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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Adopts Interra's Memory Development System

Last Updated: February 25, 2004

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Adopts Interra's Memory Development System

Memory Automation Technology is being standardized as a common development platform
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 25, 2004 - Interra Systems, Inc., the leading provider of design automation solutions for memory design, announced that Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), a leading market supplier of high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch and core communications-system applications,, has selected Interra's Memory Development System - MC2 - to automate memory development for embedded memories, standard product memories and network search engines (NSEs).

Cypress is using MC2 to design embedded random accessible memory (RAM), read only memory (ROM) compilers and register files on the 130-nm and 90-nm technologies. Its automation is also being leveraged to quickly create derivates of their standard memory products. By automating certain steps of the design process, Interra will reduce memory development time for creating memory product derivatives from a proven core design.

"After careful analysis of all available options, we found MC2 to be the first choice for our memory design automation needs," said Paul Keswick, senior vice president of the New Products Development at Cypress. "MC2 has enabled our design team to develop a memory automation system that will lead to significant productivity gains at Cypress. We are especially satisfied with the customer care Interra Systems has provided to us and look forward to expanding the usage of MC2 at Cypress."

"We are pleased that Cypress selected MC2- Memory Development System," said Sunil Jain, president and CEO for Interra Systems. "Cypress was looking for an automation technology that would cut down their development time, enable re-use and rapid sub-micron process migration. We have tried to provide Cypress a comprehensive solution to achieve this objective. Having Cypress--one of the world's leading semiconductor companies--use our product for creation of their memories is a major endorsement to our technology and future roadmap."

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile(TM) with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch and core communications-system applications. Cypress Connects(TM) using wireless, wireline, digital and optical transmission standards, including USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

About Interra Systems
Interra Systems, Inc." is a leading provider of highly flexible and adaptive design solutions for the acceleration of memory, ASIC, SoC and system designs. Interra's development capability includes a memory development system, EDA tool front-ends, which includes a RTL Synthesis, VHDL and Verilog analyzers and test suites. Interra offers a breadth of services for Electronic and Memory Design Automation, and for developing Digital Video applications and DSP solutions. Customers have found significant strategic value in using solutions from Interra Systems. For more information visit

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