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Cypress Passes 750 Million Mark in Shipments of PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip Devices

Last Updated: November 08, 2010

World’s Only Programmable Embedded Systems Design Platform Continues Accelerated Growth Path

SAN JOSE, CA, November 9, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced it has eclipsed the 750 million unit mark in shipments of its fast-growing PSoC® programmable system-on-chip. The world’s only programmable analog and digital embedded design platform combines analog and digital peripheral controllers with memory on a single piece of silicon, maximizing designers’ flexibility.

The ramp of PSoC is among the fastest in the history of embedded systems. Commercial-scale shipments began in 2002, and Cypress shipped its 100-millionth unit in 2006. Cypress reached 250 million units in 2007 and 500 million units in 2009.

PSoC’s unique architecture of programmable analog and digital resources integrated with a microcontroller delivers a number of important benefits to system designers, including time-to-market, the ability to react to change, reduced components due to integration, power savings, inventory reduction, and supplier consolidation. All of these benefits are important factors in PSoC’s growth story. The PSoC architecture is also at the core of other Cypress offerings, such as the TrueTouch™ touchscreen solution, CapSense™ touch-sensing and PowerPSoC™ controllers for LED lighting.

Cypress recently introduced the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 families, which deliver unparalleled integration and flexibility across 8-, 16-, and 32-bit applications. These new products, which were named by Design News magazine as finalists for this year’s Golden Mousetrap Awards (see, dramatically expand the served available market for PSoC products to applications such as industrial products, automotive, medical and more.

Among the thousands of PSoC customers worldwide are market leaders such as HP, Cisco, Motorola, IBM, Honeywell, Samsung, LG, Lenovo, Haier, Acer, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Nintendo, Sharp, Philips, and Gaggia. PSoC devices are at the heart of a dizzying variety of applications, including home appliances; cell/smart phone set-top box platforms; electric toothbrushes; air cleaners; e-bikes; high-definition televisions; digital cameras; remote-control hobbyist helicopters; computer mice, printers, and other PC peripherals; health and fitness equipment; automobile sound systems, satellite radios, and engine control units; medical equipment; lighting applications; motorized baby strollers; “intelligent” athletic shoes; and MP3 players.

“The ramp of PSoC is one of the great success stories in embedded design as well as in Cypress’s history,” said Norm Taffe, executive vice president of Cypress’s Consumer and Computation Division. “The market has embraced the PSoC platform because it offers customers simplicity, flexibility and time-to-market. We look forward to passing the one billion unit mark next year as we continue to accelerate our growth.”

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About Cypress
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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