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SunPower Announces Asia-Pacific Regional Manager

Last Updated: September 30, 2005

SunPower Announces Asia-Pacific Regional Manager

Peter McKenzie Brings Decades of Local-Market Experience

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 30, 2005 - SunPower Corp., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), today announced the appointment of Peter McKenzie as regional manager for the Asia-Pacific region.  McKenzie is a native of Australia and has more than two decades of experience developing solar energy markets in the Asia-Pacific region for a variety of solar companies. 

"Peter McKenzie adds tremendous regional solar industry expertise to the SunPower team," said CEO, Tom Werner.  We manufacture our solar cells and solar panels in the Asia-Pacific region, so we are pleased to also open a regional sales office to support our customers in this region as well."

"After decades in the solar business, I am honored to have the chance to offer the full range of SunPower's high-efficiency solar technology to the Asia-Pacific region," said McKenzie.  "SunPower's highest-efficiency panel is the SPR-210, but many of our customers prefer the uniformly black SPR-200 panels.  We also sell our SPR-90 panel for off-grid use and our A-300 solar cells, with a guaranteed rating of 20 percent conversion efficiency, for integration into consumer products and other specialty applications."

McKenzie will lead sales and marketing throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region for SunPower, including Japan, China,  Southeast Asia and Australia.  For more information about SunPower's solar cells and solar panels in the Asia-Pacific region, please contact Peter McKenzie at

About SunPower
SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY).  SunPower designs and manufactures high-performance silicon solar cells and solar panels based on an all-back-contact design.  SunPower's solar cells and panels generate up to 50 percent more power per square foot than similarly sized conventional solar technologies and have an attractive, uniformly black appearance.  For more information on SunPower or solar technology, please visit the SunPower website at

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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