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KLA Corporation is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets process control and process-enabling solutions for the semiconductor and related nano-electronics industries. It operates through four segments: Semiconductor Process Control; Specialty Semiconductor Process; PCB, Display and Component Inspection; and Other. The Semiconductor Process Control segment offers a portfolio of inspection, metrology, and data analytics products, and related services to help integrated circuit manufacturers achieve target yield throughout the semiconductor fabrication process. The Specialty Semiconductor Process segment develops and sells vacuum deposition and etching process tools, which are used by a range of specialty semiconductor customers, including manufacturers of MEMS, radio frequency communication semiconductors, and power semiconductors for automotive and industrial applications. The PCB, Display and Component Inspection segment enables electronic device manufacturers to inspect, test, and measure PCBs, flat panel displays and ICs to verify their quality, deposit a pattern of desired electronic circuitry on the relevant substrate and perform three-dimensional shaping of metalized circuits on multiple surfaces.

TypePublic
Founded1997
HQMilpitas, CA, US
Websitekla-tencor.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureB+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)11,300(+7%)
Job Openings1,159
Revenue (FY, 2020)$5.8 B(+28%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$367.3(+4%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at KLA

Rick Wallace

Rick Wallace

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Edward Barnholt

Edward Barnholt

Chairman of the Board
Bren Higgins

Bren Higgins

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bobby Bell

Bobby Bell

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Robert Calderoni

Robert Calderoni

Director
Jeneanne Hanley

Jeneanne Hanley

Director
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KLA Office Locations

KLA has offices in Milpitas, Ann Arbor, Austin, Ballston Spa and in 53 other locations
Milpitas, CA, US (HQ)
901 Sandisk Dr
Ann Arbor, MI, US
2350 Green Rd #100B
Austin, TX, US
Colina West, 8834 N Capital of Texas Hwy #301
Ballston Spa, NY, US
2 Bayberry Dr #100
Boise, ID, US
2141 W Airport Way #104
Chandler, AZ, US
2727 W Frye Rd #110
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KLA Financials and Metrics

KLA Revenue

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KLA's revenue was reported to be $5.81 b in FY, 2020 which is a 27.1% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q3, 2021)

1.4b

Market capitalization (15-Sept-2021)

54.4b

Closing stock price (15-Sept-2021)

367.3

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

1.5b

EV

56.4b
KLA's current market capitalization is $54.4 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

4.0b4.6b5.8b

Revenue growth, %

16%13%27%

Cost of goods sold

1.4b1.9b2.4b

Gross profit

2.6b2.7b3.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Revenue

969.6m975.8m1.0b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.4b1.5b1.4b1.5b1.2b1.4b

Cost of goods sold

353.4m347.3m368.7m381.4m408.3m486.9m604.2m633.6m590.2m620.6m

Gross profit

616.1m628.5m652.6m711.9m711.6m610.4m809.2m875.8m833.8m918.1m

Gross profit Margin, %

64%64%64%65%64%56%57%58%59%60%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

1.4b1.0b1.2b

Accounts Receivable

651.7m990.1m1.1b

Inventories

931.8m1.3b1.3b

Current Assets

4.5b4.3b4.7b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Cash

1.3b1.1b1.3b1.6b1.8b1.1b988.3m939.9m946.2m1.2b1.4b1.5b

Accounts Receivable

666.7m740.9m660.5m602.2m658.1m958.0m1.1b1.2b1.1b1.0b1.2b1.2b

Prepaid Expenses

59.7m

Inventories

762.4m788.0m858.9m993.5m1.0b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.5b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

802.3m1.2b1.2b

Depreciation and Amortization

62.7m233.2m348.0m

Inventories

(182.9m)(59.6m)(74.8m)

Accounts Payable

21.8m(21.6m)61.1m
USDQ1, 2018

Debt/Equity

1.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

3.9 x
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KLA Operating Metrics

KLA's Backlog was reported to be $2.1b in FY, 2020.
FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021

Remaining Performance Obligations

$1.41 b$1.66 b$1.73 b$1.84 b$2.08 b$2.07 b$2.3 b$2.13 b$2.2 b

Backlog

$1.56 b$1.84 b$2.13 b

Facility Space Owned, sq. ft.

1.42 m1.42 m

Facility Space, sq. ft.

3.37 m3.45 m
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KLA Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
QoniacAugust 23, 2019
FilmetricsMarch 31, 2019
CAPRESMarch 01, 2019
MicroSenseFebruary 22, 2019
OrbotechFebruary 20, 2019$3.26 b
Zeta InstrumentsJune 01, 2017
Luminescent TechnologiesApril 01, 2014
Ambios TechnologyJanuary 01, 2010
Vistec Semiconductor Systems - MIEOctober 01, 2008
ICOS Vision SystemsFebruary 26, 2008
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KLA Revenue Breakdown

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KLA revenue breakdown by business segment: 81.7% from Semiconductor Process Control, 5.7% from Specialty Semiconductor Process, 12.5% from PCB, Display and Component Inspection and 0.1% from Other

KLA revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 11.3% from North America, 5.5% from Europe & Israel, 27.0% from Taiwan, 25.1% from China, 16.9% from Korea, 11.5% from Japan and 2.6% from Other

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KLA Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

91/100

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KLA Online and Social Media Presence

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KLA Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B+

    72/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    88/100

  • Compensation

    B

    71/100

  • Diversity

    B

    70/100

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KLA News and Updates

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Shares of KLA Corp. KLAC are up 0.9% in premarket trading after Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Mehdi Hosseini upgraded the stock to positive from neutral. “We expect material upside to consensus estimates for KLAC as the company is expected to capture a larger mix of the [wafer-fab equipment] s…

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KLA is pleased to be a gold sponsor of the upcoming SEMI SEA virtual conference kicking off later this month! KLA's Oreste Donzella is presenting in Track 2 - Equipment/Material/Foundry session on August 24.

KLA Declares Regular Cash Dividend

The KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) board of directors today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.05 per share on its common stock, payable on Sept. 1, 2021 to KLA shareholders of record as of the close of business on Aug. 16, 2021.

KLA Corporation Reports Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results, Raises Dividend Level By 17% And Announces Additional $2 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) today announced operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. KLA reported GAAP net income attributable to KLA of $633 million and GAAP diluted EPS attributable to KLA of $4.10 on revenues of $1.93 billion for the fourth quarter of fisc…

TTM Technologies Speeds Up PCB Solder Mask Processing With Orbotech Neos™ 800 Additive Printing Solution

Orbotech, a KLA (NASDAQ: KLAC) company, today announced that TTM Technologies, a global manufacturer of printed circuit boards and radio frequency components and assemblies, purchased and installed an Orbotech Neos™ 800, transforming the way solder mask is applied to PCBs.
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KLA Blogs

Voyager® 1035: A Unique Combination of Deep Learning, Speed and Sensitivity

Chip manufacturing is a journey of a thousand process steps. Each step requires extreme precision and control in order to The post Voyager<sup>®</sup> 1035: A Unique Combination of Deep Learning, Speed and Sensitivity appeared first on KLA.

KLA Foundation Aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

KLA Foundation strategically partners with organizations that know their communities best to create upstream solutions for sustainable change and empower our employees The post KLA Foundation Aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals appeared first on KLA.

Opportunity Ahead: Etching a path to success

This week we’re proud to put the spotlight on our very own Jo Carpenter and share the story of her The post Opportunity Ahead: Etching a path to success appeared first on KLA.

Celebrating KLA’s Interns

At KLA, we view our interns as co-workers, future innovators and key contributors to our various teams and divisions. Their The post Celebrating KLA’s Interns appeared first on KLA.

KLA Instruments™ Advances Innovation Through Collaboration

The KLA Instruments portfolio of products offers several measurement and defect inspection systems that are tailored for both semiconductor and The post KLA Instruments™ Advances Innovation Through Collaboration appeared first on KLA.

Opportunity Ahead: Empowering Employees to Learn and Grow

We’re excited to have you meet Maayan Agmon. She’s an operational excellence leader at Orbotech, a KLA company, in Yavne, The post Opportunity Ahead: Empowering Employees to Learn and Grow appeared first on KLA.
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KLA Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was KLA founded?

    KLA was founded in 1997.

  • Who are KLA key executives?

    KLA's key executives are Rick Wallace, Edward Barnholt and Bren Higgins.

  • How many employees does KLA have?

    KLA has 11,300 employees.

  • What is KLA revenue?

    Latest KLA annual revenue is $5.8 b.

  • What is KLA revenue per employee?

    Latest KLA revenue per employee is $513.8 k.

  • Who are KLA competitors?

    Competitors of KLA include ASML, Samsung Electro-Mechanics and PDF Solutions.

  • Where is KLA headquarters?

    KLA headquarters is located at 901 Sandisk Dr, Milpitas.

  • Where are KLA offices?

    KLA has offices in Milpitas, Ann Arbor, Austin, Ballston Spa and in 53 other locations.

  • How many offices does KLA have?

    KLA has 61 offices.