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SMIC selected in “Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award”

SHANGHAI, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporations ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, announced today, it was selected by Hong Kong Yazhou Zhoukan Limited in the Fourth Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award, and won the High-Tech Enterprise Award due to its exceptional business operations and outstanding performance.

Yazhou Zhoukan Limited was founded in 1987 in Hong Kong, covering matters on economics, political and social culture, which caught the attention of the Chinese worldwide. The Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award selects Mainland Enterprises listed in Hong Kong that has the best performance and is recognized by the market. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited's research department makes its decisions on the rankings based on audited data from the companies. To pick out the best performing companies from each industry, the market value, turnover and growth, net profit and net profit growth, total assets, as well as level of awareness and influence in the international capital market were all examined. SMIC has shown excellent financial performance such as 9 quarters of consecutive profit, gross profit margin, and net income. Additionally, in recent years, growth rate far exceeded industry standards, and corporate social responsibility has been fulfilled by actively carrying out environmental protection and charity work, to get into the final list and win the High-Tech Enterprise Award.

Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, SMIC's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director expressed his gratitude by saying "It is an honor that SMIC has been chosen for this year's Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award by Yazhou Zhoukan Limited. The award reflects Hong Kong's market and financial media recognition for SMIC. In the future, SMIC will continue to improve its corporate governance and profitability, as well as work towards becoming a world-class manufacturer of integrated circuits and a high-quality listed company, to create greater value for our shareholders and the society."

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading integrated circuit wafer manufacturer in the world and the largest and most advanced wafer manufacturer in mainland China. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 28-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai; a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing and a majority owned 300mm fab for advance nodes under development; a 200mm fab in Tianjin; and a 200mm fab project under development in Shenzhen. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.smics.com.

Safe Harbor Statements

(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)

This document 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 are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of SMIC's senior management and 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 cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor industry, intense competition, timely wafer acceptance by SMIC's customers, timely introduction of new technologies, SMIC's ability to ramp new products into volume, supply and demand for semiconductor foundry services, industry overcapacity, shortages in equipment, components and raw materials, availability of manufacturing capacity, financial stability in end markets and intensive intellectual property litigation in high tech industry.

In addition to the information contained in this document, you should also consider the information contained in our other filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 14, 2014, especially in the "Risk Factors" section and such other documents that we 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 our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this document 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 document.

SMIC Contact Information:

English Media
Michael Cheung
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16812
Email: Michael_Cheung@smics.com

Chinese Media
Angela Miao
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088
Email: Angela_Miao@smics.com



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SMIC Announces Unaudited 2014 Interim Results

SHANGHAI, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, announces the unaudited interim results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sales was US$962.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to US$1,042.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The decrease was primarily because there had been no wafer shipments from Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation ("Wuhan Xinxin") since the first quarter of 2014.
  • Gross profit was a record high of US$239.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 representing an increase of 2.4% compared to US$233.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.
  • Gross margin improved to 24.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from 22.4% for the six months ended June 30, 2013.
  • Profit from operations was US$87.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 (of which US$7.6 million came from the gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment and assets classified as held-for-sale), compared to US$130.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 (of which US$53.3 million came from the gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment and assets classified as held-for-sale and gain on disposal of subsidiaries).

For the full announcement of SMIC's unaudited 2014 financial results, please see: http://photos.prnasia.com/prnk/20140828/0861406193

Contact:

Investor Relations
+86-21-3861-0000 ext. 12804
ir@smics.com 

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AUO’s Next Generation UHD 4K Wide Color Gamut Curved LCD TV Displays Make Stunning Presence

HSINCHU, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its participation to Touch Taiwan 2014 (International Touch Panel and Optical Film Exhibition 2014) from August 27 ...

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ISO-TECH High-reliability and Cost-effective Clamp Meters from RS Components Enable Safe and Fast Current Measurements

Ideal for use by electricians and maintenance professionals, ergonomically designed and easy-to-use multimeters also provide highly accurate voltage and resistance measurement and continuity testing ...

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ProTek Devices’ Newest TVS Array Provides Overvoltage Protection in High Speed Applications

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices has introduced a new transient voltage suppressor array (TVS array) for overvoltage circuit protection in a variety of high speed applications such as Gigabit Ethernet, LAN / WAN equipment, notebooks and desktop computers, and more. The new PLR2512 is an ultra-low capacitance (3pF typical) TVS array with 100 watts peak pulse power per line (typical = 8/20 micro seconds).

The PLR2512 is also ideal for integrated magnetics / RJ-45 connectors, security cameras, and industrial controls applications. The device meets IEC standards requirements for 61000-4-2 covering electrostatic discharge (ESD) and 61000-4-4 covering electrical fast transients (EFT). ESD protection is > 25 kilovolts. The PLR2512 protects two line pairs and delivers low leakage current (10nA) and a low stand-off voltage of 2.5 volts. The minimum and maximum breakdown voltages are 2.7 and 3.6 volts, respectively. The maximum snapback voltage is 2.8 volts. The component is RoHS and REACH compliant. Operating and storage temperatures are -55 to 150 degrees Celsius.

This device is available in the space-saving molded DFN-8 package configuration. The package minimizes lead inductance to prevent overshoot voltages during high ESD current events. It has an approximate weight of just seven milligrams. It features lead-free nickel palladium gold plating and a solder reflow temperature of 260 – 270 degrees Celsius. The PLR2512 has a flammability rating of UL 94V-0.

Pricing and Availability
ProTek Devices' PLR2512 TVS array series is now available in mass quantities. Pricing varies by the number of units per order. The TVS array is available in eight millimeter tape and reel, per EIA standard 481. A data sheet for the PLR2512 can be download from the ProTek Devices website.

About ProTek Devices
In business more than 20 years, ProTek Devices™ is a privately held semiconductor company. The company offers a product line of overvoltage and overcurrent circuit protection components. ProTek Devices maintains its headquarters in Tempe, Ariz. More information is available at http://www.protekdevices.com.

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COMPANY CONTACT: 

MEDIA CONTACT:

VP Pai 

Rafael Larin

ProTek Devices 

Emissary Communications

1.602.431.8101 

1.818.541.9595

marketing@protekdevices.com 

rafael@emissarypr.com 

www.protekdevices.com 

www.emissarypr.com

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AUO’s High Resolution a-Si TFT-LCDs for Mobile Devices Make First Appearance at Touch Taiwan 2014

HSINCHU, August 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its ultra high resolution display technologies and applications for mobile devices, including 5-inch Full HD and 8-...

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QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® to exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014

- Leading global provider of validated high-purity outsourced process tool parts cleaning, performance coatings, refurbishment, and analytical & engineering services, and leading reference microcontamination analytical laboratory to the semiconductor industry exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014 tradeshow.

QUAKERTOWN, Pa., Aug. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® today announced that they will be exhibiting at the SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow, held at the Taiwan World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan from September 3rd through the 5th, 2014.

SEMICON Taiwan features the people, products and technologies advancing the future of microelectronics.  QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® will be exhibiting jointly, in Nangang Hall at booth number 1141.

QuantumClean® operates on the frontier of the sub‐20nm high-purity semiconductor parts cleaning market through leading-edge technologies, resources and expertise.  For example, earlier this year QuantumClean® announced that it was the first semiconductor industry outsourced process tool parts cleaner to join SEMATECH, as well as the first to earn certification in the EICC's Conflict-Free Smelter Program for Tantalum.

ChemTrace® has developed new techniques for trace metals analysis of precursors and thin films for 20nm and beyond.  Stop by to find out how Solution Based Chemistry™ can help improve your manufacturing process.

QuantumClean's and ChemTrace's technical, commercial and management teams will be present at the booths throughout the show and welcome the opportunity to discuss solutions to your current and future parts cleaning/refurbishment challenges and analytical requirements.

About Quantum Global Technologies, LLC

QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® are divisions of Quantum Global Technologies LLC, which is headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

QuantumClean® is the leading global provider of high-purity outsourced process tool parts cleaning and restoration (coating) services, tool part life extension and process tool part optimization solutions to the semiconductor wafer fabrication, OEM & OPM industries.  Founded in 2000, QuantumClean® operates technologically innovative Advanced Technology Cleaning Centers® built on the premise of providing customers process improvement through consistently cleaner parts® that exceed industry standards, dramatically reducing our customers' total cost of ownership.  With nineteen Advanced Technology Cleaning Centers® located in nine countries, QuantumClean® provides unsurpassed cleaning capability and convenience worldwide. 

ChemTrace® is a recognized leading reference analytical testing laboratory primarily serving the semiconductor, solar and related industries by providing answers and solutions to its customers' micro-contamination related issues.  Founded in 1993, ChemTrace® also provides independent analytical verification of process tool part cleaning effectiveness for many of QuantumClean's leading-edge semiconductor fab, OEM and OPM customers which have critical cleaning requirements.

For more about QuantumClean® and ChemTrace®, visit their websites at www.quantumclean.com and www.chemtrace.com .

Media Contacts        

QuantumClean®: Clara Lummus, +1-215-892-9305, info@quantumclean.com       

ChemTrace®: Robin Puri, +1-503-251-0979, info@chemtrace.com

For more information about SEMICON Taiwan 2014, visit their website at http://www.semicontaiwan.org

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