SMIC CEO TY Chiu Re-Elected to GSA Board

                   SMIC CEO TY Chiu Re-Elected to GSA Board

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, March 13, 2013

SHANGHAI, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Semiconductor Manufacturing
International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and
most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that its CEO, Dr. TY
Chiu, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Global
Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), a world-leading semiconductor industry

"I am honored by the confidence that both GSA and our industry colleagues have
in me," said Dr. Chiu. "With their continued support, I remain dedicated to
China's ongoing integration in the global semiconductor ecosystem."

GSA President Jodi Shelton added, "When Dr. Chiu joined our board almost two
years ago, China already represented one-third of the global semiconductor
market. As China approaches the one-half mark, we are grateful to retain the
expertise and support of Dr. Chiu and SMIC, at the heart of China's
semiconductor ecosystem."

GSA's mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested
capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective
ecosystem through collaboration, integration, and innovation. Members include
fabless design firms, integrated device manufacturers, foundries, and other
firms that comprise the semiconductor industry's worldwide supply chain.

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 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.

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statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SMIC Contact Information:

English Media
Anny Liao
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16036

Chinese Media
Angela Miao
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088

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