Cypress Announces Countdown to 1 Billionth CapSense Capacitive Touch-Sensing Controller Shipped

  Cypress Announces Countdown to 1 Billionth CapSense Capacitive Touch-Sensing
  Controller Shipped

  Counter on Tracks Market Leader’s March to Milestone; Reliable
   Solutions with World-Class Features Drive 4x Sales of Nearest Competitor

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- October 21, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:CY), the market leader in capacitive
touch-sensing, today announced it is nearing the shipment of its 1 billionth
CapSense^® capacitive touch-sensing controller. Cypress has launched a counter
on to track the approach to the milestone, which the company
will commemorate by recognizing the customer receiving the 1 billionth unit.

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.

“Closing in on shipping 1 billion capacitive touch-sensing controllers is
proof-positive of our market leadership—now at 4x the sales of the No. 2
provider,” said Hassane El-Khoury, executive vice president of Cypress’s
Programmable Systems Division. “Cypress’s reliable, robust CapSense solutions
have continued to build a significant market advantage—strengthened through
innovative world-class features such as proximity sensing, water tolerance,
passive stylus support, and gloved-finger sensing. Equally important, Cypress
offers a complete design ecosystem that makes implementing CapSense solutions
fast and easy.”

Cypress’s CapSense portfolio, the industry's broadest and most integrated,
enhances industrial design and reliability with the world’s 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. Cypress
also simplifies designs with its EZ-Click™ customizer tool, GUI-based software
that combines device configuration, visual feedback, and production line
testing for streamlined register configuration of controllers in its CapSense
Express™ family. More information 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^® 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

Cypress, the Cypress logo, CapSense, PSoC, and TrueTouch are registered
trademarks and SmartSense, EZ-Click, and CapSense Express are trademarks of
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.


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