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FormFactor, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

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FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, that ended on December 26, 2009. Quarterly revenues were $33.0 million, down 24.6% from $43.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, and down 17.3% from $39.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.

For fiscal 2009, FormFactor posted revenue of $135.3 million, down 35.6% from $210.2 million in fiscal 2008.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $28.0 million or $(0.56) per share, compared to a net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 of $19.4 million or $(0.39) per share and a net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 of $30.0 million or $(0.61) per share. Net loss for fiscal 2009 was $155.7 million or $(3.15) per share, compared to a net loss for fiscal 2008 of $80.6 million or $(1.65) per share.

On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $22.8 million or $(0.46) per share, compared to a net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 of $19.4 million or $(0.39) per share and a net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 of $23.6 million or $(0.48) per share. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for fiscal 2009 was $88.6 million or $(1.79) per share, compared to a net loss for fiscal 2008 of $57.0 million or $(1.17) per share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net loss and net loss per share is provided in the schedules included below.

"Although our Q4 results reflect delays in the timing of our customers' technology transitions, tooling cycles and volume plans, exiting the quarter, we are encouraged by the uptake in interest and orders we experienced from a broader customer base," said Mario Ruscev, CEO of FormFactor. "In 2009, in addition to delivering new technologies for our existing products, which helped us expand our share and customer reach, we also launched our next generation DRAM and Flash memory wafer probe cards incorporating our new product architectures. We are pleased by the customer reception of our new products, and we believe that these new technologies and products are critical to meeting customers' reduced lead times and enabling FormFactor's growth and expansion into markets we have not fully addressed. Although the timing of the recovery is still uncertain, we remain confident that we will return to growth in 2010."

The company has posted its revenue breakdown by region and market segment and 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. PST, or 4:30 p.m. EST, 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.

*A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The telephone replay will be available through February 1, 2010, 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Confirmation code 1210545.

Forwardlooking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forwardlooking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding operations, business outlook, demand for our products and future growth. These forwardlooking 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 forwardlooking 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 align its operating plans and structure with the current business environment to improve its operating efficiency; the company's ability to develop innovative testing technologies, to timely deliver and qualify new products that meet its customers' reduced lead times, testing requirements and lower their overall cost of test, and that enable the company to grow and expand into markets it has not fully addressed; and the timing of customers' technology transitions, tooling cycles and volume ramps and their effect on the company's future growth. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those in any forwardlooking statement is contained in the company's Form 10-K for the annual period ended December 27, 2008 and the company's filings on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods in its fiscal 2009 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 forwardlooking statements or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forwardlooking statements.