FormFactor, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

(PresseBox) (Livermore, CA, ) FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2009, that ended on June 27, 2009. Quarterly revenues were $31.2 million, up 14.0% from $27.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009, and down 40.0% from $52.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

Net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 was $65.8 million or $(1.33) per share, compared to a net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 of $37.9 million or $(0.77) per share and a net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 of $18.7 million or $(0.38) per share.

The second quarter of fiscal 2009 results included the following one-time items:

- a non-cash charge to income tax expense of $44.7 million or $0.91 per share, related to the establishment of a valuation allowance against our net deferred tax assets,
- a stock-based compensation charge of $1.6 million, or $0.03 per share, net of taxes, related to an option modification in connection with the retirement of Dr. Igor Y. Khandros, founder and former executive chairman of our board of directors in May 2009.

On a Non-GAAP basis, net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 was $16.3 million or $(0.33) per share, compared to a net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 of $30.1 million or $(0.61) per share and a net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 of $12.3 million or $(0.25) per share.

"As our business environment begins to stabilize, we continue to optimize our organization and introduce new technology in order to better harvest the results of future cycles," said Mario Ruscev, CEO of FormFactor. "Although we are encouraged by the increase in design and volume activity related to DDRIII, we are still cautious on the overall macro environment and will be closely monitoring activity for sustainability."

The company has posted its revenue breakdown by region and market segment and the GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation information on the Investors section of its website at www.formfactor.com. FormFactor will conduct a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PDT, or 4:30 p.m. EDT, today. The public is invited to listen to a live web cast of FormFactor's conference call on the Investors section of the company's website at www.formfactor.com. An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available until July 31st, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. PDT and can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and entering confirmation code 6308946.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

This press release highlights the company's financial results on both a GAAP and a non-GAAP basis. The GAAP results include certain charges that are excluded from non-GAAP results. By publishing the non-GAAP measures, management intends to provide investors with additional information to further analyze the company's performance, core results and underlying trends. FormFactor's management evaluates results and makes operating decisions using both GAAP and non-GAAP measures included in this press release. Non-GAAP results are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, and non-GAAP information should be considered a supplement to, and not a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures attached to this press release and on the Investors section of the company's website.

Forward-looking Statements:

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding business momentum, demand for our products and future growth. These forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations that are inherently subject to change and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results might differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement due to various factors, including, but not limited to: changes in the market environment, including the demand for certain semiconductor devices, including DRAM and Flash memory devices; the company's ability to optimize its operating plans and structure with the business environment; the company's ability to develop innovative testing technologies, to timely deliver and qualify new products that meet its customer's testing requirements and lower their overall cost of test. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement is contained in the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2008 and the company's Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2009, both as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and subsequent SEC filings. Copies of the company's SEC filings are available at http://investors.formfactor.com/edgar.cfm. The company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release, to revise any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements.

FormFactor Germany GMBH

Founded in 1993, FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) is the leader in advanced wafer probe cards, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers to electrically test integrated circuits, or ICs. The company's wafer sort, burn-in and device performance testing products move IC testing upstream from post-packaging to the wafer level, enabling semiconductor manufacturers to lower their overall production costs, improve yields, and bring next-generation devices to market. FormFactor is headquartered in Livermore, California with operations in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information, visit the company's website at www.formfactor.com.

FormFactor and the FormFactor logo are registered trademarks of FormFactor, Inc. All other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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