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Cypress's CEO, T.J. Rodgers, to be a Keynote Speaker At BITSAA Silicon Valley Chapter Annual Event

Last Updated: April 01, 2005

Cypress's CEO, T.J. Rodgers, to be a Keynote Speaker At BITSAA Silicon Valley Chapter Annual Event

Rodgers' Presentation to the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Alumni Association, an Educator of Many Cypress Employees in India and Abroad, Will Address the Challenges of Global Expansion

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced today that its president and CEO,  T. J. Rodgers, will address the BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA)  Silicon Valley Chapter's (SVC) annual event, to be hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Milpitas on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).  Rodgers will touch upon Cypress's ties with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani and its strategy for India, vis-à-vis increased globalization of the semiconductor industry and the shortage of engineering talent.

"We are happy to have T.J. Rodgers  participate in this annual event and to further strengthen our ties with one of the leading engineering colleges in India," said Ralph Schmitt, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cypress. "Cypress employs several BITS Pilani alumni, and we see this as an important step in formalizing our relationship with the college and its global alumni as we look to expand our design centers in India and elsewhere."

"We are honored to have T.J. Rodgers as the keynote speaker this year," said Jayan Ramankutty, President BITSAA SVC.  " Last year BITSAA and BITS Pilani launched OLAB  - The Oysters Lab at BITS - a distributed VLSI center based in Bangalore, India, that would fuel the semiconductor research and chip development revolution in India through the participation and collaboration of semiconductor companies such as Cypress."

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About BITSAA International
BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) consists of 30,000 alums of BITS Pilani and operates through 40 chapters located in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  BITSAA International Inc. is the official tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization for BITS alums living in the United States, and represents over 5,000 BITS alumni living there. BITSAA International provides a platform for communication and a gateway to the global alumni body through the website." It also provides a number of alumni services including the alumni directory, access to databases, publications, news, and facilitates communications between the chapters, alumni and the Institute. For more information, visit:

About Cypress
Cypress solutions are at the heart of any system that is built to perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power." Leveraging a strong commitment to customer service and performance-based process and manufacturing expertise, Cypress's product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, network search engines, specialty memories, high-bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions, and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CY. More information about the company is available online at

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