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SMIC Participates in SEMICON China 2006

21 Mar 2006

Shanghai  [2006-03-21]

Shanghai, China, March 21, 2006 - Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 0981.HK) is currently participating at SEMICON China 2006 from March 21 through 23 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). This event is one of the largest trade shows targeting China's semiconductor industry, where equipment vendors, material suppliers, manufacturing, and other industry providers from around the world showcase their latest offerings.

SEMICON China 2006, in its 16th consecutive year in China, is co-organized by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute (SEMI) and China Electronic Chamber of Commerce (CECC) and co-sponsored by Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) and Shanghai IC Association (SICA). This year's exhibition includes a dedicated "IC Suppliers Design Pavilion" area, at which SMIC is participating. The three-day event and conference is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors.

In addition to its booth exhibition in Semicon China, SMIC is leading and presenting in many of the technical sessions in the semiconductor technology symposium/forum, on topics ranging from advanced processing, manufacturing science, reliability, photolithography, and environmental stewardship and safety in China, among others.

"SMIC is honored by the invitation and aims to contribute its part towards the advancement and exchange of information on the latest technology developments in China and the international semiconductor community," said Mr. Marco Mora, Chief Operating Officer of SMIC.

SMIC is participating in SEMICON China for a third consecutive year, showcasing its latest technologies and product offerings. Some items on display in SMIC's booth include 90nm masks, 90nm Logic & 90nm DRAM wafers from SMIC's 300mm fabs, as well as samples of 3G TD-SCDMA, multimedia image enhancement and color adjustment processor, and CMOS image sensor chips from SMIC's customers.

Visitors can find SMIC at booth 1301 in Hall W1 of the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) for the duration of SEMICON China 2006 from March 21-23.

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About SMIC
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 0.981.HK), headquartered in Shanghai, China, is an international company and one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, providing integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing at 0.35um to 90nm and finer line technologies to customers worldwide. Established in 2000, SMIC has four 8-inch wafer fabrication facilities in volume production in Shanghai and Tianjin. In the first quarter of 2005, SMIC commenced commercial production at its 12-inch wafer fabrication facility in Beijing, the first 12-inch fab in China. SMIC also maintains customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. SMIC's pool of talents includes over 2,500 semiconductor industry experts and technical staff. SMIC has achieved ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, OHSAS18001, TL9000, BS7799 and ISO14001 certifications. For additional information, please visit

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For more information, please contact:
SMIC Shanghai
Reiko Chang
+86 21 5080 2000 ext 10544

SMIC Hong Kong
Calvin Lau / Mei Fung Hoo
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