CHANDLER, Ariz.---Jan. 23, 2006--Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) said today that it has purchased in the open market $30 million face value of its outstanding $471 million aggregate principal amount of 9.25% Senior notes due February 2008.

Amkor 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 and support services. More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's web site:

Amkor Technology, Inc., Chandler
Jeffrey Luth, VP Corporate Communications
480-821-5000, ext. 5130