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SMIC has successfully connected with Applied Materials through the implementation of RosettaNet e-Business Standards

28 Apr 2003

Shanghai  [2003-04-28]

(Shanghai, China, April 28, 2003) Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation (SMIC) today announced that Applied Materials China and SMIC have taken their trading relationship to a new level with the first ever production implementation of Rosetta Net e-business standards.
In late March 2003, both companies successfully implemented PIP 3A4, automating order processes and enable real-time data exchange between the two companies. This achievement paves the way for Applied Materials and SMIC to further enhance supply chain integration and lower transaction costs. With more implantations are expected in the near future, both parties will be greatly benefited from the newly established E-commerce mechanism.

About Applied Materials
Founded in 1967, Applied Materials is the largest supplier of products and services to the global semiconductor sector with more than 14,000 employees worldwide. A forerunner in the industry, Applied Materials is among the first equipment manufacturer to implement RosettaNet XML-based standards. The company’s leadership in the industry is demonstrated by its ongoing commitment to standards and related technologies that serve to shorten cycle time, reduce costs and to improve quality business processes. Partner Profile

About SMIC
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is the first pure-play advanced IC foundry in China. Established in April 2000, SMIC is a Cayman Islands company based in Shanghai. The foundry provides customers with a full range of services that include: design services, mask manufacturing, wafer fabrication as well as testing capabilities. It is also the first semiconductor manufacturer in China to extensively leverage on the potential offered by the B2B/RosettaNet standard and the latest web technologies to provide top quality services and supply chain integration with its customers.

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