STATS ChipPAC Delivers Industry Leading Ultra Thin Package-on-Package Solutions With eWLB Packaging

STATS ChipPAC Delivers Industry Leading Ultra Thin Package-on-Package Solutions 
With eWLB Packaging 
Recent Advances in Embedded Wafer Level Packaging Technology Reduce
Bottom Package Height to Less Than 0.3mm for an Overall PoP Stack
Height as Low as 0.8mm 
SINGAPORE -- 20 AUGUST 2013, UNITED STATES -- (Marketwired) --
08/19/13 --  STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company")
(SGX-ST: STATSChP) (SGX: S24), a leading provider of advanced
semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced a new
milestone in reducing Package-on-Package (PoP) height with its ultra
thin embedded Wafer Level Ball Grid Array (eWLB) technology. STATS
ChipPAC has pursued innovative advances in embedded packaging design
methodology, process enhancements and cost structure to deliver
eWLB-based PoP solutions with an ultra thin package profile height of
0.3mm. 
The industry adoption of PoP as a dominant packaging approach in
stacking the logic processor and memory into a single solution for
advanced mobile phones and tablets has accelerated the need to drive
ultra thin package profiles in this technology. Earlier in 2012,
STATS ChipPAC utilised eWLB technology to deliver a 30% height
reduction in PoP, reducing the overall stacked package height from
the industry standard 1.4mm to 1.0mm. Today, through further
innovations in eWLB technology, STATS ChipPAC has achieved a 40%
height reduction in the bottom PoP architecture to provide an ultra
thin z-height of 0.3mm, thereby providing customers with the
advantage of having an overall PoP package height as low as 0.8mm
with proven board level reliability.  
"The emergence of ultra slim devices that are able to deliver
exceptional performance continues to grow across the mobility,
consumer and computing markets. Our breakthrough technology
achievements in package height reduction, increased performance and
reliability with eWLB-based PoP solutions enable packaging solutions
that provide a competitive edge to substrate-based PoP solutions
while remaining cost effective," said Dr. Han Byung Joon, Executive
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, STATS ChipPAC. "We have
successfully developed best-in-class, ultra thin PoP solutions below
1.0mm to support the continued success of our leading-edge mobility
customers and will continue to
 extend our innovative technology to
attain even smaller form factors in semiconductor packaging
technology." 
eWLB provides a robust packaging platform supporting ultra high
density interconnection and routing of multiple die in very reliable,
low-profile, low-warpage packages that are cost effective solutions
for baseband processors, RF transceivers, power management components
and application processors. For high performance applications such as
smartphones and tablets, eWLB technology delivers fine line width and
spacing of less than 10um/10um as well as superior electrical
performance, providing more design flexibility and a more significant
reduction in size than is possible with printed circuit board (PCB)
substrate technology.  
Dr. Han continued, "While traditional PoP solutions are widely used
in the high-end mobility market, demand is accelerating for ultra
thin, cost effective packages that have the flexibility to serve a
range of applications from mid-range to low-end mobile phones as well
as tablets that require significantly higher processor speeds. While
PCB substrate technology limits the interconnection density of a PoP
package to 200-300 I/O, eWLB-based PoP solutions can deliver beyond
500 I/O in an overall thinner package with a dense vertical
interconnection and wider interface to stack memory packages on the
top. As we continue to expand the capabilities of eWLB and
demonstrate 
innovative variations with this packaging platform, we
are seeing more designs migrating to this technology."  
Forward-Looking Statements
 Certain statements in this release are
forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those described in this release. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ include, but are not limited to, general business
and economic conditions and the state of the semiconductor industry;
prevailing market conditions; demand for end-use applications
products such as communications equipment, consumer and
multi-applications and personal computers; decisions by customers to
discontinue outsourcing of test and packaging services; level of
competition; our reliance on a small group of principal customers;
our continued success in technological innovations; pricing
pressures, including declines in average selling prices; intellectual
property rights disputes and litigation; our ability to control
operating expenses; our substantial level of indebtedness and access
to credit markets; potential impairment charges; availability of
financing; changes in our product mix; our capacity utilisation;
delays in acquiring or installing new equipment; limitations imposed
by our financing arrangements which may limit our ability to maintain
and grow our business; returns from research and development
investments; changes in customer order patterns; customer credit
risks; disruption of our operations; shortages in supply of key
components and disruption in supply chain; inability to consolidate
our Malaysia operations into our China operations and uncertainty as
to whether such plan will achieve the expected objectives and
results; the amount of the business interruption insurance claim due
to flooding of the Thailand Plant; loss of key management or other
personnel; defects or malfunctions in our testing equipment or
packages; rescheduling or cancelling of customer orders; adverse tax
and other financial consequences if the taxing authorities do not
agree with our interpretation of the applicable tax laws;
classification of our Company as a passive foreign investment
company; our ability to develop and protect our intellectual
property; changes in environmental laws and regulations; exchange
rate fluctuations; regulatory approvals for further investments in
our subsidiaries; majority ownership by Temasek Holdings (Private)
Limited ("Temasek") that may result in conflicting interests with
Temasek and our affiliates; unsuccessful acquisitions and investments
in other companies and businesses; labour union problems in South
Korea; uncertainties of conducting business in China and changes in
laws, currency policy and political instability in other countries in
Asia; natural calamities and disasters, i
ncluding outbreaks of
epidemics and communicable diseases; the continued trading and
listing of our ordinary shares on the Singapore Exchange Securities
Trading Limited ("SGX-ST"). You should not unduly rely on such
statements. We do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to
update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or
circumstances. 
About STATS ChipPAC Ltd. 
 STATS ChipPAC Ltd. (SGX-ST Code: S24) is a
leading service provider of semiconductor packaging design, assembly,
test and distribution solutions in diverse end market applications
including communications, digital consumer and computing. With global
headquarters in Singapore, STATS ChipPAC has design, research and
development, manufacturing or customer support offices throughout
Asia, the United States and Europe. STATS ChipPAC is listed on the
SGX-ST. Further information is available at www.statschippac.com.
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Tham Kah Locke
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email: kahlocke.tham@statschippac.com  
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