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Cypress Ships One Billionth USB Controller

Last Updated: July 16, 2010

Company Continues “Making USB Universal®” by Expanding Industry’s Broadest USB Portfolio

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 13, 2009 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), the market leader in USB, today announced that it has shipped over one billion USB controllers.  Cypress entered the USB market in 1996 with the goal of “Making USB Universal®” and has since become the leading USB device supplier in a wide variety of applications.  Cypress offers the industry’s most complete portfolio of USB devices, including low-, full-, and high-speed controllers, embedded hosts, hubs, application specific bridges, transceivers and wireless solutions. 

Fueled by consumer demand in USB-enabled applications such as PC peripherals, consumer electronics and mobile handsets, and augmented by increasing usage in industrial and automotive applications, Cypress has shipped more than 500 million USB devices since 2005.

Cypress’s well established portfolio includes enCoRe™ and EZ-USB® USB controllers, West Bridge® peripheral controllers and WirelessUSB™ 2.4-GHz radios. Cypress’s hallmark USB device, the EZ-USB FX2 controller, continues to provide unparalleled flexibility to customers seeking to add USB to new applications.

“With media consumption continuing to grow and SuperSpeed USB on the way, our customers continue to turn to Cypress as the leader in USB,” said Cypress President and CEO T.J. Rodgers. “We were the first supplier to provide high-volume, flexible USB controllers, blazing the trail that led to USB adoption in products everywhere. We intend to maintain our leadership with new and innovative USB solutions.”

“With its established portfolio and robust customer support, Cypress is well positioned to maintain a strong position in USB,” said Brian O’Rourke, principal analyst at In-Stat. “We project the overall market for USB-enabled devices to grow to over four billion devices by 2013, driven mainly by its adoption across a broad range of PC and consumer electronics applications.”

“Cypress earned its market leadership position in USB’s first decade by building a broad portfolio of products around customers’ needs for PC peripherals applications,” said Alakesh Chetia, vice president of the USB business unit at Cypress. “In the present, our newest MoBL-USB™ and West Bridge products are bringing USB to mobile phones, and we offer devices optimized for automotive and industrial applications. We are committed to extending our leadership in the future with introductions of new technologies such as USB 3.0.”

Cypress also provides the industry’s most comprehensive USB software support, reference designs and driver suites. This “whole product” support enables customers to bring USB-enabled products to market faster and has helped to forge long-lasting relationships with leading manufacturers worldwide.

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 technologies ranging from its CyFi™ Low-Power RF solution, 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, and industrial. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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