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Ronnie Lott and Peggy Fleming to Judge 12/16 Cypress Canned Food Sculpture Contest For Second Harvest Food Bank Corporate Challenge

Last Updated: December 15, 2005

Ronnie Lott and Peggy Fleming to Judge 12/16 Cypress Canned Food Sculpture Contest For Second Harvest Food Bank Corporate Challenge

Cypress Looking to Win 14th Consecutive Corporate Title For Most Pounds of Food Donated Per Employee

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 15, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) today announced that NFL Hall of Fame Defensive Back Ronnie Lott and former Olympic figure skating champion, Peggy Fleming, will serve as judges of the company's annual canned food sculpture contest, to be held on Friday, December 16th at 3:00 p.m.  The sculpture contest benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank and will be held at Cypress headquarters, 198 Champion Court, San Jose, Calif.

Featuring a half-dozen, larger-than-life artistic displays made from thousands of pounds of canned and packaged foods-some featuring live performers and mechanically moving elements to help accentuate the themes, Cypress's canned food sculpture contest draws awareness to the Second Harvest Food Bank's efforts to feed local families during the holidays. Cypress's three product divisions along with Research & Development, New Product Development, Sales & Marketing compete against each other to construct the most unique scultpture using nonperishable foods they collected during the food drive.  Each sculpture is judged on a number of criteria including complexity, clarity, creativity, use of food, presentation of theme and percent of food content.

Previous winners of the Cypress contest have included a chess board with a remote controlled rook, a fire engine with siren and flashing lights, a World War II battle at sea, a twelve foot tall pirate's ship, a smoke-breathing dragon, a steam train and the Golden Gate Bridge. Last year's winner, the chess sculpture, and the pirates ship in 2003, were also winners of the Second Harvest Food Bank's Rodin Award for most artistic sculpture.

Cypress is looking to claim its 14th consecutive Corporate Food Bowl Challenge trophy for donating the most pounds of food per employee during the food bank's annual Holiday Food Drive.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the main provider of food, information, and supportive services to hungry children, adults and elderly people in both counties. One of the nation's largest community food banks, it serves as a clearinghouse for donated and purchased food through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations and individuals.

About Ronnie Lott
Ronnie Lott, the Hall of Fame Defensive Back and All-American from the University of Southern California was the San Francisco 49ers' first round draft pick and the eighth player chosen overall in the 1981 National Football League Draft.

He earned 10 Pro Bowl invitations at three different positions - cornerback, free safety, and strong safety. During his career with the 49ers (1981-1990), Los Angeles Raiders (1991-1992), and the New York Jets (1993-1994) Lott recorded 63 career interceptions and twice led the league. In his ten seasons with the 49ers, San Francisco won eight NFC Western Division titles and four Super Bowls. Lott was named All-Pro eight times, All-NFC six times, and All-AFC once, he was also named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team.

About Peggy Fleming 
Peggy Fleming won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France. Following the 1968 Olympics, Fleming appeared in a number of television specials, including her Sun Valley Special which won two Emmy awards. Fleming appeared in a special in 1973, which became the first joint production by Soviets and Americans filmed entirely by the USSR. Her television career ranges from appearances in the television shows Diagnosis Murder and Newhart to commercial endorsements.

Fleming has been invited to a number of national events. In 1980, she was the first skater invited to perform at the White House. She also performed during the 1986 unveiling of the restored Statue of Liberty. Fleming was also an honored athlete who carried the Olympic flame into the 2002 Opening Ceremonies in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Fleming is a breast cancer survivor. She has made a number of guest appearances on talk shows to promote breast cancer awareness.  She currently lives in San Francisco and is happily married with two sons and a grandson. 

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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