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Cascade Microtech Acquires Aetrium's Reliability Test Products Business

Cascade Microtech Acquires Aetrium's Reliability Test Products Business 
Acquisition Strengthens Semiconductor Test Solutions Aimed at
Emerging Wafer-Level Reliability Markets 
BEAVERTON, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 08/01/13 --  Cascade Microtech,
Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leader at enabling precision measurements of
integrated circuits at the wafer level, announced that it has
acquired the ReliabilityTest Products (RTP) business of Aetrium
Incorporated, a U.S. public company. The RTP business specializes in
package- and wafer-level reliability (WLR) solutions for wafer
process technologies; the product line strengthens Cascade
Microtech's position as a worldwide leader in the design, development
and manufacture of advanced wafer probing solutions for the
electrical measurement and test of semiconductor integrated circuits.
The acquisition is closely aligned with the Company's strategy of
delivering Integrated Measurement Solutions that address emerging
requirements at advanced semiconductor nodes. 
The acquisition of the RTP business affords Cascade Microtech the
opportunity to leverage its market position, and focuses the
necessary resources towards solving significant customer challenges
resulting from advanced materials, new geometries, and new design
rules. These expanded core competencies enable Cascade Microtech to
further address customers' needs at advanced nodes, and are
particularly important as FinFET and other three-dimensional
structures exhibit properties that will evidence themselves in an
increasing variety of reliability-related issues. Customers of
Aetrium's Reliability Test Products business will also benefit from
Cascade Microtech's global service and support network, and its
strong commitment to customer satisfaction and technology leadership. 
"This is a key strategic move which not only strengthens our product
portfolio, but enhances our competency in reliability testing. This
moves us closer to our goal of fully-integrated measurement solutions
focused on addressing growth markets," said Michael Burger, President
and CEO, Cascade Microtech, Inc. "The acquisition will enable us to
aggressively meet the technical challenges our customers have in
ramping advanced processes. We can help them achieve the requirements
for early analysis and lifetime predictions, and help them respond to
critical time-to-market demands." 
"We've worked closely with Cascade Microtech for many years providing
comprehensive wafer-level test and measurement solutions for accurate
and efficient WLR tests," said Joseph C. Levesque, President and CEO
of Aetrium Incorporated. "Aetrium's Conductor software package
controls probe stations for fully-automated test execution and high
data throughput. Combined with the new Symphony(TM) portable test
instrumentation, I believe this will significantly benefit customers
who are looking for cost-effective, sophisticated, high-performance
WLR test solutions." 
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. 
About Cascade Microtech, Inc. 
 Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CSCD) is a worldwide leader in precision contact, electrical
measurement and test of integrated circuits (ICs), optical devices
and other small structures. For technology businesses and scientific
institutions that need to evaluate small structures, Cascade
Microtech delivers access to electrical data from wafers, ICs, IC
packages, circuit boards and modules, MEMS, 3D TSV, LED devices and
more. Cascade Microtech's leading-edge stations, probes, probe cards
and integrated systems deliver precision accuracy and superior
performance both in the lab and during production manufacturing of
high-speed and high-density semiconductor chips. For more information
visit www.cascademicrotech.com. 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 
Jeff Killian
Cascade Microtech, Inc.
(503) 601-1280
Jeff.Killian@cmicro.com