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Aehr Test Systems Added to Russell Microcap Index

FREMONT, Calif., June 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced it has been added to the Russell Microcap index effective at the close of the market on June 26, 2015, when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes.

Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Gayn Erickson, President and CEO of Aehr Test Systems, said, "We are excited to be selected for inclusion in the Russell Microcap Index, which we believe will enhance public awareness and visibility of Aehr Test within the investment community as we expand our unique and highly cost-effective wafer-level test and burn-in solutions into new emerging test markets. We have significant growth potential in testing new devices such as stacked flash memory for enterprise Solid State Drives; CPUs and intelligent sensors for advanced driving assistance systems and automotive infotainment systems; and CPUs, sensors and communications components for mobility applications such as smartphones, wearable devices and the Internet of Things."

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For more information on the Russell 1000 and the Russell indexes reconstitution, go to "Recon Central" section on the FTSE Russell website.

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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 ABTSTM and FOXTM 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 Aehr Test's website at www.aehr.com.

CONTACT: Aehr Test Systems Gary Larson Chief Financial Officer (510) 623-9400 x321 MKR Group Inc. Todd Kehrli or Jim Byers Analyst/Investor Contact (323) 468-2300 aehr@mkr-group.com

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