SAN FRANCISCO—Semiconductor test and burn-in equipment supplier Aehr Test Systems Inc. Tuesday (Jan. 3) appointed Gayn Erickson, a 23-year veteran of the semiconductor test industry, to the position of CEO. Erickson was also named to the company's board of directors.
Erickson replaces Rhea Posedel, Aehr's founder and chairman, as CEO. According to Aehr (Fremont, Calif.), Posedel led the search for his replacement and has been appointed the company's executive chairman.
"I have been with Aehr Test since its beginning, having founded the company 34 years ago, and felt that now was the right time to turn the company's leadership over to a new CEO," said Posedel, in a statement. "We have been fortunate in attracting Gayn Erickson to assume this position."
Most recently, Erickson served as corporate officer and senior vice president & general manager of Verigy's memory test business before it was acquired by Advantest Japan last year, Aher said. Prior to that, he was vice president of marketing and sales for Agilent Technologies' semiconductor memory test products, the company said.
Erickson has over 23 years of executive and general management, operations, marketing, sales and R&D program management experience dating back to the late 1980s, when he began his career in semiconductor test with Hewlett-Packard Co.'s automated test group, the company said.