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.