How we got to where we are today.

ANAM INDUSTRIAL-1968

Amkor combines America and Korea in name and demonstrates reliability and trust in action. Amkor Technology, Inc., headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, United States, is a global leader in the Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test (OSAT) industry.

In 1968, Amkor founded ANAM Industrial Co. Ltd., its first semiconductor business in Korea. Honorary chairman Hyang-Soo Kim established ANAM on the philosophy of pioneering entrepreneurship, economic patriotism, employment expansion and human resource development.

Amkor Electronics Joo-Jin Hyang-Soo and CEO

ANAM started with three wire bonders and two die bonders. The company began exporting semiconductors enclosed in metal cans to the U.S. in 1970. It was the first recorded semiconductor export in Korea. Hyang-Soo Kim sold ANAM’s products around the world in collaboration with chairman Joo-Jin (James) Kim, the eldest son of Hyang-Soo Kim and founder of Amkor Electronics, Inc. (1970).

Amkor Electronics focused on sales and marketing in the US and ANAM concentrated on production and R&D in Korea. In 1998, Amkor Electronics was listed publicly and became Amkor Technology, Inc.

Amkor K5 Facility

Amkor Technology, Inc. has grown to become a world-class supplier in the semiconductor industry, providing the highest quality packaging and test services.

With more than 30,000 employees at 20 manufacturing locations in 8 countries, Amkor is a strong contributor to the development of the global semiconductor industry.

Amkor’s timeline: the history of a technology leader

Explore Amkor’s history of continuous improvement, growth and innovation by year.

50 Years of Leadership: The Amkor Timeline

2022
August 11

August 2022

Amkor released its inaugural Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) report
July 5

July 2022

Qorvo Two Awards for ATK
Qorvo awarded Amkor Korea for enabling outstanding service and support
2021
December 11

December 2021

Amkor Infineon Best OSAT Award
Amkor wins “2021 Best OSAT Supplier Award” from Infineon Technologies
November 4

November 2021

Amkor Technology Vietnam
Amkor announces new factory in Bac Ninh, Vietnam
November 2

November 2021

Samsung Electronics partners with Amkor on the development of leading-edge H-Cube™ solution
October 14

October 2021

IMAPS 2021 Corporate Recognition Award
Amkor receives “IMAPS 2021 Corporate Recognition Award”
2020
May 12

May 2020

Amkor empowers RF front-end cellular innovations with new DSMBGA SiP technology
2019
July 22

July 2019

AoP Package
Amkor leads 5G mmWave smartphone, IoT and emerging applications with Antenna in Package/Antenna on Package (AiP/AoP) technology
2018
December 13

December 2018

Amkor offers optical package solutions for multiple applications
September 9

September 2018

September 2018
Amkor’s new test facility T6 begins operations in Taiwan
July 18

July 2018

SmartPackage PDAK
Amkor delivers the industry’s first Package Assembly Design Kit (PADK) to support Mentor’s high-density advanced packaging tools
April 16

April 2018

Amkor factories receive IATF 16949, a key automotive certification
January 9

January 2018

January 2018
Amkor Technology celebrated its 50th anniversary
2017
May 19

May 2017

May 2017
Amkor Technology acquires wafer level fan-out semiconductor packaging provider NANIUM in Portugal
March 1

March 2017

March 2017
Global R&D Center (K5) begins production
2016
December 14

December 2016

Amkor completes product qualification of SWIFT® packaging for advanced mobile, networking and SiP applications
June 28

June 2016

Amkor Technology opens MEMS packaging line in China
March 19

March 2016

March 2016
Amkor Technology completes construction of Global R&D Center and K5 plant
2015
March 19

March 2015

March 2015
Amkor Technology sales office established in Munich, Germany
February 20

February 2015

February 2015
Amkor Technology moves company headquarters to Tempe, AZ from Chandler, AZ
2014
December 16

December 2014

Amkor Technology licenses proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology to GlobalFoundries
2013
March 19

March 2013

Amkor Technology and J-Devices acquire three additional semiconductor plants in Japan from Renesas Semiconductor
March 19

July 2013

July 2013
Amkor Technology acquires Toshiba’s automotive semiconductor operation in Malaysia
2012
February 19

February 2012

Amkor Technology and J-Devices acquire two additional semiconductor plants in Japan from Fujitsu Semiconductor
2011
July 19

July 2011

AEO certification from the highest AAA rating Customs
2010
December 19

July 2010

July 2010
The world’s first 40 µm fine pitch flip chip with copper pillar development and production by Amkor and Texas Instruments
2009
December 19

October 2009

October 2009
Amkor establishes J-Devices in Kyushu, Japan through joint venture with NMD and Toshiba
2008
May 19

May 2008

Amkor Technology celebrates the 40th anniversary of Amkor Korea’s semiconductor business
2006
September 19

September 2006

Amkor, Common platform Technology Alliance with IBM, Chartered and Samsung
2005
June 19

June 2005

June 2005
Amkor Technology moves company headquarters to Chandler, AZ from West Chester, PA
2004
August 19

August 2004

Amkor Technology acquires Unitive (USA and Taiwan Corporation)
May 30

May 2004

May 2004
Amkor Technology acquires IBM Singapore test plant (Amkor Technology Singapore, Inc.)
May 1

May 2004

Amkor Technology acquires second major semiconductor plant in Shanghai, China from IBM
February 19

February 2004

Amkor Technology establishes second semiconductor plant in Taiwan
2002
May 19

May 2002

Amkor Technology acquires Citizen Watch semiconductor assembly business
2001
December 19

December 2001

December 2001
Amkor Technology establishes two semiconductor packaging plants in Taiwan
July 19

July 2001

July 2001
Amkor Technology establishes semiconductor packaging plant in Shanghai, China
March 19

March 2001

Amkor Technology engages in a joint venture with Toshiba in Japan
2000
November 19

November 2000

Amkor Technology Philippines P4 semiconductor plant completed
1998
May 19

May 1998

May 1998
Amkor Technology, Inc. listed on NASDAQ (AMKR)
1997
April 19

April 1997

April 1997
Amkor Technology Korea K4 semiconductor packaging plant completed
1995
January 19

January 1995

January 1995
Amkor Technology Philippines P3 semiconductor packaging plant completed
1993
December 19

December 1993

ANAM Industrial sales office established in France
1989
March 19

March 1989

March 1989
Amkor acquires AMD semiconductor plant establishing Amkor Philippines
1987
January 19

January 1987

ANAM Industrial office established in Tokyo, Japan
1970
December 14

March 1970

Amkor_Timeline_March_1970
ANAM Semiconductor production and export begins
1968
April 19

April 1968

April 1968
Joo-Jin (James) Kim founded Amkor Electronics, Inc. (current Amkor Technology, Inc.) and opened the sales office of the semiconductor packaging company in Philadelphia
March 14

March 1968

ANAM INDUSTRIAL-1968
After 33 years, ANAM Industries became ANAM Industrial Co. Ltd., South Korea’s first semiconductor business
1935
December 2

1935

Anam Bicyle
In 1935, Hyang-Soo Kim opened his first business in Seoul, Korea, selling imported Japanese goods, including bicycles