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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 10-C

                REPORT BY ISSUER OF SECURITIES QUOTED ON NASDAQ

                          INTERDEALER QUOTATION SYSTEM

                  FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

                SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 AND RULE 13a-17

                              OR 15d-17 THEREUNDER

                          KLA Instruments Corporation
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                (Exact name of issuer as specified in charter)

                  160 Rio Robles, San Jose, California, 95161            
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                    (Address of principal executive offices)

       Issuer's telephone number, including area code    (408) 434-4200

                   I.  CHANGE IN NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

  Indicate any change (increase or decrease) of five percent or more in the
number of shares outstanding:

1.  Title of security   Common Stock

2.  Number of shares outstanding before the change  22,999,000

3.  Number of shares outstanding after the change  24,724,000

4.  Effective date of change   April 26, 1995

5.  Method of change:
 
  Specify method (such as merger, acquisition, exchange, distribution, stock
split, reverse split, acquisition of stock for treasury, etc.)
                            
                            Common Stock Offering
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  Give brief description of transaction  On May 3, 1995, KLA Instruments
Corpoation ("KLA") commenced an underwritten public offering of its Common
Stock.  Pursuant to the offering, KLA issued an aggregate of 1,725,000 shares
of Common Stock.

                         II.  CHANGE IN NAME OF ISSUER

1.  Name prior to change    Not applicable

2.  Name after change

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3.  Effective date of charter amendment changing name

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4.  Date of shareholder approval, if required

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Date:  May 3, 1995                              /s/  PAUL KREUTZ
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                                                Paul Kreutz, Secretary





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