CypressQDRII s Cypress Samples QDR II+ & DDRII+ SRAMs

Cypress
has begun sampling the industry’s first Quad Data Rate™ II+ (QDR™ II+) and
Double Data Rate II+ (DDRII+) SRAM devices. The new memory chips deliver the
world’s highest-density and highest-bandwidth, enabling up to 50 percent more
system-level bandwidth than existing QDRII and DDRII products. The devices
accelerate read/write capabilities in a variety of data-intensive applications,
including switches, routers, servers, storage appliances, wireless basestations
and test equipment.
Operating at speeds up to 500 MHz, the QDRII+ and DDRII+ products offer a higher
bandwidth than QDRII and DDRII respectively – up to 72 Gbp.
Cypress’s 72 Mbit QDRII+/DDRII+ products are sampling now, with production
starting in the second half of 2006.

CypressQDRII Cypress Samples QDR II+ & DDRII+ SRAMs

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., an industry leader in SRAMs, today announced it
has begun sampling the industry’s first Quad Data Rate™ II+ (QDR™ II+) and
Double Data Rate II+ (DDRII+) SRAM devices. The new memory chips deliver the
world’s highest-density and highest-bandwidth, enabling up to 50 percent more
system-level bandwidth than existing QDRII and DDRII products. The devices
accelerate read/write capabilities in a variety of data-intensive applications,
including switches, routers, servers, storage appliances, wireless basestations
and test equipment.

Operating at speeds up to 500 MHz, the QDRII+ and DDRII+ products offer a higher
bandwidth than QDRII and DDRII respectively – up to 72 Gbps, while using the
same footprints and a 165-pin, FBGA (Fine-pitch Ball Gate Array) package. The
devices are supported by the QDR consortium and will be pin-compatible with
products from the other consortium members NEC, IDT, Renesas and Samsung.
Cypress’s QDRII+/DDRII+ SRAMs are manufactured using Cypress’s 90-nm RAM9™
process technology.

"Being first to market with QDRII+ products demonstrates Cypress’s continued
commitment to maintaining a leadership role in the worldwide SRAM market," said
Mathew Arcoleo, product marketing director in Cypress’s Memory and Imaging
Division. "These devices give manufacturers the density and performance
necessary to expand network capabilities and services."

Availability
Cypress’s 72 Mbit QDRII+/DDRII+ products are sampling now, with production
starting in the second half of 2006. Pricing will be announced at that time.