Cypress Semiconductor Corp
) recently announced production availability of a high-density
video frame buffer. It is designed to meet the growing demand for
high bandwidth video buffering.
Buffer refers to the memory used temporarily to store input or
output data while the data is being moved. The new device is
based on Cypress's industry-leading SRAM (static random access
memory) technology. It reduces implementation and debugging
efforts while keeping costs to the minimum at the same time.
High-definition video usage is getting increasingly popular in
medical and military applications as well as in the consumer
electronics industry. Cypress's new CYFB0072 video frame buffer
offers a more stable, cost-effective substitute for the standard
DRAM-based FIFO memories. It can function in any system that
needs buffering at high speeds. It does not require an external
crystal. The new video frame buffer solution will aid system
designers in marketing their products faster and improve
Cypress is a semiconductor company, offering high-performance,
mixed signal, programmable solutions, 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 non-volatile RAM
memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including
consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications,
automotive, industrial, and military.
Cypress reported third quarter revenues of $188.7 million, down
2.5% sequentially and 7.0% year over year. The decline was due to
weakness in the mobile handset market. Weak macro environment and
poor visibility related to order patterns are concerns for
Currently, Cypress has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Stocks that look
attractive currently include
Microchip Technology Inc
), all with a Zacks Rank # 2 (Buy)
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