Aetrium Ships First Reliability Test System to India

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ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aetrium Incorporated (Nasdaq:ATRM) today announced its first shipment of the 1164 Reliability Test System to a customer in India. Aetrium's Reliability Test Products Division continues to expand its large worldwide installed customer base and the installation in India comes just three months after installing the first Reliability Test System in Russia. The 1164 Reliability Test System is used by semiconductor manufacturers to ensure their products exceed acceptable performance and quality standards.

"Aetrium continues to expand its installed customer base by aggressively exploring new opportunities," said Steve Schultz, Director of Marketing and Applications. "India is expected to be the world's fastest growing market for semiconductors in 2012 and would like to support its local demand with local manufacturing. We anticipate this strategic installation will facilitate future opportunities in India as semiconductor manufacturing expands from industrial and space related production into the consumer electronics market."

About Aetrium

Aetrium, based in North St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading supplier of proprietary technologies and equipment that are used by the worldwide semiconductor industry to test integrated circuits. The company's products are used by customers to advance reliability, improve quality, increase product yield or improve manufacturing processes. Aetrium's common stock is publicly traded on the Nasdaq market under the symbol ATRM. More information about Aetrium is available on the internet at www.Aetrium.com or by emailing info@aetrium.com.

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CONTACT: Steve Schultz Aetrium Incorporated (651) 704-1802

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