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Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Chengdu) Corporation Holds Grand Opening Ceremony for Assembly and Testing Facility

17 Mar 2006

Grand Opening Ceremony for Assembly and Testing Facility
Shanghai  [2006-03-17]

Shanghai, China. March 17th, 2006- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) held a grand opening ceremony for its semiconductor assembly and testing joint venture with United Test & Assembly Center Ltd based in Chengdu, named AT2. Approximately 300 guests, including customers, investors, banks, strategic partners, vendors, industry experts, various government representatives, and Mr. Lee Joon Chung, Group President & CEO of UTAC attended the ceremony.

The assembly and testing facility is located in Chengdu’s Special Export Manufacturing Zone. The total land area is 215.000 square meters. Construction area is 40,668 square meters, including approximately 11,000 square meters of clean room. Investment will amount to US$175 million in the first phase.

As an investment entered by one of the leading foundries in the world, SMIC, and UTAC, a leading semiconductor test & assembly company the partnership allows AT2 to service SMIC’s global customers and also China’s growing spectrum of semiconductor activities with a comprehensive suite of technology and product.

AT2 commenced pilot production on TSOP. Initial IC packaging product will focus on TSOP, SO8, TSSOP, PDIP, TO220 and DPAK and mass production will produce up to 10M to 100M pieces chips per month for assembly line according to the requirements of different products.

At the opening ceremony, Dr. Richard R. Chang, President and CEO of SMIC, said, ”China has become the largest IC market in the world. With support from our partners and the Chengdu government, we are now able to offer a complete turn-key solution in China for our global customers. We are already seeing strong demand for our services and I believe the partnership between SMIC and UTAC will continue to serve the needs from customers here in China and around the world.

“We are delighted that our maiden joint venture with our partner has begun operations and is already seeing strong demand,” said Mr. Lee Joon Chung, Group President and CEO of UTAC. “The semiconductor market in China is growing rapidly and we believe that this new facility will complement UTAC group's existing operations in Shanghai to better serve our customers.”

Mr. Ge, Honglin, the Mayor of Chengdu, said, ” The opening of SMIC (Chengdu) marks the new milestone of SMIC’s development in China, and we appreciate the opportunity to cooperate with SMIC. We would continue to try our best to support SMIC’s development with highly efficient services to create a good investment environment and infrustructure for coaperations in Chengdu.

[Outline of Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Chengdu) Corporation]

Company Name: Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Chengdu) Corporation
Date of Establishment: December 24, 2004
Total Investment: US$ 175 Million
Representatives: President and CEO ?C Richard Chang
Address: High Tech West Area, Chengdu City, China
Cleanroom Area: Approximately 11,000 square meters
Production Capacity: 10 to 100 Million chips/month with various products

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 0981.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 talent 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

About United Test and Assembly Center Ltd (UTAC)

Established in 1997 and listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange, UTAC is a leading independent provider of semiconductor assembly and testing services to its customers, which comprise Integrated Device Manufacturers ("IDMs"), fabless companies and wafer foundries. UTAC provides wafer probing and final testing services on a diverse selection of test platforms for a range of semiconductors including memory, logic, mixed-signal and radio-frequency ICs. Besides testing services, UTAC also provides assembly services for a broad range of leadframe and array packages.

Headquartered in Singapore where it houses its manufacturing, test engineering and package design facilities, UTAC has established a global network of sales offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea and China. It also has wholly-owned subsidiaries in China mainland and Taiwan to provide wafer probing and testing services. For more information, visit

SMIC Contact:
Reiko Chang
Public Relations Department
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Fax: 86-21-5080-2868

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Manager, Corporate Communications
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