Patents Highlight Programmable Innovations and Expertise; Provide Intellectual Property Protection
SAN JOSE, CA, December 3, 2008 -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that it has recently been granted its 750th patent relating to its programmable solutions portfolio. The patents pertain to numerous product types, including programmable clocks, programmable logic, and PSoC® programmable system-on chip devices. PSoC patents are the fastest growing segment within the portfolio.
"This milestone is a testament to the creativity and knowledge of Cypress engineers," said Paul Keswick, Executive Vice President of New Product Development for Cypress. "We introduced our first programmable product in 1984, and we have been building on that expertise for 25 years. Our patents span from simple circuits to complex algorithms that will be implemented in our next-generation PSoC devices."
In total, Cypress has been granted over 1650 patents. In addition to the granted patents, Cypress currently has over 1100 patents pending, including over 300 applications related to programmable technology.
"The Cypress Intellectual Property portfolio is strong and continues to grow," said Andrew Bateman, Cypress's Director of Intellectual Property. "We are vigilant in protecting this valuable resource from violation by competitors."
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity technologies ranging from its CyFi™ Low-Power RF solution, to West Bridge® and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, and industrial. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at
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