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Cypress Semiconductor names Badri Kothandaraman as Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Cypress's Growing India Operations | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress Semiconductor names Badri Kothandaraman as Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Cypress's Growing India Operations

Last Updated: March 13, 2012

16-Year Cypress Veteran Charged with Managing and Expanding Extensive Indian Operations, Including New Product Development and Business Management

BANGALORE, India, March 12, 2012 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) announced the appointment of Mr. Badri Kothandaraman as Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Cypress Semiconductor India. In his new role, Kothandaraman, who has been with Cypress for over sixteen years, will be responsible for managing and growing India operations. He reports directly to Cypress President and CEO, T.J. Rodgers.

Kothandaraman joined Cypress in 1995 as a Technology Development Engineer.  in the US.  In 1998, he moved back to India to run a design team that delivered over 25 SRAM products in technologies ranging from 0.5-micron to 90-nm.  He returned to California in 2008 as a business unit director in the Memory Products Division.  Now, with broad experience in process, design and product division management, Kothandaraman returns to India to oversee all of Cypress India’s operations.

“Cypress’s India story has been phenomenal,” said Kothandaraman. “Unlike any other semiconductor company, we have end-to-end product development capabilities in India such as strategic marketing, design engineering, product and test engineering, software development, IT, applications engineering, business development, planning, operations and finance. We offer a great opportunity for talented engineers to build an experience-rich career in India. I am excited to be part of the India growth story.”

“India has grown to be a vital part of Cypress in the last five years,” said Rodgers. “It was important for us to have a successful Cypress veteran lead our India operations to its next level of growth, since many of our strategic new products such as PSoC, Memory and USB solutions are designed there. This is a big opportunity for Badri and for Cypress India to participate in leading Cypress to achieve our future goals. We are confident that our growth in India will be accelerated under his leadership.”


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About Cypress India
Cypress has been operating in India for more than 15 years. The company has 591 employees in its Bangalore and Chennai facilities, including half of its global design engineers. Cypress is unique among multi-national semiconductor companies in that it conducts all aspects of the business in India, including design engineering, product engineering, testing and characterization, applications engineering, software development, IT, strategic marketing, marketing support, planning, operations and finance. Cypress offers Indian professionals unparalleled opportunities to grow careers in a variety of areas, unbounded by geographical barriers.

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® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, 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. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. 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

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