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The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

(408) 943-2925

Joseph L. McCarthy

Director, Corporate Communications

(408) 943-2902

For Immediate Release

Cypress Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced its third quarter 2015 results, which included the remarks below from its president and CEO, T.J. Rodgers. Highlights for the quarter included (financial highlights are based on non-GAAP results, unless otherwise noted):

Revenue of $470.1 million

Gross margin of 41.2% in line with expectations

Earnings per sh are of $0.17-

highest quarterly earnings in four years for the combined pro forma Company

$120.3 million in annualized synergies realized, synergies are ahead of plan

Completed divestiture of mobile touch business, proceeds received of $98.6 million

Dividend of $36.7 million ($0.11 per share, equivalent to 5.1% annualized yield) paid

Fellow shareholders:

Our revenue and earnings for the quarter are given below, compared with those of the prior quarter and prior year*:

(In thousands, except per-share data)


Q3 2015

Q2 2015





Pretax margin

Net income (loss)





Diluted EPS (loss)

“Third quarter revenue declined 4.3% sequentially in a softening semiconductor market. Our pretax profit increased 10.6% quarter-on-quarter, driven in part by continued integration progress in the wake of our merger with Spansion, which led to a 7.9% reduction in operating expenses. We achieved $120.3 million in annualized synergies from the merger as of the end of the third quarter and are ahead of our three-year plan to achieve $160 million in annualized synergies.

Despite the current semiconductor industry environment, we made progress selling into fast-growing segments of the Automotive, Industrial, Home Appliance and Internet of Things (IoT) markets plus applications using the USB Type-C standard, which provides power and data from a single plug.

Our new $450 million stock buyback program, announced today, underscores our confidence in our business model and our continued commitment to return capital to our shareholders through the combination of stock buybacks and our quarterly dividend. Since 2008, Cypress has returned more than $4.2 billion in capital to shareholders.”


+ Our non-GAAP consolidated gross margin for the second quarter was 41.2%, meeting our expectations at this point in the merger. Excluding our systems-based Emerging Technologies Division (ETD), our core semiconductor gross margin was 42.0%.

+ Net inventory at the end of the third quarter was $279.0 million, down $21.9 million from the second quarter, based on our lean inventory initiative, which will run through the third quarter of 2016. This initiative includes running our fab capacity at roughly 60%, which in turn will keep our reported gross margin at around 40% until inventory improves in the second half of 2016.

+ Cypress announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share, payable to holders of record of the company’s common stock as of the close of business on September 24, 2015. This dividend was paid on October 15, 2015.


For the fourth quarter of 2015, Cypress estimates non-GAAP financial results as follows: net sales in the range of $430 million to $460 million, gross margin of 41%, and diluted EPS in the range of $0.11 to $0.15. These estimates exclude amortization of intangibles of approximately $32 million, equity compensation expense of approximately $25 million, and restructuring charges, depreciation or amortization related to accounting for the Spansion merger of approximately $37 million.


(In thousands, except percentages)



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China and ROW





1. PSD, Programmable Systems Division; DCD, Data Communications Division; MPD, Memory Products Division.

2. ETD, Emerging Technologies Division includes businesses outside our core semiconductor businesses named in Footnote 1. ETD includes subsidiaries AgigA Tech Inc., Deca Technologies Inc., and our foundry business unit.

3. Our net sales for the second and third quarters of 2015 and our estimates for the fourth quarter of 2015 include $6.25 million of legacy Spansion non-GAAP licensing revenue in MPD, APAC region and direct channel


+ Cypress introduced a family of single-chip Energy Harvesting Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs). When paired with Cypress’s wireless EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ modules, the new PMICs provide a complete solution that enables solar-powered, wireless sensors in smart home, commercial building, factory automation and agriculture applications that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT).

+ Cypress introduced its Automotive TrueTouch

CYAT8168X controller family, a capacitive touchscreen solution that enables infotainment screen sizes up to 15 inches with industry-leading water tolerance and immunity to the electromagnetic interference (EMI) in cars, buses and trucks. The controllers deliver a flawless user experience even with water droplets, condensation or sweat on the touchscreen and provide industry-leading glove touch, which allows drivers to operate the touchscreen even with gloves up to 5-mm thick.

+ Cypress introduced the EZ-BLE PSoC

module, the market’s first Bluetooth Low Energy solution to integrate programmable analog and digital blocks in a fully-certified Bluetooth Smart module. The compact module is pre-certified, simplifying design and accelerating...