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SMIC Earns Texas Instruments' Supplier Excellence Award for 2010

07 Apr 2011

Shanghai  [2011-04-07]

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced its receipt of the 2010 Supplier Excellence Award from customer Texas Instruments (TI).

TI created its Supplier Excellence Award (SEA) 28 years ago to honor companies in its supply chain that provide excellent service and support. Each year, TI recognizes a handful of companies in its global supplier base for exceptional performance and continued improvements in areas such as cost, environmental responsibility, technology, responsiveness, assurance of supply, and quality.

Of its more than 12,000 suppliers worldwide, TI awarded the SEA to just 16 suppliers in 2010. SMIC is honored to be among these few winners for 2010, and to be one of only three major foundries to have received the award in more than a decade.

"TI's role in the global semiconductor industry is legendary," said David N.K. Wang, President and CEO of SMIC and a co-inventor of the first semiconductor manufacturing system inducted into the Smithsonian Institution. "So TI's Supplier Excellence Award is a huge honor for SMIC. We deeply appreciate TI's confidence, which will encourage us to raise our level of service even further."

"SMIC has become a world class foundry with reliability, integrity and extremely fast turnaround," said Kevin Ritchie, senior vice president of TI's Technology and Manufacturing Group. "SMIC has played a very important role in our flexible manufacturing strategy and focus on delivering the right products at the right time to our customers. TI is proud to count on SMIC as one of our foundry partners."

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981) 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 in Shenzhen. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in North America, 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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