|Personnages clés||Karel Urbanek|
|Siège social||San Jose, Californie (États-Unis)|
|Chiffre d’affaires||3.175 Billion $ (2011)|
|Résultat net||794,488 $|
KLA-Tencor est une entreprise américaine, spécialisée dans la conception et fabrication d'équipement de production de semi-conducteurs, qui fait partie de l'indice NASDAQ-100.
KLA-Tencor was formed in April 1997 through the merger of KLA Instruments (KLA) and Tencor Instruments (Tencor), two long-time leaders in the semiconductor equipment industry. Prior to the merger, both businesses served a segment of the inspection and metrology area; with KLA focused on defect inspection and Tencor placing its emphasis on metrology. Merging together in a one-to-one stock swap valued at $1.3 billion, KLA-Tencor became the most important process control player in the industry, bringing to market a complete line of yield management products and services from a single company.
KLA was named after its founders, Ken Levy and Bob Anderson. The word “Tencor” came about because the founder of Tencor, Karel Urbanek, wanted a two syllable name that would be easy to remember.