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2002 / 03 / 11

ASE ranked No. 1 supplier in FSA’s 2002 Wafer and Packaging Demand Survey

Santa Clara, California, March 11, 2002 – Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE: ASX), one of the world’s largest semiconductor packaging and testing companies and ASE Test Limited (NASDAQ: ASTSF), the world’s largest semiconductor testing company, today announced that the survey results published by the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) indicated that the company was voted the leading service provider.

The FSA, a premier semiconductor trade association, published the results of its eighth annual Wafer and Packaging Demand Survey on March 6, 2002. The survey was conducted in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Survey participants included 131 fabless companies and 14 integrated device manufacturers (IDMs).

Respondents were asked to indicate their top four post-foundry suppliers in 2001 for each task, including; probe supplier, assembly supplier, test supplier and burn-in supplier. In all four catego ries, ASE emerged as the key supplier. ISE Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASE Test Limited and the largest semiconductor testing service provider in Silicon Valley, was ranked sixth in probe and second in burn-in.

“This is the second consecutive year that we have been placed as the leading supplier in the FSA survey, ” said Dr. Tien Wu, president of ASE Americas and Europe. “ASE is pleased to have the continued vote of confidence from our customers. We also believe that the fabless model will continue to lead the way for industry growth and, in addition, associations such as the FSA will help to promote this growth.”

The survey is available to FSA members or other interested parties through the organization’s web site at

About ISE Labs
ISE Labs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASE Test Limited, is the largest semiconductor testing service provider in Silicon Valley. It offers a full spectrum of services in the front-end and back-end testing of semiconductors, including test program development, probe card and load board development, device characterization, test program conversion, wafer sort, final test, yield analysis, lead scan, bake and dry pack, and drop shipment. The Company’s strong engineering expertise and a large selection of leading tester platforms have made it the preferred choice among the leading semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit ISE Lab’s website at

About the Fabless Semiconductor Association
In 1994, industry leaders incorporated FSA ( to achieve a more optimal balance between wafer demand and capacity. Its more than 350 corporate members represent fabless companies, integrated device manufacturers, foundry providers, packaging/assembly houses, electronic design automation companies, investment bankers, intellectual property providers and other companies. The organization encourages the relationship between fabless companies and suppliers; facilitates business partnerships; creates awareness of the fabless business model; disseminates relevant data; and fosters standards and policies.

The FSA’s vision is that by 2010 half of all integrated circuit revenue will come from fabless operations.


About ASE, Inc.

ASE, Inc. is the leading global provider of semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test. Alongside a broad portfolio of established assembly and test technologies, ASE is also delivering innovative advanced packaging and system-in-package solutions to meet growth momentum across a broad range of end markets, including 5G, AI, Automotive, High-Performance Computing, and more. To learn about our advances in SiP, Fan-out, MEMS & Sensor, Flip Chip, and 2.5D, 3D & TSV technologies, all ultimately geared towards applications to improve lifestyle and efficiency, please visit: or follow us on Twitter: @aseglobal.

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