Cypress Receives Innovation Award for WirelessUSB 2.4GHz Interconnect

11/3/2004 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of USB products, announced that its WirelessUSBTM 2.4GHz wireless interconnect solution has received the IML Group’s “Electronics Industry Design Award for Innovation” 2004. The product will be formally recognized in the upcoming issue of Electronics Product Design, a magazine published in the UK targeting engineers involved in design or development of electronics components and systems.

The judges selected WirelessUSB due to its unique combination of robust performance as a point-to-point or multi-point-to-point wireless solution and low cost targeted at PC and consumer applications. It can be deployed worldwide, regardless of regional frequency requirements and features a highly integrated radio transceiver plus digital baseband. WirelessUSB also helps manufacturers decrease development time, component count and system costs while improving operating range, power consumption and latency.

This award is the 5th in a series of acknowledgements that Cypress WirelessUSB products have received in the past two years. Other previous awards include EDN magazine’s “Innovation of the Year” award and the highly respected French “Electron d’Or” award from Electronique.

“We are honored to receive the Design Award for Innovation from IML. It recognizes the strong market position WirelessUSB holds for manufacturers and end users of computer PC peripherals (mice, keyboards, remotes), game controllers, toys, and wireless sensor networks, as it offers the best combination of performance, interference immunity, and costs versus all other competing wireless technologies”, said Paul Bentley, Director of Sales for Cypress Semiconductor in Northern Europe.

Cypress's Wireless USB solution provides input devices with 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity to a PC laptop or any device with a USB interface. It enables communication at distances of up to 10 meters, with an average latency of less than four milliseconds and a transmission rate of 62.5kbps. A WirelessUSB system acts as a USB HID-class device, so no special drivers are necessary.

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 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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