About The ASE GroupThe ASE Group is among the leading providers of independent semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly, test, materials and design manufacturing. As a global leader geared towards meeting the industry's ever growing needs for faster, smaller and higher performance chips, the Group develops and offers a wide portfolio of technology and solutions including IC test program design, front-end engineering test, wafer probe, wafer bump, substrate design and supply, wafer level package, flip chip, system-in-package, final test and electronic manufacturing services through Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries, members of the ASE Group. For more information about the ASE Group, visit www.aseglobal.com. Safe Harbor Notice This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding our future results of operations and business prospects. Although these forward-looking statements, which may include statements regarding our future results of operations, financial condition or business prospects, are based on our own information and information from other sources we believe to be reliable, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release. The words "anticipate, "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan" and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify these forward-looking statements in this press release. Our actual results of operations, financial condition or business prospects may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including risks associated with cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor or electronic industry; changes in our regulatory environment, including our ability to comply with new or stricter environmental regulations and to resolve environmental liabilities; demand for the outsourced semiconductor packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services we offer and for such outsourced services generally; the highly competitive semiconductor or manufacturing industry we are involved in; our ability to introduce new technologies in order to remain competitive; international business activities; our business strategy; our future expansion plans and capital expenditures; the uncertainties as to whether we can complete the acquisition of 100% of Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. shares not otherwise owned by ASE; the strained relationship between the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China; general economic and political conditions; the recent global economic crisis; possible disruptions in commercial activities caused by natural or human-induced disasters; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other factors. For a discussion of these risks and other factors, please see the documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our 2015 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on April 29, 2016.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE, TAIEX: 2311, NYSE: ASX), the leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that its Kaohsiung facility in Taiwan has achieved ISO 28000:2007 certification through SGS, a globally acclaimed accreditation organization. The ISO 28000:2007 standard sets the framework for a security management system that enhances the security of the supply chain, transportation and logistics systems. ISO 28000 accreditation demonstrates that a company has put in place robust processes that are compliant with the international standards for security management. Four of ASE Kaohsiung's factories; K7, K8, K10 and K15 were duly certified in September this year. ASE serves over 400 customers worldwide, including many top tier semiconductor customers that design leading edge products. Customers expect not only quality and service from ASE in IC assembly and test manufacturing, but also assurances in the security of handling and transporting their products from end-to-end. Since March 2016, ASE has taken steps to incorporate best practices in logistics and transportation security as part of its business continuity management. Assessment and compliance with the ISO 28000:2007 standards help ASE develop resilience within the supply chain. "ASE Kaohsiung's ISO 28000 accreditation underscores ASE's continuous pursuit to be a world class outsourced assembly and test service provider and a company that adheres to established global standards covering quality and security management," said KC Chou, Senior VP, ASE Kaohsiung. "Customers and our major stakeholders are further assured of our company's commitment to improve the security of the supply chain as well as raise the credibility of the ASE brand," he added. Managing businesses in a global environment has become more complex in the twenty-first century, and companies face more risks and uncertainty from natural disasters, terrorism, theft, and cyber threats that can destabilize and disrupt the supply chain. Besides the ISO 28000 accreditation, ASE also achieved certification for ISO 15408-EAL6 Common Criteria in November 2015. The ISO 15408-EAL6 provides ASE's customers and employees with an added level of security from any theft of physical or intellectual property. To ensure minimal impact and loss from any external factors, ASE invests in resources to develop more secure, sustainable and resilient forms of management processes and continues to benchmark its practices with internationally acclaimed standards.