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Cohu Introduces New RF Contactor for Mobile Market

POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2017-- Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU), a leading supplier of semiconductor equipment, announced today the introduction of the new cDragon contactor for testing a wide spectrum of RF devices used in mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

The expansion of RF semiconductors continues to be driven by growing device interconnectivity and data sharing. The new cDragon leverages advanced micro electroforming technology to build contact elements that optimize signal performance for high frequency semiconductor test, such as those used in GPS, Bluetooth, cellular and wireless transmission. These devices are key to enable the connectivity in today’s smartphones, cars and emerging IoT products. cDragon combines excellent signal integrity with long-life and elastomer-free architecture. It is well suited for harsh, high volume production environments requiring tight temperature accuracy during test.

During intensive testing at a leading semiconductor manufacturer, the new cDragon has proven its stable performance in high volume production. The innovative contact spring manufacturing technology delivers remarkably long lifespan and stable signal integrity. Cohu has received initial volume production orders for cDragon that are expected to ship in the first and second quarter of 2017.

Cohu will be showcasing cDragon Contactor and other innovative test contactors at the Burn-in & Test Strategies (BiTS) Workshop from March 5th to 8th 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.

Forward Looking Statements:

Certain matters discussed in this release, including statements concerning Cohu's cDragon 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 products, 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 – Investor Relations
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