QUOTE - Substantial future sales or other dispositions of our class A common stock or other securities could cause our stock price to fall. Sales of our class A common stock in the public market or sales of any of our other securities, or the perception that such sales could occur, could cause the market price of our class A common stock to decline. As of February 23, 2007, SunPower had 22,318,702 shares of class A common stock outstanding, and Cypress owned the 52,033,287 outstanding shares of SunPower�s class B common stock, representing approximately 70% of the total outstanding shares of SunPower�s common stock. Cypress may convert these shares into class A common stock at any time. Cypress has no contractual obligation to retain its shares of class A common stock, except that Cypress has agreed not to sell or distribute any of its shares of our common stock without the consent of Lehman Brothers Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC until 60 days after February 2, 2007, the date of prospectus supplement for the debentures. Subject to applicable United States federal and state securities laws, Cypress may sell or distribute to its stockholders any or all of the shares of our common stock that it owns, which may or may not include the sale of a controlling interest in us. Cypress announced on October 6, 2006 and reiterated on October 19, 2006 that it was exploring ways in which to allow its stockholders to fully realize the value of its investment in SunPower. Cypress has made public statements since October 19, 2006 that were consistent with these announcements. - END QUOTE
They wouldn't sell that many shares into the open market. If they unloaded the shares it would be in the third market to some institution, hedge fund, LBO firm wealthy individual or possible to a very large company in solar like BP.
... or Cypress could possibly distribute its Sunpower shares to current Cypress shareholders. SPWR shorts who are long on Cypress may be able to cover their short positions using distributed SPWR stock instead of having to buy it on the open market.
Might not happen tomorrow. Might not happen next week.
Don't comment on things you don't understand. The Cypress agreement is basically boiler plate (standard contract) for this kind of deal. The question you should ask yourself is---why would Cypress, or anyone else for that matter, intentionally hurt a deal that is making them money? Do you think everyone is stupid but you?