Fujitsu Selects Cypress’s Flexible TrueTouch™ Touchscreen Solution to Enable Separable Display for New docomo PRIME series F-04B Mobile Phone
Unique Handset Leverages Multitouch Touchscreen Solution For Ultra-Thin Interface with Independent Operation
SAN JOSE, Calif., - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that Fujitsu Limited has selected Cypress’s TrueTouch™ solution to implement the touchscreen in the world’s first separable handset from NTT DOCOMO, the docomo PRIME series F-04B mobile phone. The new phone leverages Cypress’s CY8CTMG200 controller to power the robust multitouch interface with a slim 9.8-mm form-factor that can operate separately from the keyboard. By detaching the phone’s keyboard from the display, users can easily send e-mails, watch TV broadcasts or search address books using the touchscreen interface while talking on the baseband.
The flexible TrueTouch solution offers proven performance, durability and programmability for other Fujitsu phones, including the docomo PRIME series F-01A phone and the water-resistant docomo PRIME series F-01B phone.
“Our multiple design wins with Fujitsu and other top handset manufacturers around the world are a testament to the flexibility and proven performance of our TrueTouch solution,” said Norm Taffe, executive vice president of Cypress’s Consumer and Computation Division. “We continue to drive touch innovation with new features such as 1-mm stylus support, robust water-proofing and hover detection that empower our customers to deliver differentiated features and enhance the user experience.”
“The TrueTouch solution has provided the flexibility to meet Fujitsu’s innovative feature requirements for the docomo PRIME series F-01A, F-01B and F-04B phones,” said Hitoshi Yoshizawa, Japan country manager for Cypress. “Japanese handset makers are developing the world’s most advanced phones, and it is fitting they are choosing TrueTouch as the industry’s most advanced touchscreen solution.”
The docomo PRIME series F-04B phone integrates a 12.2-megapixel high-quality camera along with its 3.4-inch VGA display with user-friendly touch control. The display can be attached to a projector unit, enabling users to view phone content on a screen as large as 66 inches.
Cypress’s TrueTouch family includes single-touch, multitouch and multitouch all-point offerings. Cypress was the first company to introduce multitouch all-point functionality, which can track an unlimited number of touches. This capability enables designers to create new usage models for products such as mobile handsets, portable media players (PMPs), GPS systems and other products, and has been in mass production since 2008. TrueTouch is the industry’s most flexible touchscreen solution, as the unique PSoC architecture allows designers to implement differentiated features and make last-minute design iterations without board changes.
The next-generation high performance TMA300 multi-touch all-point family provides best-in-class scan times for true multifinger touch and superior signal-to-noise ratio for the most demanding touchscreen applications. Additional information about the TrueTouch solution is available at www.cypress.com/go/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.
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 www.cypress.com.
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