Some more big numbers…

Some more big numbers…this time from Cypress Semi.  Take a look at some highlights from their press release today.


Press Release Source: Cypress Semiconductor Corp. On Tuesday July 12, 2011, 9:00 am EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:CYNews) today announced it is nearing the 1 billion unit mark in shipments of its fast-growing PSoC®programmable system-on-chip. The world’s only programmable analog and digital embedded design platform combines analog and digital peripheral controllers with memory on a single piece of silicon, maximizing designers’ flexibility.

The ramp of PSoC is among the fastest in the history of embedded systems, and continues to accelerate. Commercial-scale shipments began in 2002, and Cypress shipped its 100-millionth unit in 2006. Cypress reached 250 million units in 2007, 500 million units in 2009, and 750 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.

PSoC’s unique architecture of programmable analog and digital resources integrated with a microcontroller delivers a number of important benefits to system designers, including time-to-market, the ability to react to change, reduced components due to integration, power savings, inventory reduction, and supplier consolidation. All of these benefits are important factors in PSoC’s growth story. The PSoC architecture is also at the core of other Cypress offerings, such as the TrueTouch touchscreen solution, CapSense™ touch-sensing and PowerPSoC™ controllers for LED lighting.

Among the thousands of PSoC customers worldwide are market leaders such as HP, Cisco, Motorola, IBM, Honeywell, Samsung, LG, Lenovo, Haier, Acer, HTC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Nintendo, Sharp, Suzuki, Philips, BMW, and Gaggia. PSoC devices are at the heart of a dizzying variety of applications, including home appliances; cell/smart phone set-top box platforms; electric toothbrushes; air cleaners; e-bikes; high-definition televisions; digital cameras; remote-control hobbyist helicopters; computer mice, printers, and other PC peripherals; health and fitness equipment; automobile sound systems, satellite radios, and engine control units; medical equipment; lighting; motorized baby strollers; oscilloscopes; and MP3 players.


Seems like a pretty good business to be in, no?