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SMIC Lifts Q1 Revenue, Gross Margin Outlook - Update

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMI), a semiconductor foundry, on Monday lifted its revenue and gross margin forecasts for the first quarter, citing better-than-expected order momentum as well as an improved outlook from customers.

For the quarter ended March 31, the Shanghai, China-based company now expects a sequential increase of 14 percent to 15 percent in revenue, compared to the previous forecast of a growth of 7 percent to 9 percent.

Gross margin for the quarter is now estimated to be between 10 percent and 12 percent in comparison with the original guidance of between 4 percent and 7 percent, due to the increased loading in the fabs.

"Since the release of our original guidance, we have seen solid order momentum and an improved outlook from our customers across the board, exceeding our earlier expectations," said Gary Tseng, Chief Financial Officer of the company.

SMI closed Monday's regular trade at $2.40, down $0.04 from the previous close, on a volume of 39,267 shares.

by RTT Staff Writer

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