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Cypress Ships 250 Millionth PSoC® Mixed-Signal Array

Last Updated: September 24, 2007

Strong Growth Driven by Record Design Wins in Wide Array of Applications

SAN JOSE, CA., September 24, 2007 -Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that it has shipped over 250 million PSoC® mixed-signal arrays. Cypress currently has over 5,000 PSoC customers across the globe in applications as diverse as consumer electronics, handsets, computing and networking equipment, industrial systems, and automotive systems. Some notable PSoC customers include Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, LG Electronics, Haier, Lenovo, Nintendo and Pentax. Cypress announced that it had surpassed 100 million units in June 2006.

Cypress achieved record revenue from the PSoC family in the second quarter of 2007, and expects revenue growth to continue. New PSoC design wins are also on a record pace, 40 percent higher than 2006 results.  Design wins are traditionally an indication of future growth.

The PSoC mixed-signal array integrates programmable analog and digital blocks with an 8-bit microcontroller, a unique combination that offers designers unmatched flexibility for a variety of applications. This flexibility provides exceptional value to customers in numerous market segments.

"The growth of the PSoC family is extremely impressive and blows away growth rates seen in the microcontroller and mixed signal markets," said Susie Inouye, research director for market research firm Databeans (Reno, Nev.). "The architecture is applicable across numerous application segments and offers different advantages depending upon how it's used in a given system."

"In addition to high-volume, high-profile wins in large accounts, we are securing designs from many small and medium-sized companies in a variety of applications where PSoC's flexibility offers faster time-to-market, component reduction, and board space savings," said Babak Hedayati, senior vice president of Marketing and Applications for Cypress. "This proliferation of customers is indicative of the tremendous value that our unique mixed-signal programmable products and solutions bring to customers."

PSoC -- Because Change Happens
PSoC devices employ a highly configurable system-on-chip architecture for embedded control design, offering a flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC devices integrate configurable analog and digital circuits, controlled by an on-chip microcontroller, providing both enhanced design revision capability and component count savings. They include up to 32 Kbytes of Flash memory, 2 Kbytes of SRAM, an 8x8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator, power and sleep monitoring circuits, and hardware I2C communications.

The flexible PSoC resources allow designers to future-proof their products by enabling firmware-based changes during design, validation, production, and in the field. The unique PSoC flexibility shortens design cycle time and allows for late-breaking feature enhancements. All PSoC devices are also dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to morph internal resources on-the-fly, utilizing fewer components to perform a given task.

Easy to use development tools enable designers to select configurable library elements for analog functions such as amplifiers, ADCs, DACs, filters and comparators and digital functions such as timers, counters, PWMs, SPI and UARTs. The PSoC family's analog features include rail-to-rail inputs, programmable gain amplifiers and up to 14-bit ADCs with exceptionally low noise, input leakage and voltage offset.

A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions saving customers design time, board space and power consumption while improving system quality. Customers can save as much as $10 in system costs. Learn more about PSoC products at and receive free online training at

About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value." Cypress offerings include the PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip™, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB™ radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge™ and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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