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Cimetrix Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

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SALT LAKE CITY, May 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cimetrix, Incorporated (OTCQB:CMXX) (OTCBB:CMXX) (, a leading provider of factory automation and equipment control software solutions for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012 as follows:

  • Maintained profitability amid downward industry cycle spanning more than six months
  • First quarter 2012 net income of $15,000 compares with $290,000 in same period of 2011
  • Research and development spending as a percentage of sales remains consistent year-over-year and drives continued design wins
  • Software revenue in first quarter increased 12% compared to fourth quarter 2011, while down 27.5% from same period of 2011
  • Total revenue for the first quarter decreased 23% year-over-year from $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2011 to $1.6 million in the first quarter of 2012

Management's Comments

"We are pleased to report that amid a slowdown during the past six months from overcapacity in each of our three addressable markets, we continued to make progress with design wins for our initial connectivity software line as well as for our next generation platform for equipment control software," stated Bob Reback, president and CEO of Cimetrix. "This progress validates the investments we have made in research and development, which remains at approximately 14% of sales. We have a scalable business model that enables us to moderate spending according to industry cycles. As such, we have set a goal of maintaining profitability until the markets accelerate and we are able to deliver significantly higher profitability with increased tool shipments by our customers.

"Cimetrix anticipated that the fourth quarter of 2011 would be the trough of the semiconductor capital equipment downward cycle and that software revenue would begin to increase on a sequential basis during the first quarter of 2012 as semiconductor customers began to ship more machines. Consistent with this outlook, our actual results were in line with our forecast. The semiconductor industry appears to have bottomed out and is showing indications of further improvement. During the same period, we saw the effects of the dramatic decline in both the Photovoltaic (PV) and light emitting diode (LED) industries. While we expect to see the LED market rebound, we have limited visibility on meaningful opportunities in the PV market. Most of the product development and design win activity we have participated in reflect our primary focus on the semiconductor and LED markets. Given our success in these verticals, we are better positioned for revenue growth and improved profitability upon a resumption of demand."

First Quarter 2012 Highlights

1. New CIM300™ customer design win. The Company was awarded a new design win for the Cimetrix CIM300 SDK (Software Development Kit) to implement connectivity that complies with SEMIGEM 300 standards. This win is expected to provide new runtime license revenue in 2013.

2. New CIMControlFramework™ design wins. Cimetrix won two key designs for the CIMControlFramework product to be used in new customer equipment currently in the design phase. While it typically takes one or more years to develop a new model of capital equipment, once the new model is launched in the marketplace, these design wins are expected to contribute increased runtime license revenue.

3.     New version of CIMPortal™ in beta testing. Cimetrix released a beta version of its CIMPortal 2.0 SDK, the software used by equipment suppliers to develop an EDA/Interface A connection, to key customers for implementation and testing. The new version supports ISMI's 0710 Freeze Version of EDA, and includes feature upgrades and specific features for GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Once beta testing is complete, Cimetrix will release the product to the market for general availability.

4.       SEMI LED standards work. After years of investigation and analysis, the SEMI HB-LED (High Brightness) task force is now proceeding to develop industry standards. Cimetrix is playing a key role in these standards activities based on its in-depth experience in semiconductor and PV. Earlier, Cimetrix played a similar role in defining and establishing standards for both semiconductor and PV capital equipment that led to the Company's strong revenue growth over the last 3 years.

Second Quarter 2012 Outlook

Cimetrix continues to pursue new design wins worldwide for software products and services. The Company expects incremental improvements in software license revenue, with the semiconductor capital equipment market driving this growth. Professional Services revenue is expected to decline on a sequential basis, since a series of projects were completed during the first quarter and newer projects are being initiated. 

About Cimetrix Incorporated

Cimetrix (OTCQB:CMXX) (OTCBB:CMXX) develops and supports factory automation software products for the global semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and other electronics industries. Cimetrix factory connectivity software allows for rapid and reliable implementation of the SEMISECS/GEM, GEM300, PV2, and EDA standards. Our flexible equipment control framework software is the latest technology that enables equipment suppliers to design and implement their supervisory control, material handling, operator interface, platform and process control, and automation requirements of manufacturing facilities. Cimetrix products can be found in virtually every 300mm semiconductor factory worldwide and include CIMControlFramework™, CIMConnect™, CIM300™, and CIMPortal™. The added value of Cimetrix passionate Support and Professional Services delivers an outstanding solution for precision equipment companies worldwide. 

Cimetrix is an active member of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), including the SEMI PV Group, and participates in various International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) programs. For more information, please visit

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Safe Harbor Statement:

The matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements about the Company's prospects for future growth and results of operations are forward-looking statements. The comments made by the Company's senior management in regards to future revenue and results are based on current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that may adversely affect expected results including but not limited to recovery of the economic markets into which the Company sells products, increased capital expenditures by semiconductor chip, PV, LED, and other electronics manufacturers, market acceptance of the Company's products, the timing and degree of adoption of EDA/Interface A by the semiconductor industry, the ability of the Company to control its costs associated with providing products and services, the mix between products and services (which generally have higher associated costs of revenue) provided by the Company, the competitive position of the Company and its products, which include CODE, CIMConnect, CIM300 and CIMPortal product families, the economic climate in the markets in which the Company's products are sold, technological improvements, and other risks discussed more fully in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond the control of the Company. Reference is made to the Company's most recent filing on Form 10-K, which further details such risk factors.

  March 31, 2012 December 31,
ASSETS (Unaudited) 2011
Current assets:    
 Cash and cash equivalents  $ 635,000  $ 871,000
 Accounts receivable, net 1,018,000 944,000
 Inventories  22,000  22,000
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 57,000 64,000
 Total current assets 1,732,000 1,901,000
Property and equipment, net 112,000 122,000
Goodwill 64,000 64,000
Other assets 20,000 20,000
   $ 1,928,000  $ 2,107,000
Current liabilities:    
 Accounts payable  $ 186,000  $ 224,000
 Accrued expenses 199,000 485,000
 Deferred revenue 318,000 213,000
 Total current liabilities 703,000 922,000
 Total liabilities 703,000 922,000
Commitments and contingencies    
Stockholders' equity:    
 Common stock; $.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares    
 authorized, 45,234,256 and 45,234,256 shares issued,    
 respectively 4,000 4,000
 Additional paid-in capital 33,626,000 33,601,000
 Treasury stock, 25,000 shares at cost (49,000) (49,000)
 Accumulated deficit (32,356,000) (32,371,000)
 Total stockholders' equity  1,225,000 1,185,000
   $ 1,928,000  $ 2,107,000
    Three Months Ended
    March 31, 
    2012 2011
New software licenses    $ 968,000  $ 1,448,000
Software license updates and product support   242,000 222,000
 Total software revenues   1,210,000 1,670,000
Professional services   378,000 383,000
Total revenues   1,588,000 2,053,000
Operating costs and expenses:      
Cost of revenues   744,000 824,000
Sales and marketing   271,000 273,000
Research and development   218,000 277,000
General and administrative   323,000 365,000
Depreciation and amortization   15,000 11,000
 Total operating costs and expenses   1,571,000 1,750,000
Income from operations   17,000 303,000
Other income (expenses):      
Interest income    --  1,000
Interest expense    --  (14,000)
Total other expenses, net    --  (13,000)
Income before income taxes   17,000 290,000
Provision for income taxes    2,000  -- 
Net income and comprehensive income    $ 15,000  $ 290,000
Net income per common share:      
Basic    $ 0.00  $ 0.01
Diluted    $ 0.00  $ 0.01
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:      
Basic   45,698,000 45,017,000
Diluted   45,763,000 46,664,000
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