January 5, 2007 – Joseph Bronson, president and board member of wafer probe card firm FormFactor Inc., has resigned from the company immediately to pursue other interests, the company announced. With his departure, the company will eliminate the shared “office of the CEO” which he shared with CEO Igor Khandros, who will assume Bronson’s former responsibilities.
Bronson came to FormFactor in November 2004 from Applied Materials, where he had served for 20 years, the final seven as CFO. He had been a board member of FormFactor since 2002.
“During Joe’s tenure the company significantly grew revenues, began executing an infrastructure and processes roadmap to enable sustainable growth, and implemented company-wide programs to develop and grow organizations both domestically and overseas,” stated Khandros.
Bronson also sits on the advisory board of Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC), a Chinese startup that plans to offer “proprietary etch and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) systems,” targeting the 65nm and 45nm nodes and beyond.