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January 15, 2015

Brian Trafas, Chief Marketing Officer, KLA-Tencor Corp.
Brian Trafas, Chief Marketing Officer, KLA-Tencor Corp.
Brian Trafas, Chief Marketing Officer, KLA-Tencor Corp.
From equipment spend increases and materials market revenue to record level silicon wafer shipment projections, 2015 forecasts all point in the right direction, and there is much to be positive about as we arrive in the new year.

Our success will stem from continued close collaboration with customers to best understand issues that are impacting their yield and addressing complexities with innovative solutions that will help partners meet or exceed ramp goals.

Additionally, KLA-Tencor's strategy is focused on understanding future industry challenges that are three to five years out. We're looking at key subsystem technology in our platforms and how to drive platform innovations to provide sensitivity and performance enhancements to extend products to new design nodes.

The industry continues to explore new technologies, and in 2015, two focal points will be transitioning from 2D to 3D in memory and logic, and extending lithography through multipatterning. To enable successful yields with decreasing patterning process windows, it is essential for us to tackle all sources of error to provide feed forward and feed backward correctly.

As we remain committed to the development of state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies, KLA-Tencor will continuously look at how to best serve the market, hiring talented individuals who are passionate about STEM, working closely with customers, innovating and making strong investments in the right areas.
Brian Trafas, Chief Marketing Officer
KLA-Tencor Corp.