FREMONT, Calif., March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, announced today that on March 15, 2013, it entered into an agreement for the sale of 1,158,000 shares of its common stock in a private placement transaction with certain Directors and Officers of the Company and other accredited investors. The purchase price per share of the common stock sold in the private placement was $1.00, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $1,158,000, before offering expenses. The closing of the private placement took place on March 15, 2013, and no placement agent was used in connection with the transaction. "We were able to minimize the expenses related to this private placement, resulting in higher net proceeds to the Company," said Gayn Erickson, president and chief executive officer of Aehr Test Systems. "The additional funds will allow us more leeway in managing our working capital and our research and development program spending." The shares of the Company's common stock sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and as such the shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under such act and applicable state securities laws or an applicable exemption from those registration requirements. The securities were offered and sold only to a limited number of accredited investors. About Aehr Test Systems Headquartered in Fremont, California, Aehr Test Systems is a worldwide provider of test systems for burning-in and testing logic 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 ABTS TM and FOX TM 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 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 used for burn-in and functional test of complex devices, such as leading-edge memories, 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 the proposed use of proceeds of the private placement. Actual use of proceeds may vary from the proposed use of proceeds. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks related to the satisfaction of the conditions to, and the timing of, the closing of the private placement and Aehr Test's need for additional capital in the future. 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 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 Gary Larson Chief Financial Officer (510) 623-9400 x321 Financial Relations Board Marilynn Meek Analyst/Investor Contact (212) 827-3773