Aehr Announces Follow-on Order for Multiple ABTS™ Burn-in and Test Systems From Wireless Chipset Manufacturer

Aehr receives $1.5 million order from wireless communications chipset company for automotive device test and burn-in

FREMONT, Calif., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced it has received a $1.5 million follow-on order from a leading wireless communications chipset company for multiple ABTS systems for production test and burn-in of devices used in an automotive application. The ABTS systems are planned to ship in Aehr Test’s fiscal 2019.

Gayn Erickson, President and CEO of Aehr Test Systems, said, “This rapidly-growing fabless manufacturer of wireless communications chipset platforms for device-to-cloud communications and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications is utilizing our advanced ABTS platform for production burn-in and test to assure the reliability of devices used in critical automotive applications, including autonomous cars. The systems will be installed at sites in both China and Vietnam, two expanding locations for semiconductor manufacturing, assembly and test.  Our systems have been an integral part of their production process since 2009.”

Autonomous cars require highly reliable devices to provide flexible wireless connected car technologies that support a range of applications, including car location, traffic and usage tracking. Embedded telematics solutions must reliably connect to cloud platforms for remote management and Big Data analytics. The wireless cloud communications provide a scalable way to securely retrieve, store, analyze, and integrate data for IoT automotive applications.

Aehr Test’s ABTS family of products is based on a state-of-the-art hardware and software platform that is designed to address not only today’s devices, but also future devices for many years to come. It can test and burn-in both logic and memory devices and includes resources for high pin-count devices and configurations for high-power and low-power applications. ABTS systems can be configured with up to 72 burn-in boards, up to 320 I/O channels, 32M of test vector memory per channel and up to 16 independent device power supplies. The ABTS system can be configured with a scalable cost-effective individual device temperature control solution for up to 64 devices per burn-in board and up to 75 watts per device or more. Individual temperature control enables high-power devices with a broad range of power dissipation to be burned-in simultaneously in a single burn-in chamber while maintaining a precise device temperature. The ABTS system also uses N+1 redundancy technology for many key components in the system to maximize system uptime.

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, 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-XP 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 system is a full wafer contact and singulated die/module 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 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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Contacts:
Aehr Test Systems                                       MKR Group Inc.
Carl Buck                                                       Todd Kehrli or Jim Byers
V.P. of Marketing                                            Analyst/Investor Contact
(510) 623-9400 x381                                     (323) 468-2300
cbuck@aehr.com                                           aehr@mkr-group.com