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SMIC Featured in SEMICON China 2005

15 Mar 2005

Shanghai, China  [2005-03-15]

(Shanghai, China. March 15, 2005) Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981) made its exhibition debut today at SEMICON China 2005, one of the largest trade shows targeting China's semiconductor industry. In addition, for the second consecutive year, a SMIC executive presented at the focal seminar "Semiconductor Market Forum" along with executives from several top semiconductor companies.

With more than 20,000 visitors expected to attend the three-day conference, SEMICON China 2005 features presentations and exhibitions from 880 contributing companies comprising of semiconductor equipment vendors, designers, and manufacturers. At the "Semiconductor Market Forum" session held earlier today, Marco Mora, Chief Operating Officer of SMIC, spoke on the global semiconductor outlook and the China market strategies.

A highlight of this year's conference is the new addition of the IC Manufacturing and Design Automation Pavilion exhibition area. Co-sponsored by the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), Shanghai IC Association (SICA), and SEMI, the pavilion hosts about 100 local fabless design houses, IP/library/EDA vendors, foundries, and testing/packaging houses. SMIC's booth in the pavilion showcases some of the latest and most advanced IC product offerings, including 90nm masks, copper wafers, DRAM and logic wafers ranging from 0.13-micron to 0.35-micron, and 12-inch wafers manufactured in SMIC's Fab 4 in Beijing.

"SMIC is pleased to participate in such a large-scale event for the semiconductor community in China," said Marco Mora, Chief Operating Officer of SMIC. "The addition of FSA's sponsorship at this year's conference is a tribute to the growing business opportunities in China for fabless companies. Recognizing the growth potential of the China IC market, SEMICON China provides an invaluable opportunity for one-stop foundry services providers like SMIC to network with vendors and customers along the IC supply chain."

Visitors can find SMIC at booth 5109 in Hall W5 of the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) for the duration of SEMICON China 2005 from March 15-17.

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, and one 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