Press Releases

SMIC Appoints Ms. Shirley Lin as Chief Strategic Advisor

02 Apr 2008

Shanghai  [2008-04-02]

Shanghai, China?C April 2, 2008 ?CSemiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK) today announced the appointment of Syaru Shirley Lin as Chief Strategic Advisor. She reports directly to Dr. Richard Chang, President and CEO of SMIC.

Ms. Lin has extensive international management experience in direct investment, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining SMIC, Ms. Lin was a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs & Co. Based in Hong Kong, she was head of the Principal Investment Area (“PIA”) in the Merchant Banking Division responsible for Asia. During her tenure, she managed the investment of more than $1 billion in dozens of public and private companies in various industries and at various stages of maturity in 11 countries. She also led the PIA’s effort to launch leading Chinese companies such as Alibaba,, and SMIC. Prior to that, she worked in corporate finance at Goldman Sachs in Singapore and Hong Kong, specializing in the privatization of state-owned enterprises. She began her career at Morgan Stanley in New York and Hong Kong, where she focused on cross-border transactions. She currently sits on the board of MassMutual Mercuries Life Insurance in Taiwan, as well as Yanfeng Key Automotive Safety Systems in Shanghai.

"Having worked with Shirley in the past as a member of the board of SMIC, I am delighted to have her join us as Chief Strategic Advisor," said Dr. Chang. "Shirley has helped us from our founding and owns a wealth of experience in finance as well as investments throughout Asia, which makes her uniquely qualified to advise us on all aspects of our strategy in this extremely dynamic and changing industry. I look forward to working closely with Shirley again."

"SMIC is one of the pioneering enterprises in the worldwide technology landscape, providing a unique service as the leading foundry in China,” said Ms. Lin. “The increasing complexity of this highly global industry provides a unique challenge for me as Chief Strategic Advisor. I am honored and excited to be part of the development of the company, and I am committed to contributing to its long-term growth.”

About SMIC
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, providing integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing service at 0.35 micron to 65 nanometer and finer line technologies. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300-millimeter wafer fabrication facility (fab) and three 200 mm wafer fabs in its Shanghai mega-fab, two 300 mm wafer fabs in its Beijing mega-fab, a 200 mm wafer fab in Tianjin, and an in-house assembly and testing facility in Chengdu. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. In addition, SMIC manages and operates a 200 mm wafer fab in Chengdu owned by Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation and a 300 mm wafer fab under construction in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. For more information, please visit

Press Contact:
Reiko Chang
Corporate Relations
TEL: +86 21 5080 2000 ext 10544