FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced it is partnering with ISE Labs, Inc., the largest semiconductor test engineering service provider in Silicon Valley, for providing burn-in services using Aehr Test's newest system, the Advanced Burn-in and Test System (ABTS TM). To provide these services, ISE Labs has ordered an ABTS system from Aehr Test. The system is configured to do burn-in and test of both low and high-power packaged integrated circuits (ICs). High-power devices are burned-in using individual device temperature control, and the system is optimized to provide this capability at a significantly lower cost than previously available. 

Darius Oravec, engineering manager of ISE's Burn-in and Hardware Department, said, "The ABTS-L56i system enables cost effective individual device temperature control due to its high burn-in board densities and flexible power resources."   He added, "The high number of individual power supplies found in the ABTS system offers unique advantages in performing High Temperature Operating Life testing of ICs."

Greg Perkins, vice president of worldwide sales and service at Aehr Test, stated, "The availability of the ABTS system at ISE Labs complements our installed base of systems already in test labs overseas as well as in IC and module manufacturers.    Having ready access to the ABTS technology in Silicon Valley will help many fabless semiconductor producers get their devices to market quickly and cost-effectively."

The ABTS family of products is based on an innovative hardware and software architecture that addresses not only today's ICs, but also future ICs for many years to come. The system can test and burn-in memory devices as well as both high and low-power logic ICs, providing up to 320 I/O channels for the most demanding applications. The ABTS-Li system is optimized for use with the Wells-CTI iSocket* Thermal Management Technology, which provides a scalable cost-effective solution using individual device temperature control for ICs up to 75W or more. The ABTS also uses N+1 redundancy technology for many key components in the system to provide the highest possible system uptime.

* iSocket is a trademark of Wells-CTI

About ISE Labs

ISE Labs, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc., the largest independent provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services in the world, is located in Fremont, California and has a broad portfolio of service offerings.   ISE Lab's turnkey solution includes package design and selection, IC assembly, front-end engineering test, wafer probing, final test, device qualification reliability test, failure analysis and project/logistics management.

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, FOX TM, MTX 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 MTX system is a massively parallel test system designed to reduce the cost of memory testing by performing both test and burn-in on thousands of devices simultaneously. 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, the ability of new products to meet customer needs or perform as described and the receipt of follow-on orders for this version of the ABTS. 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.
CONTACT:  Aehr Test Systems          Greg Perkins, V.P. Worldwide Sales & Service          (510) 623-9400 x241                   ISE Labs, Inc.          Vince Sy, Director of Sales          (510) 687-2434

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