Silicon Light Machines Details MEMS Technology, Printing Applications

1/28/2004 - Silicon Light Machines (SLM), a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), announced that it will present three technical papers in conjunction with Photonics West at the Hilton Hotel in San Jose, Calif. (Santa Clara I/II) on Monday, January 26, 2004.

During the MOEMS Display and Imaging Systems II conference, SLM experts will present papers on the following topics:

The company will also showcase the capabilities of its grating light valveTM (GLVTM) technology at Photonics West in booth #6402 (Parkside Hall) at the San Jose Convention Center.

The GLV device is an optical micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) with a variety of applications in the telecommunications and imaging industries. When used as a spatial light modulator in computer-to-plate (CTP) products, the device diffracts high power laser beams to provide a high-speed, ultra-precise method of transferring digital images directly onto a printing plate. With extremely fast switching speeds and accurate diffraction control, the GLV device creates a complete “swath” of writing beams on the plate surface – enabling CTP manufacturers to deliver products that offer faster platemaking performance and superior image quality.

About Silicon Light Machines
Founded in 1994, Silicon Light Machines is a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Silicon Light Machines’ Grating Light ValveTM (GLVTM) technology is a means for creating a high-performance spatial light modulator on the surface of a silicon chip, and is used in optical components, print, and display related products. Cypress Semiconductor acquired SLM in August, 2000 to accelerate the proliferation of Cypress’s pure-optical and optoelectronic products targeted at the networking and telecommunications markets. The company is located at 385 Moffett Park Dr., Suite 115, Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089-1208; Telephone 408-541-1990; Fax 408-541-1244. For more information about Silicon Light Machines, visit the company’s web address at

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (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 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 reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

“Cypress Connects” is a trademark and Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. “Grating Light Valve” and “GLV” are trademarks of Silicon Light Machines.

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