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Silicon Light Machines Sponsors 5K & 10K Races To Raise Money for Affordable Housing

Last Updated: June 08, 2020

Proceeds from October 16 Home Run Race at Stanford To Benefit Habitat for Humanity and Global Partners For Development

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 21, 2004 - Silicon Light Machines, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), today announced that it is seeking runners and walkers for the Home Run 5K and 10K races to be held on October 16 at Stanford Stadium. The event, sponsored by Silicon Light Machines, raises money for local chapters of Habitat for Humanity and the Global Partners for Development.

Home Run is an annual Silicon Valley charity event that dates back to 1996. Last year's Home Run attracted over 700 participants ranging from competitive racers to fun-runners and walkers. Participants can run as individuals or as part of a team of at least five runners. Awards are presented for multiple age and gender categories.

"We invite Silicon Valley companies to come out for some healthy competition that benefits the creation of affordable housing," said Hal Zarem, CEO of Silicon Light Machines and captain of the SLM team. "Approximately 100 percent of the individual registration fees will go directly to the charities."

This year's race course winds through the scenic Stanford campus, which starts and finishes at Stanford Stadium. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Stanford Stadium, with the first race beginning at 9 a.m. Registration fees are $20 per person ($25 after October 11; students receive a $10 discount).

"As multi-year sponsors, Silicon Light Machines continues to demonstrate the spirit of competition and giving  ," said   Mary Boughton, Executive Director of Peninsula  Habitat for Humanity. "We truly appreciate the company's efforts to help Habitat families, and  challenge other companies   to follow their  example and form additional teams to participate in the Home Run race."

For additional details, visit Silicon Light Machines' website at:

Habitat for Humanity ( is a non-profit organization that provides low-income families affordable home ownership.  Global Partners for Development ( funds a broad range of development projects around the world that promote fulfillment of basic human needs.

About Silicon Light Machines

Founded in 1994, Silicon Light Machines is a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp." Silicon Light Machines' Grating Light Valve(TM) (GLV(TM)) technology is a means for creating a high-performance spatial light modulator on the surface of a silicon chip, and is used in optical components, print and display related products. Cypress Semiconductor acquired Silicon Light Machines in August, 2000. The company is located at 385 Moffett Park Dr., Suite 115, Sunnyvale, Calif., 94089-1208. For more information about Silicon Light Machines, visit

Silicon Light Machines, Grating Light Valve, and GLV are trademarks of Silicon Light Machines." All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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