SHANGHAI and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 15, 2011 -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that Michael J. Rekuc has been appointed as President of SMIC Americas.
Mr. Rekuc will be responsible for driving the development, strategy, sales and management of SMIC Americas, which contributes around 55% of SMIC's total global business. Mr. Rekuc will be based in SMIC's US office in Santa Clara, California, and will report directly to SMIC Chief Business Officer Chris Chi.
Mr. Rekuc is a distinguished industry veteran with four decades of semiconductor experience in both the United States and Asia. Rekuc joins SMIC from Grace Semiconductor, where he was president of Grace Semiconductor USA. Before this, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and President of the Americas region at Chartered Semiconductor (now GlobalFoundries) from 1999 to 2010. Before joining Chartered, Rekuc spent 23 years at Motorola, Inc., rising from a district sales engineer in Motorola's semiconductor sector to become Vice President and Global Sales Director of its World Wide Wireless Subscribers Group. Rekuc began his career working for the United States Navy as a civilian semiconductor specialist.
"We are very pleased to welcome Mike to the SMIC family," said SMIC President and CEO David N.K. Wang. "With Mike's vast experience in semiconductor marketing and sales, and his extensive connections built over four decades in the semiconductor industry, we are confident that he can drive further growth for SMIC and our customers in the US region."
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 45/40-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and three 200mm wafer fabs in its Shanghai mega-fab, two 300mm wafer fabs in its Beijing mega-fab, a 200mm wafer fab in Tianjin, and a 200mm fab under construction in Shenzhen. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, 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. For more information, please visit www.smics.com