Cyan Holdings plc was founded in 2002, to acquire the intellectual property, licences and agreements necessary to support the manufacture, distribution and sale of the eCOG1k, a low power MCU aimed at handheld and mobile communication device manufacturers.
Cyan's first product, eCOG1k, introduced in September 2003, has achieved 100 design wins and has 20 projects in production. Having successfully introduced eCOG1, Cyan has started to market eCOG1X which offers additional peripherals, including USB and Ethernet. Certain applications and markets, such as personal entertainment products (in particular portable battery powered products), require a 32-bit MCUs. Cyan's second product family, eCOG2, has been designed as a general purpose 32-bit MCU.
The Company has developed key design software (CyanIDE) in support of the core products, which enables customers to configure the microcontroller to work in their products. The Company applied for a patent in February 2004 to protect this product.
Europe and South East Asia have been identified as key regions for the Company's products and, in order to service the South East Asian market, the Company opened a sales and technical support office in Hong Kong in May 2005.
Cyan Holdings plc operates through the brand 'Cyan'.