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Elmos Semiconductor Selects Cohu’s SATURN for Testing its Next Generation Automotive Products

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU) today announced that Elmos Semiconductor AG (FSE: ELG), Germany, has chosen SATURN as its next generation handler platform for automotive IC testing.

SATURN is a high speed handling system that dramatically reduces cost of test with an innovative test plunging mechanism that achieves extremely short index times and exceptional reliability at extended test temperatures from -60°C up to +175°C. Features like smart soaking and the hybrid plunging technology enable SATURN to achieve high productivity at low cost.

“We at Elmos selected the Cohu SATURN to test next generation QFN devices, driving continuous improvement and further lowering cost of test with this new hybrid gravity, pick & place handler,” said Reinhard Senf, COO at Elmos.

"We are pleased to have Elmos, a major automotive semiconductor supplier, perform an extensive evaluation and select our SATURN handler for testing their products,” said Luis Müller, President, Cohu Semiconductor Equipment Group. “It underlines our innovative technology and strength as a reliable partner for automotive IC test.”

About Cohu:

Cohu is a supplier of test handling, burn-in, thermal subsystems and MEMS test solutions used by the global semiconductor industry as well as a supplier of microwave communications and video equipment.

About Elmos:

Elmos Semiconductor is a leading developer and producer of semiconductor based system solutions. Based on the modular high-voltage CMOS technology, Elmos offers a great amount of analog mixed-signal circuitry elements such as voltage regulators, analog/digital converters, power-drives and NVM storage. Elmos is listed on the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange. For additional information about Elmos, visit

Forward Looking Statements:

Certain matters discussed in this release, including statements concerning Cohu's SATURN product are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or forecasted. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our ability to convert new products under development into production on a timely basis, support product development and meet customer delivery and acceptance requirements for next generation equipment, failure to obtain customer acceptance resulting in the inability to recognize revenue and accounts receivable collection problems, our reliance on patents and intellectual property, compliance with U.S. export regulations, and the cyclical and unpredictable nature of capital expenditures by semiconductor manufacturers. These and other risks and uncertainties are discussed more fully in Cohu's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recently filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Cohu assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

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