Cypress Named Top Avnet Cilicon Supplier for 2002

12/17/2002 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) announced it had received the Synergy best-in-class supplier award for 2002 from Avnet Cilicon America’s semiconductor division, one of the world's largest technology marketing and services distributors. The award exemplifies the close working relationship between Avnet and its suppliers that the company considers to be a requirement in today’s global economy.

“Cypress is pleased by the strong results it achieved with Avnet during a very challenging year,” said Rich Parker, Cypress’s vice president for distribution. “This award highlights our multilevel team approach to meeting Avnet’s needs. We are not Avnet’s largest supplier but are very proud to be acknowledged as their best. The award reflects Cypress’s contributions to Avnet’s Design Technical Marketing Program—a program that provides Avnet customers with application solutions—and Cypress’s longstanding commitment to the distribution channel.

“Cypress embodies the spirit of partnership with Avnet,” said Jeff Ittel, president of Avnet Cilicon, the semiconductor distribution specialist division of Avnet Electronics Marketing in the Americas. “Cypress is engaged with Avnet at all levels – our customers, field sales team, marketing and asset groups, program managers, marketing communications, and special programs.”

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First MileTM with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch, and core communications-system applications. Cypress ConnectsTM using wireless, wireline, digital, and optical transmission standards, including Bluetooth, USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions, and programmable microcontrollers. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

About Avnet Cilicon
Avnet Cilicon is the semiconductor distribution specialist division of Avnet Electronics Marketing in the Americas. Avnet Cilicon combines semiconductor expertise, technical excellence and deep market knowledge to enhance time to revenue for all supply-chain partners in the electronics arena. Avnet Cilicon's core competencies include materials management, technical support through Avnet Design Services, logistics support through Avnet IMS and customer-centric, dedicated sales channels. To learn more about Avnet Cilicon's capabilities please visit or call 800/408-8353

Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. “Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile” and “Cypress Connects” are trademarks of Cypress.

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