|Q:||Who is the ASE Group?|
|A:||The Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Group is the world's largest subcontractor of semiconductor back-end manufacturing services.
We offer complete turnkey services, including IC packaging, IC testing, substrate design and manufacturing, module assembly, and Electronic Manufacturing Services (through Universal Scientific Industrial).
We are a global corporation with group headquarters located in Taipei, Taiwan and manufacturing facilities in 3 continents in close proximity to our blue-chip customers to service their global needs.
|Q:||What is the Group structure?|
|A:||The ASE Group consists of two key members: ASE Inc. and ASE Test Limited. The former concentrates on assembly services while the latter focuses on test services.
ASE Inc., the parent company, owns 100% of ASE Test Limited ("ASE Test"); and 18.7% of Universal Scientific Industrial.
ASE Test owns subsidiaries ASE Malaysia (100%) and Silicon Valley-based ISE Labs (100%).
The Group collectively owns 100% of ASE Korea, acquired from Motorola in 1999, and 100% of ASE Japan, acquired from NEC Electronics Corporation in May 2004.
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|Q:||How long has the ASE Group been in business?|
|A:||ASE Inc. began providing semiconductor assembly services to customers in 1984, and ASE Test started providing semiconductor test services in 1987.|
|Q:||In which areas of the semiconductor manufacturing process does ASE compete?|
|A:||The ASE Group provides a complete range of services for the back end of the semiconductor manufacturing process, including wafer probe, packaging, development of customized test program and related hardware, burn-in test, final test, dry pack, tape and reel, and drop shipment. The Group also manufactures leadframes and substrates that are used as raw material during the packaging process.|
|Q:||Who are ASE's competitors?|
|A:||As a full-service provider, ASE currently faces competition only in individual segments of the semiconductor manufacturing process, but does not have a direct competitor able to provide the full service solution. Competitors can be grouped in the following areas:
Front-end Testing: In-house capacity of design houses and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs).
Wafer Probing: IDMs, wafer foundries and other independent testing houses
Assembly/Packaging: Amkor Technology, ASAT, Siliconware Precision, STATS ChipPAC and IDMs.
Final Testing: Amkor Technology, ASAT, Siliconware Precision, STATS ChipPAC and IDMs.
Substrate Manufacturing: Ibiden, Shinko, JCI, NGK and PPI
Board Assembly: Solectron
|Q:||On what stock exchanges are ASE Inc. and USI traded and what are their ticker symbols?|
|A:||ASE Inc.: Ordinary shares (TW: 2311) traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange; American Depositary Shares (NYSE: ASX) traded on NYSE
USI: Ordinary shares (TW: 2350) traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange
|Q:||Where do I get ASE's current stock price?|
|A:||To view ASE's stock price, please click here|
|Q:||What is ASE Inc's fiscal year?|
|A:||Our fiscal year is the same as our calendar year and ends on December 31.
|Q:||Does ASE Inc. issue quarterly reports?|
|A:||ASE Inc. reports quarterly earnings and host quarterly conference calls. To view our IR calendar and webcasts of past earnings releases, please click here|
|Q:||Who are the research analysts that follow ASE Inc.?|
|A:||ASE Inc. is covered by major securities brokers in the US and in Asia. For their contact information, please click
|Q:||How do I get a copy of your Annual Report?|
|A:||To access our Annual Report online, please click