KLA-Tencor Settles

KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC), a California-based provider of process controls and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics industries, has announced the preliminary settlement of the securities class action pending against the company in the N.D. of Cal. The case, originally filed in June 2006, stems from allegations that KLA-Tencor failed to properly account for the stock options it granted its employees.

The settlement is for $65 million. For coverage of the earlier options-related settlement between KLA-Tencor and the SEC, see this New York Times article.

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