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Cypress TrueTouch® Touchscreen Solution Drives Display In Acer Liquid MT Smartphone

Last Updated: March 22, 2011

3.6-Inch Rounded Display Offers Exceptional Performance


SAN JOSE, Calif., March 23, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that Acer Inc. has selected the TrueTouch™ touchscreen solution from Cypress to implement the multitouch touchscreen in the Acer Liquid MT smartphone. The flexible TrueTouch solution, based on the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip architecture, delivered the most responsive and accurate touchscreen solution for the new phone. Acer also used TrueTouch controllers for its recently announced ICONIA tablet.


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.


“Liquid MT sets a new standard for style and elegance in a smartphone, while delivering world-class performance and features” said Hawk Wu, Director of Product Management, Smart Handheld BU, Acer Inc. “The display is a critical part of the aesthetics and performance of the phone, and the Cypress TrueTouch solution delivered the accuracy and speed of touch sensing that users expect in a high performance product like Liquid MT.


“We’re very pleased to continue our collaboration with Acer in the Liquid MT phone,” said Norm Taffe, executive vice president of Cypress’s Consumer and Computation Division. “Liquid MT, along with the ICONIA tablet, form an excellent showcase of the breadth and diversity of the Cypress TrueTouch portfolio. Being able to support our customers entire touch portfolio is a key part of our value to the market.”


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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