KLA unveils second US headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI
KLA Corp. recently marked the official unveiling of its second U.S. headquarters, a $ 200 million facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. KLA is opening its new campus with a local management team and over 300 employees, with plans for 300 additional hires over the next 12-18 months.
KLA is a Fortune 500 global technology company that develops cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing equipment and services, enabling innovation across the electronics industry. The new headquarters is home to KLA’s AI Center of Excellence, where machine learning applications help advance semiconductor manufacturing.
A 51,000 square foot cleanroom, one of Michigan’s largest, is also being built on campus to support R&D of KLA’s semiconductor manufacturing tools used around the world. Business functions including supply chain, purchasing, IT, finance, legal and human resources will also be managed from campus, led by a diverse management team based in Ann Arbor. .
The six-story, 230,000 square foot building was designed as a sustainable campus. Located in a beautiful forest, the structure has a state-of-the-art green roof and a monumental atrium. Employees can also take advantage of a forest trail, on-site cafeteria, café, fitness center and electric vehicle charging stations.
“With the opening of its new plant, KLA is helping us build Michigan’s future,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “The next generation of technology and innovation is happening right here in Ann Arbor, thanks to KLA and partners such as the Michigan Economic Development Committee and the University of Michigan. Through KLA’s bold investment and commitment to the community, we will continue to grow Michigan’s economy, create well-paying jobs, and secure our position on the global high-tech scene. Together, we will usher in a new era of prosperity for our families and communities. “
KLA’s founding headquarters are located in Milpitas, California, in Silicon Valley. Throughout its 45-year history, the company has participated in the most important technological breakthroughs. Hardly any laptop, smartphone or smart car could be made without KLA technology. Each chip produced goes through a KLA machine and 59,000 of its tools are in use around the world. The company now employs more than 12,000 people in 19 countries and had sales of over $ 6 billion in calendar year 2020.