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Cypress TrueTouch Solution Drives Touchscreens for Samsung Wave 2 and Galaxy Family of Mobile Phones

Last Updated: October 21, 2010

TrueTouch Delivers Outstanding Touch Accuracy and Responsiveness for New Families of Samsung Smartphones

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 21, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. has selected the TrueTouch™ solution from Cypress to implement the touchscreen in the Wave 2 and Galaxy 5 mobile phones.

The Wave 2 and Galaxy families both include multiple innovative models that bring high-end smartphone functionality to the world wide markets.  The Wave 2 models include a variety of features, including convenient social media access, high-resolution cameras, and in some cases an additional QWERTY keyboard. They all provide highly responsive and accurate touchscreens using the Cypress TrueTouch solution and are powered by Bada/Android operating systems, depending on the model.

The TrueTouch controller families chosen by Samsung offer an integrated analog sensing engine for the industry’s fastest and most accurate touchscreen user experience. This responsiveness allows tracking of multiple fingers simultaneously with precise x-y locations and without user delays or problems with erroneous “ghost” responses. The devices also offer Cypress’s legendary noise immunity and very low power consumption – an ideal combination for today’s smartphone market.

“Samsung is an excellent example of a world leader that trusts Cypress TrueTouch solutions to help them deliver world-class phones,” said Norm Taffe, executive vice president of Cypress’s Consumer and Computation Division. “We are building on our technology and market leadership to ensure that customers such as Samsung continue to partner with us.”

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 multifinger touch and superior signal-to-noise ratio for the most demanding touchscreen applications. 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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