Amkor Technology, Inc. (Amkor) has appointed Stephen G. Newberry to its board of directors. Newberry currently serves as president and chief executive officer and as a director of Lam Research Corporation (Lam Research), positions he has held since 2005. He joined Lam Research in August 1997 as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer in July 1998.

With the appointment of Newberry, Amkor’s board has been expanded to eight members. Prior to joining Lam Research, Newberry was group vice president of global operations and planning at Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied Materials).

We are delighted to welcome Steve to Amkor’s Board, said James Kim, Amkor’s chairman. With his extensive experience in the semiconductor industry supply chain, he will be a valuable addition to our team.”

During his 17 years at Applied Materials, he held various positions of increasing responsibility including assignments in manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing, and customer service. He served five years in naval aviation prior to joining Applied Materials and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He also serves as a director of SEMI.

Amkor Technology, Inc. is a US based provider of semiconductor assembly and test services.