CHANDLER, Ariz. – April 10, 2008 -- Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) today announced that Eric Larson will join the company as Executive Vice President Product Management Group, effective April 14, 2008. Larson, 52, will report to Ken Joyce, Amkor’s Chief Operating Officer, and will have overall management responsibility for Amkor’s Product Business Units, including Wirebond Products, Wafer-Level Processing and Flip-Chip Products, Test Services, R&D, Emerging Technologies and Corporate Development.
Larson brings more than 24 years of semiconductor and technology sector leadership experience to his new role. Larson started his career at Hewlett Packard where he worked for 17 years in a number of senior management positions including General Manager of the Integrated Circuits Business Division and General Manager of the Mobile Business Operation. He also served 7 years in senior management positions at Amkor from 1996 to 2003, including as President of our Wafer Fabrication business and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. Larson is re-joining Amkor after having served in executive management positions with several start-up ventures.
“We are pleased to have Eric join Amkor’s executive management team,” said James Kim, Amkor’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Having worked closely with Eric in the past, I have first hand knowledge of his strong work ethic and team building skills. I have great confidence in Eric’s ability to lead our product business units in delivering innovative and cost effective packaging and test solutions to our customers.”
“I am delighted to welcome an executive of Eric’s caliber to Amkor,” said Ken Joyce. “Eric brings extensive semiconductor industry knowledge, business acumen and leadership skills to our existing team of talented and experienced product business unit managers.”
Amkor is a leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services. The company offers semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs a complete set of microelectronics design and manufacturing services. More information on Amkor is available from the company’s SEC filings and on Amkor’s website: www.amkor.com.
Amkor Technology, Inc.
Corporate Vice President & CFO
Joanne Solomon, 480-821-5000 ext. 5416