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An improved package structure for integrated-circuit chips is disclosed. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the integrated-circuit packaged structure comprises a wiring substrate, an integrated-circuit chip, and a heat spreader. The integrated-circuit chip has a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is electrically and mechanically connected to the wiring substrate via a first set of solder joints. The heat spreader is connected to the second surface of the integrated-circuit chip via a second set of solder joints. The heat spreader includes an adhesion-promotion layer on top of a silicon layer, such that heat generated from the integrated-circuit chip can be efficiently transmitted to and subsequently dissipated by the heat spreader.