SMIC Named One of Top 10 Chinese Semiconductor Firms by CSIA

         SMIC Named One of Top 10 Chinese Semiconductor Firms by CSIA

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Oct. 23, 2012

SHANGHAI, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing
International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) today was recognized
by the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) and other industry
trade groups as one of "China's Top 10 Excellent Semiconductor Enterprises"
during an event at the Tenth China International Semiconductor Exhibition and
Forum ("IC China") celebrating the industry's past ten years of progress. The
award was given to ten Chinese semiconductor companies that have made
outstanding contributions over the past decade to product development,
economic performance, key national and local technology projects, energy
efficiency, environmental protection, and safe production.

Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, SMIC's Chief Executive Officer, said, "SMIC is honored to
receive this award. On behalf of all SMIC staff, I would like to express our
heartfelt congratulations to CSIA on the tremendous achievements made possible
by IC China during these ten years and express sincere appreciation for CSIA's
strong support of SMIC. We look forward to future cooperation and making
greater contributions to the development of China's semiconductor industry."

Dr. Jyishyang Liu, SMIC's Senior Vice President for Central Engineering &
Services and Central Operations, accepted the award on behalf of SMIC. On the
forum held in the afternoon, Dr. Tian-Shen Tang, SMIC's Vice President of
Design Services, gave a speech entitled, "Building the Industrial Chain of
China's Advanced Manufacturing Processes: Innovation-Driven, Quality Service."
Visitors to IC China 2012 can find SMIC at booth A06 in Hall 1 of the Shanghai
World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from Tuesday, October 23rd through
Thursday, October 25th.

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI;
SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the
largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, providing integrated
circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 40-nanometer.
Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility
(fab) and three 200mm wafer fabs in its Shanghai mega-fab, two 300mm wafer
fabs in its Beijing mega-fab, a 200mm wafer fab in Tianjin, and a 200mm fab
under construction in Shenzhen. SMIC also has customer service and marketing
offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in
Hong Kong. In addition, SMIC manages and operates a 300mm wafer fab in Wuhan
owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.

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pending litigation and financial stability in end markets.

Investors should consider the information contained in SMIC's filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on
Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 27, 2012, especially in the "Risk
Factors Related to Our Financial Condition and Business" and "Operating and
Financial Review and Prospects" sections, and such other documents that SMIC
may file with the SEC or the Hong Kong Stock Exchange from time to time,
including current reports on Form 6-K. Other unknown or unpredictable factors
also could have material adverse effects on SMIC's future results, performance
or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and
factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not
occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated,
as of the date of this press release. Except as may be required by law, SMIC
undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking
statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SMIC Contact Information:

English Contact

Mr. William Barratt

Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16812


Chinese Contact

Ms. Angela Miao

Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088


SOURCE Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

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