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Cypress and Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India Sign New Agreement for PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 Lab | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress and Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India Sign New Agreement for PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 Lab

Last Updated: April 14, 2011

Students Will Conduct Collaborative Research and Funded Lab Development

San Jose, Calif., April 15, 2011- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), today announced an agreement with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India, under which Cypress will extend support for the institute through 2014. Cypress will donate new PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 development kits and software to the PSoC lab, at BITS, Pilani. 

In addition to donating PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 development kits, Cypress will also donate PSoC Creator™ software.  Cypress and BITS, Pilani first opened the PSoC lab in 2009 with donations from Cypress of PSoC 1 kits and PSoC designer™ software. In addition to the Pilani campus, Cypress has set up PSoC labs at the BITS, Hyderabad and BITS, Goa campuses.

The lab exposes students to the PSoC platform, a flexible family of devices with programmable analog and digital blocks integrated with a microcontroller. At least once a year, Cypress will conduct hands-on PSoC training sessions with faculty and students. Many experiments in the analog and digital communication labs are designed around the PSoC platform, which is tightly integrated into the curriculum and student learning. With many students engaged in wireless, medical and remote sensing projects, PSoC plays a pivotal role in providing them with hands-on experience creating solutions for embedded systems. For more information about BITS, Pilani, visit

 “Our main goal is to excite students about new technologies and consequently increase the number of talented engineers from India,” said Karthikeyan Mahalingam, India Manager of Cypress University Alliance. “The PSoC lab offers this, allowing students to innovate and work on high-tech projects with the right training.”

“The lab will add an extra dimension to the student learning experience,” said Dr.S.Gurunarayan, Dean, Admissions & Faculty Division II of BITS, Pilani.  “We’re hoping it will result in a unique learning platform where students receive hands-on experience in developing applications which they can apply to solving real-world challenges.”

About BITS, Pilani
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, focuses on high quality education and research in the fields of Science and Technology. The objective of this campus is to prepare young students to act as leaders for the promotion of the economic and industrial growth of the country and to play a creative role in society. For more information, visit or email:

About the Cypress University Alliance
Cypress's University Alliance Program ( is a multifaceted program empowering electronics engineering and computer science students to develop the skill sets needed to perform in today's marketplace. The program mounts regional design competitions, and offers academic workshops. The university alliance website provides access to myriad free design resources, evaluation boards and online courses.

About Cypress
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 Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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