KLA-Tencor Corporation (�KLA-Tencor� or the �Company� and also referred to as
�we� or �our�) is a leading supplier of process control and yield management
solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. Our
products are also used in a number of other high technology industries,
including the light emitting diode (�LED�) and data storage industries, as well
as general materials research.
Within our primary area of focus, our comprehensive portfolio of defect
inspection and metrology products, and related service, software and other
offerings, helps integrated circuit (�IC� or �chip�) manufacturers manage yield
throughout the entire semiconductor fabrication process�from research and
development to final volume production. These products and solutions are
designed to help customers accelerate their development and production ramp
cycles, to achieve higher and more stable semiconductor die yields, and to
improve overall profitability.