Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP /DE/ (Form: 4, Received: 05/14/2013 18:31:44)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

ALBRECHT W STEVE
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP /DE/ [ CY ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

198 CHAMPION COURT
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/10/2013
(Street)

SAN JOSE, CA 95134
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   5/10/2013     M    16158   (1) A $0.00   129557   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Represents non-discretionary and automatic, fully vested grant to outside directors pursuant to Section 10 of the 1994 Amended Stock Plan.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ALBRECHT W STEVE
198 CHAMPION COURT
SAN JOSE, CA 95134
X



Signatures
Neil H. Weiss, Treasurer, as attorney-in-fact for W. Steve Albrecht 5/14/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY - SECURITIES LAW COMPLIANCE

The undersigned, as director of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (the "Corporation"), hereby constitutes and appoints Brad W. Buss, Executive Vice President and CFO, Neil H. Weiss, Treasurer, and Victoria Tidwell, Vice President, Legal Affairs, each of them, the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent to complete and execute such Forms 3, 4 and 5 and other forms as such attorney shall in his or her discretion determine to be required or advisable pursuant to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, or any successor laws and regulations, as a consequence of the undersigned's ownership, acquisition or disposition of securities of the Corporation, and to do all acts necessary in order to file such forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any securities exchange or national association, the Corporation and such other person or agency as the attorney shall deem appropriate. The undersigned hereby ratifies and confirms all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents shall do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
This Limited Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Corporation unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.
This Limited Power of Attorney is executed at _____________, as of the date set forth below.

CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.

/s/ W. Steve Albrecht
        By:  W. Steve Albrecht

Dated:  5/28/2007

Witness:

/s/ Patricia S. Hartzell
Patricia S. Hartzell

Dated:  8/19/2009