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JULY 2019      TAP TIMES          -7-           Cypress until April 2016. He left the board
                                                                shortly thereafter. When Rogers exited
                                                                the company he founded, he wrote, “The
                    M&A activity (from 6)                       board and the executive staff  have urged
                                                                me to bring new blood into the opera-
                                                                tions.”
        (GAAP).  Diluted EPS for Q119 was posted
        as $0.05 vs. $0.72 for the prior quarter of
        2018.  On April 1, 2019, Cypress sold its               Bad Boy of Silicon Valley
        NAND Flash business.  For FY2018, Cy-                   He was profi led by Businessweek in 1991,
        press reported (GAAP) $2.48 billion rev-                where he was called, “The Bad Boy of Sili-
        enue on a net income of $3.54 million and               con Valley.”  As both his admirers and de-
        an EPS of $0.72.                                        tractors (and he has lots of both) note—to
                                                                paraphrase Dylan Thomas—Dr. Rogers did
                                                                not go gentle into that good night.
        T.J. Rogers absent
        The publicity surrounding the pending Infi -            After the now-71 year old Rogers, a Wis-
        neon acquisition mentions Cypress’ current              consin-native, resigned, he made sure the
        CEO/President Hassane El-Khoury.  Found-                remaining executive staff did not forget
        er T.J. Rogers is absent from all publicity             him.
        materials.
                                                                On April 24, 2017, Rogers, said to be the
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