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Kla-tencor is a publicly traded company that supplies equipment, technologies and solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and related nanoelectronics industries. The company operates in four segments: Process Control Systems (PCS), Inspection & Metrology (I&M), Semiconductor Equipment (SE), and Other.
Kla-Tencor was founded in 1980 by Jack M. Kahlbaum, Walter R. Junkers and John R. Marshall II as KMS Engineering Inc.. The founders were all former employees of Fairchild Semiconductor with experience involving diffusion furnaces used to produce miniaturized semiconductor devices including integrated circuits (IC).