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Cypress Supports Philips Lumileds Luxeon® K2 Power LEDs With New EZ-Color" Controller Family

Last Updated: August 20, 2007

New Solution Enables Codeless Design with Industry's Highest-Performance LEDs

SAN JOSE Calif., August 20, 2007 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) is making it easier than ever to design custom-color lighting systems with Luxeon® K2 power LEDs from Philips Lumileds. Using Cypress's PSoC Express™ 3.0 visual design software, designers can simply input the selected Luxeon K2 device; select bin specifications through easy-to-use, drop-down menus; and choose a color - without having to write a single line of microcontroller code. Lighting designers no longer need to be experts in LED binning and temperature specifications.  Instead they can focus on desired lighting effects, bringing solutions to market more quickly and efficiently.

Cypress has integrated the Luxeon K2 device specifications and temperature characteristics into the content library of PSoC Express 3.0 embedded visual design software. PSoC Express 3.0 supports Cypress's new EZ-Color™ high-brightness (HB) LED controllers. With other LED controllers, engineers must input specific device binning and temperature performance data in order to ensure accurate color over the life of the design.

"We are pleased to support the Luxeon K2 family with our first HB LED design solution," said Scott Harmel, vice president of marketing for Cypress's Consumer and Computation Division. "The Luxeon K2 devices provide the world's best LED light output, and are the perfect showcase for the EZ-Color solution."

"Innovative new products such as the EZ-Color solution are key to bringing LED technology into areas that were 'never before possible'," said Doug Silkwood, vice president of marketing for Philips Lumileds. "We expect customers to be delighted by the combination of our LEDs and Cypress's software and controller technology."

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, EZ-Color HB-LED controllers, 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, lighting, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

About Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
About Philips Lumileds Lighting Company pioneered power LED technology and is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for everyday lighting applications. The company's recent records for light output, efficacy, and thermal management are the direct results of the ongoing commitment to advanced solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansions. Philips Lumileds Luxeon LEDs are enabling never before possible applications in the automotive, camera flash, display, general lighting, and signage markets. More information about the company's products and technologies can be found at

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Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC and EZ-USB are registered trademarks, and, EZ-Color, PSoC Express, WirelessUSB and West Bridge are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Luxeon is a registered trademark of Philips Lumileds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.