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New Technology Backgrounder from Fujitsu Microelectronics Describes Advances and Advantages of New Digital Touch Sensor Technology in a Wide Range of Applications

Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, February 26, 2009

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) today published a new technical backgrounder entitled ‘’Touch Sensor Controller Technology and Application Trends.” The paper describes advances in touch sensor technology for an increasingly broad range of markets and applications, and explains how sensor-driven interfaces are becoming more intuitive, and easier to implement and to use.

The backgrounder reviews the capacitive technologies used in touch-sensor controllers, and discusses the choices available for optimizing results in various applications. The paper, which focuses specifically on the benefits of all-digital touch technology, details the differences between analog and digital touch solutions, discusses different sensing applications, and analyzes general industry trends. A comprehensive section details how digital touch sensor ICs can be integrated with a wide range of microcontrollers to deliver an efficient, low-power embedded solution.

Specific characteristics of the Fujitsu FMA1127 touch-sensor controller, which can optimize user interfaces for everything from mobile entertainment devices to white goods, are discussed. (See the February 23, 2009, press release

“This new backgrounder serves as a useful reference for designers who want to use touch-sensor technology to replace buttons and other mechanical devices in mobile products, home appliances and other applications,” said Dean Chang, senior product marketing manager at Fujitsu Microelectronics. “We have identified the ways in which digital touch sensor technology can be configured to deliver the optimal user experience.”

About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the automotive, wireless, industrial, consumer, and other markets throughout North and South America. As a founding member and current board member of the WiMAX Forum™, Fujitsu supports the standards development and compliance programs that are essential to successful Broadband Wireless deployment. Fujitsu provides performance-driven WiMAX solutions by leveraging the company's experience and expertise in the networking and communications markets. Fujitsu offers flexible WiMAX SoC and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems to equipment vendors. For more product information, please visit the company's web site at or address e-mail to

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Date: February 26, 2009
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.