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Cypress and BITS-Pilani Open New PSoC® Lab at Hyderabad Campus

Last Updated: June 14, 2010

Students Will Conduct Collaborative Research and Funded Lab Development

BANGALORE, India, June 15, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) and The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, have opened a new lab for collaborative research and development based on the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip. The lab was recently inaugurated by Professor V.S. Rao, Director, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, and Patrick Kane, Director of Cypress’s University Alliance.

Cypress set up the PSoC lab at BITS, Hyderabad and donated twenty PSoC kits as well as PSoC DesignerTM software. The lab exposes students to the PSoC platform, a flexible family of devices with programmable analog and digital blocks integrated with a microcontroller. A large number of 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.

“Cypress Semiconductor already works closely with the Pilani and Goa campuses of BITS. We are happy that the Hyderabad campus is also a part of the Cypress network and look forward to developing some interesting applications around their flagship PSoC products," said Professor V.S. Rao.

Cypress will also train faculty members on PSoC and other leading Cypress technologies.

About BITS-Pilani (Hyderabad)
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani Hyderabad Campus 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

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, offers academic workshops, and maintains a university alliance website ( which 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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