Cypress TrueTouch Solutions Add Support for Fujifilm Metal Mesh Sensors, Delivering More-Flexible, Higher-Performance Touchscreens | Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress TrueTouch Solutions Add Support for Fujifilm Metal Mesh Sensors, Delivering More-Flexible, Higher-Performance Touchscreens
Development Kits Based on Fujifilm Technology Offer Standard Design Platforms,
Providing an Effective Alternative to ITO Modules
SAN JOSE, Calif., December 3, 2013 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced its TrueTouch® capacitive touchscreen controllers support usage of metal mesh sensors from Fujifilm. Metal mesh sensors deliver better scanning performance than traditional indium tin oxide (ITO) sensors, and they are easier to manufacture, cutting cost and design time. Unlike ITO, metal mesh sensors are bendable, allowing designers to use capacitive touch capability with flexible displays and curved surfaces. Cypress offers the CY3290-TMA500 and CYTK58 TrueTouch Evaluation Kits that enable customers to design with Fujifilm metal mesh sensors and to leverage the industry-leading features of the TrueTouch portfolio.
Smartphone touchscreens are constantly evolving in terms of size, surface, shape, and performance. Manufacturing with metal mesh sensors enables lower cost phones to integrate capacitive touch technology. The technology improves touchscreen sensitivity and delivers robust noise immunity. Cypress has partnered with Fujifilm and other leading metal mesh vendors to make the technology accessible to its customers.
“Our metal mesh sensors provide the compelling alternative to ITO modules the market has been seeking,” said Jun Ozawa, Senior Operations Manager, Industrial Products Division at Fujifilm. “We are working closely with Cypress and also other leading touch controller vendors, to help them bring the design flexibility, cost efficiency, and fast, precise scanning of our sensors to smartphones, tablets and other portable touchscreen devices.”
“Supporting metal mesh sensors and working with innovative partners such as Fujifilm is a perfect example of how the TrueTouch team looks for new ways to provide more value and more design options to our OEM customers,” said John Carey, Senior Director of TrueTouch Marketing at Cypress. “We are excited to see the unique, next-generation products our customers will bring to market with the combination of metal mesh sensors and the best-in-class features of our TrueTouch portfolio, especially our leading-edge Gen5 family.”
Cypress’s TrueTouch technology provides the industry’s best noise immunity, highest SNR, best waterproofing, fastest refresh rates, lowest power consumption, and world’s best accuracy and linearity. 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. The patented capacitive sensing technology of TrueTouch devices offers robust noise immunity that enables flawless operation in noisy RF and LCD environments. Additional TrueTouch information is available at touch.cypress.com.
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® 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense® touch sensing, TrueTouch touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major 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 www.cypress.com.
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