Cypress Parallel nvSRAM Nonvolatile Memory Selected by LSI for Use in Industry's First 12Gb/s SAS Ho

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Cypress Parallel nvSRAM Nonvolatile Memory Selected by LSI for Use in Industry's First 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapters

Parallel nvSRAM Chosen for Best-in-Class Speed, Reliability and Lower Voltage Operation To Help Enable Higher Performance Storage

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NAS: CY) today announced that LSI has selected Cypress's parallel nonvolatile Static Random Access Memories (nvSRAMs) for its new 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapters (HBA) for high-performance servers, workstations and external storage systems. The nvSRAMs provide the SAS HBAs with high-speed and low-voltage fail-safe memory that enhances LSI's solutions. LSI also chose the parallel nvSRAM for its flexibility to operate at different voltages and for its established track record as a journal memory.

LSI recently introduced the LSI® SAS 9300 HBA family, the industry's first 12Gb/s SAS HBA solution for high-performance servers, workstations and external storage systems. The family accelerates storage and is designed to meet the high-performance application needs for a range of environments including transactional databases, Web 2.0, data mining, video streaming and editing.

Cypress's parallel nvSRAMs offer access times as low as 25 ns, making them the fastest asynchronous nonvolatile RAMs in the market. nvSRAMs feature infinite read, write and recall cycles, with 20-year data retention, making them the ideal solution for applications requiring continuous high-speed writing of data and absolute nonvolatile data security, without a battery back-up.

"The transition to 12Gb/s SAS has been fueled by the needs of businesses to manage an ever-increasing volume of storage in datacenters," said Robin Wagner, senior director of marketing at LSI. "We have had proven success with nvSRAMs as a journal memory, and they met our stringent performance requirements for the LSI 9300 product family. The flexibility of parallel nvSRAMs to extend operation below 3V simplified the design process and accelerated our time to market."

"We're pleased to have storage industry leader LSI adopt our parallel nvSRAMs," said Rainer Hoehler, Senior Director of the Nonvolatile Products Business Unit at Cypress. "Having parallel nvSRAMs used in the industry's first 12Gb/s solution is a strong validation of the speed and reliable performance they deliver."

The parallel nvSRAMs are available in densities from 256 kb to 8 Mb in multiple configurations. The devices operate over full industrial temperature grade and are available in industry-standard packages such as 32-SOIC, 44-TSOPII, 48-SSOP, 48-FBGA and 54-TSOPII. For more information about Cypress's portfolio of nvSRAM products, visit

Cypress's nvSRAMs are manufactured on its SONOS (Silicon Oxide Nitride Oxide Silicon) embedded nonvolatile memory technology. nvSRAMs are ideal solutions for applications requiring high performance and absolute nonvolatile data security such as RAID systems, PLCs, industrial data loggers, computing and networking systems, motor drives, routers and switches, avionics, defense systems, and gaming systems.

A leader in SONOS process technology, Cypress is using the technology in its flagship PSoC® mixed-signal arrays, programmable clocks and other products. SONOS is compatible with standard CMOS technologies and offers numerous advantages including high endurance, low power, and radiation hardness. The SONOS technology is qualified to run in Cypress's internal fab and in multiple foundry partner locations. The technology provides a superior solution in terms of scalability and manufacturability compared to other magnetic based nonvolatile memory technologies. Cypress has shipped over one billion units that employ the SONOS process technology utilized in the nvSRAMs.

About Cypress nvSRAMs

Cypress's nvSRAMs use charge stored on an external capacitor instead of a battery, making the devices compatible with standard PCB assembly processes. Cypress's nvSRAMs are ROHS-compliant and directly replace SRAM and battery-backed SRAM (BBSRAM) products, offering fast non-volatile data storage. Data transfers from the SRAM to the device's nonvolatile elements take place automatically at power down. On power up, data is restored to the SRAM from the nonvolatile memory. In networking, industrial, computing and RAID applications, nvSRAMs offer high-speed data transfer while ensuring data integrity in case of power outages, without the need for a battery.

About Cypress

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense® touch sensing, TrueTouch® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, TrueTouch, and CapSense are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. LSI, the LSI & Design logo, Storage.Networking.Accelerated., MegaRAID and Syncro are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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