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SMIC And AlgolTek Announce The Availability Of DigniPHY For USB 3.0 On SMIC's 0.13um Technology

SHANGHAI and TAOYUAN, Taiwan, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) and AlgolTek, Inc., a rapidly expanding supplier of high speed SerDes IP enabling the volume-driven USB 3.0 device market in consumer devices and computer peripherals, today announced the availability of digniPHY for USB 3.0 on SMIC's 0.13-micron process technology.

AlgolTek's digniPHY for USB 3.0 is a Physical Layer IP compliant with the USB 3.0 specification, and is backward compatible to support 3rd party or customers' proprietary USB 2.0 IP that is USB 2.0 specification compliant. digniPHY is the first product in AlgolTek's SuperSpeed IP portfolio to leverage SMIC's 0.13-micron technology node, providing a balance of high performance, lower power consumption and cost-effective manufacturing.

The newly released digniPHY for USB 3.0 IP has also passed the USB-logo compliance test suite, including the USB 3.0 Electrical Test, Link Layer Test and Interoperability Test at the system level.

"As the premier foundry in China, SMIC's partnership with AlgolTek will enable us to offer industry-leading semiconductor IP to meet the needs of designers," said Tianshen Tang, VP of SMIC Design Service. "SMIC is continuously strengthening our technology in order to support our customers. As SMIC's business continues to expand, we will continue to deliver comprehensive design solutions to enable companies to quickly and productively enter mass production, taking full advantage of SMIC's process technologies."

"As the key component for various USB 3.0 device applications, the digniPHY for USB 3.0 IP is quickly establishing itself as the new benchmark in the USB 3.0 device market. We are very excited to have this opportunity to work with SMIC to provide a customer-oriented approach which also offers competitive cost and performance benefits to IC design houses," said Allen Liu, President & Founder of AlgolTek. "digniPHY, along with our companion IP, design kits and tools, provide timely assistance for quick design integration and are perfect for design teams on tight schedules. With the goal to provide IP of stringent characterization along with the design and engagement experience, digniPHY is positioned to accelerate time-to-market and to accommodate limited budgets."

About AlgolTekAlgolTek, Inc., based in Taoyuan, Taiwan, is an industry-leading emerging provider of SerDes IP-based solutions primarily targeting the computer, notebook, tablets, consumer devices, storage and multimedia markets.  The company develops innovative mixed-signal and analog-enriched mixed-signal IP that enable product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance in the volume market.

For more information please visit AlgolTek, Inc. at

digniPHY and the AlgolTek logo are trademarks of AlgolTek, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. 

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