SMIC and Maxscend collaborate on 55nm RF IP platform

Bluetooth RF IP silicon proven and in customer usage

SHANGHAI, Oct. 23, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 981) and Maxscend Technologies Inc., a RF IP company based in China, announced that Maxscend Bluetooth RF IP has been silicon proven on SMIC's 55nm Low Leakage (LL) logic process. This IP has now been integrated into one of SMIC customers' product tape-out.

The silicon proven Bluetooth RF IP is the result of a collaborative effort between SMIC and Maxscend and marks a significant milestone in SMIC RF IP platform setup. It has achieved a leading edge position in the industry and will provide mutual customers an excellent IP solution for the booming IoT market, as well as the prosperous mobile and tablet markets.

Dr. Tianshen Tang, Senior Vice President of SMIC Design Service Center commented, "We are pleased to be working with Maxscend. This important breakthrough will enable SMIC to offer leading 55nm RF IP solutions and secure SMIC's leading position in China's semiconductor foundry industry. We are confident that we can provide top quality solutions and design services for the customer."

"It is really exciting to see that our Bluetooth and BLE RF IP has been silicon proven on SMIC 55nm platform," said Zhihan Xu, Chief Executive Officer of Maxscend. "Besides the current huge demand of smart-phones, tablets, Bluetooth Audio and other areas of traditional Bluetooth technologies, there is tremendous interest coming from low-power Bluetooth in the IoT field. With the wide adoption of Bluetooth low energy technology, smart devices will become ubiquitous in everyday life: wearables, smart-home, smart-medical, smart-sports and many more. By partnering with SMIC, we are confident we have the capabilities to support global customers with superior Bluetooth technology and professional technical services."

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. 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.

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SMIC Contact Information:

English Media
Michael Cheung
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16812
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Chinese Media
Jane Tang
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088
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About Maxscend Technologies Inc.

Maxscend Technologies is an award-winning company in China. We have a strong precedence in RF CMOS design, and focus on developing mobile digital TV chipsets as well as the licensing of Bluetooth/Wifi Connections and RF IP. For further information please visit our company's website www.maxscend.com.

Maxscend Contact Information:

Lifeng Zhou
Tel: +86-21-61006488 X8099
Email: Email Contact

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