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Cohu Introduces New Analog Power Contactor for Mobile Market

POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2017-- Cohu Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU), a leading supplier of semiconductor test handlers and contactors, announced today the introduction of the new cHybrid solution for testing power devices. Following a successful qualification at a leading US-based analog semiconductor manufacturer, this contactor is now in production for small leaded and leadless devices that are commonly used in the growing mobile communications market such as smartphones, tablets and wearables. The cHybrid contactor extends Cohu’s broad portfolio of leading solutions in the growing $90 million analog power contactor segment.

Gerhard Gschwendtberger, General Manager of Cohu’s contactor business unit, commented, “I am very pleased with the production performance of our new cHybrid contact spring architecture that delivers improved yield over long life while minimizing cleaning cycles. This innovative solution will help customers reduce cost and maximize productivity.”

Cohu will be showcasing the cHybrid Contactor and other innovative test contactors at the Burn-in & Test Strategies (BiTS) Workshop from March 10th to 15th in Mesa, Arizona

About Cohu:

Cohu is a leading supplier of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors and thermal sub-systems used by global semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors as well as a supplier of mobile microwave communications equipment.

Forward Looking Statements:

Certain matters discussed in this release, including statements concerning Cohu's cHybrid 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.

Source: Cohu Inc.

Jeffrey D. Jones, 858-848-8106
Investor Relations