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SMIC Earns "2010 Excellent Supplier Award" from GalaxyCore

24 May 2011

Shanghai [2011-05-24] Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI, HKSE: 0981.HK), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has earned the "2010 Excellent Supplier Award" from its customer GalaxyCore Inc.

GalaxyCore is a leading Chinese CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) design company whose shipments last year made up more than half of the entire China market. GalaxyCore owns innovative CIS core technologies which enable its products to be relatively small in size while maintaining outstanding image performance that rivals CCD image quality at a low cost and with low power consumption. SMIC has earned the GalaxyCore Excellent Supplier Award for two consecutive years since the award was established in 2009. The award recognizes SMIC's outstanding performance in the areas of service, strategic support and technology development.

"SMIC is our most trusted foundry partner. Our partnership with SMIC further strengthens and guarantees the quality of our products," said Stanly Zhao, Chief Executive Officer of GalaxyCore. "GalaxyCore has always insisted on being customer-oriented and our explosive growth over just a few years has made GalaxyCore a globally-recognized brand. We look forward to forging a closer relationship with SMIC on our future high-end products."

"GalaxyCore holds the largest CIS VGA market share in China, so earning this Excellent Supplier Award for two consecutive years is a great honor for SMIC," said SMIC President and CEO David N.K. Wang. "We will continue to improve our service and speed up the R&D on TSV / CU BEOL technology to assist GalaxyCore in the high-end product segment and pursue our mutual vision of products 'Designed in China, Made in China.'"
About GalaxyCore Inc.

GalaxyCore Inc. was founded by a group of Silicon Valley technical experts in September 2003. GalaxyCore focuses on CMOS image sensor design and development and sales of its CIS products. GalaxyCore's main product applications are camera phones, digital cameras, webcams, surveillance camera systems, and toy products. The company has received numerous U.S. and Chinese patents for its innovative CIS designs.

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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 45/40-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, and Japan, 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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