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Low Power USB 2.0 Controller Earns USB-IF Certification

Last Updated: September 15, 2004

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 15, 2004 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), the market leader in USB, today announced that its new EZ-USB(TM) FX2LP (CY7C68013A) low power, programmable USB 2.0 controller has been certified by the USB Implementers' Forum (USB-IF) and is now featured on its Integrator's list available at  Samples of the product demonstrated flawless performance and interoperability with a broad range of other USB devices at a recent USB-IF Compliance Workshop (a.k.a." "Plugfest") sponsored by the non-profit trade group.

EZ-USB FX2LP is the industry's smallest, most power-efficient, high-speed USB 2.0 controller.  It takes advantage of a new advanced process technology developed for USB devices by Cypress to slash power consumption by nearly 50 percent versus leading competitors.  As a result, USB peripherals using the EZ-USB FX2LP controller- including mass storage devices and personal media players- are able to operate off of the power of the USB bus.

Featuring a data rate of 480 Mbps, 16 Kbytes of on-chip memory, and up to 40 programmable I/Os, Cypress's EZ-USB FX2LP solution provides world-class design flexibility.  There are also several package options, including a space-saving 8mm x 8mm QFN package, ideal for use in small form-factor mobile applications.

Pricing and Availability
Cypress's EZ-USB FX2LP high-speed USB devices are sampling today and will be in production in December 2004." The products will be priced from $4.45 in 10,000-unit quantities.

About the USB-IF
The USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (USB-IF) was established in 1995 to support and accelerate the market and consumer adoption of USB compliant peripherals. Today the USB-IF has more than 900 member companies and has led the way in helping companies introduce hundreds of USB-compliant products to the market. More information can be found at

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corp." (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile(TM) with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch and core communications-system applications. Cypress Connects(TM) using wireless, wireline, digital and optical transmission standards, including USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at


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