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Cypress University Alliance and BG Partners Present Second Annual Professor E.I. Tochitsky Fellowship Award to Belarus National Technical University | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress University Alliance and BG Partners Present Second Annual Professor E.I. Tochitsky Fellowship Award to Belarus National Technical University

Last Updated: June 15, 2009

Department for Advanced Device Development Honored for Remarkable PSoC® Deployment

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 16, 2009 – A team from Belarus National Technical University (BNTU) was presented with the Second Annual Professor E.I. Tochitsky Fellowship Award. Under the leadership of Professor Igor E. Zuikov, the groups from the Department for Advanced Device Development implemented a massive deployment of the Cypress PSoC® programmable system-on-chip platform, including multiple PSoC-based seminars and diploma works. The award was presented at a ceremony in Minsk, Belarus.

“PSoC has been a wonderful teaching and design platform for us," said Professor Zuikov. “We are looking forward to continuing work with the platform, including next-generation devices.”

Leading principals of BG Partners—Professor Alexander P. Ryjov, Dr. Irina E. Tochitskaya, and Entrepreneur-In-Residence Paul Molchanov (Winner of the 2007 Cypress PSoC Challenge)—presented the Award to BNTU. “We clearly recognize the enormous potential of BNTU as an excellent PSoC design center,” said Dr. Victor V. Boksha, Managing Director of BG Partners. “We expect the BNTU team will further develop under the capable guidance of Professors Zuikov and Piotr G. Krivicky. We think that BNTU will augment the outstanding PSoC design capabilities we already have in Kiev and Cairo. We look forward to working together to fully realize in Belarus the immense potential for PSoC-based solutions.”

"We are very happy to have the sophisticated Belarus National Technical University team as part of the Cypress family,” said Patrick Kane, director of the Cypress University Alliance.  “They are without a doubt one of the most dynamic and imaginative groups embracing the PSoC platform.”

BG Partners Group, Cypress Semiconductor University Alliance, and Professor E.I. Tochitsky’s family established the Fellowship in 2007 to recognize and support a best Student-Professor Entrepreneurial Effort. The fellowship was founded in memory of Professor Eduard Ivanovich Tochitsky (1935 – 2007) - a remarkable business and technology leader. The fellowship is instituted to support young entrepreneurial talent from Belarus – the motherland of Professor Tochitsky. Best works from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Kuwait, and Greece also will be considered. The 2007 Award went to Professor Victor F. Zavortony’s group (Ukraine National Technical University) – the Winner of the 2008 Cypress PSoC Challenge. There are three main components of the Fellowship: the opportunity to work with BG Partners to create a business plan for an innovative product; an interview with Cypress concerning a potential internship; and a student financial award.

About the Cypress University Alliance
Cypress's University Alliance Program is a multifaceted program empowering electronics engineering and computer science students to develop the skill sets needed to perform in today's marketplace. The program mounts regional design competitions, offers academic workshops, and maintains a university alliance website ( which provides access to myriad free design resources, evaluation boards and online courses.

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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