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Cypress To Demonstrate Highest Performance And Density Network Search Solutions With Low Cost And Power At Network Systems Design Conference

Last Updated: October 18, 2005

Cypress To Demonstrate Highest Performance And Density Network Search Solutions With Low Cost And Power At Network Systems Design Conference

Special Session to be Held Thursday, October 20, 2005 on Algorithms for Advanced Packet Classification with Ternary Content-Addressable Memory

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 18, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE: CY) announced today that it will host a series of presentations and booth demonstrations highlighting its industry-leading Network Search Engine (NSE) solutions at the Network Systems Design Conference (NSDC) at the Parkside Hall in San Jose, California from October 18-20, 2005. Expert architects and engineers will provide technical details on how Cypress alleviates packet-processing bottlenecks with highly scalable solutions that deliver the industry's best performance and highest density, with low cost and power consumption.

With line rates scaling above 10Gbps, the adoption of the IPv6 protocol and systems becoming more complex, there is a need to support large density lookup tables and to handle multiple lookups per packet to support more features per system. This means that today's search sub-systems need to offer high performance, higher density solutions that are scalable to support next-generation needs at the lowest cost and power. Cypress's portfolio of Ternary Content-Addressable Memory (TCAM) and Algorithmic NSEs, the industry's broadest, offers customers these performance, density and scalability advantages. The Ayama(TM) 10000, Ayama 20000 and Sahasra(TM) 50000 NSEs work seamlessly together along with the Cynapse(TM) Software Platform and can provide customers the capability to design for next generation performance and density requirements today at the lowest cost and power.

Cypress will demonstrate the industry's first Algorithmic NSE, the Sahasra 50000 in booth #307 on Wednesday, October 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cypress's Sahasra 50000 NSE, which is in full production, combines the ease of use of a TCAM with the increased routing capacity and low power of an algorithmic search solution. Compared to traditional TCAM or DRAM-based search engines, Cypress's Sahasra 50000 NSE provides significant capacity and performance improvements for lookup applications while minimizing cost and power per route.

The technical session on Thursday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. will address solutions for advanced packet classification using TCAMs. Anand Rangarajan, a software engineering manager and systems architect at Cypress, will present papers on methods to reduce the density explosion when encoding range rules in TCAMs. These methods offer higher density, as well as the ability to retrieve all matches per search in a TCAM, allowing for more features to be supported in the system at a higher performance level.

Cypress's Complete Packet Processing Solution
Cypress's search solution includes a comprehensive portfolio of products to address all segments of the search market.  In addition to its highly successful TCAM-based solutions (Ayama 10000 and Ayama 20000 NSEs), Cypress is the only vendor to also offer an algorithmic SRAM-based forwarding search engine (Sahasra 50000) to address the search needs of systems requiring large forwarding tables of more than 1 million table entries. The Ayama 20000 NSEs are the first of their kind to offer a FastLink(TM) cascaded interface; a heterogeneous interface for optimized search subsystems which when combined with Cypress's easy-to-use Cynapse software enables seamless inter-working of Cypress NSE families, including both TCAM-based NSEs and algorithmic-based NSEs. Cypress's comprehensive NSE portfolio has been adopted by leading vendors in the router, L2/L3 switch, CMTS, DSLAM and storage area network (SAN) segments.

About Cypress
Cypress solutions are at the heart of any system that is built to perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Leveraging a strong commitment to customer service and performance-based process and manufacturing expertise, Cypress's product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, network search engines, specialty memories, high-bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions, and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CY. More information about the company is available online at

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