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Synopsys Collaborates with SMIC to Deliver USB Logo-Certified DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY in SMIC’s 65 Nanometer LL Process Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SHANGHAI , May 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Synopsys,
Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor
design and manufacturing and Semiconductor Manufacturing International
Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK), one of the leading
semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced the immediate
availability of Synopsys' silicon-proven and USB logo-certified DesignWare(R)
USB 2.0 nanoPHY intellectual property (IP) for SMIC's 65 nanometer (nm) low-
leakage (LL) process technology. As a leading provider of complete IP
solutions for the USB 2.0 interface including controllers, PHY and
verification IP, Synopsys continues to help designers lower integration risk
by providing high-quality IP that is proven interoperable and compliant to the
USB 2.0 standard specification.

The DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY IP is designed for a broad range of
high-volume mobile and consumer applications where the key requirements
include minimal area and low dynamic and leakage power consumption. In
addition, the DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY IP has built-in tuning circuits
designed to enable quick, post-silicon adjustments to account for unexpected
chip/board parasitic or process variations, without having to modify the
existing design. This allows designers to increase yield and minimize the cost
of expensive silicon re-spins.

“The combination of Synopsys' silicon-proven DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY IP
and SMIC's low-leakage 65 nm process technology allows our mutual customers to
easily integrate advanced features into a process that helps them meet their
low power requirements and quickly ramp into volume production,” said Chris
Chi
, senior vice president and chief business officer of SMIC. “Recent silicon
success with customers leveraging SMIC's 65 nanometer LL process and Synopsys'
USB2.0 nanoPHY IP gives us confidence to strengthen our strategic and
synergistic relationship with Synopsys to deliver significant advantages to
our customers through industry-leading integration, power efficiency and cost
efficiency. We look forward to working with Synopsys as we move toward more
advanced process nodes.”

“By making available Synopsys' high-quality DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY for
the SMIC 65 nanometer LL process technology, we continue to provide designers
with the IP they need for today's required foundry processes,” said John
Koeter
, vice president of marketing for the Solutions Group at Synopsys.
“Working with SMIC to silicon-validate our USB 2.0 nanoPHY IP in their 65
nanometer LL process provides our customers with proven and certified IP
solutions that enable them to integrate DesignWare IP with less risk and
improved time-to-market.”

About DesignWare IP

Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven interface
and analog IP solutions for system-on-chip designs. Synopsys' broad IP
portfolio delivers complete connectivity IP solutions consisting of
controllers, PHY and verification IP for widely used protocols such as USB,
PCI Express, DDR, SATA, Ethernet, HDMI and MIPI IP including 3G DigRF, CSI-2
and D-PHY. The analog IP family includes Analog-to-Digital Converters,
Digital-to-Analog Converters, Audio Codecs, Video Analog Front Ends, Touch
Screen Controllers and more. In addition, Synopsys offers SystemC
transaction-level models to build virtual platforms for rapid, pre-silicon
development of software. With a robust IP development methodology, extensive
investment in quality and comprehensive technical support, Synopsys enables
designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more
information on DesignWare IP, visit: http://www.synopsys.com/designware .
Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/designware_ip .

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) is the world leader in electronic design
automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software,
intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design and
manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation,
verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA)
solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face
today, such as power and yield management, software-to-silicon verification
and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys
customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly
while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain
View, California
, and has more than 60 offices located throughout North
America
, Europe , Japan , Asia and India . Visit Synopsys online at
http://www.synopsys.com/ .

Synopsys and DesignWare are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. Any
other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the
intellectual property of their respective owners.

    Synopsys Press Contacts:
     Sheryl Gulizia
     Synopsys, Inc.
     Tel:   +1-650-584-8635
     Email: sgulizia@synopsys.com

     Lisa Gillette-Martin
     MCA
     Tel:   +1-650-968-8900 x115
     Email: lgmartin@mcapr.com

About SMIC

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 0.35um to 45nm. 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 , a 200mm fab under construction
in Shenzhen , and an in-house assembly and testing facility in Chengdu . 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 200mm wafer fab in Chengdu owned by Cension Semiconductor
Manufacturing Corporation and a 300mm wafer fab in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin
Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. For more information, please visit
http://www.smics.com .

SAFE HARBOUR STATEMENTS

(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)

This press release contains, in addition to historical information,
“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor”
provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements are based on SMIC's current assumptions,
expectations and projections about future events. SMIC uses words like
“believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project” and similar
expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-
looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements
involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause SMIC's actual performance, financial condition or
results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the
forward-looking statements, including among others risks associated with the
current global financial crisis, orders or judgments from pending litigation
and financial stability in end markets.

Investors should consider the information contained in SMIC's filings with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report
on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on June 22, 2009 , especially in the “Risk
Factors” and “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations” sections, and such other documents that SMIC may file
with the SEC or SEHK from time to time, including on Form 6-K. Other unknown
or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on SMIC's
future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks,
uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed
in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date
stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Except
as may be required by law, SMIC undertakes no obligation and does not intend
to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

    SMIC Press Contacts:
     SMIC Shanghai
     Peter Lin
     Public Relations
     Tel:   +86-21-3861-0000 x12349
     Email: Peter_LHH@smics.com

     SMIC Shanghai
     Angela Miao
     Public Relations
     Tel:   +86-21-3861-0000 x10088
     Email: Angela_Miao@smics.com

SOURCE Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

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