STATS ChipPAC Acquires LSI's Assembly and Test Operation in Thailand

UNITED STATES -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 25, 2007 -- SINGAPORE -- 7/26/2007 -- STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: STTS) (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading independent semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, and LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a definitive agreement for STATS ChipPAC to acquire LSI's assembly and test operation in Pathumthani, Thailand for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $100 million.

Under the terms of the agreement, STATS ChipPAC will acquire LSI's assembly and test operation in Thailand which consists of a facility with approximately 440,000 square feet of floor space, manufacturing equipment and certain other assets. STATS ChipPAC will offer employment contracts to LSI employees in the Thailand facility. LSI will further enter into a long-term supply agreement with STATS ChipPAC for their assembly and test services needs.

"The acquisition of LSI's Thailand facility and its world class workforce secures long term business commitment from LSI to STATS ChipPAC and reinforces our position in the data storage and communications market. It also adds scale and improves the economies of scale of our leadframe business. Over the years, we have built a strong relationship with LSI and we are pleased to expand the level of services and support we can offer them," said Tan Lay Koon, President and Chief Executive Officer of STATS ChipPAC.

"LSI's strategic agreement with STATS ChipPAC provides a tremendous amount of value to both companies. It reinforces our transition to a fabless manufacturing business model and allows us to focus our resources on designing and marketing semiconductor solutions. It also provides us with assured capacity and access to the same high quality assembly and test services that LSI requires going forward," said Andy Micallef, Executive Vice President of Operations, LSI.

The transaction is expected to close within 90 days, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

About LSI

LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage, Networking and Mobility markets. More information is available at

About STATS ChipPAC Ltd.

STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: STTS) (SGX-ST: STATSChP) is a leading service provider of semiconductor packaging design, assembly, test and distribution solutions. A trusted partner and supplier to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, STATS ChipPAC provides fully integrated, multi-site, end-to-end packaging and testing solutions that bring products to the market faster. Our customers are some of the largest wafer foundries, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and fabless companies in the United States, Europe and Asia. STATS ChipPAC is a leader in mixed signal testing and advanced packaging technology for semiconductors used in diverse end market applications including communications, power, digital consumer and computing. With advanced process technology capabilities and a global manufacturing presence spanning Singapore, South Korea, China, Malaysia and Taiwan, STATS ChipPAC has a reputation for providing dependable, high quality test and packaging solutions. The Company's customer support offices are centered in the United States (California's Silicon Valley, Arizona, Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado and North Carolina). Our offices outside the United States are located in South Korea, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. STATS ChipPAC's facilities include those of its subsidiary, Winstek Semiconductor Corporation, in Hsinchu District, Taiwan. These facilities offer new product introduction support, pre-production wafer sort, final test, packaging and other high volume preparatory services. Together with our research and development centers in South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan and the United States as well as test facilities in the United States, this forms a global network providing dedicated test engineering development and product engineering support for customers from design to volume production. STATS ChipPAC is listed on both the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) and the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). In addition, STATS ChipPAC is also included in the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Index. Further information is available at Information contained in this website does not constitute a part of this release.

Certain statements in this release, including statements regarding expected future financial results and industry growth, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in this release. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations include, but are not limited to, general business and economic conditions and the state of the semiconductor industry; level of competition; demand for end-use applications products such as communications equipment and personal computers; decisions by customers to discontinue outsourcing of test and packaging services; reliance on a small group of principal customers; continued success in technological innovations; availability of financing; pricing pressures including declines in average selling prices; ability to meet specific conditions imposed for the continued trading or listing of the Company's securities on the SGX-ST and the NASDAQ; our substantial level of indebtedness; potential impairment charges; adverse tax and other financial consequences if the South Korean taxing authorities do not agree with our interpretation of the applicable tax laws; ability to develop and protect our intellectual property; rescheduling or canceling of customer orders; changes in products mix; intellectual property rights disputes and litigation; capacity utilization; delays in acquiring or installing new equipment; limitations imposed by our financing arrangements which may limit our ability to maintain and grow our business; changes in customer order patterns; shortages in supply of key components; disruption of our operations; loss of key management or other personnel; defects or malfunctions in our testing equipment or packages; changes in environmental laws and regulations; exchange rate fluctuations; regulatory approvals for further investments in our subsidiaries; significant ownership by Temasek Holdings that may result in conflicting interests with Temasek Holdings and our affiliates; unsuccessful acquisitions and investments in other companies and businesses; our ability to continue to successfully integrate the operations of the former separate STATS and ChipPAC companies and their employees; labor union problems in South Korea; uncertainties of conducting business in China; natural calamities and disasters, including outbreaks of epidemics and communicable diseases; and other risks described from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 20-F dated March 12, 2007. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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