SMIC and Qualcomm Collaborate on 28nm Wafer Production in China

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing

International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) and Qualcomm

Incorporated (QCOM), have announced that SMIC and Qualcomm

Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, are working together

in connection with 28nm process technology and wafer manufacturing services in

China to manufacture Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors. Qualcomm Technologies'

Snapdragon processors are purpose built for mobile devices. SMIC is one of

China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundries, and Qualcomm

Technologies is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor vendors and a

world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. This

collaboration will help accelerate SMIC's 28nm process maturity and capacity,

and will also make SMIC one of the first semiconductor foundries inChina to

offer production locally for some of Qualcomm Technologies' latest Snapdragon

processors on 28nm node, both PolySiON (PS) and high-K dielectrics metal gate


Previously, SMIC has supported Qualcomm Technologies on power management,

wireless and connectivity related IC products at various process nodes. With

this new collaboration involving 28nm technology and wafer manufacturing

services, SMIC is further strengthening its strategic relationship with

Qualcomm Technologies. SMIC will work with Qualcomm Technologies in bringing

new 28nm design-ins and products for the growing mobile communication industry.

Going forward, SMIC will also extend its technology offerings on 3DIC and RF

front-end wafer manufacturing in support of Qualcomm Technologies as its

Snapdragon product portfolio continues to expand.

"We are delighted to enter this collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies

since this marks a significant milestone on the readiness and competitiveness

of SMIC's 28nm process technologies," said Dr.Tzu-Yin Chiu, chief executive

officer and executive director, SMIC. "This step forward demonstrates SMIC's

capabilities and commitments on bringing up the needed advanced node

technologies for addressing customers' demands and product roadmaps. With

Qualcomm Technologies' support, we are confident that our 28nm technologies

will become one of the most important growth drivers for the company. We expect

that the 28nm product life cycle longevity will exceed previous nodes, which

will help better position SMIC to service the needs of Qualcomm Technologies,

as well as others."

"SMIC is an important supplier to Qualcomm Technologies, and we are pleased

to be working with SMIC, whose capabilities and technology offerings are

growing to meet our demanding product needs," saidMurthy Renduchintala,

executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president, QCT.

"We look forward to working with SMIC on bringing up its 28nm production inChina

and executing on our regional supply chain strategy. With SMIC becoming a more

important supplier in our global operations, this collaboration will help

further our manufacturing footprint and services inChina, one of the world's

largest mobile consumer opportunities."

Qualcomm Contacts:

Jon Carvill, Corporate Communications

Phone: 1-858-658-1993


Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations

Phone: 1-858-658-4813


SMIC Contacts:

Michael Cheung, English Media

Phone: +86-21-3861-0000 x16812


Angela Miao, Chinese Media

Phone: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088


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