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Cypress Semiconductor

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 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

see also:- Cypress - editor mentions on and Cypress's memory blog

  • Editor's comments:- November 2012 - among other things Cypress markets a range of fast non volatile RAM called nvSRAM which has been shipping for over 20 years and traditionally had been used in many RAID controllers.

    Since the hardware RAID controller market is nearing end of life many chip suppliers like Cypress have turned to the SSD market as an alternative fast growing outlet for solid state storage related technologies.

    In October 2012 - Cypress Semiconductor acquired Ramtron a maker of low capacity nvm called F-RAM (ferroelectric random access memory).
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Cypress merges with Spansion
Editor:- December 1, 2014 - Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion today announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion.

This merger represents the combination of 2 smart, profitable, passionately entrepreneurial companies that are #1 in their respective memory markets and have successfully diversified into embedded processing, said T. J. Rodgers, Cypresss founding president and CEO. Our combined company will be a leading provider of embedded MCUs and specialized memories.
SSD sudden power loss vulnerability guide
Why should you care what happens in an SSD when the power goes down?

This important design feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases - has a strong impact on SSD data integrity and operational reliability.

This article will help you understand why some SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be negligible.
image shows Megabyte's hot air balloon - click to read the article SSD power down architectures and acharacteristics If you thought endurance was the end of the SSD reliability story - think again. the article