EDN Selects Cypress’ Ayama 10000 NSE for Hot 100 Product List

2/26/2004 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) announced that its AyamaTM 10000 network search engine (NSE) has been named one of the Hot 100 Products of 2003 by EDN, a leading electronics publication.

The annual product of the year awards, selected by EDN's staff of technical editors, are chosen from thousands of products announced each year. The Ayama 10000 NSE, as well as the CY8C27x family of Programmable System-on-chipTM (PSoCTM), from Cypress subsidiary Cypress MicroSystems Inc., were two of the elite products that made EDN readers “sit up and take notice.”

“Earning this award for innovation from the editors of EDN magazine further validates what customers are saying about the Ayama 10000 NSE,” said Vivek Pendharkar, Managing Director of the Network Search Engine Business Unit. “The Ayama 10000 NSE’s industry-leading search performance, coupled with the extensive design support, is changing the way system designers are thinking about their search subsystem. As a result, the overall adoption rate of hardware-based NSEs continues to increase.”

Designed to work with both ASICs and FPGAs, the Ayama 10000 NSE family enables networking vendors to quickly deploy equipment that supports complex packet search capabilities at wire-speeds of 10 Gbps and beyond. The Ayama 10000 NSE family of network search engines (NSEs) is optimized for multi-protocol packet classification and forwarding at 266 million searches per second (MSPS), effectively doubling the search performance of existing NSE solutions.

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 www.cypress.com.

About EDN
EDN, the design magazine of the electronics industry, is published by Reed Business Information. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, EDN serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. The EDN franchise includes EDN, EDN Europe, EDN Asia, EDN Australia, EDN China, EDN Japan, and EDN.com, the only full-content, EOEM publication and Web site. EDN is a publication within the Reed Electronics Group, part of Reed Elsevier plc group (NYSE: RUK and ENL) - a world-leading publisher, trade show producer and information provider operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business industry sectors.

Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. “Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile”, “Cypress Connects,” Programmable System-on-chip,PSoCand Ayama are trademarks of Cypress.

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