CHANDLER, Ariz.---July 18, 2006--Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ GSM: AMKR) announced today that it has received the coveted Advanced Packaging Award in the Package Design Software and Equipment Category for its innovative 3-D Wire Bond Checker. Advanced Packaging magazine's Publisher David Barach presented the award to Steve Lowder, Amkor's Vice President of Design, during a ceremony that took place on July 12 at Semicon West in San Francisco, California.

Amkor's proprietary 3-D Wire Bond Checker provides true 3-D spacing checks, including items such as capillary interference, z-axis wire spacing, and design wire profiles/tiers (including auto assignment). It considers manufacturing values such as capillary cross section, wire profile, die thickness, spacer dimensions, die attach dimensions, and even bonding sequence (wire bond machine methodology). The 3-D Wire Bond Checker brings factory knowledge to the fingertips of not only the designer, but also the customer. This helps to verify and improve designs during the initial design phases, leading to shortened design cycles and improved yields.

"We are delighted that our 3-D Wire Bond Checker has been recognized by Advanced Packaging for its innovation in the design of complex, 3-D packaging. Amkor is committed to meeting our customer's increasingly complex package technology needs within a progressively more intricate design chain. This piece of design automation is one important component of Amkor's complete design solution." said Lowder.

Celebrating excellence in semiconductor packaging, the Advanced Packaging Awards are presented to the finest examples of creative advancement in semiconductor technology.

About Amkor

Amkor is a leading provider of advanced 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:


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