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August 16, 2014

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. ("SMIC") and Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology ("JCET") jointly reported the formation of a joint venture for 12-inch bumping and related testing, from the previously signed joint venture agreement, which will be established in Jiangyin National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (JOIND), in Jiangsu Province, China.

According to a media release, by setting up in Jiangyin National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, the joint venture can benefit from Jiangyin's location and mature industrial environment to set up the 12-inch wafer bumping and CP testing production line (Middle- End-Of-Line).

Meanwhile, the joint venture can also utilize JCET's nearby back- end packaging production line, which includes Flip-Chip to support Back-End-Of-Line production for 40/45nm, 28nm and below.

Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, SMIC's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, said, "The Yangtze River Delta is regionally the strongest, largest, and most developed ecosystem in China's IC industry. Jiangyin is located in the center of Yangtze River Delta's 'Golden Triangle' comprised of Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou, and is only 180km from Shanghai. Furthermore, Jiangyin has good transportation infrastructure and is a hub of human talents. With our strategic partner JCET located in Jiangyin, our joint venture will rely on JCET's existing manufacturing base and established facilities, thus, the mid and back-end lines will be constructed nearby to increase its dominance in the area, shorten its lead- time, and provide a one-stop service for customers. The initiation and implementation of the project will benefit SMIC's ramp up of 28nm mass production and will help increase the capability of China's semiconductor industry."

Xinchao Wang, Chairman of JCET said, "SMIC and JCET's joint venture in Jiangyin will combine our companies' strengths and enhance our long-term relationship; furthermore, the joint venture will focus on upgrading the domestic 3D IC industry chain to world- class standards."

Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology ("JCET") is a packaging service provider.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International ("SMIC") is a semiconductor foundry.

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