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Ahmad Khan, President, Semiconductor Process Control, Discusses how We Build on the Energy of SEMICON West

Jul 26, 2023 2 min read

The semiconductor industry’s largest events have evolved to offer more than just forums for meeting, listening and learning. SEMICON West 2023 in San Francisco felt like a great representation of that evolution, both as a showcase of ideas, and a place to ask questions. It was great to see this event back in full force.

We take advantage of the energy and unique environment at shows like SEMICON to meet with our customers and better understand their most critical challenges. These conversations, coupled with insights from the event presentations, inform our own innovation roadmaps. 

Our customers are constantly pushing the limits of physical materials to produce chips with more powerful compute, lower energy consumption and smaller form factors. Whether they are focused on leading-edge chip development or more nuanced use cases like zero-defect automotive standards, KLA’s portfolio of inspection, metrology and software products is built to power both our customers’ innovation and their HVM success.

With our continued investment in R&D, our worldwide engineering teams produce the groundbreaking technologies needed to provide our customers with the right products at the right time. But importantly, we don’t do it alone. KLA’s strategic imperatives include a focus on collaboration with customers, and a framework that emphasizes execution and delivery. Additionally, we build a strong supply chain with valuable partners that can work with us on our industry-leading equipment. By nurturing our strategic relationships with suppliers and aligning our roadmaps with our customers’ needs, we extend our technology leadership and market share.

It’s great to engage with customers and industry partners at singular moments like SEMICON, and it’s a reminder of just how valuable and impactful our work is. But our innovation engine is never idle.

KLA’s teams are always watching industry trends and demand patterns, and we’ll continue to invest in technologies and adapt our strategies to produce the differentiated process control products that support the semiconductor industry’s inflections and innovations.

Ahmad Khan is president, Semiconductor Process Control, at KLA.

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