Shanghai, China. April 27, 2005 -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981) today announced its participation in the ARM® Connected Community. As part of the ARM Connected Community, SMIC will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that will enable SMIC's customers to get their ARM Powered® products to market faster.
"Joining the ARM Connected Community provides SMIC networking opportunities with designers, OEMs, and other industry players, and enables SMIC to gain insights into bringing better solutions to our customers,” said Paul Ouyang, vice president of Design Services at SMIC. “We are excited about the opportunity to learn and grow from industry alliances, and we look forward to forging potential strategic partnerships with other members of the ARM Connected Community."
As one of the leading foundries in the world, SMIC’s experience in achieving rapid growth, garnering broad technology offerings and a large IP portfolio, and playing a key role in the China and global IC industry will be an invaluable asset to this network.
The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions.
The ARM Connected Community also enables SMIC to utilize the ARM Connected Community logo, which is an easy way for customers to recognize that SMIC has proven their commitment and expertise in support of the ARM architecture.
"By joining the ARM Connected Community, which now comprises more than 300 companies, SMIC increases the large portfolio of skills, products and services that are centered around the ARM architecture, and currently available to developers worldwide," said Mary Inglis, director of Alliances for ARM. For more information about the ARM Connected Community, please visit http://www.arm.com/community.
About SMIC SMIC (NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 0981.HK) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, providing integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing at 0.35-micron to 0.11-micron and finer line technologies to customers worldwide. Established in 2000, SMIC has four 8-inch wafer fabrication facilities in volume production in Shanghai and Tianjin. In the first quarter of 2005, SMIC commenced commercial production at its 12-inch wafer fabrication facility in Beijing. SMIC also maintains customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan and a representative office in Hong Kong. As part of its dedication towards providing high-quality services, SMIC strives to comply with or exceed international standards and has achieved ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, OHSAS18001, TL9000 and ISO14001 certifications. For additional information, please visit http://www.smics.com/.