Safe Harbor Statements (Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)This press release contains, in addition to historical information, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the expected availability of Synopsys' DesignWare IP and are based on Synopsys' and SMIC's current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. Synopsys and SMIC use words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Synopsys' and SMIC's actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks associated with the current global economic slowdown, orders or judgments from pending litigation, financial stability in end markets, unforeseen production or delivery delays, failure to perform as expected, product errors or defects and other risks.Investors should consider the information contained in Synopsys' and SMIC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including Synopsys' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011, especially in the "Risk Factors" section, and including SMIC's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 27, 2012, especially in the "Risk Factors Related to Our Financial Condition and Business" and "Operating and Financial Review and Prospects" sections, and such other documents that Synopsys may file with the SEC or SMIC may file with the SEC or the Hong Kong Stock Exchange from time to time, including current reports on Form 6-K filed by SMIC. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Synopsys' and SMIC's future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Except as may be required by law, Synopsys and SMIC undertake no obligation and do not intend to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For more information, please contact: Monica MarmieSynopsys, Inc.Tel: 650-584-2890Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Stephen BrennanMCA, Inc. Tel : 650-968-8900, ext.114Email: email@example.com SMIC English ContactMr. William BarrattTel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16812Email: William_Barratt@smics.com SMIC Chinese ContactMr. Peter Lin Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x12349Email: Peter_LHH@smics.com PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.