SMIC is a pure-play IC foundry that offers 0.35ìm to 0.13ìm IC manufacturing services. Established in 2000, SMIC is headquartered in Shanghai and has three 8-inch fabs including a dedicated copper backend line. SMIC acquired its fourth 8-inch fab facility, Fab 7, located in Tianjin. In Beijing, the foundry also has a 12-inch wafer facility in production since July 2004. In May 2003, our Fab 1 was one of the two recipients of the "Top Fab of the Year for 2003" by Semiconductor International, a leading publication in the semiconductor industry.