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Cypress Teams with NVIDIA to Offer Powerful Touchscreen Designs For High-Performance Tablets

Last Updated: July 20, 2011

Cypress’s One-Chip TrueTouch® Touchscreen Controller and NVIDIA Tegra Mobile Super Chip
Combine to Deliver Easy and Fast Designs for New Android-Based Tablets


SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2011Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that it is working with NVIDIA to develop touchscreen implementations for upcoming Android-based tablets. The designs are based on Cypress’s single-chip TrueTouch® solution for large touchscreens up to 11.6 inches and the NVIDIA® Tegra™ mobile super chip.


NVIDIA Tegra ushered in a new wave of super phones and tablets with never-before-seen experiences. With the world’s first mobile dual-core CPU, Tegra delivers the whole web with hardware-accelerated Flash, and brings HD video and console-quality gaming with an NVIDIA GeForce™ GPU.


The new, high-performance CY8CTMA884 TrueTouch solution is the first single-chip controller for large multitouch touchscreens up to 11.6 inches. The CY8CTMA884 family offers 60 sensing I/O channels with support for up to 884 nodes on the screen, more than any other single-chip solution available on the market. Additional sensing channels are essential for greater accuracy, linearity, support for smaller sized fingers and the ability to resolve multiple fingers close together. It provides 10-finger touch support, low power consumption; grip and palm rejection, high accuracy, and fast scan times. 


“We’re pleased to team with NVIDIA on upcoming tablet designs,” said Derek Richardson, Sr. Director of Cypress’s Large Touchscreen Business Unit. “The NVIDIA Tegra processor and the TrueTouch single-chip solution are ahead of the competition, and the result will be some of the highest-performance tablets available on the market.”


Bill Henry, Director of Tegra Platform Management at NVIDIA, added, “Cypress is one of the leaders in touchscreen technology, and we’re excited to work with them to bring a great touch experience to upcoming tablets with Tegra. Customers can now build tablets that use less power, with an easy and simple design.”


About TrueTouch

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. In addition, TrueTouch devices offer Cypress’s legendary noise immunity with patented capacitive sensing technology that enables flawless operation in noisy RF and LCD environments. Additional information about the TrueTouch solution 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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