Cypress Expands Industry-Leading Nonvolatile RAM Portfolio With New 16 Mb Parallel nvSRAM Family

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- May 06, 2014 -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced a family of 16 Mb nonvolatile Static Random Access Memories (nvSRAMs), including devices with asynchronous parallel and asynchronous Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) Standard 1.0 interfaces. The 16 Mb nvSRAM family extends Cypress's portfolio to address mission-critical applications such as high-end programmable logic controllers (PLCs), high-speed data/error loggers in storage equipment, networking equipment, avionics systems, and electronic gaming machines.

The 16 Mb nvSRAMs are the fastest high-density asynchronous nonvolatile RAMs on the market, with access times as low as 25 ns. Cypress offers the new devices with an optional integrated Real-Time Clock (RTC), which enables time-stamping of critical data to be logged. Cypress nvSRAMs feature infinite read, write and recall cycles, with 20-year data retention at 85˚C and 150 years at 65˚C. Cypress nvSRAM is an ideal solution for applications requiring continuous high-speed reading and writing of data and absolute nonvolatile data security. More information about Cypress's portfolio of nvSRAM products is available at

"Mission-critical systems require high-performance memories that can capture data instantly and reliably on power loss," said Rainer Hoehler, Senior Director of the Nonvolatile Products Business Unit at Cypress. "Cypress's new 16 Mb nvSRAMs deliver absolute data security with the industry's fastest high-density NVRAM. The ONFI 1.0 interface option also allows customers using NAND controllers to leverage the unmatched performance of our nvSRAMs."

The 16 Mb nvSRAM family is sampling today, with production expected in the third quarter of 2014. The ONFI 1.0 devices operate on a 3V power supply, 1.8V IO supply, in data bus widths of 8 bits and 16 bits, and are available in a 165-ball FBGA package. The asynchronous parallel devices are offered with and without an RTC, in data bus widths of 8 bits, 16 bits and 32 bits, and at power supply levels of 3V, 5V, and 3V with 1.8V I/O. They are available in 44-pin TSOPII, 48-pin TSOPI, 54-pin TSOPII, and 165-ball FBGA packages. Learn more about the 16 Mb nvSRAM family at

About Cypress nvSRAMs
Cypress's nvSRAMs use charge stored on an external capacitor instead of a battery, making the devices compatible with standard PCB assembly processes. Cypress's nvSRAMs are RoHS-compliant and directly replace SRAM, battery-backed SRAM (BBSRAM) and EEPROM devices, offering fast nonvolatile data storage. Data transfers from the SRAM to the device's nonvolatile elements take place automatically at power down. On power up, data is restored to the SRAM from the nonvolatile memory. Cypress nvSRAMs offer high-speed data transfer while ensuring data integrity in case of power outages without the need for a battery. Target applications include PLC, storage, networking, avionic, and gaming applications as well as metering, industrial, automotive and RAID applications.

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About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense® touch sensing, TrueTouch® touchscreens and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

Cypress, the Cypress logo, CapSense, PSoC and TrueTouch are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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