SAN JOSE, Calif., November 26, 2002 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) today announced that Barbara Schremp, manager of university relations, has been invited to serve on the Materials Engineering Department Industrial Advisory Board of the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Participation on the advisory board complements and supports the Cypress University Program, which aims to expose engineering students to design-intensive products and tools so they can make an immediate impact in the workplace upon graduation.
"The Materials Engineering Industrial Advisory Board has a long history of servicing the various public and private entities in the engineering industries," said Schremp
."I'm looking forward to strengthening the ties between Cal Poly
specifically, and between Cal Poly
and the semiconductor industry as a whole."Barbara Schremp graduated in 1985 from Cal Poly with a bachelor of science degree in electronics engineering.She has been with Cypress for 17 years and is currently the department manager for customer satisfaction and the Cypress University Program.She has extensive experience in market research, strategic accounts management, and tactical marketing.
The Industrial Advisory Board, which usually meets in the fall and spring, aims to assist the Materials Engineering Department in maintaining the excellence of its materials program and to encourage it to continue its "hands-on" approach to engineering education.Members serve a three-year term and may be asked to offer additional advice and counsel to the department chair.Cypress
's University Program offers a broad selection of high-performance silicon, software, and hardware development tools to engineering instructors and labs at no, or significantly reduced, cost to the University.Cypress
augments these resources with classes, demonstrations, seminars, and training workshops run by applications and marketing engineers based in field offices around the globe and at the company's San Jose, Calif. headquarters.