SMIC Added to Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index
SHANGHAI, Feb. 1, 2013
SHANGHAI, Feb.1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing
International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and
most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has been selected
as a 2012-2013 constituent of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (NYSE: OTPAT).
The Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index is the first stock index based on the value of
corporate intellectual property. The Patent Index is composed of 300 companies
chosen for the value of their patent portfolios relative to book value, and
along with the NASDAQ® Composite is a key market equity index for the
knowledge economy. Since its inception in November 2006, the Patent Index has
consistently outperformed the S&P®500.
As of January 2013, SMIC held more than 3,000 patents, with 3,800 patent
applications pending. For several years, SMIC has been the leader among
Chinese semiconductor manufacturers in number of patent applications filed,
and in the top ten of all Chinese companies according to number of patents
awarded, which demonstrate its attention to patent quality.
"We are honored to be included in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index," commented
SMIC CFO Gareth Kung. "Patents and intellectual property are among the
decisive contributors to SMIC's fast growth. We will continue to vigorously
pursue patents for our innovations, in order to ensure the stable growth of
our intangible assets and maintain our industry leadership, while bringing
greater value to our customers and investors."
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 a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai, a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing, a 200mm
fab in Tianjin, and a 200mm fab project under development 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.
For more information, please visit www.smics.com.
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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
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or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and
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occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
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statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SMIC Contact Information:
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16812
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088
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SOURCE Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
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