SMIC Holds 2007 Technology Symposium in Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI; HKSE: 981) held its technology symposium in Shenzhen on August 30th, 2007,attracting more than 200 customers, design services providers, technology partners, and vendors.

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In the opening speech, SMIC Vice President, Dr. Ning Hsieh looked forward to the future of China's IC industry and reviewed some of SMIC's accomplishments during the past year. Meanwhile, he thanked all of the customers, partners and vendors for their continuous support to SMIC and also hoped for more cooperation in the future.

Xu Xiao Tian, Secretary General of Chinese Semiconductor Industry Association attended the symposium and gave a speech. He emphasized SMIC's great contributions to China's IC industry and hoped all to cooperate closely and develop the industry. Dr. Norman S.F. Hu, CEO of Anyka Technology corp., gave a keynote presentation on "The Challenge that Domestic IC Design Corporations faced."

In addition, SMIC presented its latest developments and services in advanced logic technologies, mixed-sign, RF, spice modeling, and memory, embedded memory technology, high voltage, sensor, and display technologies.

The symposium also featured an exhibition where lots of design services and assembly partners displayed their products and services.

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. Headquartered in Shanghai, SMIC provides integrated circuit manufacturing service at 0.35um to 90nm and finer line technologies. SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) under start-up 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 an in-house assembly and testing facility in Chengdu. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Italy, and Japan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. In addition, SMIC manages and operates a 200mm wafer fab in Chengdu owned by Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation and a 300mm wafer fab (under construction) in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. For more information, please visit .

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Source: Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
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