updated 3/31/2011 4:18:30 PM ET 2011-03-31T20:18:30

FREMONT, Calif., March 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, announced today that it has received an order for a FOX-15 WaferPak cartridge from a leading communication equipment manufacturer. This is the first WaferPak cartridge ordered by this customer and it is scheduled to ship during calendar year 2011.

"We are very pleased that this new FOX customer will be using this WaferPak cartridge to qualify the wafer level burn-in process for their devices," said Rhea Posedel, chairman and chief executive officer of Aehr Test Systems. "If the wafer level burn-in process is qualified and moves into production, we expect this customer would require a FOX-15 system and additional WaferPak cartridge capacity in the future. This order moves the FOX technology into the communications equipment industry and complements FOX systems already in use in the memory and automotive industries." 

The FOX-15 full wafer contact burn-in and test system, a member of the FOX family of full wafer contact systems, is most effective for long burn-in applications. Other members of Aehr Test's FOX family of products are focused on full wafer parallel test or short burn-in of products such as flash memory devices, embedded memory devices and microcontrollers.

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, 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 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 FOX and WaferPak contactor technologies, acceptance by customers of the WaferPak contactors shipped upon receipt of a purchase order and the ability of new products to meet customer needs or perform as described. 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
         Carl Buck
         V.P. Marketing and Contactor
         Business Group
         (510) 623-9400 x381
         
         Financial Relations Board
         Lasse Glassen
         Analyst/Investor Contact
         (213) 486-6546

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