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Cypress Introduces New TrueTouch® Solution That Provides High-Performance Touchscreens for Lower-Cost Phones

Last Updated: February 24, 2012

New TMA140 Family Offers Multi-Finger Support, Best-in-Class SNR, Cypress’s Exclusive Charger Armor™ Feature for Screen Sizes up to 5 Inches

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 26, 2012 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced the TMA140 TrueTouch® controllers for lower-cost mobile phones. The new family offers high-performance touchscreen control, including multi-finger support and best-in-class Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) for screens of up to five inches. The new controllers also support Cypress’s patent-pending Charger Armor™ feature, which uses adaptive frequency hopping and other techniques to prevent false touches due to excessive noise from a charger.

The new TMA140 family delivers high performance multi-touch capabilities on a feature phone budget. The low power family offers better than 0.5-mm accuracy, delivers gesture capability, works flawlessly with Android and is now in mass production.

TMA140 was designed to work with SLIM®, Cypress’s Single Layer Independent Multi-touch sensor. SLIM is a true single-substrate, single layer ITO touchscreen sensor.  Unlike competitive solutions, it requires no additional insulation layers or bridges. This reduces the cost of traditional multi-touch sensors by roughly 40%, and also greatly reduces the thickness of the sensor module. TMA140 and SLIM create the world’s lowest cost multi-touch solution in the market, making multi-touch affordable for feature phones.

“By delivering a high-performance solution for the lower-cost phone market, Cypress is offering our customers a chance to shine versus their competition in very high volume markets,” said John Carey, Director of TrueTouch Marketing at Cypress. “We also have announced the SLIM sensor that enables true multi-touch into lower-cost phones via a single-layer sensor. TrueTouch now offers the industry’s best solution for the hottest new smartphones (our Gen4™ controllers) as well as lower cost features phones, and everything in between.”

The TMA140 sensor family is available today from Cypress. Customers can select from either 36-pin or 48-pin QFN packages.

About TrueTouch
Cypress’s TrueTouch technology provides the industry’s best noise immunity, highest signal to noise ratio (SNR), fastest refresh rates, lowest power consumption, and world’s best accuracy and linearity. The flexible TrueTouch solution allows customers to rapidly develop leading-edge solutions without having to buy turnkey modules. They have a choice of using touch sensors (glass or film) and LCDs from preferred partners, and can develop innovative mechanical designs ranging from flat to curved surfaces of varying thickness. Additional TrueTouch information is available 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

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