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Cypress to Provide Development Platform for Touchscreen Development on Mobile Phones

Last Updated: April 20, 2011

Snapdragon™ Mobile Development Platform (MDP) Showcases Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Processors and Cypress TrueTouchTM Touchscreen Controllers

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 21, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that it will provide certain mobile phone manufacturers with Snapdragon MDPs for touchscreen development. The Snapdragon MDP showcases the popular Cypress TrueTouch touchscreen controllers and gives customers a convenient platform to quickly test performance and compatibility of their technology within the mobile phone form-factor. Snapdragon MDPs are also available through BSQUARE Corporation at

“As an industry leader in mobile processors, Qualcomm knows how to help customers quickly get their products to market,” said Bien Irace, Cypress vice president of Strategic Alliances and Partners. “We’re pleased to work with Qualcomm to ease the process of developing next-generation touchscreen user interfaces with our TrueTouch solution.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Cypress to enable a high performance touchscreen solution on the Snapdragon MDP,” said Tia Cassett, senior director of business development at Qualcomm. “We recognize that user-interfaces are increasingly becoming a key differentiator in mobile phones, and we’re happy to provide quick-to-market UI on the Snapdragon MDP in conjunction with Cypress.”

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 very high signal-to-noise ratio of more than 80:1 RMS, low power consumption (less that 1.3 mA low-power state current), best-in-class water rejection and wet-finger tracking, and more. 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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Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, PowerPSoC, CapSense and West Bridge are registered trademarks and TrueTouch is a trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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