September 12, 2006 08:00 ET

Amkor Selects Cadence Technologies for SiP Design Centers Worldwide

Collaboration Further Mainstreams SiP Design in the Design Chain

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- CDN Live! Silicon Valley -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, today announced that Amkor Technology, Inc., a leading provider of advanced semiconductor assembly and test services, has standardized on the new Cadence® System-in-Package (SiP) design products and methodologies for use in their worldwide design centers.

Applications driving the increased use of SiP technology include wireless, networking and consumer-electronics devices such as cell phones, Bluetooth modules, and WLAN modules. Faced with escalating customer demand for these applications and increasing SiP complexity, Amkor and Cadence collaborated on a complete, integrated solution for the implementation of digital and RF SiPs.

"Cadence SiP technology allows us to extend and enhance the value of the design and manufacturing services we deliver to our customers," said Steven Lowder, Amkor's Vice President, Design Services. "Combining Cadence's technology with Amkor's SiP design flow will integrate silicon and package design at new levels, which will further optimize the size, performance and cost of our customers' products."

According to Keith Felton, group director, Product Marketing IC Packaging and SiP solutions, Cadence Design Systems, consumer demand for compact, functionally dense wireless and multi-media products is fueling the growth in SiP implementation. The new Cadence products support designers of the leading-edge devices by moving what was, until recently, an expert engineering-design process into the mainstream.

More information about Cadence SiP solutions is available at

About Amkor

Amkor Technology is a leading provider of advanced semiconductor assembly and test services. The company offers semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs a complete set of microelectronic design and manufacturing services. More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's web site:

About Cadence

Cadence enables global electronic-design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2005 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, and has approximately 5,100 employees. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at

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    Doron Aronson
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc.