FREMONT, Calif., July 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced it has received over $2.5 million in production orders for its burn-in and test systems from a leading manufacturer of advanced logic integrated circuits (ICs) for automotive, embedded processing, digital signal processing and analog applications. The orders include down payments to lock in delivery slots and volume pricing discounts. The orders are for multiple Advanced Burn-in and Test Systems (ABTS™) and a follow-on MAX TM system. The ABTS systems feature a new low-cost high-volume configuration targeted at production test and burn-in of lower-power devices. This new ABTS offers the option of high voltage Device Power Supplies configurable with 60V, 80V, 150V or 230V programmable voltage ranges, which are needed for automotive and power-line applications. Shipments of this new ABTS configuration are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2013. "We are pleased to receive these orders for production test and burn-in systems," said Carl Buck, vice president of marketing at Aehr Test Systems. "The new ABTS system configuration offers over 50% more device test capacity than our previous MAX family of production test and burn-in systems. Importantly, this new ABTS is designed to allow the customer to continue to use their extensive inventory of MAX-style burn-in boards on the ABTS while also offering the increased capacity for new devices. This ABTS configuration extends the capabilities of our MAX systems by providing an increase to 128 I/O channels and 8 unique device power supplies per burn-in board, in addition to the new high-voltage supplies. "The new configuration extends our already successful ABTS-Pi system, which features Individual Temperature Control of each device for high power applications, to provide a lower cost and higher parallel solution for automotive, standard logic and high voltage applications," Buck concluded.