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Cypress’s TrueTouch Touchscreen Solution Helps Rugged Kyocera DuraForce Smartphone Handle Harsh Environments

Last Updated: March 18, 2015

Capacitive Touchscreen Controller Enables Industry-Leading Gloved Finger Tracking,
Water Tolerance and Noise Immunity

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2015 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that Kyocera has selected Cypress’s TrueTouch® capacitive touchscreen solution for its new, rugged DuraForce smartphone. The DuraForce is designed for active users to operate it in harsh environments where water, dust and other hazards are present. The Cypress-enabled, 4.5-inch touchscreen display allows users to make calls, check messages and email, take pictures and use other key features even if they are wearing thick gloves or the screen is wet.

Kyocera chose Cypress’s TrueTouch TMA445 controller for its ability to provide the touchscreen display with best-in-class tracking of fingers in gloves of various materials and thicknesses. The controller automatically switches between glove and finger tracking without requiring the user to switch settings. In addition, it provides industry-leading water tolerance and immunity to electronic noise from aftermarket chargers and displays.

“We are pleased that Kyocera has selected our TrueTouch touchscreen solution to power its rugged DuraForce smartphone,” said Joe Montalbo, vice president of the TrueTouch Business Unit at Cypress. “At Cypress, we pride ourselves on developing capacitive touch-sensing solutions that are made to operate in challenging real-world conditions, and this phone is a perfect showcase for this capability.”

TrueTouch features Cypress’s patented DualSense™ technology that executes both self-capacitance and mutual-capacitance measurements in the same device. The result is the industry’s best water rejection and wet finger tracking for seamless performance in real-world conditions, including the presence of rain, condensation or sweat. Additionally, DualSense technology delivers immunity to charger noise of up to 35V peak-to-peak (Vpp) from 1-500 kHz, with a 0.5-mm cover lens and a 9-mm-wide finger.

Touch Leadership
Cypress’s touch-sensing portfolio is the industry’s broadest and most well-adopted, encompassing TrueTouch, CapSense, and TrackPad solutions. The company’s unmatched IP portfolio is backed by more than 100 capacitive touch-sensing patents. The IP includes true, single-layer sensor solutions with Cypress’s Single-Layer Independent Multi-touch (SLIM®) sensor for dramatically reduced touchscreen costs. Additional TrueTouch information is available at

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Cypress (NASDAQ: CY) delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today’s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. With a broad, differentiated product portfolio that includes NOR flash memories, F-RAM™ and SRAM, Traveo™ microcontrollers, the industry’s only PSoC® programmable system-on-chip solutions, analog and PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing controllers, and Wireless BLE Bluetooth® Low-Energy and USB connectivity solutions, Cypress is committed to providing its customers worldwide with consistent innovation, best-in-class support and exceptional system value. To learn more, go to

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