Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP /DE/ (Form: 4, Received: 02/02/2017 17:43:35)
FORM 4
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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 *

BINGHAM H RAYMOND
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
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Executive Chairman
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

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

1/31/2017
(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   1/31/2017     M    11080   A $0.00   (1) 62398   D   (2)  
Common Stock                  70636   I   By limited partnership   (3)

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
Restricted Stock Units     (1) 1/31/2017     M         11080      (4)   (4) Common Stock   11080   $0.00   0   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Restricted stock units ("RSUs") convert into common stock on a one-for-one basis upon vesting.
( 2)  Represent shares held by the Reporting Person and by the Raymond and Kristin Bingham Revocable Trust.
( 3)  Represent shares held in Bingham Investments, LP., a limited partnership. Trusts for the Reporting Person's children hold partnership interests in the limited partnership. The Reporting Person has authority to act on behalf of the limited partnership. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of these shares except to the extent of his voting and dispositive powers with respect to the shares.
( 4)  On November 3, 2016, the Reporting Person was granted 11,080 RSUs in lieu of a cash bonus which was payable under existing Issuer incentive programs. This RSU grant represents a contingent right to receive Issuer common stock on a one-for-one basis and was fully vested on January 31, 2017.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
BINGHAM H RAYMOND
198 CHAMPION COURT
SAN JOSE, CA 95134
X
Executive Chairman

Signatures
/s/ Pamela Tondreau, as attorney-in-fact 2/2/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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