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Cypress MicroSystems' PSoC Selected as EDN Magazine Hot 100 Product of 2003

Last Updated: February 25, 2004

Honors Programmable System-on-ChipTM (PSoC TM) Family with Expanded Configurable Analog Performance

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 25, 2004 - Cypress MicroSystems Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), today announced that it has received the EDN Hot 100 Products Award for its CY8C27x family of Programmable System-on-Chip(TM)(PSoC(TM)) devices. EDN-a leading electronics design magazine-praised the winners of this award for being the most innovative offerings announced during the past year.

"The PSoC device is one of those rare breakthrough products that is revolutionizing the embedded market by allowing designers to configure a flash-based mixed-signal array into a low-cost, single-chip system," said George Saul, president and CEO of Cypress MicroSystems. "We are honored that the readers and editorial staff of EDN have recognized PSoC's dazzling array of features and the high level of integration that saves designers money on their bill of materials by reducing the number of analog and digital components they need."

"Of the thousands of products that manufacturers announce each year and the hundreds that EDN reports about, a select few hot products really make our readers sit up and take notice," said Maury Wright, EDN Editor in Chief. "From chips to boards to software to test equipment, the 2003 Hot 100 are the products that we, the editors, feel are sure winners."

The new generation CY8C27x device family improves the analog support of earlier PSoC devices with instrumentation-quality analog performance that includes rail-to-rail inputs; programmable gain; low noise, input leakage and voltage offset; and peripheral blocks for as many as four 14-bit ADCs. The CY8C27x family is available now for as low $1.99 in production quantities and comes in eight packages ranging from eight-pin PDIPs to a 48-pin MLF/QFN. It includes 12 on-chip analog blocks, eight digital blocks, an 8×8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator, 16 kbytes of flash memory, and 256 bytes of SRAM.

About Cypress MicroSystems
Headquartered in Lynnwood, Wash., Cypress MicroSystems develops and markets Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) devices - high-performance, field-programmable ICs for high-volume embedded control functions in consumer, industrial, office automation, telecom and automotive applications. Established as a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) in the fourth quarter of 1999, Cypress MicroSystems' stockholders are its employees and Cypress Semiconductor. The close association with Cypress Semiconductor allows access to their process and design technology, and field sales and applications forces. More information about Cypress MicroSystems and its products-as well as access to over 100 PSoC applications notes-is available online at

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corp." (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile(TM) with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch and core communications-system applications. Cypress Connects(TM) using wireless, wireline, digital and optical transmission standards, including USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions and reprogrammable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

About EDN
EDN, the design magazine of the electronics industry, is published by Reed Business Information." Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, EDN serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. The EDN franchise includes EDN, EDN Europe, EDN Asia, EDN Australia, EDN China, EDN Japan, and, the only full-content, EOEM publication and Web site. EDN is a publication within the Reed Electronics Group, part of Reed Elsevier plc group (NYSE: RUK and ENL) - a world-leading publisher, trade show producer and information provider operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business industry sectors.

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