Saitek Selects Cypress's WirelessUSB(TM) For Market-Leading Cyborg evo Wireless PC Joystick | Cypress Semiconductor
Saitek Selects Cypress's WirelessUSB(TM) For Market-Leading Cyborg evo Wireless PC Joystick
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) announced today that Saitek - a leading manufacturer of PC Gaming controllers - has selected Cypress's WirelessUSB(TM) radio-system-on-a-chip to provide wireless connectivity for its Cyborg evo Wireless PC joystick.
Saitek manufactures and sells a range of PC game controllers, including joysticks, pads and wheels. The company launched its first PC game controller in 1994 and by 2004 had taken the number two worldwide position, dominating the flight simulation sector.
The Cyborg evo Wireless is the world's only adjustable wireless stick and features a fully customizable head and stick to enable left- and right-handers to find their optimum gaming position. Using Cypress's WirelessUSB technology, the joystick enables gamers to play their PC games from a distance of up to 10m (30ft) without the hassle of wires and without interference from other wireless products.
"When we decided to expand our award-winning Cyborg range with a wireless model, we needed a 2.4 GHz technology solution to enable multiple player games, a range of at least 10 meters, and 50 hours of gameplay from a single battery," said Simon Bell, Principal Engineer at Saitek. "Cypress WirelessUSB delivered on all of these requirements with a compact and easily integrated solution."
"We are proud to have been selected to provide wireless connectivity by an-industry leader such as Saitek," said Rich Kapusta, director of marketing for WirelessUSB products at Cypress. "WirelessUSB's benefits such as reliability, interference immunity, excellent co-location capability, range and power are leading to design wins in multiple markets. WirelessUSB is increasingly driving the wireless revolution."
The Saitek Cyborg evo Wireless is now available in the USA and Europe from most consumer electronic stores or online. For more information on the Cyborg evo Wireless, please visit
http://www.saitek.com/row/prod/cyborg_evo_wireless.htm . To download a high-resolution photo of the Cyborg evo Wireless, go to http://www.cypress.com/saitek-evowireless-photo.
WirelessUSB, offered by both Cypress and its second-source partner, Atmel Corp." (NASDAQ: ATML), delivers the best combination of performance and cost versus competing wireless technologies. Featuring a highly integrated radio transceiver plus digital baseband on a single chip, WirelessUSB enables designers to significantly decrease development time, component count and system cost while improving operating range, power-consumption and latency. The DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)-based technology is robust to interference and features a range of up to 50 meters and beyond.
Saitek entered the Electronic Chess and Intelligent Games Market in 1979 and rapidly became the market leader - a position the company retains today.
In the early 1990s, Saitek diversified into PC Peripherals, designing and manufacturing high-end products with the emphasis on quality, design and innovation. Saitek launched its first PC Game Controller in 1994 and by 2004 had taken the number two worldwide position. The range was broadened to include products such as the award-winning Cyborg joystick, X52 Flight Control System and a range of award-winning PC gamepads. A further expansion led Saitek into developing a Mobile Solutions range, designed to improve and enhance computing in the home, office and on the move.
Saitek products are renowned for their superior design, outstanding ergonomics and high build quality, and conform to and support recognized industry standards. Installation and programming software ensures that Saitek products are simple to use and work well with other companies' products.
Cypress solutions are at the heart of any system that is built to perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Leveraging a strong commitment to customer service and performance-based process and manufacturing expertise, Cypress's product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, network search engines, specialty memories, high-bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions, and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CY. More information about the company is available online at www.cypress.com.
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