The following is the list of the award winners for the year 2017.ASE Group Outstanding Supplier Award Acter Co LtdAll-Ring Tech Co LtdApplied Materials South East Asia Pte LtdDaeduck Electronics Co LtdHenkel Electronic Materials LLCHitachi Chemical Co LtdHon. Technologies IncKulicke & Soffa Pte LtdLam Research Co LtdMi Equipment (M) Sdn BhdMitsubishi Gas Chemical Company IncMurata Electronics Trading (Shanghai) Co LtdShinko Electric Industries Co LtdSmall Precision ToolsTanaka Denshi GroupTokyo Electron LtdUpper Odyssey Technology Sdn Bhd ASE Group Excellence in Sustainability Award Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co LtdSenju Metal Industry Co LtdShinko Electric Industries Co Ltd About The ASE Group The 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 USI Inc and its subsidiaries, members of the ASE Group. For more information about the ASE Group, visit www.aseglobal.com or twitter @asegroup_global. 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. 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 share exchange contemplated by a joint share exchange agreement between Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. and us; 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 2016 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on April 21, 2017.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc (TAIEX: 2311, NYSE: ASX), a leading semiconductor assembly and test service provider, today hosted the ASE Group supplier award ceremony. Each year, the ceremony endeavors to honor exceptional suppliers for outstanding performance in categories such as technology, quality, cost and service. In total, seventeen suppliers received an 'Outstanding Supplier' award while three companies received an 'Excellence in Sustainability' award. The ceremony was attended by over 420 representatives from 125 companies worldwide supplying equipment, raw material, engineering contracts, environmental and waste management, logistics and various products and services to ASE. Held annually in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the annual awards ceremony continues to receive high level support from the government, local academia, international consulting firms and related industry associations. "Technology is advancing faster than ever and clearly driving the semiconductor industry to develop next generation applications in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, Internet of Things and advanced driver assistance systems," said Dr. Tien Wu, Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Corporate Sustainability Committee, ASE Group. He continued, "Our industry is built on efficiencies that improve cost and on innovations that enhance the value of the entire ecosystem. Successful alignment with suppliers is fundamental in our delivery of leading edge IC packaging and system solutions that meet new technology requirements. At ASE, we remain committed to long term partnerships for a win-win sustainable future." "Excellence in supplier performance is paramount to our business success and we sincerely congratulate all the award winners. This year, as we 'Gear towards a Sustainable World,' ASE is blazing a trail in setting new supply chain standards. We are reaching out to key market segment players throughout the entire semiconductor supply chain to encourage collaboration that promotes transparency and sustainability in the industry," said S.S. Lee, General Manager, ASE Corporate Procurement. The annual supplier event will also include a talk on 'Climate Change Mitigation' that will present audiences with the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses and how the industry can help shape policies to reduce harmful environmental impacts.