MANHASSET, N.Y. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced Thursday (Sept. 23) a $2 million plan to expand its year-old semiconductor design center in Hyderabad, India.
The center, which has primarily designed network search engines (NSEs), will broaden its focus to include next-generation NSEs, 90nm-scale logic devices and systems engineering capabilities. Expansion plans involve the addition of a silicon validation lab, equipment and engineering talent to support these new functions.
Cypress currently operates 15 design centers across the U.S., Ireland, Turkey and India. The facility in Hyderabad is Cypress's second in India, located about 400 miles northeast of its 175-employee Bangalore design center, which specializes in USB chips, SRAMs, framers and clocks. Cypress plans to add 33 engineers to its 17-person Hyderabad team by the end of 2005.
In addition to its worldwide design facilities, Cypress operates two chip fabrication facilities in the U.S. and an assembly and test plant near Cavite City in the Philippines.