Cypress countdown to shipping billionth CapSense controller

23rd October 2013
Nat Bowers

Cypress Semiconductor has revealed that it has shipped nearly 1 billion CapSense capacitive touch-sensing controllers. A counter has been introduced to the company's website in order to track the approach to the 1 billion milestone, which Cypress will be commemorating with recognition for the customer receiving the 1 billionth unit.

Hassane El-Khoury, executive vice president of Cypress’s Programmable Systems Division, comments: “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. 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.”

The Cypress CapSense touch-sensing controller solutions have been integrated into in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, home appliances, medical equipment, automotive applications, and many other systems, replacing over 4.5 billion mechanical buttons in total.

The world’s most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, Cypress’s CapSense portfolio enhances industrial design and reliability. With the industry’s widest operating voltage range and multiple low-power modes, CapSense controllers are highly suitable for regulated and unregulated battery-operated applications.

Accelerating time-to-market, Cypress’s revolutionary SmartSense Auto-Tuning algorithm saves design and production cycles while ensuring optimal sensor performance during run-time. Cypress' 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, also simplifies designs.

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