Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. of Fort Washington said Wednesday that chairman and CEO Scott Kulicke will retire in June 2011. Kulicke, 60, has been CEO since 1979 and chairman since 1984.

The chip manufacturing equipment maker said its board's search for a new CEO will include both internal and outside candidates.

Kulicke & Soffa shares closed unchanged at $5.16.    - Chris Mondics