SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor
Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK)
announced that on Sept. 10, 2008, its S2/FAB 8 passed the BSI ISO27001: 2005
with "zero defect" -- an outstanding achievement. The BSI ISO27001 audit is
the expansion of the information security management systems certification
review, which was an added certification to the original mask shop and
design center services. SMIC's S2/FAB 8 is its first chip production line to
receive ISO27001 certification.
ISO 27001 is a widely recognized information security standard in the
industry, and is the only provision of the Information Security Management
System (ISMS) that meets the requirements of the international audit
standards by the International Organization for Standardization and the
International Electrotechnical Commission published in October 2005. ISO
27001 is the only existing secure information security management standard.
The standards provide for the establishment of implementation, operation,
monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security
system framework to ensure that businesses choose a suitable full spectrum
of security measures to protect their information assets.
SMIC Mask Shop Director Jesse Huang commented, "The protection of
customers' information, particularly IP (intellectual property) and trade
secrets, is a top priority for SMIC. By providing continuous training and
establishing information security standards, we strive to strengthen
awareness of information security among our employees. In SMIC's mask shop,
GDSII and Mebes documents are transferred via an independent server to
ensure maximum data and network security. Furthermore, we implement added
security by encrypting data files. The ISO 27001 certification recognizes
SMIC's efforts and prompts us to further perfect our information security
protection measures in strengthening our partnerships with global
customers."
SMIC S2 Center head Dr. Allan Lin said, "Information security is reliant
upon customer trust, and is an important gate to expanding business
operations. SMIC attaches great importance to the protection of customer IP.
We not only implement strict control over the access of IPs for the sake of
our clients, but also provide additional security by using an independent
database and network. Attaining the ISO 27001 information security
management system certification results from and demonstrates our continuous
efforts on maintaining the high level of information security which helps
strengthen our partnerships with global customers."

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) manufacturing service at 0.35um to 65nm and finer
line technologies. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer
fabrication facility (fab) under pilot production 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 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 under
construction in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing
Corporation. For more information, please visit http://www.smics.com .

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Peter Lin
Public Relations
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Email: Peter_LHH@smics.com

SMIC Shanghai
Angela Miao
Public Relations
Tel: +86-21-5080-2000 x10088
Email: Angela_Miao@smics.com

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