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SMIC Reports Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2011

07 Nov 2011

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SHANGHAI, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) ("SMIC" or the "Company"), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2011. 
Fourth Quarter 2011 Guidance:
The following statements are forward looking statements which are based on current expectations and which involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are set forth under "Safe Harbor Statements" below.
.Revenue is expected to decline between -5% to -8%.
.Gross margin is expected to range from -3% to -6%.
.Operating expenses excluding foreign exchange differences are expected to range from $89 million to $ 92 million.

Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer commented, "The third and fourth quarters are very weak in terms of the foundry business cycle; we believe this is mainly due to global economic uncertainties and industry-wide inventory adjustments."
"We will continue our technology advancement, and pursue value added differentiation by focusing on markets best addressed by our positioning in China. We are now in the process of researching and analyzing methods for differentiation, as well as identifying markets, especially in China, that are best suited for SMIC." 
"We have accomplished stabilization and continue to strengthen execution. Given the current business conditions, we recognize the challenges ahead and will continue working to increase fab loading and speed up technology development and differentiation, aiming for sustainable profitable growth for the long-term."
Conference Call / Webcast Announcement
Date: November 8, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. Shanghai time
Dial-in numbers and pass code:
US     1-866-519-4004     (Pass code: SMIC)
International     65-6723-9381     (Pass code: SMIC) 
HK     800-930-346     (Pass code: SMIC)  
A live webcast of the 2011 third quarter announcement will be available at under the "Investor Relations" section, or at URL:
An archived version of the webcast, along with an electronic copy of this news release will be available on the SMIC website for a period of 12 months following the webcast.
For a complete version of "SMIC Reports Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2011" including financial tables, please go to the following link:
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) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 40-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm 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 a 200mm fab under construction in Shenzhen. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. In addition, SMIC manages and operates a 300mm wafer fab in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
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Safe Harbor Statements
(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)
This press release contains, in addition to historical information, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, including statements under "Fourth Quarter 2011 Guidance" are based on SMIC's current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. SMIC uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of SMIC's senior management and involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause SMIC's actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements including, among others, risks associated with cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor industry, the downturn in the global economy and the impact on China's economy, intense competition, timely wafer acceptance by SMIC's customers, timely introduction of new technologies, SMIC's ability to capture growth opportunities in China, supply and demand for semiconductor foundry services, industry overcapacity, shortages in equipment, components and raw materials, orders or judgments from pending litigation, availability of manufacturing capacity and financial stability in end markets.
Investors should consider the information contained in SMIC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its annual report on 20-F filed with the SEC on June 28, 2011, especially in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections, and such other documents that SMIC may file with the SEC or The Hong Kong Stock Exchange Limited ("SEHK") from time to time, including on Form 6-K. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on SMIC's future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, SMIC undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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