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SMIC Launches 0.18 um High Voltage Single-Chip LCD Driver Technology

27 Aug 2004

shanghai  [2004-08-27]

Shanghai, China, August 27th 2004 - Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981) today announced the successful development of 0.18um 30V to 40V high voltage device and process technology. This will enable SMIC to provide a competitive foundry offering of 0.18um CMOS based single-chip HV LCD driver technology in the emerging mobile phone market.

“This new process technology will offer customers a complete set of 1.8V, 5V and 30V to 40V CMOS transistors plus MiM and OTP (One time programmable) cells with competitive device performance suitable for small size, low-power consumption single-chip LCD HV driver application. We believe that this key technology achievement will position SMIC at the frontline of this technology area.” said Mr. Roger Lee, Senior Vice President of SMIC's Memory Technology Development Center which is responsible for the development and implementation of DRAMs, Flash, embedded Flash, advanced EEPROM-based Smart Card, High Voltage LCD drivers, LCOS micro display and CMOS image sensors.

The technology can be used for mobile phones and other applications in the communication market and support the global and domestic customers to accelerate their penetration of the new-generation LCD driver market.

About SMIC
SMIC (NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 0981.HK) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world. As a foundry, SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing at 0.35-micron to 0.13-micron technologies. Established in April 2000, SMIC, a Cayman Islands company, operates three 8-inch wafer fabrication facilities in the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park in Shanghai, and an 8-inch wafer fabrication facility in Tianjin, China. In addition, SMIC is currently constructing 12-inch wafer fabrication facilities in Beijing, China. SMIC’s Fab 1 was named one of two “Top Fabs of the Year 2003” by Semiconductor International, a leading industry publication in May 2003. In addition to IC manufacturing, SMIC provides customers with a full range of services, including design services, mask manufacturing and wafer probe test. For more information, please visit

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