Jon Tompkins (1996)

Summary : Jon Tompkins (1996) deftly managed the acquisition of Prometrix, in the middle of a boom, without losing key people

Jon Tompkins (1996) deftly managed the acquisition of Prometrix, in the middle of a boom, without losing key people

  • Acquisitions are rarely beneficial and usually risky
    • Especially in those days
  • Tompkins beat the odds, displaying true management skill, and turning Tencor into a power player in the process
  • He then went on to drive the KLA-Tencor merger from the Tencor side.
  • Tomkins transformed the wafer inspection industry through these two mergers, making for a much more sustainable infrastructure.

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