FormFactor Ships 2000th Matrix Probe Card

Company Achieves Matrix Architecture Shipment Milestone 18 Months Sooner Than Any Prior Probe Card Platform in Company History


LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - FormFactor Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced the shipping of its 2000th probe card incorporating the company's proprietary Matrix architecture. This shipment milestone, which includes the company's SmartMatrix™, TouchMatrix™ and TrueScale Matrix™ advanced wafer probe cards used by IC manufacturers for full wafer-contact DRAM, Flash memory and system-on-chip device testing, was achieved 18 months sooner than that of any other product in the company's history. The 2000th Matrix probe card was shipped to a major memory manufacturer, where it is being used for next-generation, mobile DRAM testing.

"The shipment of our 2000th Matrix probe card, underscores the significant adoption of the Matrix full wafer contactor product line in its DRAM, Flash and SOC applications," said Tony Tryba, General Manager of the FormFactor Product Group. "The Matrix family is setting new standards in full wafer probe card applications as customers realize the benefits of the high-end capability, in-situ stability, and high reliability of this platform -- even as we continue to extend its overall performance envelope." FormFactor's Matrix family of probe cards enables customers to optimize tester utilization and improve yield thru superior uptime, contact accuracy and signal integrity.

About FormFactor:

FormFactor Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) is a leader in advanced wafer test solutions. The company's advanced wafer probe cards enable semiconductor manufacturers to lower their overall production costs, improve yields, and bring next-generation devices to market. FormFactor's acquisition of MicroProbe creates the leading wafer test solution provider for both memory and non-memory semiconductor manufacturers. FormFactor is headquartered in Livermore, California with operations in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information, visit the company's website at

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

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 anticipated results, market conditions, expectations and operating plans. 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: risks that the company's Matrix architecture products and technologies do not meet customers' test requirements or roadmaps; risks that the Matrix architecture products cannot be implemented by certain customers to optimize tester utilization and/or improve yield thru superior uptime, contact accuracy and signal integrity; risks that the Matrix architecture products cannot extend the life of customers' existing test equipment and avoid the need for additional capital spending within their test cells, risks that the Matrix architecture products cannot meet customers' temperature requirements or lower customers' 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 29, 2012, as filed with the SEC, and subsequent SEC filings, including the company's Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q. Copies of the company's SEC filings are available at 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.


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