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SMIC Receives Sony "Green Partner" Certificates

17 Mar 2006

Shanghai  [2006-03-17]

Shanghai, China, March 17, 2006 - As one of the leading foundries in the world and China, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 0981.HK) flagships Fab 1 and Fab 2 in Shanghai have been recognized and certified as Sony's "Green Partners". Since the second half of 2005, SMIC has received support from Sony and other partners in the Sony Green Partner Quality Approval process, enabling SMIC to successfully pass the program's rigorous environmental protection audits. The certifications recognize SMIC as an environmentally conscious enterprise and highlight its commitments to environmental protection throughout its development.

Sony's "Green Partner" program, launched globally in March 2002, requires suppliers to comply with policies that prevent and minimize hazardous environmental impact in product development and manufacturing. Each product part, device, and raw material is checked and verified by Sony to ensure they do not pollute the environment. Suppliers must pass a series of on-site inspections in environmental, operational, and engineering management systems before qualifying to become a Sony "Green Partner".

"We are dedicated to upholding environmental protection in our manufacturing processes," said Ms. WenChing Niou, Assistant Director of Environment, Safety, and Health at SMIC. "Our certification as a Sony Green Partner further demonstrates SMIC as a proven environmentally friendly enterprise."

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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