Cypress to strengthen India Design Centers

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 22 March 2004, 08:00 Hrs
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Cypress India, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) today announced plans to expand its operations in India. The largest Cypress design centre worldwide, with a 160-member team in Bangalore and Hyderabad, Cypress India will expand its personnel to 315 engineers by year-end.

Cypress Semiconductor president and CEO, T.J. Rodgers is in India this week to review Cypress India’s operations and to detail his expansion plans. Rodgers made the announcement at the Bangalore plant along with Shiva Gowni, Cypress’s India General Manager.

Established in 1995 in Bangalore and 2003 in Hyderabad, Cypress India has designed and developed a wide variety of products, including network search engines, USB controllers, micro controllers and complex memories. Cypress’s most complex logic chip, its Packet Over SONET Integrated Circuit (POSIC) framer with 15 million transistors, was designed by Cypress India. Cypress’s India team has compiled more than 60 U.S. patents.

"Cypress India has proven its value to the corporation again and again, taking advantage of the phenomenal pool of engineering talent on the subcontinent," Cypress CEO Rodgers said. “Our teams here continuously showcase their ability to define, design, debug and deploy products successfully’’.

"Cypress has had a long association with India," said Shiva Gowni. "Approximately 30% of Cypress development engineers are Indian Nationals. With its rich pool of electronics engineers, an excellent relationship with the government, a great local work ethic and no language barriers, Cypress India will continue to be an integral part of Cypress’s growth in the 21st century".

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