Synaptics Introduces Advanced Touch Experience in Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820

 Synaptics Introduces Advanced Touch Experience in Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia
                                  Lumia 820

Super Sensitive Touch™ built on ClearPad™ Series 3 enables enhanced touch
support on Nokia's first Windows Phone 8 smartphones

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:
SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that
the new Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 will be the first smartphones in
the world to use a new advanced multi-touch experience based on the Synaptics
ClearPad capacitive touchscreen sensing technology.

Synaptics ClearPad Series 3, the premier mobile touch solution for premium
high end smartphones, has raised the bar for high performance touch on the
Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 with the introduction of support for gloves and
fingernails.

Previously, people were unable to use their smartphone touchscreens with
gloved fingers or long fingernails, requiring them to remove their gloves, or
awkwardly position their fingers with long nails in order to operate their
phones. For the first time ever, ClearPad Series 3 technology instantly
optimizes the touch experience by automatically detecting the presence of
skin, gloved fingers, or fingernails, giving users a seamless multi-touch
experience regardless of input methods.

"With Synaptics' continuous innovation on touch, we are able to pioneer new
technologies that improve smartphone user experience," said Kevin Shields,
senior vice president, Smart Devices, Nokia. "Nokia has been a leader in
display technology, and we are setting a new standard with Super Sensitive
Touch technology on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820."

Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Lumia 920, features an impressive
smartphone display based on exclusive technology called Nokia PureMotion HD+.
With better than HD resolution, overdrive technology for keeping moving images
pixel-perfect and sunlight enhancements for easy viewing even in the brightest
sunlight, the 4.5 inch display of the Lumia 920 produces a totally immersive
experience. PureMotion displays are super-sensitive with any touch
interaction, enabled by the ClearPad Series 3 technology.

"We are excited to participate with Nokia as they unveil their first Windows
Phone 8 devices by enabling advanced features such as gloved finger support,"
said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics
Handheld Division. "Synaptics and Nokia have partnered for many years and
we're pleased to continue the innovation with the introduction of these new
devices."

ClearPad Series 3 offers up to 10 finger full-time tracking and fast refresh
rates, with industry leading signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR), delivering high
performance to the most demanding smartphones. Synaptics' patented
SignalClarity™ technology improves tracking accuracy, finger separation, and
environmental and electrical noise robustness for an unmatched user
experience. Synaptics' Design Studio™4 (DS4) accelerates the ClearPad
development cycle by enabling customers to evaluate and optimize the
performance of their touch experience, enabling OEMS to implement their custom
ClearPad sensor solution more efficiently.

For up-to-the-minute Synaptics news, follow @SynaCorp on Twitter. For more
information on Synaptics' products and solutions, please visit
www.synaptics.com. 

About Synaptics

As a leading developer of human interface solutions which enhance the user
experience, Synaptics provides the broadest touch solutions portfolio in the
industry. The ClearPad™ family supports touchscreen solutions for devices
ranging from entry-level mobile phones to flagship premium smartphones,
tablets and notebook PCs. The TouchPad™ family, including ClickPad™ and
ForcePad™, is integrated into the majority of today's notebook PCs.
Synaptics' wide portfolio also includes ThinTouch™ supporting thin and light
keyboard solutions, as well as key technologies for next generation
touch-enabled video and display applications.
(NASDAQ: SYNA) www.synaptics.com

Synaptics, ClearPad, SignalClarity, Design Studio, TouchPad, ClickPad,
ForcePad, ThinTouch, and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the
United States and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of
their respective owners.

For further information, please contact:

Nick Rottler
Synaptics
408-454-5388
nrottler@synaptics.com

Bridget Kemps
Edelman for Synaptics
650-762-2943
bridget.kemps@edelman.com

SOURCE Synaptics Inc.

Website: http://www.synaptics.com
 
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