Amkor Selects Global Factory

Will use company's software to manage distributed manufacturing operations

Santa Clara, CA  November 8, 2002  Global Factory, a provider of distributed manufacturing operations solutions, has announced that Amkor Technology Inc. selected the company's GF!Quality solution to monitor and manage quality indicators and processes for Amkor manufacturing operations.

Global Factory said its solution delivers quality information and automates key processes so a manufacturer can not only see how well its distributed operation is running, but also can manage the exceptions and inevitable changes that occur within a company's manufacturing and supplier base.

In addition, the provider said it allows suppliers and factories to get up and running without change to their current business processes and allows an organization to do this with minimal staff and resources.

Terry Lubsen, vice president of procurement engineering at Amkor, said: "With manufacturing operations in Asia and suppliers distributed around the globe Amkor needed a way to gather key quality indicators, make them visible at critical times to the right individuals and automate the steps to proactively manage our operations. In addition, we needed a solution that our distributed organizations would readily accept and adapt over time. Global Factory delivers this to us."