Cypress's TrueTouch® Gen4 Touchscreen Solution Implements Multitouch Interface in New Fujitsu 4G Smartphone

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SAN JOSE, Calif., January 24, 2013 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), the market leader in touch-sensing, today announced that Fujitsu Limited has selected the TrueTouch® Gen4 touchscreen solution from Cypress to implement the touchscreen in the new Arrows V F-04E smartphone available from NTT DOCOMO. The new Fujitsu phone, which uses the Android operating systems and operates on the 4G LTE network, leverages the Gen4 solution’s leading signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to deliver highly responsive and accurate multitouch performance in any operating environment. Gen4 also provides industry-leading waterproofing capability, enabling accurate touch input and finger tracking in the presence of moisture from rain, condensation, or sweat.

The Fujitsu Arrows V F-04E has a quad-core CPU and 2 GB of RAM to provide the power to process information at 4G LTE speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The phone features a dynamic 4.7-inch HD display that offers precise tracking of up to ten fingers with the Gen4 controller. The TrueTouch solution also provides a Charger Armor™ feature that enables mobile phones to operate in the presence of very noisy chargers. The Gen4 family also offers features that only TrueTouch can deliver, such as built-in waterproofing functionality that allows the product to meet IP-67 standards without extra sealants or shield layers.

“The combination of Fujitsu’s leading-edge features and Cypress’s robust touchscreen solutions continues to result in best-in-class smartphones,” said Cathal Phelan, Executive Vice President of the Consumer and Computation Division at Cypress. “The solid relationship that Cypress has with Fujitsu is a testament to the industry-leading flexibility, feature set and performance of our TrueTouch touchscreen solution.”

“Fujitsu continues their strong tradition of innovation with this new feature-rich Arrows smartphone,” said Kazuyoshi Yamada, vice president of Japan Sales for Cypress. “Our team of engineers in Japan has worked closely with Fujitsu to help them develop touchscreen interfaces that add outstanding usability to their phones.”

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