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SMIC and C*Core Sign Cooperation Agreement

17 Mar 2005

Shanghai, China  [2005-03-17]

(Shanghai, China, 2005-3-17) Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981) and C*Core Technology Co., Ltd in Suzhou recently signed a cooperation agreement which allows SMIC to provide C*Core’s 32-bit RISC CPU hard core and design platform, including C310S18 and C210S18, to customers worldwide.

"C*Core's high-performing and low power consuming 32-bit RISC products, developed upon Motorla's M*CORE processors, utilize leading embedded CPU technology and SoC designs," said Paul Ouyang, Vice President of Design Services at SMIC. "The collaboration between SMIC and C*Core can accelerate the increase of chip value. We look forward to further cooperation with more IP providers in establishing long-term, win-win partnerships that contribute to the IC industry growth."

Hua Kelu, General Manager of C*Core, said, "Our collaboration with SMIC, one of the most advanced foundries in the world, enables us to strengthen customer support for chip design and manufacturing. C*Core is committed to expanding China’s development in embedded CPU and elevating domestic SoC design capabilities. Partnering with SMIC establishes a foundry-centered alliance that can drive growth for the IC supply chain and accelerates market penetration and technology development for 32-bit embedded CPUs in China. We anticipate further collaboration with SMIC and other industry players to build up China’s IC market."

As an advanced foundry, SMIC continues to expand its comprehensive IP portfolio through partnering with renowned IP providers and internal IP developments in order to offer fabless companies and IDMs with certified and reliable chip design and manufacturing solutions.

About C*Core Technology
C*Core Technology Co., Ltd was established in June 2001. As a leading IP licensing and design service company in China, its 32-bit RISC CPU's C210 and C310 processors, built upon Motorola's M*Core processors, have been successfully silicon proven at SMIC. For more information, please 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 0.13-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 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 more information, please visit