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Service Agreement - ASE (U.S.) Inc. and Advances Semiconductor Engineering Inc.

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                               SERVICE AGREEMENT

          (a California corporation)

          Advances Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. ("ASE")
          (a Taiwan Corporation)

DATE:     December 15, 1998

ASE Inc. ("ASE") hereby retains ASE US to be its Service Agent to provide after
sales service and sales support ("Services") to its Europe and North America
customers ("Customers") for present and future products and services as
specified by ASE as follows

1.   Service to be rendered

(a)  To facilitate market information collection, Customer and business
     identification, and Customer inquiry dissemination, and;

(b)  To liaise with ASE and Customers re price, delivery and other key terms of
     the sales contract as ASE may from time to time specify in writing, and;

(c)  To monitor sales contract performance by the Customers, including
     acceptance of delivery, payments, etc., and;

(d)  To provide after sales services including problem solving, capacity
     planning coordination and other items as may necessary.

2.   Compensation to ASE US

For services hereunder, ASE will monthly compensate ASE US as follows:

     (a)  55% of ASE US's monthly incurred services associated cost and expenses
          (excluding bonus) plus 15%. In any event, the total monthly
          compensation amount should not be lower than USD220,000 or be higher
          than USD400,000.

     (b)  Upon payment request, ASE US is to submit detailed monthly expense
          report certified by its Financial Manager for accuracy, and;

     (c)  The compensation agreement is valid for one year and is subject to
          annual revision accepted by both parties.

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3.   Compensation from ASE US

     ASE US agrees to pay a reasonable portion of ASE employee's traveling
     expenses incurred in the United States or Europe, when the trip is deemed
     necessary by ASE to assist ASE US in providing its services hereunder.

4.   Term of Agreement

     This Agreement is effective from January 1, 1999 and shall expire on
     December 31, 1999, unless earlier terminated by (i) mutual agreement or
     (ii) ASE on at least 30 days' prior written notice with or without causes.

5.   Representations and Covenants

     (a)  ASE US agrees to perform its obligations hereunder the extent
          permissible by the law and the sales contracts between ASE and the

          ASE US will not enter into any contract or agreement, nor engage in
          any activities, that would result in a conflict with ASE US's duties
          under this Agreement.

          With the terms of this agreement, ASE US shall not have the authority
          to make any commitments whatsoever on behalf of ASE, as agent or
          otherwise, or to bind ASE in any respect.

     (b)  Each party will provide to the other on a regular basis such
          information as may be required to enable the other party to be assured
          of compliance with this Agreement.

     (c)  Unless required by laws, all confidential information received or
          learned by ASE US relating to ASE or its business and products shall
          be kept in confidence by ASE US and neither used by ASE US nor
          disclosed to others for any purpose inconsistent with this Agreement.

     (d)  ASE US shall use ASE trademark only as ASE may authorize from time to
          time, and ASE US shall not claim any proprietary right to or interest
          in such trademarks.

6.   Miscellaneous

     This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of China
     ("ROC"). In case of any disputes arising from or in connection with this
     Agreement, the parties hereto consent to submit to the non-exclusive
     jurisdiction of the Taipei District Court.

     Without the prior written consent of ASE, ASE US shall not assign or
     transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder to any other person.

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     This agreement can be amended or modified only in writing signed by the
     parties hereto. Any communication or notice made hereunder shall be in
     writing and sent by way of (i) hand delivery, (ii) postage prepaid
     registered air mail, or (iii) facsimile to the address as follows:

ASE US:                                 ASE:
Address:                                Address:
2880 Zonker Road, Suite 106,            26, Chin 3rd Rd. Nantze EPZ,
San Jose, CA 95134, USA                 Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Telefax No.: 408-432-0440               Telefax No.: 886-7-361-3094

     The notice or communication shall become effective (i) upon delivery if
     sent by hand delivery, (ii) upon the dispatch if sent by facsimile and
     confirmed by writing and (iii) upon the late five days later than the post
     date if sent by air mail.

This Agreement shall in no event be construed to establish a sales agency
relationship between ASE and ASE US.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto hereby have duly executed and delivered
this Agreement as of the date and year first written above.

ASE                                     ASE US

By /s/ K.J. Chin                        By /s/ Y.C. Hsu
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  Name: K.J. Chin                          Name: Y.C. Hsu
  Title: General Manager/EVP               Title: General Manager