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Cypress Donates $10,000 to Support Construction of Water Cistern System

Last Updated: September 21, 2005

Cypress Donates $10,000 to Support Construction of Water Cistern System

SHANGHAI, China, September 21, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) has donated $10,000 to support the construction of a water cistern system to a remote village in China.  The system is being built outside Kunming in the Yunnan Provence by a group of volunteers from the Concordia Welfare and Education Society (CWES), a Hong Kong-based non-profit organization alleviating poverty in southern China.  The week-long construction project is taking place this week.

"There's a lot of disease and poverty in this village and the local drinking water is not good," said Trung Tran, a CWES volunteer and employee of Cypress.  "The cistern system will bring fresh water to the village and a renewed sense of hope to its people."

Tran said the new system will collect water from a nearby mountain spring that  will then flow through more than 6.3 km (3.9 miles) of pipes to deliver fresh water to the village's 29 homes.

Cypress's commitment in China has spanned more than a decade, and it has established direct sales offices in Shenzhen, Guangdong and Shanghai.  Last year, the company established a regional business operations center in Hong Kong, and just this week it announced the opening of its first China design center.  The IC center, to be located in Shanghai's Grand Gateway towers, will design a variety of Cypress products with a focus on local markets.  Cypress currently sells a broad portfolio of consumer, computation and networking IC solutions that include general purpose and PC clock chips, CMOS image sensors,  memories and embedded controller technologies including PsoC™ mixed-signal arrays and USB devices to several Chinese customers, both directly and through distributution partners. 

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