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Cypress CapSense® Solution Controls Innovative, LED-Based User Interface On New Epson All-in-Ones | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress CapSense® Solution Controls Innovative, LED-Based User Interface On New Epson All-in-Ones

Last Updated: December 17, 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 8, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that Epson has selected the CapSense® capacitive touch solution to implement buttons and LED controls in its new All-in-Ones.

The new Epson Artisan 725, Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD, Epson Stylus Photo TX720WD, and Epson Stylus Photo PX660 All-in-Ones have a unique control panel with LEDs that intuitively guide users through common tasks. The printers offer a wide array of features, including wireless and wired connectivity and automatic double-sided printing to save paper.

Cypress is the worldwide leader in capacitive touch-sensing with the industry’s broadest portfolio. Its PSoC®-based CapSense devices offer unmatched flexibility and integration, addressing a broad range of designs from complex, feature-rich applications to simple button replacement. The easy-to-use solution offers leading noise immunity and water-resistance for reliable operation. More information about the CapSense solution is available at

“Our customers value ease-of-use very highly,” said an Epson spokesman. “Our unique easy LED navigation feature, delivers a great user experience right out of the box. Cypress CapSense helped us to develop this feature quickly, and with excellent performance, even in the face of electrical interference from other devices.”

“This is another great example of a customer providing innovative new features using CapSense,” said Dirk Franklin, director of Cypress’s CapSense Business Unit. “Our CapSense solution’s robust noise immunity and flexibility are key to enabling great products such as these Epson printers.”

“We are impressed by the skill and imagination of the Epson engineers,” said Hitoshi Yoshizawa, Japan country manager for Cypress. “We’re pleased to help bring these innovative printers to market.”

About CapSense
Cypress's CapSense touch-sensing solution has replaced 3.5 billion mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, white goods, automotive applications, and virtually any system that has a mechanical button or switch, making Cypress the industry touch-sensing leader. The CapSense portfolio, the industry's broadest and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with the most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, including proximity sensing where direct touch is not required. CapSense proximity sensing, with its industry-leading detection range up to 25 cm, provides power savings by activating an interface only when needed while further enhancing industrial designs by only exposing interfaces when necessary. Based on the PSoC programmable system-on-chip architecture and the PSoC Designer™ Embedded-System Design Tool, users complete CapSense designs quickly and easily using pre-configured and verified "user modules" and real-time sensor tuning and monitoring. Learn more about CapSense online at

About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch™ solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

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