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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that its TrueTouch® Gen4X touchscreen controller family now supports single-layer multi-touch sensors, which lower manufacturing costs without compromising performance. The Gen4X TMA445 controller enables thin form factors by leveraging Cypress’s Single-Layer Independent Multi-touch (SLIM®) sensor structures. The controller also adds support for Cypress’s industry-leading tracking of multiple fingers in gloves.

The TrueTouch Gen4X TMA445 controller delivers best-in-class accuracy and linearity for fingers of different sizes and gloves of various materials and thicknesses, including ski gloves. In addition, it automatically switches between glove and finger tracking without requiring the user to switch settings. Gen4X controllers provide industry-leading water tolerance and best-in-class immunity to electronic noise from aftermarket chargers and displays.[Continue reading →]

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Low-Cost Devices Require No Coding, Allowing Designers to Quickly Implement Sleek, Reliable User Interfaces; Deliver Best-in-Class Noise Immunity, Proximity Sensing and Water Tolerance Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), the market leader in capacitive touch-sensing solutions, today announced a new family of CapSense(r) controllers that enable engineers of all levels to quickly implement sleek and robust capacitive buttons, sliders and proximity sensors. The new CY8CMBR3x controllers provide industry-leading features, such as water tolerance and proximity sensing, without the need for coding or firmware development.[Continue reading →]

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Gen4 Controllers Implement Convenient Easy-Wake Feature And Deliver Robust Noise Immunity and Water Tolerance ZTE, the world's fifth-leading provider of mobile phones, has selected TrueTouch(r) Gen4 capacitive touchscreen controllers from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) for its premium brand nubia Z5S and nubia Z5S Mini smartphones.[Continue reading →]

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has selected the TrueTouch® Gen5 capacitive touchscreen controller from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) for its premium brand nubia X6 superphone. The new phone leverages the Gen5 TMA568 controller’s market-leading gloved finger tracking for its dynamic 6.44-inch touchscreen display. The feature enables users to operate the phone even while wearing thick gloves, such as those used by skiers, and it automatically switches between glove and finger tracking without any manual configuration. The Gen5 solution also delivers superior finger tracking and sensitivity to the nubia X6.

Gen5 delivers the world’s most robust immunity to electrical noise from sources such as after-market chargers and displays, and it enables leading water tolerance. This combination provides accurate touch input and finger tracking in environments where competing solutions experience false and missed touches. The unique features of TrueTouch are backed by an industry-leading portfolio of more than 100 capacitive touch sensing patents.[Continue reading →]

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that Oneking Technologies has selected Cypress’s EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 controller for its new high-definition (HD) color video conference camera. The HD820-SN6300 camera streams video at full HD resolution and offers 20x optical zoom. The camera leverages the FX3 solution as a USB 3.0 device bridge with 5-Gbps bandwidth. This enables it to stream HD video without requiring compression, which degrades image quality. Cypress is demonstrating the FX3 controller here at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 trade show.

EZ-USB FX3 is the industry’s only programmable USB 3.0 peripheral controller. It is equipped with a highly configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF™II), which can be programmed in 8-, 16-, and 32-bit configurations. GPIF II allows FX3 to communicate directly with application processors, FPGAs, and image sensors and provides a data transfer rate at up to 400 Megabytes per second. The solution’s high performance and flexibility enabled Oneking to quickly bring the camera to market with 1080 progressive scan and 30 frames per second streaming. More information on Cypress’s EZ-USB 3.0 portfolio is available at www.cypress.com/usb.[Continue reading →]

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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced its TrueTouch(r) Gen5 capacitive touchscreen controllers will drive both displays in the next generation YotaPhone, Yota Devices' revolutionary "always-on" premium Android phone, which was unveiled today at Mobile World Congress. Cypress's TMA568 controller delivers advanced multitouch functionality to the AMOLED display, while the TMA545 controls YotaPhone's second electronic paper display.[Continue reading →]

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San Jose, Calif. – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that Raytrix GmbH has selected Cypress’s EZ-USB® CX3™ USB 3.0 camera controller for its new 3-D camera. The EZ-USB CX3 controller, which is now in full production, delivers 5-Gbps performance to the innovative R42 3-D Light Field Camera. The R42 supports up to 40-Megapixel resolution and 4,000 images, leveraging the CX3 solution’s throughput to provide 3-D images with extended depth-of-field. The versatile camera is small enough for convenient use in a variety of applications, including machine vision, motion tracking and surface inspection.

EZ-USB CX3 is the industry’s most flexible USB 3.0 camera controller. It allows developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to any image sensors supporting the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Camera Serial Interface Type 2 (CSI-2) standard. CX3 is ideally suited for high-definition (HD), high-speed image-capturing applications and is capable of streaming uncompressed video at 1080p at 30 frames per second or 720p at 60 fps. The CX3 solution is supported by the new Denebola reference design kit from Cypress’s partner, e-con Systems. The kit accelerates time to market for HD cameras with a ready-for-production reference board that leverages CX3’s SuperSpeed USB performance to seamlessly process large image files and stream HD video without compression, which degrades image quality.[Continue reading →]

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced it will be demonstrating its USB and wireless portfolio, including its newest USB 3.0 peripheral and hub controllers, at the Computex Taipei 2014 trade show from June 3 to 7. Cypress will feature two recently introduced SuperSpeed solutions in USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) booth N0608 in the NanGang Exhibition Hall at the Taipei International Convention Center:

• The USB-IF Certified, 4-port EZ-USB® HX3 USB 3.0 hub controller offers robust interoperability, support for Battery Charging v1.2 and Apple charging standards, and full configurability. HX3 targets docking stations, monitors, Ultrabook™ devices, digital TVs, set-top boxes, printers and servers.[Continue reading →]

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