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Cypress TrueTouch® Solution Certified on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 Reference Design for Tablets

Last Updated: November 08, 2011

Cypress's One-Chip TrueTouch Touchscreen Controller and NVIDIA’s New Quad-Core Mobile
Processor Deliver Easy and Fast Designs for Hot New Android-Based Tablets

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 9, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that NVIDIA has certified Cypress’s new single-chip TrueTouch™ solution for its large touchscreens on the reference design for the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor. The reference design is a tablet form-factor device with a 10.1-inch screen targeted at upcoming high-performance Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)-based tablets.

The world’s first quad-core mobile processor for tablets and super phones, Tegra 3 delivers up to 5x the performance of the first dual-core processor, Tegra 2. Tegra 3 features a new patent-pending Variable SMP (vSMP) architecture with a fifth lower-power “companion” core, a PC-class CPU and 3X faster GPU with stereo 3D support to deliver the best combination of high performance and extended battery life.

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. 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. 

“NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor brings tablet performance to a new level,” said Derek Richardson, Sr. Director of Cypress’s Large Touchscreen Business Unit. “We’re pleased that our TrueTouch single-chip solution has been certified for the Tegra 3 reference design, to help customers bring their new tablets to market quickly.”
Bill Henry, Director of Tegra Platform Management at NVIDIA, added, “Touchscreen performance is a critical aspect of the user experience. The TrueTouch solution has the power and flexibility to complement Tegra 3’s quad-core capabilities.”

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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