Cypress Will Retain “CY” Ticker Symbol
SAN JOSE, Calif., October 30, 2009 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that it will voluntarily transfer its stock exchange listing from The New York Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ Global Select Market, on November 12. The company’s stock will continue to trade under the symbol “CY”. This transfer will be seamless to Cypress investors.
Cypress’s President and CEO, T.J. Rodgers and other members of Cypress’s executive team will mark this occasion by opening the NASDAQ trading floor via live remote on November 12, 2009 at 6:30 a.m. PST.
“Cypress’s innovative programmable and proprietary technologies such as PSoC® and TrueTouch™ have transformed the company, and are changing the way our customers change the world. That’s why Cypress is in so many highly visible products, ranging from touchscreen phones and MP3 players to personal computers, automobiles, servers and microwave ovens,” said Rodgers. “We are excited to join the NASDAQ which is globally recognized as the leading exchange for growth-oriented technology companies.“
“For the past 27 years, Cypress and its CEO T.J. Rodgers have become a symbol of Silicon Valley innovation and market leadership -- from its unique programmable products to the recent spinoff of its SunPower subsidiary,” said Robert Griefeld, CEO of NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. “Cypress has consistently outpaced its market competitors as a result of these innovations. We are pleased to have this distinguished Silicon Valley icon listed on NASDAQ.”
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Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch-sensing and TrueTouch™ solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.
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