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SMIC’s Vice President of Technology Development Dr. Shiuh-Wuu Lee Speaks at IC Market China 2012

15 Mar 2012

Shanghai, China – March 15, 2012 – Dr. Shiuh-Wuu Lee, Vice President of Technology Development at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, attended the “IC Market China 2012” summit held in Suzhou on March 15th. Dr. Lee engaged in discussions with government officials, local and global semiconductor companies, and leading research institutes, on the topics of “the challenges of responding to market fluctuations” and “working together to fulfill the 12th Five Year Plan.”

Dr. Shiuh-Wuu Lee’s discussion topic was entitled: “How China’s semiconductor manufacturing companies use innovation to overcome challenges, and how to effectively implement customization.” Dr. Lee discussed the challenges currently facing the industry, and explained SMIC’s development goals and innovative use of differentiated technology and production.

Furthermore, Dr. Lee called on the government to focus its resources on supporting key targets. He said, “The semiconductor industry is not only a technology-intensive industry, it is also a capital-intensive industry. To face and overcome challenges requires the government’s resources and support. If resources are scattered, then little can be accomplished. I hope that the government can select appropriate targets behind which to concentrate its support so that resources are allocated for maximum effectiveness. In addition to supporting key players in the industry, it is very important to have government policies that encourage the formation of a common-interest-based ecosystem from domestic foundries, downstream packaging houses, and fabless design companies to IP and EDA suppliers that are mutually supportive.”

In addition, Dr. Lee will deliver a presentation about SMIC’s 2.5/3D technology on March 21st at SEMICON China 2012.

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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