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SMIC achieves TL9000 Quality Management certification

21 Mar 2005

Shanghai, China  [2005-03-21]

(Shanghai, China. March 21, 2005) Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) announced that it has received its TL9000 Quality Management System certification from the British Standard Institute (BSI), and demonstrated a zero-defect performance in so doing.

The TL9000 Quality Management System (QMS) was developed by the Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST) Forum. Employed as a measurement system for the global telecommunications industry, the system evaluates suppliers based on their performance in research, development, production, installation, and maintenance of communication products and services.

Charles Huang, VP of Quality and Reliability at SMIC said: "By attaining our TL9000 certification, SMIC has once again demonstrated our commitment to providing only the highest quality products and services. We will continue improving upon our performance as we endeavor to become the best foundry partner to our customers."

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 0.13-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 addition, SMIC recently commenced pilot 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. 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