A quick peek inside the teardown of the Samsung Gear Live revealed a design win for Cypress Semiconductor's TrueTouch® Gen5 touchscreen controllers.

Samsung Galaxy Live

Teardown.com's Product Analyst, Stacy Wegner confirmed that the “Cypress CYTMA545-44LQI33ABA capacitive controller replaced the previous design win of the Melfas touch controllers in Samsung's last two smartwatches, the Samsung Gear and Samsung Gear 2 Neo.”

Samsung Galaxy Live

The Gear Live implements the Cypress CYTMA545's water rejection feature, wake-on-touch mode, and uses only a portion of the CYTMA545's available 33 sense lines which helps Samsung conserve power for their latest smartwatch.

The design win adds to Cypress's April announcement of their TrueTouch® Gen4 design wins in five of Huawei's Ascend and Honor smartphones.