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Cypress Samples World's First QDR(TM) II+ and DDRII+ SRAMs

Last Updated: April 03, 2006

Cypress Samples World's First QDR(TM) II+ and DDRII+ SRAMs

Highest-Density, Highest-Bandwidth SRAMs Dramatically Expand the Performance
Of Networking and Communications Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3, 2006 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), an industry leader in SRAMs, today announced it has begun sampling the industry's first Quad Data Rate™ II+ (QDR™ II+) and Double Data Rate II+ (DDRII+) SRAM devices. The new memory chips deliver the world's highest-density and highest-bandwidth, enabling up to 50 percent more system-level bandwidth than existing QDRII and DDRII products. The devices accelerate read/write capabilities in a variety of data-intensive applications, including switches, routers, servers, storage appliances, wireless basestations and test equipment.

Operating at speeds up to 500 MHz, the QDRII+ and DDRII+ products offer a higher bandwidth than QDRII and DDRII respectively - up to 72 Gbps, while using the same footprints and a 165-pin, FBGA (Fine-pitch Ball Gate Array) package. The devices are supported by the QDR consortium and will be pin-compatible with products from the other consortium members NEC, IDT, Renesas and Samsung. Cypress's QDRII+/DDRII+ SRAMs are manufactured using Cypress's 90-nm RAM9™ process technology. 

"Being first to market with QDRII+ products demonstrates Cypress's continued commitment to maintaining a leadership role in the worldwide SRAM market," said Mathew Arcoleo, product marketing director in Cypress's Memory and Imaging Division. "These devices give manufacturers the density and performance necessary to expand network capabilities and services."

Cypress's 72 Mbit QDRII+/DDRII+ products are sampling now, with production starting in the second half of 2006. Pricing will be announced at that time. A photo of the QDRII+ part is available at

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