SAN JOSE, Calif.--KLA-Tencor Corp. Friday (April 30) announced that Gary Dickerson has resigned his position as president and chief operating officer to take a personal leave of absence.
Effective immediately, Kenneth L. Schroeder, chief executive officer, will assume Dickerson's responsibilities as president. No other details were given by the San Jose-based metrology- and inspection-equipment giant.
The announcement follows mixed news for the company. Shares of KLA-Tencor last week dropped after the company said orders might decline as much as 15 percent in the current quarter. KLA-Tencor said revenues for the first quarter were $390 million, up 15 percent from $339 million in the previous quarter, and up 28 percent from $304 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2003. The net income for the quarter was $66 million or $0.33 per diluted share, compared with net income of $45 million or $0.22 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and $27 million or $0.14 per diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal 2003.