You are here

Cypress Promotes Hassane El-Khoury to EVP of its Programmable Systems Division | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress Promotes Hassane El-Khoury to EVP of its Programmable Systems Division

Last Updated: September 18, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 18, 2012 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that it has named Hassane El-Khoury executive vice president of its Programmable Systems Division. El-Khoury has run Cypress’s automotive business since 2007, spearheading the company’s expansion into the Human-Machine Interface and Body Electronics segments of the automotive marketplace. The Programmable Systems Division’s products include Cypress’s flagship Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC®)  products.

Dinesh Ramanathan, the Programmable Systems Division’s current EVP, will leave Cypress this month to pursue an opportunity as the chief executive officer of a Silicon Valley startup.

"I had an amazing experience and learned a lot at Cypress over the past eight and a half years," Ramanathan said. "It has been an honor to have participated in Cypress's transformation into an industry-leading provider of programmable systems. We have an excellent team in place to take PSoC to the next level."

“Dinesh has been a valuable member of the Cypress team,” said Cypress President and CEO T.J. Rodgers. “We will miss him and wish him the best of luck in his new venture.”  

El-Khoury holds a BSEE from Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich. and an MS in Engineering Management from Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Mich. He started his career with automotive subsystem supplier Continental Automotive Systems in Auburn Hills, Mich. and served Continental in both Germany and Japan.

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 1, PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives, 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, PCs and tablets. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM memories. 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

# # #

Cypress and the Cypress logo, PSoC, CapSense, TrueTouch and West Bridge are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.