Teardown of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smartphone Finds Cypress CapSense
Controller Implements Touch-Sensing Buttons
Chipworks Indicates New CY8C20055 Controller Supports Gloved-Finger Touches
CapSense Devices Previously Found in Multiple Samsung Galaxy S Family Phones
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- October 16, 2013
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), the market leader in capacitive
touch-sensing, today announced a teardown by semiconductor-analysis firm
Chipworks has found a Cypress CapSense^® controller drives the “menu” and
“back” buttons in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The Chipworks Galaxy
Note 3 teardown mentions the phone’s buttons support usage with
gloved-fingers, and identifies the new CY8C20055 controller as “likely adding
in the glove-friendly feature.
“Chipworks has seen other Cypress Semiconductor CapSense controllers in the
Galaxy S family, and we’re now several generations along in both,” the blog
post on the teardown adds.
“We are always pleased when our innovative CapSense features—such as
gloved-finger sensing, proximity sensing, water tolerance, and passive stylus
support—enable differentiated end-products for our customers,” said Dirk
Franklin, business unit director for Cypress’s CapSense solutions. “Our design
wins with industry-leading companies have gone a long way toward establishing
Cypress as the capacitive touch-sensing market leader.”
Cypress's CapSense touch-sensing solutions have replaced over 4.5 billion
mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, home
appliances, medical equipment, automotive applications, and many other systems
with mechanical buttons or switches. The portfolio, the industry's broadest
and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with the most
noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, including
proximity sensing where direct touch is not required. CapSense controllers
feature the industry’s widest operating voltage range and multiple low-power
modes, making them highly suitable for regulated and unregulated
battery-operated applications. Cypress’s revolutionary SmartSense™ Auto-Tuning
algorithm saves design and production cycles, accelerating time-to-market for
CapSense customers, while ensuring optimal sensor performance during run-time.
More information is available at www.cypress.com/go/capsense.
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^® 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5
programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in
capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing,
TrueTouch^® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and
peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance
connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial
products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM
memories. Cypress serves numerous major 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 www.cypress.com.
Cypress, the Cypress logo, CapSense, PSoC, and TrueTouch are registered
trademarks and SmartSense is a trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All
other trademarks are property of their owners.
Samer Bahou, 408-232-4552
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