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Cypress TrueTouch® Controllers Drive Touchscreens for New DragonBoard™ Development Platform

Last Updated: October 19, 2011

Industry’s First Single-Chip Solution for Large Screens Drives 10.1-inch Display
for the DragonBoard

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 20, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that its TrueTouch® controllers drive the touchscreens in the upcoming DragonBoard development platform based on Qualcomm Incorporated’s dual-core Snapdragon™ APQ8060 processor.  DragonBoard is available for purchase at

DragonBoard gives both software and hardware developers a powerful, flexible platform to access Qualcomm‘s dual-core Snapdragon APQ8060 processor.  The open board is an easy-to-use platform for application development, testing and optimization.  Running on the Android™ platform, it allows designers to develop both smartphones and tablets, and its modular approach enables integration of a variety of features and functions such as compass, gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers.

The new, high-performance CY8CTMA884 TrueTouch solution is the first single-chip controller for large multi-touch 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.  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.

“The DragonBoard is a powerful platform for mobile developers,” said Derek Richardson, Sr. Director of Cypress’s Large Touchscreen Business Unit..  “We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Qualcomm to make designing hot new phones and tablets fast and easy.”

“Cypress has proved to be a leading innovator in the touchscreen landscape,” said Tia Cassett, Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm.  “TrueTouch solutions in the DragonBoard enable flexible, high-performance touchscreen implementations with our next-generation processors.”

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.

The next-generation high performance TMA300 multi-touch all-point family provides best-in-class scan times for true multi-finger touch and very high signal-to-noise ratio of more than 80:1 RMS, low power consumption (less that 1.3 mA low-power state current), best-in-class water rejection and wet-finger tracking, and more.  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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