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Cypress Earns ISO/TS 16949 International Automotive Certification

Last Updated: March 28, 2006

Cypress Earns ISO/TS 16949 International Automotive Certification

Cypress Facilities Demonstrate Quality Processes and Systems
That Meet Demanding Worldwide Automotive International Standard

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 28, 2006 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced it has been certified to the International Organization for Standards/Technical Specification (ISO/TS)-16949:2002 for the automotive industry. In order to achieve certification, an extensive and demanding third party audit was performed across all shifts at Cypress facilities verifying robust business and quality systems. Cypress adds this all-production site ISO/TS 16949 certification to the all-production site ISO 14001:2004 certification.

"The ISO/TS 16949 certification attests our commitment to Cypress's zero defect quality principle, and reinforces our philosophy of establishing enduring business processes that link directly to customer requirements," said Sabbas Daniel, executive vice president of Quality.  "With its focus on process and quality planning, TS provides us with a framework to drive toward the ever higher standards of performance that our customers have come to expect from us."

"The ISO/TS 16949 certification demonstrates the stringent process interactions Cypress has in place in order to drive zero-defect and on-time delivery performance to the automotive industry, as well as other customers," said David Zimpfer, managing director of Cypress's automotive business.  "Cypress automotive solutions, such as CapSense capacitive sensing interfaces, USB host/peripheral controllers, memory products, and image sensors, are designed to outperform the already high standards of the automotive industry.  This certification confirms our commitment to the automotive market."

Cypress's assembly and test facility in Cavite, Philippines and its US wafer fabrication facilities in Bloomington, Minnesota, Round Rock, Texas, and San Jose are ISO/TS 16949 certified.

For more information on Cypress's complete line of semiconductor and development-system solutions for automotive electronics and embedded systems, visit

About ISO/TS 16949:2002
The International Organization for Standards/Technical Specification (ISO/TS)-16949:2002 builds upon the ISO 9000:2000 Quality Management System international specification, resulting in an automotive industry specification that aligns American (QS-9000), German (VDA6.1), French (EAQF) and Italian (AVSQ) automotive quality system standards within the global automotive industry." Not just a single standard, ISO / TS-16949 adds definitive rules for certification, provisions for mandated customer-specific requirements, and a set of process reference manuals developed from extensive automotive experience.

IATF participating members include:  BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Fiat, Ford Motor Company, General Motors (including Opel and Vauxhall), PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault SA, Volkswagen and its respective trade associations, AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.), and VDA (Germany).

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, 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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