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Cypress Teams with Europractice to Ensure Cost-Effective Availability of Cypress’s Solutions to EU Academic Institutions


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that it is partnering with Europractice to provide Cypress’s high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions at a heavily discounted rate for use by academic and not-for-profit research institutions throughout the European Union. Included in the offering is Cypress’s PSoC® programmable system-on-chip family, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories, wired and wireless connectivity solutions, and the West Bridge™ and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress will also offer a full suite of development tools, including its First Touch™ starter kit and PSoC Designer™ integrated development environment.

“It’s critically important that we get our solutions in front of tomorrow’s embedded developers and engineers as early as possible,” said Patrick Kane, Director of Cypress’s University Alliance.“Our easy-to-use and easy-to-access programmable products, such as PSoC-supported by leading edge curricula-can be used by students to develop their embedded, mixed-signal design expertise, and offer an attractive proposition for Europractice’s customers.”

Europractice is a European Union initiative to improve the competitiveness of European industry by stimulating the wider use of state-of-the-art technologies across research and educational establishments. The Europractice Software Service has over 650 member institutions across 38 countries.

“At Europractice we’re driven to provide best-in-class, market-leading design tools and techniques to our members at an affordable price,” said Dr John A McLean, Manager of the Europractice Software Service based at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. “Partnering with Cypress offers Europractice another set of products and development tools tailored to meet the needs of our customers.”

About Europractice
The Europractice Software Service provides easy access to modern Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools for European non-commercial teaching and research institutions. It is managed by the Microelectronics Support Centre, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. The service provides leading-edge design tools from many of the major suppliers and has over 650 active member institutions across 38 countries in Europe. For more information, visit

Cypress University Alliance
The Cypress University Alliance is a multifaceted program that helps put electrical engineering and computer science students on a fast track to career success" The program includes a global design competition, comprehensive curricula and a university alliance website providing access to a myriad of free design resources, evaluation boards and online courses. It also includes product donations for lab projects. Cypress’s Innovator Design Challenge is a multi-discipline engineering design contest open to all undergraduate and graduate engineering students currently enrolled in an accredited university. The contest’s goal is to challenge students to stretch their imaginations as they develop new and novel ways to utilize Cypress technologies such as the PSoC® mixed-signal array. For more information, visit the Cypress link at Europractice or the Cypress University Alliance program 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® mixed-signal array, 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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