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SMIC and Semiconductor Companies Donate over 2.76 million yuan to its Liver Transplant Program for Children

01 Jun 2015

SHANGHAI, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, held an event for its liver transplant program and donated an additional 2 million yuan (including staff donations) to the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation. To date, SMIC has donated a total of 6 million yuan and has given 72 children from around China another chance at life. In the future, the number of children we can help or save will only continue to rise.

SMIC's Liver Transplant Program for Children is now into its third year, and with a growing awareness in social responsibilities, many other semiconductor companies have started to support and show interest in the charity program. 23 companies from our industry contributed an additional 768,200 yuan to SMIC's charity program. Among the contributors, ChangJiang Electronics Technology, China's largest packaging service provider, donated 200,000 yuan through its Jiangsu Xinchao Charity Foundation. SMIC's Liver Transplant Program for Children has now become a generally-accepted common mission and responsibility for the semiconductor industry.

Zhou Zixue, Chairman, of SMIC; Zhang Wenyi, Honorary Chairman, of SMIC; Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, of SMIC; Jiang Sixian, Party Secretary of Shanghai Jiaotong University; Li Weiping, Dean, of Renji Hospital Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine; Caibing Liang; Xia Qiang, Director of the Department of Liver Surgery; and Jing Dunquan, Vice Chairman of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation attended the donation event. During the event, paintings made by the children who had recovered from the liver transplant were presented to SMIC and other representatives. The children wanted to show their gratitude by expressing their new found desire for life and a vision for a better future in their paintings.

In China, more than 10,000 infants and young children die each year from congenital related liver defects. In most cases a liver transplant is the only way to save them. However, many families cannot afford the expensive treatment and lose their only chance to save their child. This is why in April 2013, SMIC set up a liver transplant program to help save the lives of these children. Every year SMIC has pledged to donate 2 million yuan to the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation which is put towards funding liver transplants at Renji hospital. Currently, the treatment is available to children as young as 6 months old. On top of the annual donations, the company's liver transplant program continues to take care of the children's recovery after the surgery. At the end of 2013, Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu and company executives visited families of the children who had undergone surgery, to check on their recovery. For 2014 Children's Day, SMIC also invited all the children who had the transplant to attend the company's Children's Day celebration.

"We are extremely pleased that we can help the children who have been affected by liver disease. Seeing the happiness we have brought back to their families has really touched our hearts," said Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SMIC. "SMIC's Liver Transplant Program for Children is a part of the company's long term commitment in charity work and to continue to take on more social responsibilities. It is also worth mentioning that this year our partners are interested in being involved with the liver transplant program. We are really happy that SMIC is influencing our counterparts, individuals, groups and companies to join and contribute to our cause."

Jiang Zixian, Party Secretary of Shanghai Jiaotong University said, "SMIC's involvement with the community has established a model of having a charitable spirit. The surgery team at Renji hospital is highly skilled and has brought new hope and life to these children." Li WeiPing from Renji hospital came to pay tribute to SMIC for their involvement for 3 consecutive years to fund children from impoverished background in need of liver transplant surgery and their work in actively promoting the charity program.

Jing Dunquan, the Vice Chairman of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation said, "I am pleased to see that 23 IC companies are now getting involved in this project. Their participation doesn't just demonstrate corporate social responsibility, but also gives a boost to the development of this project and help save more lives who are stricken with this problem. We will continue our work with SMIC, to help more children and bring more attention to this issue, as well as help them lead a healthy and happy life." Mrs. Song Qingling also added, "By helping these children we are also building a better future not just for them but also for all of us. This is the most precious gift we can give!"    

Acknowledgements to all the companies who took part in SMIC's Liver Transplant Program for Children:

Jiangsu Xinchao Charity Foundation; ARM Electronic Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; KLA-Tencor (China); Konfoong Materials International Co., Ltd.; Hitachi Kokusai Electric (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; Dainippon Screen Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; LAM Research Service Co., Ltd.; Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc.; Axcelis Technologies, China; Marubeni (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Yikang Chemicals & Industries Co., Ltd.; Topco Scientific (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; Synergy-Semi Ltd.; Mentor Graphics; Dow Chemical Electronic Materials; BASF China Limited; Anji Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; SUMCO Shanghai Corporation; Mic-Tech (Shanghai) Corp.; ASML (Shanghai) Lithography Facilities Science Technology Co., Ltd.; Cadence Design Systems Inc.; SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd.; JSR Life Sciences Corporation.

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