Aehr Test Systems Receives High-Power Burn-In System Order

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced receipt of an order in excess of $1 million for its advanced ABTSTM high power burn-in system from one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers. The system is expected to ship this fiscal year.

“We are encouraged because this is a major account win for our advanced ABTS logic burn-in system,” said Rhea Posedel, chairman and chief executive officer of Aehr Test Systems. “Importantly, we hope that this could lead to additional system orders for new device qualifications.”

“We believe that this customer purchased the ABTS system because it is a cost effective solution for high power logic burn in requiring individual temperature control per device” said Carl Buck, vice president of sales and marketing of Aehr Test Systems. “The ABTS system’s 256 universal pin drivers and pattern generator per burn-in board are designed to make it an ideal tool for reliability testing and burn-in of the latest technology mobile processors and microprocessors.”

The ABTS family of products is based on a new hardware and software architecture that is designed to address not only today’s devices, but also future devices for many years to come. It is designed to test and burn-in memory as well as both high-power logic and low-power logic in addition to high pin count logic. It can be configured to provide individual device temperature control for devices up to 70 watts or more and it uses N+1 redundancy technology for many key components in the system to provide the highest possible system uptime.

About Aehr Test Systems

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Aehr Test Systems is a worldwide supplier of systems for burning-in and testing memory and logic integrated circuits and has an installed base of more than 2,500 systems worldwide. Aehr Test has developed and introduced several innovative products, including the ABTS, FOXTM and MAX systems and the DiePak® carrier. The ABTS system is Aehr Test’s newest system for packaged part test during burn-in for both low-power and high-power logic as well as all common types of memory devices. The FOX system is a full wafer contact test and burn-in system. The MAX system can effectively burn-in and functionally test complex devices, such as digital signal processors, microprocessors, microcontrollers and systems-on-a-chip. The DiePak carrier is a reusable, temporary package that enables IC manufacturers to perform cost-effective final test and burn-in of bare die. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.aehr.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties relating to projections regarding customer demand and acceptance of Aehr Test’s products. Actual results may vary from projected results. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, acceptance by customers of the ABTS technology, acceptance by customers of the ABTS systems shipped upon receipt of a purchase order and the ability of new products to meet customer needs or perform as described. See Aehr Test’s recent 10-K, 10-Q and other reports from time to time filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. The Company disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Contacts:
Aehr Test Systems
Vernon Rogers
EVP Sales and Marketing
(510) 623-9400 x215
vrogers@aehr.com
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