INFRASTRUCTURE: OUTSOURCING TREND BENEFITS AMKOR TECHNOLOGY

Business Editors  DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 1999--INFRASTRUCTURE, the leading independent research organization covering the investor's view of the semiconductor manufacturing industry, last month published an article on the sub-contract semiconductor test and assembly industry. Amkor Technology, (Nasdaq:AMKR), the largest player in the sector, was identified with its partner, Anam Semiconductor as the only foundry offering the complete semiconductor manufacturing flow from wafer process through assembly and test.  Ron Leckie, INFRASTRUCTURE's CEO, noted that, "Amkor is the largest player in the sector by a factor of three over its nearest competitor, and is the industry's assembly and packaging technology leader." Leckie commented that, "We see a distinct trend where more chipmakers will embrace the outsourcing model and sell off their assembly operations to third party subcontractors, causing the subcontract industry to outpace the growth of the semiconductor industry itself." Another company to watch in this sector is Taiwanese based ASE Test, (Nasdaq:ASTSF). Of course, the growth will also benefit equipment suppliers to the sector including Aetrium (Nasdaq:ATRM); Credence Systems (Nasdaq: CMOS); Cohu, Inc. (Nasdaq:COHU); Kulicke & Soffa (Nasdaq:KLIC); LTX Corp. (Nasdaq:LTXX); Micro Component Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCTI); and Teradyne (NYSE:TER).  About INFRASTRUCTURE  INFRASTRUCTURE is the autonomous research organization of WIPNET Inc., a Texas corporation, which publishes a monthly newsletter, mid-week "Industry Notes" and is the recognized leader in bringing technology, market and investment-oriented analysis on the semiconductor, semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel display and related industries.  Individuals may subscribe to these services for $375 per year, and gain access to archives of the publications for research purposes.  Further information on INFRASTRUCTURE may be obtained by visiting the Web site at: http://www.infras.com or calling 972/492-7208.    
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