ITC Reaffirms Ruling that Carsem Infringes Amkor MLF Patent.CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : AMKR AMKR Amkor Technology ) today announced that the Administrative Law Judge administrative law judge n. a professional hearing officer who works for the government to preside over hearings and appeals involving governmental agencies. They are generally experienced in the particular subject matter of the agency involved or of several agencies. ("ALJ ALJ Administrative Law Judge
ALJ Association for Legal Justice (Northern Ireland) ") in Amkor's patent infringement case against Carsem in the International Trade Commission has reaffirmed his prior ruling that the Carsem Dual and Quad Flat No-Lead Packages infringe some of Amkor's patent claims relating to MicroLeadFrame([R]) (MLF MLF Malolactic Fermentation (winemaking)
MLF Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus
MLF Micro Lead-Frame
MLF Multilateral Force
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"We are pleased that the ALJ has again validated Amkor's technology and patent rights for our MLF packaging solutions," said Ken Joyce, Amkor's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We will now be taking steps under ITC ITC (Brit) n abbr (= Independent Television Commission) → Fernseh-Aufsichtsgremium
ITC n abbr (BRIT) (= Independent Television Commission) → procedures for a ruling by the Commission upholding or adopting the ALJ's decision and issuing an exclusion order that would prohibit Carsem from importing its infringing QFN QFN Quad Flat No-Lead
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QFN Quad Flat No Leads products into the United States."
Amkor is a leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services to semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs. More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's website: www.amkor.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are considered forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements regarding the affirmation of the ALJ's decision by the Commission and the issuance of an exclusion order against Carsem. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could affect future results and cause actual results and events to differ materially from historical and expected results and those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could affect the outcome of the events set forth in these statements and that could affect our operating results and financial condition are discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made prior to or after the date hereof. Amkor undertakes no obligation to review or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.