SMIC Unveils 28nm Readiness and MPW Milestone

                SMIC Unveils 28nm Readiness and MPW Milestone

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Jan. 26, 2014

SHANGHAI, Jan. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing
International Corporation ("SMIC",NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) , China's largest and
most advanced semiconductor foundry, announced today that its 28nm technology
has been process frozen and the company has successfully entered Multi Project
Wafer (MPW) stage to support customer's requirements on both 28nm PolySiON
(PS) and 28nm high-k dielectrics metal gate (HKMG) processes. Over 100 IPs
from multiple third party IP partners as well as SMIC's internal IP team are
prepared to serve various projects from worldwide design houses that have been
showing interest in SMIC 28nm processes.

28nm process technologies primarily target mobile computing and consumer
electronics related applications, such as Smartphone, Tablets, TV, Set-top
Boxes and networking. It provides customers high performance application
processors, cellular baseband, wireless connectivity etc. According to IHS'
forecasts, the pure-play foundry revenue potential for 28nm will continue to
rise with a CAGR of 19.4% from 2012 to 2017.

"I am pleased to announce the successful 28nm process milestone, which enables
SMIC to better position itself in engaging and serving mobile computing
related customers," said Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer & Executive
Director of SMIC. "As the first foundry in mainland China to offer 28nm
process technologies, this significant milestone demonstrates SMIC's
continuous growing capabilities in offering leading foundry technologies to
worldwide IC designers."

"The first SMIC 28nm MPW shuttle included both 28PS and 28HKMG related
customer products for verification, which was already launched at the end of
2013 as planned," said Dr. Shiuh-Wuu Lee, Executive Vice President of
Technology Development of SMIC. "By taking more MPW shuttles in 2014, we will
continue to take more positive steps to strengthen and diversify our
technology offerings and meet customers' growing demands on both advanced and
differentiated technologies."

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. For more information,
please visit www.smics.com.

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