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SMIC Adopts Mentor Graphics' Eldo Simulator for Analog Circuits for its 0.13-micron and Below Process Nodes

06 Jan 2006

0.13-micron and Below Process Nodes
Shanghai  [2006-01-06]

WILSONVILLE, Oregon, U.S., and SHANGHAI, China, January 6, 2006 - Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 0981.HK), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and China, and Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), one of the industry leaders in electronic hardware and software design solutions, jointly announced today that SMIC has adopted Mentor Eldo® simulation tool as an internal SPICE simulator tool for analog circuits. SMIC fully supports Mentor's Eldo based on its proven performance and convergence capabilities. In addition to 0.18-micron, SMIC will now provide Eldo device models on SMIC's 0.13-micron and smaller process technologies aimed at satisfying the design needs of Mentor and SMIC's mutual customers.

"SMIC conducted comprehensive evaluations of Mentor Eldo's capabilities, and the extensive results demonstrated that it is an ideal simulation tool for our technologies," said Paul OuYang, vice president of Design Services at SMIC. "Eldo now forms part of our sign-off tools for designs targeting at 0.13-micron and below processes."

"We are extremely pleased to be working closely with SMIC, and providing them with a complete simulation solution through Eldo," said Jue-Hisen Chern, vice president and general manager, Deep Submicron Division, Mentor Graphics. "With their proven analog design simulation capability, SMIC will continue to be at the forefront of chip designs, while Mentor's Eldo strives to be the simulator of choice for IC silicon vendors and fabless design centers."

About SMIC
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 0981.HK) is 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. SMIC also maintains customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. As part of its dedication towards providing high-quality services, SMIC strives to comply with or exceed international standards and has achieved ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, OHSAS18001, TL9000, BS7799 and ISO14001 certifications. For additional information, please visit

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of over $700 million and employs approximately 3,850 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site:

Mentor Graphics and Eldo are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

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