How We Do It

We inhabit two worlds: one that's nanometers in scale and one that's global. This micro and macro view gives us a unique perspective. We see electrons wave and industries transform. When you put deep science together with optimism, big things happen.

Expertise

Last year we invested over $600 million in R&D. That's a measure of our commitment to solving the most daunting technical challenges. From our ground-breaking mask inspection tool in 1975 that signaled the dawn of semiconductor process control, to today's broadband plasma technology that discovers defects at the speed of light, we like to arrive first.

Collaboration

Active collaboration multiplies agile thinking. We put this approach into practice at strategic, technical and operational levels with our partners. Working side-by-side both geographically and intellectually, we maximize discovery and solutions.

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Operations

We have a proven ability to go from concept to global marketplace. We invent in-house, make strategic acquisitions and share technology across systems to diversify our perspectives and widen the range of our solutions. Comprehensive service programs keep it all optimized.

Foundation

We support a range of community and charitable initiatives with funding and volunteer opportunities: STEM education, health and wellness programs, local aid and international disaster relief. We sponsor the Second Harvest Food Bank in Santa Clara County and fight river blindness in Africa. Not for profit, just for humanity.

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Silicon Valley
Pioneers Since

1976

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Global
Locations

18

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Tools
Worldwide

44,000

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R&D Last 4 Years

$2.2B*

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CY18 Revenues

$4.3B*

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Global Employees

10,000

*KLA only, not including Orbotech and subsidiaries

Management

Rick Wallace

Chief Executive Officer

Bren Higgins

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Tsai

Chief Technical Officer and
Executive Vice President,
Corporate Alliances


Rick Wallace serves as the chief executive officer and president of KLA Corporation as well as a member of the company’s board of directors. He began as an applications engineer at KLA Instruments in 1988, and has held various general management positions throughout his 30+-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor.

Wallace currently serves on the board of directors for Proofpoint, Inc., a security and compliance company.

Wallace earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and his Master of Science degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University.

Bren Higgins oversees KLA’s finance operations and control processes, corporate procurement, strategic marketing, business development and investor relations.

Since 1999, he has held numerous roles within the company, including division controller assignments, group controller for KLA’s largest business group, senior director of financial planning and analysis, and VP of corporate finance, in which he had responsibility for treasury, investor relations and corporate business development.

Higgins earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his master’s degree in finance from the University of California at Davis.

Ben Tsai is responsible for spearheading KLA’s technology roadmap, strategic technology sourcing, corporate alliances and venture investments.

In over 20 years at KLA, he has held a wide range of technology and leadership positions, including serving as VP and general manager of the wafer inspection division. In 1994 he was named CTO. He was previously SVP of technology at Tokyo Electron Limited. He holds approximately 50 patents in areas of inspection and metrology.

Tsai received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University, and his master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bobby Bell

Executive Vice President and
Chief Strategy Officer

Oreste Donzella

Executive Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer

Ahmad Khan

President,
Semiconductor Process Control

Teri Little

Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer and
Corporate Secretary


Bobby Bell serves as KLA’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer. He is responsible for the corporate strategic plan, several key corporate growth initiatives and the corporate communications, IT, corporate security, EHS, facilities and government relations groups.

Bell joined KLA in 1994 as a senior engineer in applications development, and has since held a number of strategic management positions, leading global field operations, corporate sales, corporate marketing, service business, the Wafer Inspection Group and the Semiconductor Business Organization. Before KLA, Bell worked at AT&T Microelectronics and as an AT&T assignee at SEMATECH.

Bell currently serves on the Silicon Valley Leadership Group board and is an active member of the SEMI Board of Industry Leaders.

Bell earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri.

Oreste Donzella is a Senior Executive at KLA, where he currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer.

In his 20 years at KLA, he has held leadership roles in the field of customer engagement, process control solutions, application development, strategic marketing and product development. Before joining KLA, Donzella worked at Texas Instruments and Micron, where he held various engineering and management positions in process integration and yield enhancement.

Donzella currently serves in SEMI North America advisory board.

Donzella earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.

Ahmad Khan serves as Executive Vice President of the Global Products Group at KLA, where he ensures product and business success for all inspection and metrology markets.

Khan joined KLA in 2004 with responsibilities for Business Development before moving into management for multiple product divisions. He was named General Manager of the Optical Film Metrology division in 2007, and more recently was appointed Group Vice President for the Patterning Division which included reticle inspection, optical CD, overlay and 5D Process Control. Prior to joining KLA, Khan held various product engineering and management roles at Applied Materials.

Khan earned his Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering technology from DeVry University.

Teri Little serves as KLA’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, she manages the legal affairs of the Company worldwide, including corporate securities and governance, M&A, intellectual property, commercial, employment, compliance and litigation.

Little has been at KLA since 2002 and has served in several roles, including leading the commercial legal function as well as the corporate securities and M&A function. Prior to joining KLA, she was a Senior Corporate Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and a Litigation Associate at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. 

Little received her J.D. from Stanford University Law School and a B.S. in Finance from San Jose State University.

Brian Lorig

Executive Vice President and
General Manager, Global
Support and Services

Amichai
Steimberg

Chief Executive Officer, Orbotech

Brian Trafas

Executive Vice President,
Global Customer Organization

John Van Camp

Executive Vice President and
Chief Human Resources Officer


Brian Lorig has served as Senior Vice President and general manager of KLA’s Global Support and Services organization since 2016. This organization includes the Company’s services group and KLA Pro Systems, which enable customers to maintain high performance and productivity through multiple tool generations.

Lorig joined the Company in 1998 and has held a number of leadership positions in Manufacturing Operations and Service, including Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing and Operations Group, and Vice President of Global Support and Services Field Operations. 

Lorig earned his Bachelor of Science in supply chain management from Arizona State University and his MBA from Santa Clara University.

Amichai Steimberg serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech, a KLA company since March 2019.

Steimberg has been with Orbotech for over 25 years and has served many roles, including President and Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Global Finance and Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Finance and Operations of the US subsidiary. Prior to joining Orbotech, he was Chief Financial Officer of Orbot Instruments Ltd.

Steimberg obtained his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and business administration from the Hebrew University, and is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.

Brian Trafas serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Customer Organization and is responsible for all field-based sales and field-based service team.

In over 25 years at KLA, Trafas has worked in close collaboration with customers to address their needs with leading edge technology and service, while growing KLA’s business.

Trafas holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from St. John’s University and a doctorate degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Minnesota.

John Van Camp has served as KLA’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources for over ten years.

Before joining KLA, Van Camp held a variety of leadership positions in human resources, as a manager at General Electric, and later as the Vice President of Human Resources at Gap Inc.

Van Camp earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Management

Rick Wallace

Chief Executive Officer

Bren Higgins

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Tsai

Chief Technical Officer and
Executive Vice President,
Corporate Alliances

Bobby Bell

Executive Vice President and
Chief Strategy Officer

Oreste Donzella

Executive Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer

Ahmad Khan

President,
Semiconductor Process Control

Teri Little

Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer and
Corporate Secretary

Brian Lorig

Executive Vice President and
General Manager, Global
Support and Services

Amichai Steimberg

Chief Executive Officer, Orbotech

Brian Trafas

Executive Vice President,
Global Customer Organization

John Van Camp

Executive Vice President and
Chief Human Resources Officer


Rick Wallace serves as the chief executive officer and president of KLA Corporation as well as a member of the company’s board of directors. He began as an applications engineer at KLA Instruments in 1988, and has held various general management positions throughout his 30+-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor.

Wallace currently serves on the board of directors for Proofpoint, Inc., a security and compliance company.

Wallace earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and his Master of Science degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University.

Bren Higgins oversees KLA’s finance operations and control processes, corporate procurement,strategic marketing, business development and investor relations.

Since 1999, he has held numerous roles within the company, including division controller assignments, group controller for KLA’s largest business group, senior director of financial planning and analysis, and VP of corporate finance, in which he had responsibility for treasury, investor relations and corporate business development.

Higgins earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his master’s degree in finance from the University of California at Davis.

Ben Tsai is responsible for spearheading KLA’s technology roadmap, strategic technology sourcing, corporate alliances and venture investments.

In over 20 years at KLA, he has held a wide range of technology and leadership positions, including serving as VP and general manager of the wafer inspection division. In 1994 he was named CTO. He was previously SVP of technology at Tokyo Electron Limited. He holds approximately 50 patents in areas of inspection and metrology.

Tsai received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University, and his master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bobby Bell serves as KLA’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer. He is responsible for the corporate strategic plan, several key corporate growth initiatives and the corporate communications, IT, corporate security, EHS, facilities and government relations groups.

Bell joined KLA in 1994 as a senior engineer in applications development, and has since held a number of strategic management positions, leading global field operations, corporate sales, corporate marketing, service business, the Wafer Inspection Group and the Semiconductor Business Organization. Before KLA, Bell worked at AT&T Microelectronics and as an AT&T assignee at SEMATECH.

Bell currently serves on the Silicon Valley Leadership Group board and is an active member of the SEMI Board of Industry Leaders.

Bell earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri.

Oreste Donzella is a Senior Executive at KLA, where he currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer.

In his 20 years at KLA, he has held leadership roles in the field of customer engagement, process control solutions, application development, strategic marketing and product development. Before joining KLA, Donzella worked at Texas Instruments and Micron, where he held various engineering and management positions in process integration and yield enhancement.

Donzella currently serves in SEMI North America advisory board.

Donzella earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.

Ahmad Khan serves as Executive Vice President of the Global Products Group at KLA, where he ensures product and business success for all inspection and metrology markets.

Khan joined KLA in 2004 with responsibilities for Business Development before moving into management for multiple product divisions. He was named General Manager of the Optical Film Metrology division in 2007, and more recently was appointed Group Vice President for the Patterning Division which included reticle inspection, optical CD, overlay and 5D Process Control. Prior to joining KLA, Khan held various product engineering and management roles at Applied Materials.

Khan earned his Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering technology from DeVry University.

Teri Little serves as KLA’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, she manages the legal affairs of the Company worldwide, including corporate securities and governance, M&A, intellectual property, commercial, employment, compliance and litigation.

Little has been at KLA since 2002 and has served in several roles, including leading the commercial legal function as well as the corporate securities and M&A function. Prior to joining KLA, she was a Senior Corporate Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and a Litigation Associate at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. 

Little received her J.D. from Stanford University Law School and a B.S. in Finance from San Jose State University.

Brian Lorig has served as Senior Vice President and general manager of KLA’s Global Support and Services organization since 2016. This organization includes the Company’s services group and KLA Pro Systems, which enable customers to maintain high performance and productivity through multiple tool generations.

Lorig joined the Company in 1998 and has held a number of leadership positions in Manufacturing Operations and Service, including Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing and Operations Group, and Vice President of Global Support and Services Field Operations. 

Lorig earned his Bachelor of Science in supply chain management from Arizona State University and his MBA from Santa Clara University.

Amichai Steimberg serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech, a KLA company since March 2019.

Steimberg has been with Orbotech for over 25 years and has served many roles, including President and Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Global Finance and Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Finance and Operations of the US subsidiary. Prior to joining Orbotech, he was Chief Financial Officer of Orbot Instruments Ltd.

Steimberg obtained his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and business administration from the Hebrew University, and is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.

Brian Trafas serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Customer Organization and is responsible for all field-based sales and field-based service team.

In over 25 years at KLA, Trafas has worked in close collaboration with customers to address their needs with leading edge technology and service, while growing KLA’s business.

Trafas holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from St. John’s University and a doctorate degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Minnesota.

John Van Camp has served as KLA’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources for over ten years.

Before joining KLA, Van Camp held a variety of leadership positions in human resources, as a manager at General Electric, and later as the Vice President of Human Resources at Gap Inc.

Van Camp earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability, green commitments and social responsibility: these are fundamental values at KLA.

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RBA Compliance

We champion the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct with our many suppliers around the globe.

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Anti-Bribery Policy

Compliance with all anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws is a mandate for all our business partners

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Global Supply Chain Security Policy

As a member of the US Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, we’re focused on a safe, secure supply chain.

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Supplier Diversity

In our sourcing and purchasing activities, we actively seek to include diverse suppliers who offer goods and services that meet KLA’s standards, supplier selection criteria and customer requirements.

Environmental Policy

KLA is dedicated to complying with the appropriate and relevant environmental laws and standards such that its worldwide operations, including product development, sales, service and maintenance, are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner.

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Supply Chain Product Compliance

We actively seek to foster business relationships with suppliers who offer goods and services that meet KLA’s standards including product regulatory requirements and anti-virus requirements.

Download our Product Regulatory Compliance Guidelines

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Reporting Portal

We all have the responsibility to report any behavior that violates our Standards of Business Conduct (SoBC). You are encouraged to ask questions, seek guidance, report suspected violations and express any concerns about compliance with your KLA contact or via our EthicsPoint reporting portal.

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Supply Chain Human Rights Policy

We expect our suppliers to adhere to global principles on human rights. These include everything from labor policy and right to organize to equality and anti-discrimination.

View Our Human Rights Policy

View Our Statement: United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015

Standards of Business Conduct

For Suppliers, Agents and Non-Employee Workers

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