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KLA-Tencor and Its Peers Still Facing Weak Demand for Memory Equipment

Eric Jhonsa

, which had gone into earnings up 39% on the year, is down over 6% on Tuesday after delivering results and guidance that -- although complicated a bit by its $3.4 billion purchase of chip and electronics equipment maker Orbotech, which closed in June -- suggested any second-half recovery in chip equipment demand will be a gradual one. Excluding $161 million in revenue provided by Orbotech following the acquisition's closing, KLA's revenue fell 8% annually during its March quarter.