Aehr Test Systems Receives Order from Subcontractor to Lead Customer for its FOX-XP™ Test and Burn-in System Products

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced that it has received an order from a subcontractor to its lead customer for its FOX-XP test and burn-in system products as the first step towards a high-volume production application.

As Aehr Test has disclosed previously, this lead customer and its subcontractors have indicated that they anticipate the need for a significant number of production burn-in/test systems to meet their device volume shipments in the upcoming summer of 2017. Aehr Test has taken several steps to shorten lead times and ensure it has the capacity to meet their range of capacity needs and forecasts.

Gayn Erickson, President and CEO of Aehr Test Systems, commented, “We remain very actively engaged with this lead customer and are excited to receive this order to support the quality and reliability testing of their devices. We believe our high power and high capacity FOX-XP test and burn-in system is a perfect fit for this application and represents a significant new opportunity as the customer’s devices move into high volume manufacturing burn-in.

“We recently had a very successful showcasing of our solutions for both wafer level and module level burn-in and test of optical devices at the SPIE Photonics West conference, and we believe the sensor and photonics markets will be significant for Aehr Test. A key driver is the growing market for integrated optical devices in mobile devices, high-performance servers and data centers, where the use of optical devices for sensing and communications is increasing with every new product generation.

“Another key market is the rapidly growing automotive market for sensors and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which have substantially higher requirements for initial quality and long-term reliability.

“These are extremely exciting fields that we believe are going to drive an entirely new level of quality and reliability expectation of hardware systems and pose a very interesting long-term opportunity for Aehr Test.”

About Aehr Test Systems
Headquartered in Fremont, California, Aehr Test Systems is a worldwide provider of test systems for burning-in and testing logic, optical and memory integrated circuits and has an installed base of more than 2,500 systems worldwide. Increased quality and reliability needs of the Automotive and Mobility integrated circuit markets are driving additional test requirements, capacity needs and opportunities for Aehr Test products in package and wafer level test. Aehr Test has developed and introduced several innovative products, including the ABTSTM and FOX families of test and burn-in systems and the DiePak® carrier. The ABTS system is used in production and qualification testing of packaged parts for both lower-power and higher-power logic as well as all common types of memory devices. The FOX system is a full wafer contact test and burn-in system used for burn-in and functional test of complex devices, such as leading-edge memories, digital signal processors, microprocessors, microcontrollers, systems-on-a-chip and integrated optical devices. 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

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Aehr Test as of the date hereof and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Aehr Test’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the FOX products, including statements regarding future market opportunities and conditions, expected product shipment dates and customer orders or commitments. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, acceptance by customers of the FOX and WaferPak contactor technologies, acceptance by customers of the FOX-XP system, WaferPak Aligner and WaferPak contactors shipped upon receipt of a purchase order and the ability of new products to meet customer needs or perform as described, as well as general market conditions, customer demand and acceptance of Aehr Test’s products and Aehr Test’s ability to execute on its business strategy. See Aehr Test’s recent 10-K, 10-Q and other reports from time to time filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more detailed description of the risks facing Aehr Test’s business. Aehr Test 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.

Aehr Test Systems
Vernon Rogers
EVP Sales and Marketing
(510) 623-9400 x215
MKR Investor Relations Inc.
Todd Kehrli or Jim Byers
Analyst/Investor Contact
(213) 277-5550