Credence Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: CMOS) provides strategic, comprehensive ATE solutions and diagnostics and failure analysis solutions to manufacturers of semiconductors used worldwide in computing, consumer, automotive and a variety of other industries. In all markets, accelerated product lifecycles and tighter profitability margins are mandating better cost-performance in test—higher throughput at lower cost, higher-speed technologies and as-needed expansion. Since 1978, Credence has led the industry in redefining value in test. The company's commitment to long-term relationships, innovativeness and support help integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundries, OSAT suppliers and fabless chip companies meet their customers' needs by reducing cost-of-test while speeding product introductions with as-needed investment and seamless evolution to next-generation solutions. Our customers equate Credence with value, performance and partnership.