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SMIC Honored with SEMI China Corporate Social Contribution Award; Dr. Richard Chang Receives Industry Excellence and Contribution Award

18 Mar 2008

Shanghai  [2008-03-18]

Shanghai, China. March 18, 2008- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK), one of the leading foundries in the world, today announced that it has received a pair of honors from SEMI China. Dr. Richard Chang, President and CEO of SMIC, was given the Industry Outstanding Contribution Award while the company garnered the SEMI China Social Contribution Award and. The awards are selected by SEMI China together with more than 20 industry media members.

The Industry Excellence and Contribution Award honors the outstanding leaders who have long been devoted to the semiconductor industry in China. They are indispensable drivers to the development and growth of the Chinese semiconductor industry. As entrepreneurs, they have brought investment to China, created innovation, and attracted and trained talents for the whole industry.

The SEMI China Outstanding Corporate Social Contribution Award honors semiconductor companies that have continuously given back to the community and society. These companies set the standards for what it takes to be a socially responsible corporation and provide exemplary benefits to the public.

According to SEMI, Chang is a visionary entrepreneur who returned to Mainland China eight years ago to help establish its high-tech industry. With his leadership, SMIC became the third-largest semiconductor foundry in the world in just five years. He has overseen the building of China’s first 300 mm IC production line and the development of many advanced technologies in mainland China, substantially narrowing the gap between China’s process technology and that of other leading edge companies worldwide. With his leadership, Semiconductor Manufacturing International In addition to his dynamic contributions to the semiconductor industry, Dr. Chang has also taken a leading role in social responsibility of SMIC, spending much of his time concerned with the future of Mainland China. He founded the EnYou Foundation, which has supported, built, and renovated 29 schools for children in remote areas of China, giving hope to young boys and girls through education, and is devoted to continuing this mission for years to come.

“These awards have come as an honor and surprise to all of us in SMIC,” said Dr. Chang. “We want to thank those predecessors, governments, customers, partners, vendors and friends who have supported and encouraged us along the way. Thanks to all SMIC employees, for without your efforts and great contribution, SMIC could not have moved to where we are today“.

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 200mm wafer fabs in its Shanghai mega-fab, two 300mm wafer fabs in its Beijing mega-fab, a 200mm wafer fab in Tianjin, and an 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 200mm wafer fab in Chengdu owned by Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation and a 300mm wafer fab under construction in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. For more information, please visit

About SEMI
SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engines of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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