Cypress Semiconductor Corporation


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).


  • 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.


  1. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (2012).  Retrieved on October 16, 2012.
    1. “About Us”  from
    2. “Products” from
    3. “Cypress Global Distribution Partners” from
  2.  “Cypress 2011 Annual Report and 10K Report.” (2012). Retrieved October 16, 2012 from