Robert P. Akins has been a Director of KLA-Tencor since May 2008. Mr. Akins is a co-founder of Cymer, Inc. and has served as Cymer's Chairman and CEO since its inception in 1986. Cymer is a leading supplier of excimer light sources for deep ultraviolet photolithography systems used in the semiconductor manufacturing process. Mr. Akins also served as Cymer's President from its inception until May 2000. He currently serves on the boards of directors of SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) and SEMI North America.