Corrent and Amkor Join Forces to Package, Assemble and Test Internet Security Processors.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2001
Corrent's New Family of Packet Armor(TM) and
Socket Armor(TM) Processors Housed in Amkor's Low-Profile,
High-Performance SuperBGA(R) Package
Amkor Technology Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) is a high-tech semiconductor product manufacturer that includes Intel and IBM among its primary customers. Previously headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, Amkor recently announced that it will move to Chandler, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR AMKR Amkor Technology ), the world's largest provider of contract microelectronics manufacturing solutions and Corrent Corp., a semiconductor start-up company start-up company
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Internet security is the process of protecting data and privacy of devices connected to internet from information robbery, hacking, malware infection and unwanted software. chips, Friday announced an alliance for the assembly, testing and packaging of Corrent's scalable Internet security processors.
Amkor and Corrent have aligned forces to develop a package design based on Amkor's high performance SuperBGA(R) (super ball grid array “BGA” redirects here. For other uses, see BGA (disambiguation).
A ball grid array (BGA) is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits. ) package which was selected for its low profile (1.4mm mounted height) and excellent thermal performance characteristics.
Corrent's first generation of products include a unique line of Packet Armor(TM) processors for Internet Protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. Secure (IPSec) transmissions and a family of Socket Armor(TM) processors that accelerate e-commerce transactions using secure socket layer (SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) The leading security protocol on the Internet. Developed by Netscape, SSL is widely used to do two things: to validate the identity of a Web site and to create an encrypted connection for sending credit card and other personal data. ) standards. Both families of processors encrypt data and send it securely across networks.
"Corrent's alliance with Amkor demonstrates our desire to provide our customers with the latest low-profile, low-thermal packaging based on a proven standard form factor for our new family of processors," said Richard Takahashi, president and chief executive officer of Corrent Corp.
"By combining our efforts with Amkor, Corrent will receive rigid testing and the best packaging power/performance ratio for our network security processors."
Amkor will produce prototype packages for evaluation, which will be followed by characterization, qualification and high volume production and test services beginning in Q4 of 2001. Corrent and Amkor will also collaborate to develop test software to ensure the end product meets complete product specifications.
All package development work is taking place at Amkor's Advanced Package Development Center in Chandler, Ariz., production will take place at Amkor's facility in Gwanju, South Korea.
"Amkor is pleased to be working side-by-side with Corrent to provide packaging that will deliver optimal power and performance and test programs that will ensure a robust end product," said Brian Lynch This article is about the American writer. For the NBA player see Brian Lynch (basketball), for the Jazz trumpeter see Brian Lynch (musician)
Brian Michael Lynch , vice president of advanced BGA (Ball Grid Array) A popular surface mount chip package that uses a grid of solder balls as its connectors. Available in plastic and ceramic varieties, BGA is noted for its compact size, high lead count and low inductance, which allows lower voltages to be used. packages, Amkor Technology.
"This strategic relationship will provide Corrent's customers with the peace of mind they need to meet the quality and performance demands of next-generation Internet security solutions."
About Corrent Corp.
Corrent Corp. is a semiconductor company focused on providing network system designers with the highest quality security chips at fiber optic speeds.
Corrent's Internet data security and acceleration processors are based on an advanced architecture optimized for maximum network transparency Reading and/or writing to resources on the network (folders, files, printers, etc.) as if they were attached locally. Either built into the operating system or a separate file sharing component, network transparency implies that there is no additional effort required by the user or by the that eliminates traditional processing bottlenecks associated with the secure exchange of IP data through virtual private networks (VPNs) and business-to-business transactions.
Unlike traditionally architected software and hardware solutions, Corrent's security chips provide greater speed, scalability and compatibility with the industry's evolving fiber-optic security standards. For more information visit: http://www.corrent.com.
About Amkor Technology
Amkor Technology Inc. is the world's largest provider of contract microelectronics manufacturing solutions.
The company offers semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs a complete set of microelectronic design and manufacturing services, including deep sub-micron wafer fabrication Wafer Fabrication is a procedure composed of many repeated sequential processes to produce complete electrical or photonic circuits. Examples include production of radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, LEDs, optical computer components, and CPUs for computers. ; wafer probe, wafer mapping, characterization and reliability testing; IC packaging design and assembly; multi-chip module design and assembly; and final testing.
More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's Web site: www.amkor.com.