CHANDLER, Ariz.--Jan. 24, 2006--Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) today announced that a purported securities class action lawsuit was filed on January 23, 2006 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Amkor and certain of its current and former officers. The plaintiff claims to represent purchasers of Amkor securities during the period from October 27, 2003 through July 1, 2004. The complaint alleges that defendants made materially false statements regarding the Company's financial condition and seeks unspecified damages.

Amkor believes the claims are without merit and will defend against them vigorously.

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