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Cypress Expands IP Oasis Program by Partnering with Eureka Technology

• Eureka Technology IP Cores Will Be Optimized for Use With Warp Design Tool


SAN JOSE, California...November 20, 2000 - Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE: CY) and Eureka Technology today announced an agreement that would make Eureka Technology intellectual property (IP) cores available for licensing as optimized netlists for use in the Cypress Delta39K™ family of complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs). Optimized Eureka netlists for Cypress Delta39K programmable devices will further simplify the integration of the CPLDs into system designs and dramatically accelerate time-to-market for applications in the high-growth data communications, telecommunications, computation and consumer markets.

Providing flexibility and time-to-market advantages, programmable logic devices (PLDs) have emerged as viable, cost-effective alternatives to FPGAs. The complexity, integration and functionality of today's PLDs allow designers to place entire digital subsystems on a single device. In addition, designers can make key system changes late in the development cycle, avoiding costly and time-consuming silicon re-spins.

The Eureka IP cores targeted to Cypress CPLDs, with corresponding netlists, will be optimized for use in Cypress's HDL based Warp™ design tool. Warp is a design solution that integrates graphical capture, simulation, synthesis, and management, replacing the traditional multi-vendor, multi-tool approach to programmable logic device design.

"Developing partnerships with IP vendors like Eureka Technology allows our customers to take full advantage of the Delta39K architecture in a short amount of time, enabling them to meet the narrow market windows in the communications arena," said Geoff Charubin, Cypress director of marketing. "The Delta39K family is the first CPLD to offer IP, and the Eureka netlists will move us further along in our strategy to provide our customers with a total design solution."

"This partnership with Cypress Semiconductor reinforces our strategy to support programmable devices with silicon-proven and production-proven IP cores," said Simon Lau, president of Eureka Technology. "Eureka's IP cores will add to the growing library of pre-qualified offerings for the Delta39K devices, freeing designers to focus on broader design issues."

IP Oasis

The IP Oasis site was designed to be the primary portal for IP cores targeted at Cypress's Delta39K CPLDs. The cores will be available as optimized netlists. Located at http://www.cypress.com/pld/ipoasis, IP Oasis allows users to view and select prequalified intellectual property cores and directs visitors to the IP Vendor's site for license and download. This collaboration results in a complete CPLD solution.

Cypress Delta39K Family of CPLDs

Cypress's new Delta39K CPLDs offer up to 350,000 usable gates, approximately ten times the size of today's largest CPLD. The family offers more embedded memory - 240 Kbits for the 100,000-gate Delta39K100 - than any other programmable logic device, including even the largest field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Delta39K is also the first programmable logic device to embed First-In First-Out (FIFO) control and dual-port memory arbitration logic into each specialty memory block. This significantly reduces the logic required, increases the system performance, and speeds the design cycle of any application utilizing FIFO or dual-port memory.

Licensing and Availability

Eureka IP cores for Cypress's line of high-performance CPLDs are available for licensing directly from Eureka Technology. The netlists of the available cores are validated and can be used in the Warp design tool. The first two cores will be available by the end of 2000:

EP520 SDRAM Controller - Designed to tranfer data between industry-standard SDRAMs or PC100/133 SDRAM DIMMs of various sizes, this controller performs SDRAM read and write accesses based on user requests. It links multiple SDRAM subsystems with a user interface.

EP525 Pipeline SDRAM Controller - A high-performance controller designed to transfer data between industry-standard SDRAMs and user interface at very high data rate. Its pipeline feature allows the user to overlap address phase with data phase of different transfers. Multiple rows in the SDRAM can be opened to eliminate Row-to-Column access delay.

Other cores are scheduled to be introduced in 2001, including a DMA controller, PCI host bridge, PCI bus arbiter, PCI master/target, PCI target, PowerPC bus master, PowerPC bus slave, PowerPC to PCI host bridge, and PowerPC bus arbiter. For more information on the Eureka core portfolio, please call (650)960-3800 or visit the Eureka Technology Web site (http://www.eurekatech.com) or Cypress's IP Oasis Web site (http://www.cypress.com/pld/ipoasis). For more information on Cypress CPLDs, customers can call (800)858-1810 in the U.S. or (408)943-2600, or visit http://www.cypress.com.

About Cypress

Cypress Semiconductor is "Driving the Communications Revolution"™ by providing high-performance integrated circuit solutions to fast-growing markets, including data communications, telecommunications, computation, consumer products, and industrial control. With a focus on emerging communications applications, Cypress's product portfolios include networking-optimized and micropower static RAMs; high-bandwidth multi-port and FIFO memories; high-density programmable logic devices; timing technology for PCs and other digital systems; and controllers for Universal Serial Bus (USB). Its shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CY. More information about Cypress is accessible electronically on the company's worldwide Web site at http://www.cypress.com or by CD-ROM (call 1-800-858-1810). An electronic investor forum, and other investor information, is located at http://www.cypress.com/investor/index.html.

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About Eureka Technology

Eureka Technology is a leading intellectual property (IP) provider for PLD and ASIC designers. The company offers a wide range of silicon-proved system core logic functions and peripheral functions for systems based on PCI bus, PowerPC, ARM, or SH2-4 CPUs. These IP cores are designed to improve the design time-to-market delay, eliminate design risks, and reduce development costs. Founded in 1993, the company has a strong customer base in the United States, Japan and Europe. For more information about the company, please visit the Web site at http://www.eurekatech.com or send email to info@eurekatech.com.

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