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Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
October 26, 2020
Cohu, Inc.

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12367 Crosthwaite Circle, Poway, California
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Common Stock, $1.00 par value
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On October 26, 2020, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Cohu, Inc. (“Cohu”) met and considered the improved business conditions and outlook since the company previously announced, on March 25, 2020, temporary base salary reductions for Cohu’s named executive officers (“NEOs”). After reviewing such matter, the Compensation Committee reversed the salary reductions, with the base salary restorations effective with the next applicable payroll period commencing on or after November 1, 2020.
Set forth below is a summary of the temporary base salary reductions, on an annualized basis, and the restored amounts for Cohu’s NEOs:
February 24, 2020
April 6, 2020
November 1, 2020
Named Executive Officer
Base Salary
Base Salary
Base Salary
Luis A. Müller
Jeffrey D. Jones
Christopher G. Bohrson
Thomas D. Kampfer
Pascal Rondé (1)
Mr. Rondé is paid in Euros and the base salary figures above have been converted to U.S. Dollars as required by SEC rules. The conversion rate, as consistently applied above, is based upon the rate in effect proximate to the preparation Cohu’s 2020 Proxy Statement, as filed on March 25, 2020.
Item 8.01 Other Events
Similarly, and also after considering the improved business conditions and outlook, the Board of Directors met on October 27, 2020 and determined to reverse the temporary cash retainer and fee reductions for non-employee directors, as a 20% reduction was previously announced on March 25, 2020, with the cash retainer and fee restorations effective as of November 2, 2020.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Cohu, Inc.
October 29, 2020
/s/ Jeffrey D. Jones
Name: Jeffrey D. Jones
Title: Chief Financial Officer