Cypresss Manufacturing Director to Speak at the 12th International Conference | Cypress Semiconductor
Cypresss Manufacturing Director to Speak at the 12th International Conference
Presentation to Challenge Assumption that Green Manufacturing is More Expensive than Legacy Manufacturing Processes
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3, 2006 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), today announced that its manufacturing director, John Quist, will address managing the costs of transitioning to green manufacturing at the IPC/JEDEC 12th International Conference on Lead-Free Electronic Components and Assemblies to be held at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 9:30 a.m., local time.
Quist's presentation, "Attacking the Myth that Green Manufacturing is More Expensive," will discuss how green products are currently being manufactured at costs equal to or lower than standard products. Using industry examples and benchmarking data, Quist will demonstrate how standard cost reduction plans can offset potential increases in "green" materials costs, resulting in overall lower costs for "green" products.
On July 1, 2006, the European Union (EU) will restrict the use of environmentally hazardous materials in electronic components and systems. Under the EU's Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, hundreds of thousands of products currently produced could become obsolete, forcing semiconductor and other electronics manufacturers to re-design their products to remove certain toxic materials. Companies not in compliance will not be able to sell their products into EU countries.
For more information on the IPC/JEDEC 12th International Conference on Lead-Free Electronic Components and Assemblies please visit: http://www.ipc.org/
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 www.cypress.com.
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