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ASE to Collaborate with IBM on Next Generation Flip Chip Packaging Technology

Surface Laminar CircuitTM (SLC) flip chip packaging technology designed to support higher performance and more complex chip designs.
FREMONT, Calif., July 11, 2002 - ISE Labs, Inc., an ASE Test Company (Nasdaq: ASTSF - News), today introduced RAC (Remote Access) Services that enable semiconductor companies to access test equipment at its advanced technology centers in Silicon Valley and Austin. Through RAC Services companies can use ISE's high-speed Internet access to connect to test systems with pin counts up to 1024 and speeds up to 3.2Gbps.
 
"Fabless companies in some regions have limited technology options, particularly for test," stated David Pan, CEO, ISE Labs. "In some locations, there is not a sufficient base of customers to support a full service technology center. For these customers, travel can be expensive and can mean investing a few hours or a full day to connect to the right test system. By enabling a secure yet user-friendly remote access service, companies can choose the most cost effective test platform for their application, shorten their development cycles and reduce their overall expense of test."
 
Companies can connect to their choice of equipment at either of ISE's Technology Centers through three different set-ups - Laptops, Unix Workstations, and PCs. ISE's secure remote access is a Citrix-based web portal offering compressed Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol data streams across industry standard 128-bit SSL encryption. Its fast data stream enables service to be used along low and high bandwidth links such as cable modems and ISDN. ISE's RAC Service is offered with no license fee.
 
"We currently have customers in North America and Europe making use of RAC Services, and their response has been extremely favorable," stated Jeff Thompson, ISE IT Manager.
 
Companies can take part in an interactive session and sign up for a RAC account during ISE's Open House on July 18(th) in Fremont, California.
 
 
About ASE Inc. 

ASE Inc. (TAIEX: 2311, NYSE: ASX) is one of the world's largest independent providers of semiconductor packaging services and, together with its subsidiary ASE Test Limited (Nasdaq:ASTSF), the world's largest independent providers of semiconductor testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. The Company's international customer base of more than 200 blue-chip customers includes such leading names as Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Altera Corporation, Cirrus Logic Inc., Conexant Systems, Inc., LSI Logic Corporation, and Qualcomm Inc. With advanced process technology capabilities and a global presence spanning Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States, ASE Inc. has established a reputation for reliable, high quality products and services. For more information, visit the website http://www.aseglobal.com
 

About IBM Microelectronics

IBM Microelectronics is a key contributor to IBM's role as the world's premier information technology supplier. IBM Microelectronics develops manufactures and markets state-of-the-art semiconductor and interconnect technologies, products and services. IBM makes chips for a wide range of devices from the world's most powerful computers to the smallest cell phones. Its superior integrated solutions can be found in many of the world's best-known electronic brands. More information about IBM Microelectronics can be found at:http://www.ibm.com/chips
 

Editor's notes:

- Surface Laminar Circuit is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation.
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Clementine Chen  
Jennifer Yuen
ASE Group 
ASE Americas/Europe
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