Name / Legal form: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Headquarters: San Jose, USA
History: Cypress Semiconductor is traditionally known as a manufacturer of static RAMs. With the SPANSION merger, Cypress is now also an important supplier of FLASH products. Other product lines include 8bit/16bit and 32bit microcontrollers as well as PSoC (Programmable System on Chip), touch controllers, clock buffers, PMIC (Power Management IC), wireless and USB chips as well as various modules.
Year of foundation: 1982
Division / Area: Memory, MCU, Power, IoT
Line-Up: Microcontroller 8-, 16-, 32-Bit, PSoC®-Family Programmable System-on-Chip (Cortex®-M0, Cortex®-M3, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2, CapSense®), FM-Family (Cortex®-M0+, Cortex®-M3, Cortex®- M4F), Tools, Starterkits, Embedded Graphic Microcontroller, CapSense® Controller, USB Controller and Modules (BLE, etc.), PRoC® BLE 4.2, WICED™ SMART SDK BLE Modules (BR + EDR + BLE 4.1 + NFC, Cortex®-M3), SRAM (asynchronous, synchronous, Dual-Port, FiFo, -40 to 125 °C, NoBL architecture), NVRAM (NVSRAM, FRAM), Flash Memories (NOR, NAND, e.MMC™), HyperBus™ Interface (HyperFlash™, HyperRAM™), PLL ICs, Reset ICs, DC/DC-Converters, Voltage-Detectors, Clock-Generators, USB ASSPs (1.1, 2.0, 3.0, Type C)
Core competences: Memory, Microcontroller, USB ASSPs
Typical applications: Automotive (combi-instruments, engine control units, kick sensors for luggage compartment, navigation), industry 4.0 (sensors, engine control systems, HMI), white goods (washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, air-conditioning units), wearables (fitness trackers, emergency pressure measuring devices), domestic engineering (smoke alarms, radiator thermostats, alarm systems), final consumers (shavers, electrical appliances, etc.)