Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Overview
Date Founded

1986

Headquarters

198 Champion Court, San Jose, CA, 95134, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

5,846

Industries

Semiconductors
Wireless Telecommunications
Other Business & Consulting Services
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Automobiles
Wholesale: Technology

Company Description

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of high-performance solutions for embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer devices. Its programmable systems-on-chip, general-purpose microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-C based connectivity solutions and memories help engineers design differentiated products. The company operates through the following segments: The Microcontroller and Connectivity Division (MCD), and the Memory Products Division (MPD). The MCD segment focuses on microcontroller (MCU), analog and wireless and wired connectivity solutions. The portfolio includes Traveo automotive MCUs, PSoC programmable system-on-chip MCUs, ARM Cortex-M4, -M3, -M0+ MCUs and R4 CPUs, analog PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense capacitive-sensing controllers, TrueTouch touchscreen and fingerprint reader products, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee radios and WICED development platform for the Internet of Things, and USB controllers, including solutions for the USB-C and USB Power Delivery standards. This segment also includes intellectual property foundry business. The MPD segment focuses on parallel and serial NOR flash memories, NAND flash memories, static random access memory, F-RAM ferroelectric memory devices and other specialty memories. Cypress Semiconductor was founded by Thurman John Rodgers in December 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Executives & Employees

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Agiga Tech

Executive Vice President, Microcontrollers & Connectivity

Executive Vice President, Memory Products

Executive Vice President-Quality

Executive Vice President, WW Sales & Applications

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Human Resource Officer & Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Former President-Japan Tokyo Mission at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Founder at Lego Ventures LLC

Former Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President at Aptiv Services US LLC

Former Chief Executive Officer at Silicon Image, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Voyan Technology, Inc.

Former Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Efabless Corp.

Former Co-Founding Partner Emeritus at AllegisCyber

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Owners & Shareholders
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PCM seeks to provide clients with consistently superior risk-adjusted rates of return through implementing event-driven strategies. Their investment strategies generally focus on an event or a catalyst that will move an equity price, an equity spread, a credit spread, or an implied volatility spread. Their investment strategies may include: merger arbitrage, catalyst-driven credit investing, special situation investing and distressed investing. Catalyst events may include mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, carve-outs, tender offers, split-off exchange offers, share class spreads, re-organizations and corporate distress. PCM seeks to trade in all forms of the capital structure of companies involved in catalysts and events and to create the best risk/reward trade possible within the corporate capital structure. They attempt to limit risk through diversification and hedging. The firm may choose to take control positions in an attempt to create their own catalyst or event. In managing the fund's portfolio, PCM relies on fundamental analysis supplemented by quantitative analytics and portfolio management techniques. They take both long and short positions for their clients in a broad range of public and private debt securities, equity securities, options, derivatives and credit derivatives (including credit default swaps), trade claims, bank debt participations and other instruments. PCM invests within and outside of the US, as well as in issuers in various stages of financial distress.

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Magnetar Financial implements a variety of different strategies in managing private investment funds and separately managed accounts (SMAs) which designed to achieve attractive risk-adjusted rates of return. Some of the funds and SMAs employ a multi-strategy approach, utilizing a wide range of strategies across a range of geographies, while others focus on one or just a few strategies. It may hold both long and short positions in a broad range of securities, derivatives, and other assets. In executing their investment strategies, the funds and SMAs may enter into joint venture or co-investment arrangements, participate in pooled investment vehicles, invest with affiliated or unaffiliated advisors or managers, or make direct investments in operating entities. Magnetar Financial may use leverage in the investing activities and may engage in short selling. The firm's main investment strategies are divided into the following categories: relative-value, event-driven, directional, hybrid and other investment strategies.

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CNH is a discretionary asset management firm specializing in arbitrage investments. The firm's core investment strategies include convertible arbitrage and merger arbitrage; however, they manage other arbitrage strategies including when-issued arbitrage, stub-trading arbitrage, dual-class arbitrage, and price-pressure arbitrage. CNH also manages a limited number of alternative investment strategies including, SPACs, closed-end funds, distressed securities and PIPEs. To implement their arbitrage strategies and other alternative investment strategies, the firm employs fundamental securities analysis.

Recent Transactions
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Infineon Technologies AG purchases Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation purchases Broadcom Corp. /Wireless Internet of Things Bus from Broadcom Pte. Ltd.

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Parade Technologies, Ltd. purchases Cypress Semiconductor Corp. /TrueTouch Mobile Touchscreen Bus from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Transaction Clients

Advised on QuickLogic Corp. issued USD Common Stock

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised on purchases SunPower Corp. from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Accountant

Advised onCypress Semiconductor Corporation purchases Lara Networks, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onCypress Semiconductor Corporation purchases Lara Networks, Inc.

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Advised on purchases SunPower Corp. from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Advised onCypress Semiconductor Corporation purchases Spansion, Inc.

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Advised onCypress Semiconductor Corporation purchases Spansion, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Managing Partner at Hogan & Lovells LLP

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Managing Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Clients

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Dell Technologies, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of information technology hardware, software, and service solutions through its subsidiaries. It operates through the following segments: Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), Client Solutions Group (CSG), and VMware. The ISG segment includes servers, networking, and storage, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals that are closely tied to the sale of ISG hardware. The CSG segment consists of sales to commercial and consumer customers of desktops, thin client products, and notebooks. The VMware segment provides compute, cloud management, networking and security, storage and availability, and other end-user computing offerings. The company was founded by Michael Saul Dell in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, TX.

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment engages in developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, Lincoln vehicles. The Mobility segment includes Ford Smart Mobility LLC and autonomous vehicles business. The Ford Credit segment comprises Ford Credit business on a consolidated basis, which is primarily vehicle-related financing and leasing activities. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$8.62B
Total Enterprise Value
$5.3B
Earnings Per Share
$0.95
Revenue
$2.48B
Net Profit
$355M
EBITDA
$464M
EBITDAMargin
18.66%
Total Debt
$881M
Total Equity
$2.12B
Enterprise Value Sales
2.14x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.44x
TEVNet Income
14.96x
Debt TEV
0.17x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
15.6%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
28.01%
Investments
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NanoNexus, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and sells electrical contactors for miniature devices to communicate with larger systems. It offers electrical interconnect solutions for testing and packaging integrated circuits. The company was founded in January 1999 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Alphion Corp. provides broadband solutions. It develops, manufactures and markets access systems, subsystems and integrated photonic devices. The firm's products include the AOLT-4000 GPON Optical Line Terminal, the AONT family of GPON Optical Network Terminals, PON Extenders, AEMS Element Management System and a wide selection of active and passive hardware components for power and fiber management, passive splitters and distribution frames for central office, outside plant, customer premise and network management. The company was founded by Bharat P. Dave in July 2000 and is headquartered in Princeton Junction, NJ.

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White Rock Networks, Inc. used to provide architected family of Optical Transmission, Switching and IP Aggregation products, all built to enable lower cost, higher speed and more data centric metro-area Service Delivery infra-structures. The company used to video optical transport application from the Customer Access Edge to the Interoffice Metro Core. Lonnie Martin and Greg Lowe founded the company in 1999. White Rock Networks was located in Richardson, TX.

Investors
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Investor at Universal Health Services, Inc.

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Sequoia Capital invests in seed to early stage companies. The firm focuses on energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, mobile and technology sectors. Within the energy sector, the firm seeks to partner with start-ups focused on the alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy services markets.

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Former Chairman & Acting Chief Executive Officer at Compaq Computer Corp.

Suppliers
inTest Corp. Appliances & Electronics | Mansfield, MA

inTEST Corp. engages in the supply of precision-engineered solutions for manufacturing and testing across a wide range of markets including automotive, defense, aerospace, electronics, fiber optic, machining, medical, telecom and semiconductor. It operates through the Thermal Products and Electromechanical Semiconductor Products (EMS) business segments. The Thermal Products segment designs, manufactures, and markets tester interface products. The EMS segment consists of the manufacturing operations in New Jersey and California. The company maximizes its businesses by identifying, acquiring, and optimizing complementary businesses. inTEST was founded by Stuart F. Daniels, Daniel J. Graham, and Alyn R. Holt in September 1981 and is headquartered in Mansfield, MA.

United Microelectronics Corp. Medical Support Services

United Microelectronics Corp UMC is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced technology and manufacturing for applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC's robust foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage the company's leading-edge processes, which include 28nm poly-SiON and gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of specialty technologies. Production is supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced 300mm fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i. Fab 12A consists of Phases 1-4 which are in production for customer products down to 28nm. Construction is underway for Phases 5&6, with future plans for Phases 7&8. The company employs over 13,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, Japan, China, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. The Industry Leader Founded in 1980 as Taiwan's first semiconductor company, UMC led the development of the commercial semiconductor industry in Taiwan. It was the first local company to offer foundry services, as well as the first semiconductor company to list on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (1985). UMC is responsible for many local industry innovations, including the introduction of the employee share bonus system, often credited as a primary factor in the development of a prominent electronics industry in Taiwan. UMC also enables customers to access complete supply chain information online through the MyUMC online service portal, an industry first when it was introduced in 1998. Back to Top Leading Foundry Solutions UMC is committed to the timely delivery of leading-edge solutions that serve the specific and unique requirements of our customers in the face of today's advanced applications. UMC collaborates closely with customers as well as partners throughout the entire supply chain, including equipment, EDA tool, and IP vendors to work synergistically towards each customer's SoC silicon success. We also possess the required knowledge in system design and architecture necessary to properly integrate customer designs with advanced process technologies and IP. The result is a greater chance of first pass silicon success for today's SoC designs. UMC's comprehensive foundry solutions start from a common logic-based platform, where designers can choose the process technology and transistor options that best fit their application. From there, technologies such as RFCMOS and embedded Flash can be used to further fine-tune the process for customers' individual needs. Furthermore, as IP has become a critical resource for today's SoCs, we have worked to provide basic design building blocks as well as more complex IP that are optimized for portability and cost, developed both internally and from third-party partners. With advanced technology, a broad IP portfolio, system knowledge, and advanced 300mm manufacturing, UMC offers comprehensive solutions that help customers deliver successful results in a timely fashion. Back to Top World-Class Manufacturing UMC is a 300mm manufacturing leader with two advanced 300mm fabs in operation. Fab 12A in Tainan, Taiwan has been in volume production for customer products since 2002 and is currently manufacturing the industry's most advanced 28nm products. Fab 12A's production capacity is currently over 50,000 wafers per month. UMC's second 300mm fab, Fab 12i, is located in Singapore's Pasir Ris Wafer Park. This second-generation 300mm facility is also in volume production, with capacity at 45,000 wafers per month. The advanced automation, mature defect density, and competitive cycle times along with a customer-driven capacity expansion plan enable UMC to be the foundry of choice for customers' manufacturing needs. In addition the company has seven 8-inch fabs and one 6-inch fab that manufacture products targeting every major sector of the semiconductor industry. Back to Top Comprehensive Services UMC's core services as a pure play foundry involve delivering the world's leading-edge technology through advanced research & development while providing the most advanced manufacturing capabilities. This includes 28nm production and 300mm wafer fabs in Taiwan and Singapore. In addition, UMC employs a comprehensive IP program, protected by a security policy to guard the intellectual property rights of our customers and vendors. View UMC's complete Foundry Solutions, or for other foundry services and general customer engagement procedure, please refer to the company's Service Flow chart

Hua Hong Semiconductor Ltd. Semiconductors | Shanghai, SH

Hua Hong Semiconductor Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the manufacture and sale of semiconductor products in the consumer electronics, communications, computing, and industrial and automotive industries. It also involves in the development of wafer process technologies. The company was founded on January 21, 2005 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Competitors
SK Hynix, Inc. Semiconductors - ICHEON, GY

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Qualcomm, Inc. Electrical Products - San Diego, California

QUALCOMM, Inc. engages in the development, design, and provision of digital telecommunications products and services. It operates through the following segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on technologies for the use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses and provides rights to use portions of the firm's intellectual property portfolio. The QSI segment focuses on opening new or expanding opportunities for its technologies and supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company was founded by Franklin P. Antonio, Adelia A. Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Mark Jacobs, Andrew J. Viterbi, and Harvey P. White in July 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductors - Dallas, Texas

Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the design and manufacture semiconductor solutions for analog and digital embedded and application processing. It operates through the following two segments: Analog & Embedded Processing. The Analog segment semiconductors change real-world signals such as sound, temperature, pressure or images, by conditioning them, amplifying them and often converting them to a stream of digital data that can be processed by other semiconductors, such as embedded processors. The Embedded Processing segment designed to handle specific tasks and can be optimized for various combinations of performance, power and cost, depending on the application. The company was founded by Cecil H. Green, Patrick Eugene Haggerty, John Erik Jonsson and Eugene McDermott in 1930and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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