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Cygnal Integrated Products Wins Industry Award for Miniature Mixed Signal Processor
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Austin, TX - Cygnal Integrated Products, a designer and manufacturer of in-system, programmable, mixed-signal SoCs, received an important industry accolade at the Sensors Expo Fall 2001 trade show in Philadelphia. The editors of Sensors magazine selected the dust-speck sized C8051F300 Mixed Signal 8KB ISP Flash MCU for the Best in Show award in the Sensors Components category, recognizing new products that will significantly impact the use of sensing in designs and applications.

The C8051F300 integrates analog and digital peripherals allowing "smart control" of sensors. It provides an off-the-shelf solution that would previously have required an application-specific integrated circuit, and is expected to shorten design cycles. In all, 12 winners were recognized in five categories, but Cygnal were the only company to win an award in their category.

"This Award underlines the contribution that the C8051F300 can make to designers faced with the challenge of adding smart sensor functionality in space constrained products" said Don Alfano, VP of Marketing at Cygnal Integrated Products.

The winners were chosen from 39 nominations and corresponded to these areas: Sensors; Data Acquisition Products; Communications and Networking; Control Products; and Sensor Components.

The awards program is co-sponsored by Sensors magazine and Advanstar Communications.

Contact Erin Stolle at erin.stolle@proteanmarketing.com if you would like a copy of the C8051F300 press release or a photo.<P>

About Cygnal

Founded in March 1999, Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. of Austin, TX, designs, manufactures and markets in-system programmable, mixed signal System-on-Chip products and associated support tools. These products embody the Companyıs considerable technical skills integrating world-class analog, high-speed digital and FLASH memory functions into a single device with "no-compromises." The combination of mixed-signal integration and field programmability benefit the user with higher component integration, greater design flexibility, faster time-to-market, superior system performance and greater end product differentiation. Cygnal products are application solutions addressing a broad range of markets including communications systems, industrial equipment and consumer products. The Companyıs worldwide sales force consists of a network of field application engineers and manufacturerıs representatives. Technical information is available and orders are accepted at the Companyıs e-commerce site at http://www.cygnal.com. Products may be purchased in any quantity, either by purchase order (invoiced shipments) or by credit card. Cygnal is backed with over $15M in venture capital funding from several companies including Austin Ventures, JatoTech Ventures, Cirrus Logic, Sanyo Semiconductor plus other well known venture and private investors.

Cygnal and cygnal.com are trademarks of Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.

Company Contact
Don Alfano
Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.
4301 Westbank Drive
Building B - Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78746
512.327.7088 x205
dalfano@cygnal.com

Editorial Contact
Erin Stolle
Protean Marketing Inc.
9020 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Building 1, Suite 220
Austin, TX 78759
512.418.9059
erin.stolle@proteanmarketing.com

Dateline: 12/25/00