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Cypress Comments on Market Rumors Regarding Atmel

Last Updated: September 28, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 28, 2015 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today issued the following statement in response to recent market rumors regarding Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML).

Cypress previously submitted an offer to the Board of Directors of Atmel to acquire Atmel. That offer expired and Cypress has withdrawn its interest in an acquisition of Atmel. Cypress regularly evaluates acquisition opportunities to complement its existing business, and maintains a disciplined approach to ensure that it continues to deliver long-term value to its shareholders.

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Cypress (NASDAQ: CY) delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today’s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. With a broad, differentiated product portfolio that includes NOR flash memories, F-RAM™ and SRAM, Traveo™ microcontrollers, the industry’s only PSoC® programmable system-on-chip solutions, analog and PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing controllers, and Wireless BLE Bluetooth Low-Energy and USB connectivity solutions, Cypress is committed to providing its customers worldwide with consistent innovation, best-in-class support and exceptional system value. To learn more, go to

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