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Cypress Releases Ericsson from ITC Complaint Regarding SRAM Patent Infringement by GSI Technology

Last Updated: March 12, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2012 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that it has filed a joint motion to release Ericsson from Cypress’s complaint to the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding alleged infringement of Cypress’s SRAM patents by GSI Technology, Inc. Cypress’s complaint seeks an exclusion order from the ITC that will prevent the importation of all infringing GSI SRAMs.

The ITC action against GSI lists known importers of products that incorporate the accused GSI SRAMs. Cypress has reached an agreement with Ericsson which resulted in the removal of the company from the ITC action. 

“We’re pleased to remove Ericsson from this case,” said Dana Nazarian, Executive Vice President of Cypress’s Memory Products Division. “Ericsson is the fifth customer who has been released from the case, joining other global leaders.  These agreements reflect our partners’ support in ensuring that our intellectual property rights are upheld.”

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