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SMIC Adds New Design Kit for its 0.18µm CMOS Process for Use with Agilent Technologies'EDA Software

09 Jun 2005

Shanghai, China  [2005-06-09]

(Shanghai, China, 2005-6-9) Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981) today announced the availability of a new Advanced Design System (ADS) design kit for its 0.18-micron CMOS process for microwave, RF, mixed-RF, analog, and digital IC design. The new kit contains sets of both passive and active elements, for simulation using ADS. It is designed for use with the latest version of Agilent Technologies' ADS EDA software. SMIC has worked closely with Agilent to ensure the accuracy and applicability of this new design kit for improving design accuracy and efficiency, and for shortening overall product development time.

SMIC has been providing cost-effective 0.18-micron CMOS processes for IC manufacturing since 2001. SMIC also offers a broad range of technologies for IC manufacturing, with technology capabilities ranging from 0.35-micron to 90-nanometer for applications in logic, mixed signal/RF, high-voltage circuits, embedded and specialty memories, liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS), and CMOS Imaging Sensors, among others.

"This ADS design kit gives our customers excellent design capabilities," said Paul Ouyang, vice president of Design Services at SMIC. "Having ADS inside our kit gives our customers the advantage of using Agilent's proven expertise in microwave and RF IC design. Our customers can be confident about the accuracy of their designs when they use this new kit with the powerful ADS simulation technology."

"With the new SMIC design kit, our mutual customers will have access to fast and accurate IC design simulation," said John Barr, foundry program manager at Agilent EEsof EDA. "We know how important it is for our customers to get their designs out on schedule, and we believe that users of the SMIC foundry process will enjoy significant time savings through use of new kits such as this one."

Agilent's Advanced Design System offers simulation and layout capabilities for complete front-to-back RF and microwave IC design in an integrated design flow. SMIC's design kits allow designers worldwide to use ADS seamlessly with customized processes in IC manufacturing. For more information about Agilent's EDA software and applications, visit

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 strives to comply with or exceed international standards and has achieved ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, OHSAS18001, TL9000, and ISO14001 certifications. For additional information, please visit