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Cohu Introduces New PANTHER Prober

POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 10, 2017-- Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), a leading supplier of semiconductor equipment, today announced the introduction of its new PANTHER prober for test and inspection of singulated wafer-level chip scale packages (WLCSPs) and bumped dies.

Growing demand for semiconductor integration with system-in-package and increasing quality requirements are driving the need for final test of integrated circuits post wafer singulation. These devices are essential in mobile and IoT consumer products where space constraints and functional requirements are paramount, as well as growing in automotive applications.

Luis A. Müller, Cohu President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “PANTHER is the first prober designed specifically to optimize test and vision inspection of WLCSPs and bumped dies, delivering a substantial improvement in semiconductor manufacturing quality that is required for today’s high-end consumer products. This prober expands our business into another key vertical by leveraging a unique combination of our established testing technology, while also further increasing our served addressable market.”

Cohu will demonstrate PANTHER and other innovative products at its previously announced Corporate Access Day to be held July 13, 2017 in Santa Clara, California.

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 the introduction, features and performance of Cohu's PANTHER 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 into production on a timely basis and to 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, market demand and adoption of new products, the seasonal and unpredictable nature of capital expenditures by semiconductor manufacturers, and rapid technological change. 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.

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