* Sees Q3 rev $46-$48 mln vs prior est low-mid $50 mln
* Shares down 4 pct in extended trade
Aug 31 Chip equipment maker FormFactor Inc
(FORM.O) slashed its third-quarter sales view, hurt by a delay
in transition of its new Matrix line of products at major
customers, sending its shares down 4 percent.
The company, whose customers include Elpida Memory
6665.T, Powerchip Semiconductor 5346.TWO and Intel Corp
(INTC.O), now expects third-quarter revenue of $46-$48 million.
It had earlier forecast sales of low to mid $50 million.
Analysts on average were looking for revenue of $57.3
million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
The company is in the midst of transition from its Harmony
generation products -- known for lower average selling prices
and margins -- to the SmartMatrix and TouchMatrix product
FormFactor's third-quarter sales were also hurt by the
company's decision to turn away low-margin business, it said in
Shares of the Livermore, California-based company were down
30 cents at $6.70 in extended trade. They closed at $7.00
Tuesday on Nasdaq.
The stock has shed 37 percent of its value since July 27,
when it posted weak second-quarter results and warned of market
(Reporting by Saqib Iqbal Ahmed in Bangalore; Editing by Maju