Cypress Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

+ Design activity for Cypress's PSoC® and microcontroller portfolios remained strong during the quarter. In the four full quarters since its merger with Spansion in March 2015, Cypress has introduced 180 new PSoC 4 (Programmable System-on-Chip) devices, 150 new FM4 and FM0+ (Flexible Microcontroller) microcontrollers and a new family of Traveo™ automotive microcontrollers.

+ Cypress introduced its first two families of 40-nm, ARM-based microcontrollers, one for automotive-grade products, and the other optimized for high-volume consumer applications. These families, based on Cypress's proprietary embedded charge trap (eCT) technology, move Cypress into the next generation of programmable solutions, which are made on the 180nm and 65nm nodes today. Cypress's 40-nm eCT-based MCU families are targeted at high-volume growth opportunities.  

+ Cypress expanded its portfolio of USB products for the emerging USB Type-C connectivity standard with its new, PSoC-based EZ-PD™ CCG3 controller. The new controller streamlines the design of adapter dongles, power adapters and power banks, replacing multiple discrete components with a single-chip solution. The USB Type-C standard replaces today's multiple USB connectors with a single connector that transfers not only USB data, but also display data and smart power.

+ Cypress introduced its EZ-BLE™ PSoC XT/XR Bluetooth Low Energy module, which extends Bluetooth's range to 400 meters, eight times that of current solutions. The module extends Bluetooth connectivity to home automation, industrial and smart city applications. For example, it enables a parking meter to receive payments via smartphones, while reporting in to a central hub that covers a city block.

+ Cypress presented its growing portfolio of solutions for the Internet of Things—including its PSoC, microcontroller (MCU) and Bluetooth® Low Energy solutions—to 50 customers at the Embedded World 2016 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. Cypress also demonstrated the latest version of its PSoC Creator™ Integrated Design Environment, which now supports its FM0+ standard MCUs. PSoC Creator enables concurrent hardware and firmware design, simplifying system design and accelerating time-to-market.

+ Cypress's new 4Mb nonvolatile SRAM (nvSRAM) is the industry's highest-density nvSRAM for automotive applications. Its speed, endurance and magnetic field immunity are critical to a broad range of automotive applications that require frequent data logging, including automatic driver assistance systems (ADAS), adaptive cruise controls, autonomous emergency braking and event data recorders.

+ Cypress introduced 512Mb and 1Gb parallel page mode NOR Flash memories based on its most advanced 45nm MirrorBit® technology. The new GL-T NOR family supports temperatures from -40˚C to +125˚C, delivers read bandwidth up to 98 MBps and is ideal for applications such as automotive instrument clusters and networking equipment.

+ Cypress added unpackaged products (Known-Good Die) to its industry-leading nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) portfolio. This portfolio includes Ferroelectric-RAM (F-RAM™) and nvSRAM devices. Cypress NVRAMs protect critical data during power failures. Many mission-critical applications that require the unique benefits of F-RAM and nvSRAM also require bare die for small or unique packaging options.

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Cypress (NASDAQ: CY) delivers the high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today's most advanced embedded systems. Its products are used in automotive and industrial platforms and highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. With a broad, differentiated product portfolio that includes Traveo™ microcontrollers, the industry's only PSoC® programmable system-on-chip solutions, analog and PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing controllers, Wireless BLE Bluetooth Low-Energy and USB connectivity solutions, and NOR flash memories, F-RAM™ and SRAM, Cypress is committed to providing its customers worldwide with consistent innovation, best-in-class support and exceptional system value. To learn more, go to


Statements herein that are not historical facts and that refer to Cypress or its subsidiaries' plans and expectations for the future are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may use words such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "future," "continue" or other wording indicating future results or expectations to identify such forward-looking statements that include, but are not limited to, statements related to our estimated non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP EPS in our financial outlook; the expected synergies related to our integration with Spansion Inc. ("Spansion"); our ability to execute on planned synergies related to our integration with Spansion; the semiconductor market; the expected benefits of our lean inventory initiative; the continued growth of our products in the automotive and industrial markets; our ability to penetrate the Home Appliance and Internet of Things markets; our expectations regarding our revenue growth and earnings leverage;  and our expectations regarding the demand for our products and how our products are expected to perform. Such statements reflect our current expectations, which are based on information and data available to our management as of the date of this release. Our actual results may differ materially due to a variety of uncertainties and risk factors, including, but not limited to, the risk that that future revenues, margins and earnings may not be achieved as expected; the state of and future of the global economy, business conditions and growth trends in the semiconductor market; our ability to continue to realize synergies from our integration with Spansion; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; whether our products perform as expected; whether the demand for our products in the automotive and industrial markets is fully realized; our ability to manage our business to have strong earnings and significant revenue growth and reduce operating expenses; our cash flows from operations; our ability to effectively implement third party wafer processes; the strength or softness of the markets we serve; our ability to maintain and improve our gross margins and realize our bookings; the seasonality of the markets we serve; the financial performance of our subsidiaries and Emerging Technologies Division; and other risks described in "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statements.

Cypress, the Cypress logo, Spansion, the Spansion logo, and combinations thereof, PSoC, MirrorBit and CapSense are registered trademarks and EZ-PD, EZ-BLE, F-RAM, PSoC Creator and Traveo are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



(In thousands)


April 3,

January 3,




Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$                    87,061

$                  227,561

Accounts receivable, net



Inventories, net (a)



Property, plant and equipment, net



Goodwill and other intangible assets, net



Other assets



Total assets

$               3,766,461

$               4,004,261


Accounts payable

$                  148,278

$                  143,383

Deferred margin and allowances on sales to distributors



Income tax liabilities



Other liabilities



Revolving credit facility and long-term debt



Total liabilities



Total Cypress stockholders' equity



Noncontrolling interest



Total equity



Total liabilities and equity

$               3,766,461

$               4,004,261

(a) Inventories include $4.2 million and $4.3 million of capitalized inventories related to stock-based compensation expense, as of April 3, 2016 and January 3, 2016, respectively.

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