Prepared By R.R. Donnelley Financial -- Form 8-K
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  07/30/2008
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:  000-09992
(State or other jurisdiction of
(IRS Employer
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One Technology Drive, Milpitas, California   95035
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(408) 875-3000
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Item 8.01.    Other Events
On July 30, 2008, KLA-Tencor Corporation ("KLA-Tencor") issued a news release announcing that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Microelectronic Inspection Equipment (MIE) business unit of Vistec Semiconductor Systems. The MIE business unit of Vistec is headquartered in Weilburg, Germany and provides advanced semiconductor mask and wafer manufacturing systems. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close before the end of calendar year 2008.

A copy of the news release issued by KLA-Tencor on July 30, 2008 is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. References to KLA-Tencor's website in the release do not incorporate by reference the information on such website into this Current Report on Form 8-K, and KLA-Tencor disclaims any such incorporation by reference.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits

The following exhibit is filed herewith:

Exhibit No.                        Description                                                        

        99.1        Text of news release issued by KLA-Tencor Corporation dated July 30, 2008



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 30, 2008
/s/    Brian M. Martin

Brian M. Martin
Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Exhibit Index
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Text of news release issued by KLA-Tencor Corporation dated July 30, 2008