SHANGHAI, Dec. 14, 2011 -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced its receipt of a 1 billion unit product milestone award from customer Qualcomm Incorporated in a ceremony held at SMIC's Shanghai headquarters.
Qualcomm, the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies, gave the award to SMIC in recognition of its excellent track record of support for Qualcomm's power management processor. During the multi-year collaboration, SMIC has achieved over 1 billion unit shipments of power management processors with an outstanding delivery record over the past year.
"We are honored to receive this award from Qualcomm, which marks an important milestone for our collaboration on the power management processor," said SMIC CEO and Executive Director TY Chiu. "We greatly appreciate Qualcomm's trust in SMIC and will continue to be a valued partner in advanced technology and foundry services."
Jim Clifford, senior vice president and general manager of operations at Qualcomm, said: "SMIC has consistently demonstrated excellence in manufacturing quality, reliability and customer service since we began our collaboration in 2006. We are proud to work with SMIC to provide our customers with innovative products of the highest quality."
Prior to today's award, SMIC also earned Qualcomm's "Mixed Signal Foundry of the Year" award in 2007, as well as a "Continued Excellence Award" for power management support in 2009.
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 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, 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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