SHANGHAI, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC( http://www.smics.com/eng/index.php )"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that Mr. Sean Maloney has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of SMIC with effect from June 15, 2013. Dr. Gao Yonggang has been appointed SMIC's Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and has been re-designated as an Executive Director with effect from June 17, 2013.
Mr. Sean Maloney ("Mr. Maloney") spent over 30 years at Intel Corporation. He is known within the high tech industry as a visionary. From August 2011 to January 2013, Mr. Maloney served as Chairman of Intel China where he was responsible for overseeing and developing the company's strategy. Prior to this appointment, he was General Manager of the corporation's Intel Architecture Group. He also previously ran the company's Communications Group and was Chief of Sales and Marketing Worldwide for the company, etc.
Dr. Gao Yonggang ("Dr. Gao") has more than 20 years of experience in the area of financial management and was the Chief Financial Officer of the China Academy of Telecommunications Technology (Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group), the chairman of Datang Capital (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and Datang Telecom Group Finance Co., Ltd., and an executive director of Datang Hi-Tech Venture Capital Investment Co., Ltd. He was also a director and the Senior Vice President of Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings Co., Ltd..He is a standing committee member of Accounting Society of China. Dr. Gao was appointed as SMIC's Non-executive Director in 2009. He is also a director of two subsidiaries of the Company, namely Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Beijing) Corporation and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shenzhen) Corporation.
SMIC CEO and Executive Director Dr. TY Chiu commented, "The new appointments and redesignation of directors and their roles will further improve the Company's decision-making processes and professionalism on key strategies and developments, so to enhance our corporate governance structure, for the benefit of SMIC's long-term business."
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 a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai, a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing, a 200mm fab in Tianjin, and a 200mm fab project under development 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.
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