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SMIC Holds 2005 Technology Symposium in Shenzhen

13 Oct 2005

Shenzhen  [2005-10-13]

(Shenzhen, China, 2005-10-13) Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981) held its technology symposium in Shenzhen on October 13th, 2005. Following symposiums held earlier this year in Beijing and Korea, the Shenzhen technology symposium likewise attracted an audience of semiconductor industry professionals.

At the symposium, assistant director of the National IC Design Base in Shenzhen, Mr. Zhou Shen Ming, gave a keynote presentation on Shenzhen's public IC design services. In addition, SMIC speakers presented the company's latest developments and services in logic technologies, mixed-sign, RF, spice modeling, and memory, high voltage, sensor, and display technologies.

A highlight of the Shenzhen symposium was the design services forum. Invited executives from domestic IC design companies such as Anyka, Shenzhen State Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (SSMEC), and Chipsbrand discussed raising capital, negotiating legal issues, and other challenges for start-up IC design companies. SMIC and its technology partners also shared their experiences in dealing with 0.18um and 0.13um design challenges.

Held concurrently with the technology symposium was an exhibition where SMIC's design services and assembly partners displayed their products and services.

About SMIC
SMIC (NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 0981.HK) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, providing integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing at 0.35-micron to 0.11-micron and finer line technologies to customers worldwide. Established in 2000, SMIC has four 8-inch wafer fabrication facilities in volume production in Shanghai and Tianjin. In the first quarter of 2005, SMIC commenced commercial production at its 12-inch wafer fabrication facility in Beijing. SMIC also maintains customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. As part of its dedication towards providing high-quality services, SMIC has achieved ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, OHSAS18001, TL9000, BS7799 and ISO14001 certifications. For additional information, please visit