CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 21 -- Amkor Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq: AMKR) today announced that James "Mark" Bird, fellow and senior director of technical marketing at Amkor, has received the 2003 Board of Directors Chairman's Award from the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association. The JEDEC board of directors bestowed the award at its November meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. JEDEC is the semiconductor standardization association of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA).

The JEDEC Chairman's Award honors directors of the JEDEC board who have exhibited ongoing leadership in the organization and have made significant contributions to the association and the semiconductor industry.

The JEDEC award recognized Mark Bird for his leadership roles as vice chairman of the board of directors focused on human resources; founding chairman of the JC-17 committee on MEMs technology; and chief delegate and technical adviser for the United States for the (IEC)-TC-47 and SC-47D International Semiconductor Standards Committees for semiconductor mechanical outlines, quality-reliability processes, and test methods. In addition, the award recognized Mark's roles as subcommittee chairman at joint meetings between JEDEC and the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), and liaisons on joint standards activities between JEDEC and the US electronics interconnection association, IPC.

"This recognition of Mark's varied contributions through his authorship of worldwide standards and his leadership in standards activities reflects the importance of these activities to our industry," said Mike Steidl, Amkor's vice president of advanced product development. "Amkor is committed to playing a leading role in setting worldwide standards in the semiconductor industry, and Mark is an important part of this effort."

Amkor Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services. The company offers semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs a complete set of microelectronic design and manufacturing services. More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's web site: .

For further information, please contact: Martijn Pierik of Positio Public Relations, Inc., +1-650-815-1006, , for Amkor Technology, Inc.; Jeffrey Luth of Amkor Technology, Inc., +1-480-821-2408 ext. 5130, .