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                                 UNITED STATES
                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549
 
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                                    FORM 8-K
 
                                 CURRENT REPORT
 
     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
       DATE OF REPORT (DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED): JANUARY 12, 1994
 
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                          KLA INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
                                                              
           DELAWARE                           0-9992                          04-256411
 (State or other jurisdiction        (Commission File Number)              (I.R.S. Employer
               of                                                        Identification No.)
incorporation or organization)
              160 RIO ROBLES, SAN JOSE, CA                                 95161
        (Address of principal executive offices)                        (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (408) 434-4200 (Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report) - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS REPORT, INCLUDING EXHIBITS, CONSISTS OF 5 PAGES. THE EXHIBIT INDEX IS LOCATED ON PAGE 4. 2 ITEM 5. OTHER EVENTS On January 12, 1994, KLA Instruments Corporation ("KLA") announced in a press release its expected revenues and earnings per share for its second quarter ended December 31, 1993. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 1 and is incorporated herein by reference. ITEM 7. EXHIBITS
EXHIBIT NO. DESCRIPTION ----------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Press Release of KLA dated January 12, 1994 regarding its expected revenues and earnings per share for its second quarter ended December 31, 1993.
3 SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. Date: January 11, 1994 KLA INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION By: ROBERT J. BOEHLKE Robert J. Boehlke, Vice President, Finance and Administration, and Chief Financial Officer 4 KLA INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION EXHIBIT INDEX TO FORM 8-K DATED JANUARY 12, 1994
SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED EXHIBIT NO. EXHIBITS PAGE - ------------ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Press Release of KLA dated January 12, 1994 regarding its expected 5 revenues and earnings per share for its second quarter ended December 31, 1993.
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                                   EXHIBIT 1
 
KLA Instruments Corporation                                         News Release
160 Rio Robles
San Jose, California 95134
 
                                                  CONTACT:  Robert J. Boehlke
                                                            Chief Financial
                                                            Officer
                                                            (408) 456-6285
 
               KLA EXPECTS TO POST Q2 EARNINGS OF $0.30 PER SHARE
 
     SAN JOSE, California, January 12, 1994 -- KLA Instruments said that it
expects to report earnings per share for its second quarter ended December 31,
1993 of $0.30 on sales of about $57 million.
 
     New orders increased approximately 40% over the prior quarter largely as a
result of the strong demand for the Company's 2100 series in-line monitors. As a
result the Company's book-to-bill ratio was over 1.3 for the quarter. The
Company includes both systems and service in its book-to-bill calculation.
 
     The Company expects to report complete results for the second quarter on
January 19, 1994.
 
     KLA Instruments Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of yield
monitoring and process control systems for the semiconductor manufacturing
industry. KLA is a publicly held corporation traded on The Nasdaq National
Market under the symbol "KLAC."