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Cypress Partners with MontaVista Software to Ensure Linux Support for Packet Processing Solutions

Last Updated: May 07, 2005

Cypress Partners with MontaVista Software to Ensure Linux Support for Packet Processing Solutions

Search Solution Technology Leader Validates its Cynapse™ Software with MontaVista® Linux®

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:CY) today announced a partnership with MontaVista Software to provide networking system software designers with a complete solution for routing table management.  By integrating Cypress's production ready table management software (Cynapse™) into MontaVista's Linux OS, customers can perform their software integration knowing that they will not run into any interoperability issues between Cynapse and their MV Linux environment.

Cypress's broad portfolio of network search engines is supported by the Cynapse Software Platform, which includes both development tools and production ready table management code which customers integrate directly into their control plane.  Cynapse features a common high-level table management API, device drivers, and device models for all Cypress Network Search Engine product families that allow system software designers to develop critical control plane software.  By bringing real-time performance to the Linux open-source architecture, MontaVista Linux empowers software architects with the high performance and flexibility needed in the communications infrastructure market to handle complex packet processing at high line rates.

"The development cost of high-performance networking software often equals or exceeds the hardware development cost; our partnership with MontaVista enables customers to meet stringent performance and reliability requirements while getting to market quickly and with minimal cost due to much shorter integration cycles," said Cathal Phelan, Vice President of Cypress's Data Communications Division. "Cypress recognizes that the highest performance silicon solutions require high performance software support to be truly useful to customers."

"MontaVista Software is excited to have Cypress as part of our extensive partner network," said Peder Ulander, Vice President of Marketing, MontaVista Software.  "Partnering with the leader in search technology will help us meet our customer needs while extending our leadership position as the preferred Linux software platform in the communications infrastructure market."  

Cypress's Network Search Engines
Cypress's search solution includes a comprehensive portfolio of products to address all segments of the search market.   In addition to its highly successful TCAM-based solutions (AyamaTM 10000 and Ayama 20000 NSEs), Cypress is the only vendor to also offer an algorithmic SRAM-based forwarding search engine (SahasraTM 50000) to address the search needs of systems requiring large forwarding tables of more than 1 million table entries.  The Ayama 20000 NSE is the first of its kind to offer a FastLink™ cascade interface, a heterogeneous interface for optimized search subsystems which, when combined with Cypress's easy-to-use Cynapse software, enables seamless interworking of Cypress TCAM-based and algorithmic NSE families.

Cypress's comprehensive NSE portfolio has been adopted by leading vendors in the router, L2/L3 switch, CMTS, DSLAM and storage area network (SAN) segments.

About Cypress
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

About MontaVista
MontaVista Software provides an Open Source platform, allowing system designers to innovate across a wide range of inter-connected intelligent devices and communications infrastructure." MontaVista enables software developers with a commercial-grade Linux-based operating system. MontaVista Linux is a universal development platform that helps customers differentiate their products and get them to market faster at lower overall development costs. MontaVista. Linux is the preferred choice of some of the world's largest corporations.

Founded in 1999, by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading venture capital firms and strategic corporate investors. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit
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