|Richard P. (Rick) Wallace has been named the chief executive officer (CEO) of KLA-Tencor Corporation. Wallace joined KLA-Tencor in 1988 as an applications engineer, and most recently was the president and COO of the company. He has been responsible for the Wafer Inspection Group, Reticle and Photomask Inspection Division, Films and Surface Technology Division, Software and Customer Groups, and the Lithography Control Group.
Wallace graduated from the department in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and went on to earn a master's degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University. See also the press release.