Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Overview

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is a semiconductor design and manufacturing company headquartered in San Jose, CA and founded in 1982.  Today, Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value.  Cypress is a eader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets. Cypress is also a leader in SRAM memories. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military (1a).

Global Locations

  • Bloomington, MN: manufactures approximately 42% of Cypress Semiconductor’s semiconductor products
  • Philippines: accounts for approximately 35% to 45% of the total assembly output and 40% to 50% of the total test output; ten fully automated manufacturing lines enabling complete assembly
  • Shanghai, China: 0.35-micron SONOS, 0.13-micron SRAM and LOGIC processes and 0.09-micron SRAM
  • Taiwan: United Microelectronics Corporation (“UMC”); 65nm process to produce SRAM products (2).

Suppliers and Buyers

Some of Cypress Semiconductor’s buyers include Arrow Electronics, Avnet Electronics, Digi-Key Corporation, Future Electronics, Newark/element14, Mouser Electronics and Verical (1c).

Products

  • Physical layer (PHY) devices – (HOTLink, HOTLink DX, HOTLink II)
  • SONET / SDH physical layer (PHY) and framing devices support OC-1 (51.85 Mbps), OC-3 (155.52 Mbps), and OC-48 (2.488 Gbps)
  • Application Specific Clocks
  • EMI Reduction Clocks
  • FleXO™ High Performance Clocks
  • Programmable Clocks
  • Programmable XOs
  • VCXO Clocks
  • West Bridge® Controllers
  •  USB Full-Speed Peripherals
  •  USB Hi-Speed Hubs
  •  USB Hi-Speed Peripherals
  •  USB Hosts
  •  USB Low-Speed Peripherals
  •  USB SuperSpeed Peripherals
  •  USB Transceivers
  • EZ Color™ HB LED Controllers
  • PowerPSoC® Power Controllers (1b).

For more information, see the Cypress Semiconductor location page.

Sources

  1. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (2012).  Retrieved on October 16, 2012.
    1. “About Us”  from www.cypress.com/?id=6&source=header
    2. “Products” from  www.cypress.com/?id=2
    3. “Cypress Global Distribution Partners” from  www.cypress.com/?app=distiInventory&source=header
  2.  “Cypress 2011 Annual Report and 10K Report.” (2012). Retrieved October 16, 2012 from   http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ABEA-37EQD4/2124459547x0x555367/D44F0563-EAAB-44F0-A440-16368D23ACA0/Cypress-2011_Annual_Report.pdf