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ASE Receives 2003 Strategic Awards from Agere Systems

Santa Clara, California, Dec 11, 2003 - Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, TAIEX: 2311, NYSE: ASX), one of the world's largest semiconductor packaging and testing companies, announced today that it has received a Strategic Supplier Award from Agere Systems (NYSE: AGR.A, AGR.B). ASE was one of fifteen winners selected from hundreds of supplier candidates to be recognized as having the most strategic products and services to support Agere's long-term corporate objectives. Agere will present the award to ASE at its Lehigh Valley Central Campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

"The ASE team is honored to receive the Strategic Supplier Award from Agere Systems. The award is a testimony of our dedication to providing the best products together with the highest quality customer service to enable the success of our customers," said Dr. Tien Wu, President of ASE Americas, Europe and Japan. "Awards from customers like Agere, further motivate us to strive for excellence in the technology and service we provide the semiconductor packaging and testing industry," he added.
Thomas Linton, Agere Systems Chief Procurement Officer, said, "ASE provided Agere with leading edge IC packaging and test services this year that truly differentiated them from others in their category. The Strategic Supplier Awards are our way of publicly recognizing ASE in an elite group of companies that contribute to Agere's efforts to offer our customers the best total experience."
About ASE Group

The ASE Group is one of the world's largest providers of semiconductor manufacturing services. As a global leader geared towards meeting the industry's ever growing needs for faster, smaller and higher performance chips, the Group develops and offers a wide portfolio of technology and solutions including IC test program design, front-end engineering test, wafer probe, wafer bump, substrate design and supply, wafer level package, flip chip, system-in-package, final test and electronic manufacturing services through Universal Scientific Industrial Co Ltd, a member of the ASE Group. The Group generated sales revenues of $2.24 billion in 2002 and employs over 24,000 people worldwide. For more information about the ASE Group, visit