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KLA-Tencor Celebrates Opening of $70M Headquarters in Ann Arbor

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KLA’s John Mclaughlin announces a corporate expansion during Tech Talk 2019 before explaining how the company handles extremely high-standards quality control of silicon wafers.

Silicon Valley-based KLA recently announced a new headquarters to be located in northeast Ann Arbor. Today the company moved into a temporary headquarters on Green Road until the new facility on Dixboro opens in 2021. The company announced intentions to hire hundreds of new employees in the coming years, with 100 starting this year. On the KLA corporate website, 66 jobs, all in Ann Arbor, are already posted.

At Ann Arbor a2tech360 tech week’s Tech Talk, KLA Senior Director and Ann Arbor Site Leader John Mclaughlin said: “Silicon chips power your laptop, your cellphone, tablet, and countless other products.” The week of tech week, several companies at a2tech360 and TU-Automotive Software conference emphasized the importance of silicon in tech products and the key role Detroit plays in producing and inspecting silicon products for industry, whether that is printed wafers like KLA, 3D printed silicone like Wacker Chemical, and more.

We will be back with updates as KLA settles in to its new headquarters.


June 11, 2019

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laurakcowan Laura K. Cowan is a green tech editor and narrative journalist with 15 years’ experience promoting sustainability initiatives for automotive, green tech, and conscious living media outlets. She was called best copyeditor in the business by mentor and Automobile Magazine founder David E. Davis, Jr.. A deep study of consciousness, nature writing, and sustainable technology topics allows Ms. Cowan to draw out meaningful stories of diverse professionals from indigenous healers to technology executives in a blend of news and literary journalism styles. She is currently co-founder and editor of tech news blog Cronicle Press, columnist and editor for Ann Arbor’s Crazy Wisdom Journal, and a contributor to local and national magazines such as The Ann Arbor Observer and Reiki News Magazine. Ms. Cowan’s writing and speaking have appeared with Automobile Quarterly, Writer Unboxed, Inhabitat, CNBC, and The National Society of Newspaper Columnists.


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