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The prospectus will be available as from 8 April 2008 in Belgium free of charge at the counters of KBC Securities, KBC Bank, CBC Banque or by phone 32 3 283 29 70 (KBC telecenter) or 0800/92020 (CBC Banque) and at Petercam.Electronic versions of the prospectus (including the acceptance form) are available on the following websites: be, KLA-Tencor Announces Commencement of Tender Offer to Acquire Belgium's ICOS Vision Systems SAN JOSE, Calif.—April 7, 2008—KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) today announced the launch of its tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares, warrants and options of ICOS Vision Systems Corporation NV (Euronext: IVIS).



Former CEO Kenneth Schroeder repeatedly backdated options between 19, and once in 2005, the SEC said.ICOS's systems perform two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) inspection of IC's, wafers, solar cells, substrates, sockets, etc.ICOS offers stand-alone inspection systems, as well as inspection modules for integration.ICOS is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has R&D centers in Belgium, Germany and Hong Kong, sales and support offices in Japan, the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan and production facilities in Belgium, Hong Kong and China. Disclaimer: With the exception of the CBFA, no other authority in any other jurisdiction has approved the prospectus, the bid or any possible squeeze-out.

The bid is made only in Belgium and the United States, and no steps have been or will be taken with a view to obtaining authorization to distribute the prospectus in countries other than Belgium and the United States.

About ICOS: ICOS designs and manufactures inspection equipment for semiconductor packaging and interconnect applications.