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SMIC CEO TY Chiu Re-Elected To GSA Board

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 association.

"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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