LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced the appointment of Dr. Chenming Hu to the company's board of directors. Dr. Hu's long experience in semiconductor manufacturing further strengthens the board's technology expertise.

Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu is the TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor of Microelectronics in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as the chief technology officer of TSMC, the world's largest dedicated integrated circuits foundry. In addition, Dr. Hu was the founding chairman of Celestry Design Technologies, acquired by Cadence Design Systems and was the board chairman of the non-profit East Bay Chinese School, Oakland, CA. He holds three degrees in electrical engineering: a B.S. from the National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC, Berkeley.

Jim Prestridge, chairman of the board, commented on the appointment, "We are pleased to have such an accomplished industry professional join FormFactor's board of directors. Dr. Hu's experience brings both technical expertise and leadership to our board. We believe Dr. Hu will be an important contributor to help guide FormFactor's future growth as a market leader and global partner in semiconductor wafer test."

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About FormFactor

Founded in 1993, FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) is the leader in advanced wafer probe cards, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers to electrically test 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 web site at

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