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Cypress Earns Trusted Foundry Accreditation From U.S. Department of Defense

Last Updated: July 08, 2010

Enables Cypress to Fabricate Classified Defense Products in Minnesota Fab

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that its Fab 4 manufacturing facility in Bloomington, Minnesota has been accredited by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as a Category 1A ‘Trusted Foundry.’ The accreditation applies to design, wafer foundry, and test operations, and expands Cypress’s ability to make and sell defense products in the fab by authorizing fabrication of material for classified and unclassified programs requiring Trusted Suppliers.

Accreditation through the DoD’s Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) requires enacting stringent security policies and procedures which are safeguards against supply chain interruption, modification or tampering with devices.

Fab 4 fabricates microelectronics on 8-inch wafers using a wide variety of 90- to 350-nm production process baselines. The facility also performs on-site wafer-level sort and device functionality test. Accreditation applies to all processes in the fab, spanning CMOS, embedded non-volatile memory, CMOS image sensor, high voltage, and BiCMOS.

“We’re pleased and proud to have achieved this accreditation,” said Shahin Sharifzadeh, executive vice president of worldwide manufacturing for Cypress. “With this accreditation Cypress has joined the elite ranks of Trusted IC Suppliers to the US Defense market.  Our unique capabilities in this arena include our 130-nm SONOS process that enables embedded non-volatile memory and programmable analog circuits, as well as 90-nm CMOS for radiation-hardened memories.”

To discuss foundry needs for defense and other applications, interested parties can contact Cypress at or visit

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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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