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Cypress to Demonstrate Intelligent Lighting Solutions Portfolio at Light+Building Exhibition in Frankfurt

Last Updated: March 31, 2010

Hands-on Demo Stations in Hall 4, Booth E15 to Include New Powerline Communication and AC-DC Power Controller Solutions, and Award-Winning PowerPSoC® Controllers

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced it will be demonstrating its intelligent lighting solutions portfolio at the Light Building exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany from April 11 to 16. The demonstrations in Hall 4, Stand E15 will include Cypress’s newly announced Powerline Communication solution and AC-DC digital power controllers for LED lighting, as well as the PowerPSoC® family of integrated embedded power controllers. More information on the Light Building exhibition is available at

The new AC-DC controllers offer a cost-effective solution for both non-dimmable and dimmable LED lighting, delivering high efficiency while meeting EnergyStar requirements. They provide automatic dimmer detection, so they work with the majority of the existing installed base of wall dimmers, providing dimming down to 2% with no flicker. The AC-DC controllers complement the PowerPSoC family of embedded power controllers, the industry’s first single-chip solution for both controlling and driving high-power LEDs. Together, the AC-DC family and Cypress’s PowerPSoC family cover a wide range of LED applications, from LED retrofit bulbs to high-end LED luminaires that require a variety of functions (communications, diagnostics, color-changing, etc). More information is available at

Cypress’s new PLC solution offers the world’s first truly programmable products for data communication over existing power lines. Leveraging the programmable analog and digital resources of Cypress’s PSoC® programmable system-on-a-chip architecture, the PLC solution integrates multiple functions beyond communication, such as power measurement, system management and LCD drive. More information is available at

The PowerPSoC family integrates four constant-current regulators and four 32V MOSFETs with Cypress’s PSoC programmable system-on-chip, which includes programmable analog and digital blocks, a microcontroller, and memory. This unprecedented level of integration provides customers with a single-chip solution for high-quality LED-based lighting products, and extends into other embedded applications such as white goods and industrial control. The result is end systems with fewer components, faster design cycles, lower power consumption and higher reliability. The PowerPSoC family has earned a 2009 Golden Mousetrap Award from Design News magazine and a 2009 Elektra Award from Electronics Weekly magazine. More information on the PowerPSoC family is available at

“We have expanded our portfolio of intelligent lighting solutions to keep pace with this fast-moving market,” said Brian Moody, marketing director for Cypress’s PowerPSoC Business Unit. “The Light Buiding Exhibition presents an ideal opportunity to demonstrate how our AC-DC, PLC and PowerPSoC products can help our customers deliver differentiated offerings in this arena.”

About Cypress’s Intelligent Lighting Solutions
LED designs offer significant new challenges for legacy lighting engineers, including efficient driving and functional dimming. Cypress offers a full range of lighting solutions, beginning with the stand-alone AC-DC Power Controllers for LED retrofits. PowerPSoC, the world’s first programmable power controller, provides the highest level of intelligent integration available, combining onboard power regulation and power drive with a microcontroller capable of 16-bit dimming to full custom color mixing. Cypress offers temperature or optical feedback algorithms that are automatically applied to the selected design, which can save anywhere from weeks to months of design time. Cypress also offers communication resources, including wireless and Powerline solutions, for customers who wish to avoid expensive rewiring.

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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