Cypress Licenses Broad Range of IP for New Programmable Offerings
SAN JOSE, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, UK -- September 10, 2009 -- ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) announced today that Cypress has licensed a broad range of intellectual property (IP) from ARM for use in next-generation programmable platforms. Cypress has licensed the ARM® Cortex™-M3 and ARM9™ family processors, along with more than 75 other IP elements.
Cypress is a leader in programmable solutions, with more than 25 years of providing a broad programmable offering. Cypress employs a SONOS manufacturing process that delivers high-performance, and excellent mixed-signal integration. Cypress’s flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip platform integrates an MCU core, programmable analog and digital blocks, and memory on a single chip. Cypress also offers programmable controllers for touch sensing and touchscreens, programmable clocks, and programmable LED controllers.
“Our ongoing relationship with Cypress and their adoption of the ARM Cortex architecture is a highly visible demonstration of the growing momentum behind ARM Cortex processor-based solutions,” said Eric Schorn, VP marketing, Processor Division, ARM. “The combination of the Cortex-M3 processor’s ultra low-power, high-performance credentials with the flexibility of Cypress’s embedded platform technology provides system designers with the ideal solution for a wide variety of applications, including, automotive and industrial control systems, white goods, electronic toys and medical instrumentation.”
“This partnership with ARM expands the potential range of programmable solutions we can make available to customers with the twin benefits of high performance and industry-standard architectures,” said Norm Taffe, executive vice president of Cypress’s Consumer and Computation Division. “In addition, our customers now gain access to the broad ARM ecosystem of support around the processors.”
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
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 technologies ranging from its CyFi™ Low-Power RF solution, 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, and industrial. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.