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FREMONT, Calif., March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and reliability qualification equipment, today announced it has received over $2.3 million in orders for test and burn-in system services and support from a leading multi-national manufacturer of advanced logic integrated circuits (ICs) and analog and mixed signal devices for automotive, industrial, communications equipment, enterprise systems and personal electronics applications.
“Aehr is committed to support this long-term customer with the challenges in meeting the ever increasing reliability demands of their expanding automotive products line,” said Vernon Rogers, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Aehr Test Systems. “This order continues extensive local service and applications assistance, as well as preventive maintenance services, at the customer’s worldwide production and development sites to ensure continual optimal performance and throughput from their ABTS and MAX packaged part burn-in systems.
“The ability of Aehr’s systems to monitor the outputs of devices during burn-in in order to confirm that they are functioning correctly is critical in satisfying the stringent automotive reliability standards. Our burn-in and test systems are capable of individual temperature control for high-voltage, high-current and high-power devices which allows customers to meet the higher quality and reliability needs of the automotive, mobile smartphones and tablets, 5G communications, and Internet of Things markets.”
Automotive applications such as Automated Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), high-voltage subsystems for electric vehicles, RADAR and LIDAR for collision avoidance, camera display controls, and infotainment are driving increased electronic content per vehicle. Market research firm Yole Développement projects that the market for automotive LIDAR will grow from an estimated $325 million in 2017 to some $5.2 billion in 2023, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 59% for the period.
Aehr’s ABTS family of packaged part burn-in and test systems 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. This system can test and burn-in high pin-count devices and there are also configurations for both high-power and low-power applications.
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 over 2,500 systems installed 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 products in package, wafer level, and singulated die/module level test. Aehr has developed and introduced several innovative products, including the ABTS™ and FOX-P™ families of test and burn-in systems and FOX WaferPak™ 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 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’s website at www.aehr.com.
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