Synaptics Pushes the Boundaries of Human Interface

SAN JOSE, CA -- Synaptics Inc. previews its latest innovations born from the acquisitions of Validity Sensors and Renesas SP Drivers (RSP), and reinforce the company's market leadership in delivering new and exciting human interface solutions.

"As a leading supplier of mobile and PC touch, display and biometrics solutions, we're already established as the OEM partner of choice for next generation human interface technologies," said Rick Bergman, CEO of Synaptics. "As we strengthen our market leadership with new innovations, we're excited to reveal our latest technologies to help our partners capture new opportunities in automotive and gaming markets."

In addition to its commercially available products, Synaptics offers several new concept prototypes that push the boundaries of human interface including:

•Natural ID – Taking biometric and authentication solutions to the next level, Synaptics will highlight new concepts for mobile, PC and automotive deployments that will accelerate adoption of Natural ID across more devices.
•Smart Display Technology – Combining touch and display drivers into a system level solution, Smart Displays enable thinner, brighter and more innovative displays while also greatly simplifying the supply chain for OEMs.
•Automotive Solutions – Putting innovative touch technology into the driver's seat, Synaptics' automotive center console solutions incorporate pressure-sensitive touch technology, eye-tracking, proximity sensing and other features that will enhance the user experience for drivers, while increasing safety and minimizing distractions.
•Sensors in Wearables – Defining human interfaces for next-generation wearable devices, Synaptics will demonstrate how touch technology will impact products ranging from smartwatches to flexible displays.
•SecurePad™ – Bringing next generation security and authentication solutions to notebook PCs, SecurePad is the industry's first area sensor fingerprint ID solution designed intelligently into the corner of a laptop's TouchPad.
•ForcePad™ 5.0 – Slimming down for even thinner form factors, Synaptics' next-generation ForcePad solution incorporates haptic feedback, giving users a more intuitive and precise interaction through pressure detection across the entire touch area.
•SmartBar™ – Delivering a whole new gaming experience, SmartBar features a touch-sensitive spacebar that gives gamers a new edge and sense of control.

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