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Cypress Ships 20 Millionth Unit Of 2.4-GHz Wireless Technology

Last Updated: July 30, 2007

Cypress Ships 20 Millionth Unit Of 2.4-GHz Wireless Technology

Industry-Leading Interference Immunity and Best-in-Class Low Power of WirelessUSB™ and PRoC™ Devices Increasingly Desired For Wireless Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 30, 2007 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that it has shipped 20 million units of its 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB™ and PRoC™ wireless solutions, which are widely used for wireless devices such as PC peripherals, remote controls, toys, medical instruments and industrial appliances. The technology features Cypress's unique frequency agile protocol with patented Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology for best-in-class interference immunity and lowest power consumption, enabling a superior user experience in the crowded 2.4-GHz spectrum.

In the last year, Cypress's award-winning, second generation WirelessUSB LP and PRoC LP products have secured over 200 design wins in various low-power wireless applications. This design momentum has resulted in a steep ramp in wireless shipments in the last six months, accelerating Cypress past the 20 million unit mark.

"This milestone demonstrates that Cypress's robust, low-power wireless solutions are rapidly being adopted as a de-facto industry standard for simple, low-power wireless networks in a broad base of applications worldwide," said Steven Larky, Vice President of Cypress's Wireless Solutions. "Shipping 20 million units, along with our continued design win success, is a strong testament to our wireless technology's unique ability to enable world-class battery life, uninterrupted RF performance and fast time to market. We see expanding opportunities going forward, as the programmability of our PRoC solutions enables new wireless implementations."

"Cypress has helped us to win many OEM projects," said Roger Tsai, Input Device Division President at Behavior Tech Computer Corp. (BTC). "We have improved the usability of our customers' wireless input devices and reduced their support costs with WirelessUSB LP's superior interference immunity and low power performance."

"Cypress's wireless technology provides a robust RF communications link without compromising on power consumption," said Greg Smith, Worldwide Sales and Marketing Vice President of Gyration Inc. "The assurance that the technology will work in the harshest of environments while maximizing battery life is the key reason our products have found successes in business offices and the home living room."

The WirelessUSB LP CYRF6936 device is a highly integrated 2.4-GHz radio transceiver plus digital baseband that utilizes advanced power-optimization techniques to extend battery life. Cypress's PRoC™ LP programmable-radio-system-on-a-chip integrates the WirelessUSB LP transceiver with the enCoRe™ II 8-bit flash microcontroller (MCU) into a single-chip solution. PRoC LP (CYRF69103 and CYRF69213) simplifies coding and board layout to cut design time and reduce board space requirements for innovative, small form-factor wireless applications.

About Cypress's Wireless Solutions
Cypress's proprietary 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB solution delivers an unparalleled combination of performance and cost versus competing wireless technologies. The DSSS-based technology is robust to interference and enables superior operational range. Featuring a highly integrated radio transceiver plus digital baseband on a single chip, WirelessUSB LP enables designers to significantly decrease development time, component count and system cost while improving operating range, power-consumption and latency.

Cypress's PRoC LP offers an unparalleled feature set to enable superior interference immunity, low bill-of-materials (BOM) costs, higher data rate applications, and faster time-to-market for dongles/bridges, mice, presenter tools, and remotes, as well as other simple, multi-point-to-point wireless applications. It operates between 1.8 and 5.25 volts, using advanced power-saving techniques to extend battery life in devices such as wireless mice. This combination of low power consumption, DSSS interference immunity and low cost make it ideal for wireless HID applications. PRoC LP also incorporates the user-friendly KISSBind™ feature, which enables a user to intuitively link a wireless peripheral to the desired host by simply bringing them in very close proximity with one another, thus lowering customer support calls. To download a high-resolution photo of PRoC LP, visit

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 PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip™, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB™ radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge™ and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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