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 www.cypress.com 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 www.cypress.com/go/capsense. 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 www.cypress.com. 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.