Aehr Test Systems Comments on Closure of Silicon Valley Bank
Fremont, CA (March 10, 2023) – Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR) (the “Company”), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and reliability qualification equipment, today provided comments on the news today of the closure by regulators of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).
Gayn Erickson, President and CEO of Aehr Test Systems, commented, “There’s been a lot of questions related to the closure of SVB today and the exposure of Aehr Test Systems. Aehr Test does have a checking account at SVB with a current balance of under $2.5 million, which is less than 6% of our total of $41.8M in cash and short-term liquid assets. Aehr has over $39.3 million in another financial institution which includes over $9.7 million in cash and $29.6 million in short term US Government backed Treasury Bonds. Aehr has no outstanding balance on its line of credit with Silicon Valley Bank and foresees no need to draw on the line in the near future. Aehr believes that there is no impact to our operations, customers, vendors, or employees. We are taking all appropriate steps to prevent any impact on our operations.”
About Aehr Test Systems
Headquartered in Fremont, California, Aehr Test Systems is a worldwide provider of test systems for burning-in semiconductor devices in wafer level, singulated die, and package part form, and has installed over 2,500 systems worldwide. Increased quality and reliability needs of the Automotive and Mobility integrated circuit markets are driving additional test requirements, incremental capacity needs, and new opportunities for Aehr Test products in package, wafer level, and singulated die/module level test. Aehr Test has developed and introduced several innovative products, including the ABTSTM and FOX-PTM families of test and burn-in systems and FOX WaferPakTM Aligner, FOX WaferPak Contactor, FOX DiePak® Carrier and FOX DiePak Loader. The ABTS system is used in production and qualification testing of packaged parts for both lower power and higher power logic devices as well as all common types of memory devices. The FOX-XP and FOX-NP systems are full wafer contact and singulated die/module test and burn-in systems used for burn-in and functional test of complex devices, such as leading-edge silicon carbide-based power semiconductors, memories, digital signal processors, microprocessors, microcontrollers, systems-on-a-chip, and integrated optical devices. The FOX-CP system is a new low-cost single-wafer compact test and reliability verification solution for logic, memory and photonic devices and the newest addition to the FOX-P product family. The WaferPak Contactor contains a unique full wafer probe card capable of testing wafers up to 300mm that enables IC manufacturers to perform test and burn-in of full wafers on Aehr Test FOX systems. The DiePak Carrier is a reusable, temporary package that enables IC manufacturers to perform cost-effective final test and burn-in of both bare die and modules. For more information, please visit Aehr Test Systems’ website at www.aehr.com.
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