SOURCE: Credence Systems Corporation

December 03, 2007 19:30 ET

Credence Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Credence Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: CMOS), a provider of test solutions for the worldwide semiconductor industry, today announced the release date of its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the year ended November 3, 2007. Results will be announced on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, prior to the opening of the North American financial markets.

The earnings date was set to allow an interim financial team to complete its review and to permit the completion of the audit of the company's fourth quarter and fiscal year results. The review by the interim financial team results from the previously announced resignation of the company's CFO. The conference call also will include a discussion of the company's strategy and plan for fiscal 2008.

Credence's earnings conference call will be broadcast simultaneously over the Internet at 8:00 a.m. EST/5:00 a.m. PST. Visit, Investor Relations, to access the call.

The company has set the following schedule for its quarterly conference calls for fiscal year 2008:

      Q1, ending February 2, 2008:    March 3, 2008
      Q2, ending May 3, 2008:         June 2, 2008
      Q3, ending, August 2, 2008:     August 28, 2008
      Q4, ending November 1, 2008:    December 15, 2008

Investors and analysts with questions should contact Brenda Ropoulos, Investor Relations, at 408-635-4309.

A replay of the conference call is available through February 7, 2008, 11:59 p.m. PST. The replay numbers are: Domestic: 1-888-286-8010; International: 1-617-801-6888; pass code: 97498349. The call will also be archived on the company's website for one year and may be accessed at under Investor Relations.

About Credence

Credence Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: CMOS) is a provider of debug, characterization and ATE solutions for the global semiconductor industry. With a commitment to applying innovative technology to lower the cost-of-test, Credence delivers competitive cost and performance advantages to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), wafer foundries, outsource assembly and test (OSAT) suppliers and fabless chip companies worldwide. A global, ISO 9001-certified company with a presence in 20 countries, Credence is headquartered in Milpitas, California. More information is available at

Credence is a registered trademark, and Credence Systems is a trademark, of Credence Systems Corporation. Other trademarks that may be mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.