General information

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), TRAVEO™ Automotive, 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 + BLE 5.0 + BLE Mesh + NFC, Cortex®-M3), SRAM (asynchronous, synchronous, Dual-Port, FiFo, -40 to 125 °C, NoBL architecture), NVRAM (NVSRAM, FRAM, EXCELON™ FRAM), Flash Memories (NOR, SEMPER™ NOR), 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, Power Delivery)

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.)