The memory maker, refocusing its efforts, says that it will stop producing its static RAM products, which are used mainly in communications equipment.
Cypress says the acquisition will bolster its lineup of low-power SRAM chips used in wireless devices and give it greater access to chip foundries.
Toshiba announced the availability of two new low-power memory chips. The 8-MB TC55W800FT SRAM chip is expected to be used in portable information devices, while the multi-chip 8-MB/64-MB TH50VSF3680/3681 product is expected to be used in cell phones.
Integrated Device Technology, Micron Technology, and Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector announced an agreement to market static random access memory (SRAM) products based on a Zero Bus Turnaround (ZBT) architecture, said to eliminate idle bus turnaround cycles. The three companies will manufacture and market proprietary products based on the same architecture and product pinouts. ZBT SRAMs are intended for high-end networking products requiring high bandwidth, such as switches and routers.