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The first FormFactor MEMS fab was born in Elmsford, NY

FormFactor began life in 1993 when former IBM researcher, Igor Khandros, began developing products for the semiconductor industry in a tiny New York lab. Soon, Khandros and his small crew hit on the wire-bonded MicroSpring – a foundational technology for three semiconductor applications: sockets, packaging and probe cards.

From those modest beginnings we have grown with the industry, consistently applying practical innovation to help semiconductor manufacturers keep pace with Moore’s Law. Today, we’re the top provider of advanced SoC and memory probe cards to the global semiconductor industry.

1993

The 1st FormFactor MEMS fab was born in Elmsford, NY.

1994

FormFactor ships its first MicroSpring probe card.

1995

FormFactor sets up operations in Livermore, California.

2000

FormFactor introduces the industry’s first (x64) DRAM probe card – a 200mm 12 TD card.

2002

FormFactor debuts a first: the (x128) DRAM card – a 300mm 9 T card.

2003

FormFactor goes public.

2004

FormFactor opens a 20,000 sq. ft. MEMs fab in Livermore, CA.

FormFactor delivers a milestone shipment: (X256) DRAM probe card — a 300mm 4 TD probe card.

2006

FormFactor ships full-wafer DRAM probe card. A 300mm 2 TD probe card.

2008

The industry’s first vertical MEMS probe card, the MicroProbe Vx-MP enters the market.

2009

The first Matrix full-wafer probe cards are delivered to customers. By the end of 2010, more than 300 Matrix cards are delivered – making this new product ramp-up the fastest ever at FormFactor.

2011

MicroProbe ranked world’s #1 supplier of advanced SoC probe cards by leading semiconductor market research firm, VLSIresearch.

2012

FormFactor Inc. acquires MicroProbe and expands presence in Foundry/Logic market.

2014

FormFactor rated by customers as World’s Best Supplier of Subsystems in the 2014 VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey.

2015

Customers Rank FormFactor as World’s Best Supplier of Subsystems for Second Consecutive Year in VLSIresearch’s Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.

2016

FormFactor acquires Cascade Microtech, Inc., a leading supplier of precision electrical and mechanical probing equipment. Customers rank FormFactor as World’s Best Supplier of Subsystems for third consecutive year in VLSIresearch’s annual survey.

2017

VLSIresearch names FormFactor a 10 Best Supplier of chip making equipment, and customers rank FormFactor World’s Best Supplier of Subsystems in VLSI’s Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.

FormFactor receives Texas Instruments’ highest level of supplier recognition, the 2016 Texas Instruments Supplier Excellence Award for exceptional performance, quality, and technology.

2018

FormFactor again recognized by VLSIresearch as the #1 supplier of semiconductor probe cards, the 10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment, and THE BEST Suppliers of Test Equipment and Subsystems.

FormFactor receives SK Hynix Supplier Excellence Award. Company introduces autonomous probing systems, bringing breakthrough improvements in RF probing.

2019

FormFactor adds second European Service Center in Grenoble, France.

FormFactor receives Intel Supplier Achievement Award.

FormFactor acquires FRT GmbH, adding high precision metrology and inspection to its product portfolio.

2020

FormFactor acquires the probe card assets of Advantest Corporation.

FormFactor acquires High Precision Devices, Inc. (HPD), a leader in cryogenic test and measurement.

The company sets an annual record for revenue and profitability, and continues as a VLSIresearch THE BEST Supplier for a 7th consecutive year.

2021

FormFactor opens new manufacturing facility in Livermore, CA, USA to expand capacity for semiconductor wafer probe card production.

FormFactor broadens its products with several new product introductions, including new products in quantum cryogenics, logic probe cards, and high power probe systems.

The company sets an annual record for revenue ($770M), and continues as a VLSIresearch THE BEST Supplier for an 8th consecutive year.