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Cypress University Alliance and National Institute of Technology (NIT) Team Up To Build New PSoC® Laboratory

Last Updated: February 03, 2010

Joint PSoC Lab Will Offer Hardware, Software, Training and Support Services;
Cypress to Donate Development Kits and Software

BANGLAORE, India, February 4, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and National Institute of Technology (NIT) announced a partnership to set up a new lab at Calicut based on the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip. The agreement was signed at NIT Calicut, by NIT Department Head, Professor P.C Subramaniam and Cypress Director of Engineering, Sunil Thamaran. The Lab was inaugurated by Institute Director Dr. G.R.C. Reddy in December.

The new laboratory will expose the students to the PSoC platform, a flexible family of devices with programmable analog and digital blocks integrated with a microcontroller. With its unique architecture, PSoC provides an unrivaled learning platform for embedded design students. As part of the agreement, Cypress will provide hands-on training to the faculty and students of NIT, along with free hardware kits and software tools. NIT will provide the facilities for the laboratory.

NIT will use PSoC as a tool to teach students about embedded system design through theory and lab experiments. It has already introduced the PSoC in its Electronics and Communication Engineering curriculum and lab sessions. PSoC will be taught as a part of an "Embedded System" course offered at the undergraduate level in the December-June term.

"This agreement provides an opportunity for students to work in cutting edge technology,” said Prof. Subramaniam. “PSoC contains analog programmable parts, which are not available in usual programmable devices. Many sixth semester students have expressed their interest in doing their ‘mini project’ using PSoC. We hope the interest of these students will be sustained and that they will also opt to do their final year major project using PSoC. We expect this relationship will be mutually beneficial to both NIT and Cypress."

"We are pleased to partner with NIT on this new PSoC lab,” said Sunil Thamaran. “These agreements are exactly what the Cypress University Alliance is about - partnering with leading universities and students to establish PSoC as the premier embedded design learning platform."

About National Institute of Technology (NIT)
National Institute of Technology, Calicut is a technical institution of national importance, set up by an Act of parliament, which received the assent of the President of India on 5th June,2007. The Institute runs on a non-profit basis. The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, is involved in providing quality education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

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 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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