CHANDLER, Ariz.--Jan. 7, 2003--Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) announced that Mike S. Lee has joined the company as Greater China president. Lee will have primary responsibility for business development initiatives that will be supported by Amkor's manufacturing operations in China and Taiwan.

Lee, 54, has 19 years of experience in the semiconductor packaging and contract manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Amkor, Lee was president of the U.S. operations for Siliconware, Inc. Lee also served as president of the U.S. operations of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and director of manufacturing & design engineering for Shinko Electric America, Inc.

"We believe Mike Lee will be a solid addition to Amkor's management team at a time when we are positioned to capitalize on attractive long-term growth opportunities in China and Taiwan," said John Boruch, Amkor's president and chief operating officer. "With his solid business development and engineering background, including twelve years with ASE and Siliconware, Mike should play a key role in helping Amkor forge stronger business and operational ties in the Greater China region."

Lee is a graduate of the Chinese Military Academy in Taiwan and holds degrees in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration and Metallurgical Sciences.

Amkor is the world's largest provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services. Amkor offers semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs a complete set of microelectronic design and, manufacturing and support services. More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's web site: www.amkor.com.
Contact:

     Amkor Technology, Inc., Chandler
     Jeffrey Luth
     VP Corporate Communications
     480/821-2408 ext. 5130
     jluth@amkor.com