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Cypress’s Industry-Leading Custom CMOS Image Sensor Portfolio Earns 100th Design Win


Custom Imagers Power Designs in Industrial, Medical and Cinematography Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that it has completed its 100th custom CMOS image sensor design. Cypress’s diverse portfolio addresses a broad array of applications such as industrial and medical x-ray imaging, endoscopy, machine vision, star tracking and remote sensing for space, barcode readers, biometrics, high-speed line sensors and high-speed motion analysis sensors.

The wide range of custom design wins includes multiple designs for Vision Research, Toshiba Teli, Micro Imaging, ARRI Gmbh, along with more than forty other custom-sensor customers worldwide, each serving different market segments and applications. Cypress’s customer base also includes several hundred customers for standard CMOS image sensor products. Cypress works directly with customers to create unique, optimized image sensor solutions for their various market and system requirements. Cypress will demonstrate its industry-leading custom and standard CMOS image sensor solutions at VISION 2008 in Stuttgart, Germany from November 4-6, 2008 in Hall 4, stand 4E16.

“We came to Cypress with a lengthy list of desired features for our unique ARRIFLEX D20/21 Digital Motion Picture Camera, and they worked with us from design to production to develop a custom imaging solution,” said Robert Kandleinsberger, head of research and development at ARRI GmbH.

“Today, CMOS sensors are capturing an increasing portion of the market,” said Judy Horton, analyst for BCC Research. “Cypress’s imaging sensors incorporate a unique combination of rolling and snapshot shuttering technology and also provide very high frame rates, making them very attractive for many industrial applications.”

“Cypress forged a leadership position in custom image sensors by serving as a one-stop shop for product and test engineering, product characterization and qualification, and manufacturing and logistics support,” said Cliff Drowley, vice president of Cypress’s image sensor business unit. “Our experience as a full-service custom imaging solutions provider differentiates us from the design houses we typically compete with, and we are determined to strengthen our knowledge base and lead.”

Cypress Image Sensors
Cypress’s broad CMOS image sensor portfolio delivers high-performance sensors for custom and high-end digital photography; ultra high-speed imaging solutions for automotive safety, machine vision and motion analysis; and consumer-oriented solutions including large-format printers. CMOS image sensors complement Cypress’s technology and market strengths and expand Cypress’s existing presence in numerous complementary markets where it sells a broad array of timing and USB solutions, configurable microcontrollers and memories.

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, image sensors 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, and industrial. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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