel Urbank founded Tencor Instruments in 1977 with a focus on scale solutions, and later added John Schwabacher as co-creator. Since the $1.3 billion merger, KLA-Tencor, now KLA, has acquired 27 additional companies: 1998: • Amray, Inc. • Nanopro GmbH • Quantoxi production line from Keithley Instruments, Inc. • VARS • Ultrapointe Corporation