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SMIC Beijing's New 12-inch Fab Awarded LEED Gold Certification

15 May 2015

SHANGHAI, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SMIC Beijing's new 12-inch fab, namely Semiconductor Manufacturing North China (Beijing) Corporation 12-inch fab ("Beijing JV 12-inch fab"), was awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). SMIC was given the award due to its green energy building design and measures in environmental protection, making this the first time for any semiconductor fab from Mainland China to receive such an award.

USGBC's LEED certification is a green building certification program that is currently used around the world in all types of building projects. LEED has been used in 103 countries and is considered the most thorough and influential when it comes to its green building rating system. LEED's evaluation system is done through a comprehensive survey in sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design. To determine the level of LEED certification, the thresholds are divided into four levels of certification: platinum, gold, silver and certified.       

SMIC's Beijing JV 12-inch fab is built in strict accordance to the design requirements for LEED certification and is 25% lower than LEED's standard in energy consumption. The materials used to build and decorate the fab such as paint, adhesives, sealants are all LEED certified. Usage of VOC (volatile organic compound) is strictly controlled and all the materials are ensured that no chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) has been used. In addition, the construction process is supervised by experienced LEED professionals.

S.Richard Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chairman of USGBC sent his congratulations to Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer of SMIC and Chairman of SMNC, "LEED certification identifies SMNC Beijing 12-inch FAB Project as a showcase example of sustainable design and demonstrates your leadership in transforming the building industry."       

On 15 May 2015, Ms. Li Fei, General Manager of EMSI-China and Senior LEED Certification Expert visited SMNC's new fab to present the LEED gold certification to the construction team. This award marks an historical milestone in China's construction of semiconductor fabs. It also demonstrates SMIC's diligence in sustainable development, as well as commitment and effort in corporate social responsibility.

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. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 28-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai; a 300mm mega-fab and a second majority owned 300mm fab under development for advance nodes in Beijing; and 200mm fabs in Tianjin and Shenzhen. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit

About SMNC

Semiconductor Manufacturing North China (Beijing) Corporation (SMNC) was established on 12 July 2013, and is a joint venture funded by SMIC and investors from Beijing, such as Beijing Integrated Circuits Industrial Development Fund Manufacturing and Equipment Sub-Fund.

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