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Cypress's New Single-Chip TrueTouch™ Solution for Tablets Changes the Game in Large Touchscreens

Last Updated: January 27, 2011

More Sensing Channels than Any Other Single Chip Delivers Industry-Leading Accuracy and Performance

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 27, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced availability of a new, high-performance single-chip TrueTouch™ solution for large multitouch touchscreens up to 11.6 inches. The new CY8CTMA884 family offers 60 sensing I/O channels with support for up to 884 nodes on the screen, more than any other single-chip solution. Additional sensing channels are essential for greater accuracy, linearity, support for smaller sized fingers and the ability to resolve multiple fingers close together.

The CY8CTMA884 offers all the benefits users have come to expect from TrueTouch devices, including 10-finger touch support, low power consumption, grip and palm rejection, high accuracy, and fast scan times.  All major tablet operating systems will be supported in this family of devices, and Cypress works closely with all the leading ITO sensor vendors, providing designers with flexibility, optimal performance and quality. Cypress’s large-screen TrueTouch platform expands its leadership position in small-screen portable electronics – such as handsets and portable navigation devices – into large-screen portable PC products and tablets. The devices are available today, with full production to lead customers expected by the end of the first quarter.

“The market for tablets continues to expand rapidly, and touchscreen performance is a critical differentiator for these products,” said Derek Richardson, Sr. Director of Cypress’s Large Touchscreen Business Unit. “Cypress is the first to offer a single-chip device to support this market.  This continues our leadership in both small and large form-factor touchscreen solutions, as multiple tier-one customer engagements bear out.”

Cypress offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of capacitive touchscreen solutions including single-touch, multitouch gesture and multitouch all-point offerings. Cypress was the first company to introduce multitouch all-point functionality, which can track 10 or more touches simultaneously. This multitouch all-point solution has been in mass production since 2008. TrueTouch is the industry’s most flexible touchscreen architecture, which allows designers to implement differentiated features and make last-minute design iterations without board changes. In addition, TrueTouch devices offer Cypress’s world-class noise immunity with patented capacitive sensing technology that enables flawless operation in noisy RF and LCD environments. 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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