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Cypress Names New India Managing Director

Last Updated: September 12, 2005

Cypress Names New India Managing Director

BANGALORE, India, September 12, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced the appointment of Govardhan Ramachandra as India managing director and country manager, replacing Shiva Prasad Gowni, who is leaving Cypress to pursue another opportunity.  Ramachandra has 22 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including 11 years at Cypress.  He also has held senior positions at AMD and other multinational corporations.

Ramachandra joined Cypress in 1994 as a section manager and has had increasing levels of responsibility.  His most recent role was managing director of the company's asynchronous memories product line.  He transferred to India in 2000 and has built an engineering team to support Cypress's Memory and Imaging Division (MID) that includes new product definition, design, applications and marketing.  Ramachandra holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in the United States.

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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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