Dear KLA-Tencor Suppliers,

As the world's leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries, KLA-Tencor competes in rapidly expanding markets where leading-edge technology and comprehensive solutions provide a significant competitive edge.

Our customers depend on us for state-of-the-art technology products and solutions, which requires a sophisticated supply base. Therefore, it is critical that KLA-Tencor continues to foster strong and extremely collaborative supplier relationships so that our supply chain is:

  • Innovative – creates leading edge technology and solutions in advance of customer needs
  • Reliable – delivers highest quality products and services on time anywhere in the world
  • Effective – rapidly delivers products and services at optimal total cost, and
  • Efficient – lean, flexible and resilient

It is also important that together we maintain the highest ethical standards and are mutually committed to global social and environmental responsibility standards, regulations and laws. In this regard, as we do ourselves, we fully expect our suppliers to continue to comply with these standards and create a business environment and processes that ensure compliance by

  1. Promoting standards within your company
  2. Implementing supporting business processes
  3. Self-certifying, measuring, auditing and reporting performance against those standards
  4. Appropriately training your employees
  5. Requiring the same standards of your suppliers

Thank you for your attention to this important matter, and we look forward to continued success as partners

With much appreciation,

John O. Proverbs
Head of Procurement