SHANGHAI, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), mainland China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, held its 2012 advanced technology workshop in Shanghai today. The workshop showcased SMIC's most up-to-date technology achievements, advanced node design methodologies, SMIC IP and library platform solutions, ESD protection design methodology and more. John Peng, Associate Vice President and General Manager of SMIC's China Business Unit, addressed the importance of the China market and its growing share of SMIC's business in the opening speech. In addition, Tianshen Tang, Vice President of SMIC Design Service, introduced SMIC's technology and IP development roadmap for hot applications in China to give insight on SMIC's value-added technologies and services.
Executives and representatives from ARM, Brite Semiconductor, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys and other SMIC partners also gave presentations on their IP offerings, design solutions and platforms.
The workshop was focused on advanced technology node design only and about 150 invited designers were in attendance. SMIC Senior Director of Marketing Steven Chen marked the end of the event by thanking the attendees for their continued support and expressing SMIC's commitment to working closely with its customers to achieve further success.
The workshop also featured an exhibition with SMIC partners displaying their products and services, including libraries and IP, EDA tools, and design services.
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 0.35-micron to 40-nanometer. 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, and a 200mm fab under construction in Shenzhen. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. In addition, SMIC manages and operates a 300mm wafer fab in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
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