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Cypress and DOEACC Centre Calicut Agree to Set Up New PSoC® Laboratory

Last Updated: February 11, 2010

Cypress Will Provide Hardware and Software Tools and Hands-on Training Sessions

BANGLAORE, India, February 11, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and DOEACC Centre Calicut, Kerala, India have agreed to set up a joint PSoC® programmable system-on-chip laboratory at DOEACC. As part of the agreement, Cypress will provide hands-on training sessions for the faculty and students of DOEACC, in addition to free hardware and software tools. DOEACC will provide the facilities for the laboratory.

The laboratory will expose the students to the PSoC platform, a flexible family of devices with programmable analog and digital blocks integrated with a microcontroller. With its unique architecture, PSoC provides an unrivaled learning platform for embedded design students.

DOEACC has incorporated PSoC in its curriculum for the PG Diploma in VLSI Design (VL500) and PG Diploma in Industrial Automation System Design (PC 100) programs. It is proposed to be included in the curriculum for M. Tech in Embedded Systems (on-going) and M. Tech in Electronics Design Technology programs (to be launched). DOEACC is also considering adding academic and R&D projects in Mixed Signal Embedded Systems Designs using PSoC.

“DOEACC Society is delighted to partner with Cypress, a world leader in programmable solutions, to set up this joint PSoC laboratory at our centre in Calicut,” said Dr. G M Ajit, Director, DOEACC Centre Calicut. “Our centre has been teaching the application of PSOC technology to our PG Diploma students in VLSI Design, and recently our student Sriram V.S., secured the first prize in the prestigious PSoC Innovator Design Challenge under the guidance of our faculty member Mr. R Nandakumar. This partnership will enable us to expose more students to the PSoC platform, and encourage them to undertake research projects in this area. In short, this agreement strengthens our partnership; and our students and faculty will get additional support and opportunities for designing on the flexible and powerful PSoC platform”

“This agreement helps Cypress continue to build its presence with the growing, talented foundation of engineers in India,” said Sunil Thamaran, Director of Engineering at Cypress. “This new lab will familiarize DOEACC students with the flexibility and integration delivered by the PSoC platform. We are confident that the ease-of-use and versatility of PSoC will lead many new designers to leverage the technology as customers.”

About DOEACC Centre Calicut
DOEACC Centre Calicut [erstwhile Center for Electronics Design & Technology India] was established in 1989. It is a Unit of the DOEACC Society, an Autonomous Scientific Society under the Department of IT, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India. The center’s mission is to carry out Training, Industrial Consultancy, Product Development, Collaborative Research and Entrepreneurship in different areas of Electronics, Communication & IT. The Centre received assistance from UNDP (United Nations Development Program) and has also participated under project IMPACT of the World Bank and Swiss Development co-operation for infrastructure development and faculty training.

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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