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Managing Competition from Startups

Rick Wallace, KLA-Tencor

Wallace describes the various steps he takes at KLA-Tencor to ensure that their technology doesn't get outdated by a fresh start-up. He discusses a unique organizational structure that fosters growth and innovation, an investment arm of the company which monitors start-ups, and large financial barriers to entry.