Synaptics Named As CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree for ForcePad, the Next-Generation TouchPad

 Synaptics Named As CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree for
                    ForcePad, the Next-Generation TouchPad

Synaptics' High-Performance TouchPad with Force-Sensing Technology Recognized
for Ability to Revolutionize the Human Interface for Notebook Computing

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a
leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that it was
named as an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards
Honoree for ForcePad™, the breakthrough next-generation TouchPad™, at the 2013
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. ForcePad is the PC industry's
first touchpad that incorporates pressure recognition, which revolutionizes
the way we interact with our PCs.

ForcePad is a multi-finger, variable force detection, capacitive touchpad that
offers a large modern touchpad gesture area that is up to 40 percent thinner
than today's clickpads, enabling thinner and lighter Ultrabooks, making it
ideal for the fast and fluid Windows 8 touch experience by adding a new
dimension of control to the notebook human-computer interaction.

"Synaptics is delighted that ForcePad is being recognized with this important
award by the Consumer Electronics Association for its innovation and impact in
the notebook market," says Godfrey Cheng, Vice President of Marketing for the
Human Interface Systems Division. "ForcePad underscores Synaptics' long
history of innovation in human interaction in the PC space and we believe it
will transform the way people use their notebooks over the next several

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing
achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  oEngineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  oAesthetic and design qualities
  oThe product's intended function and user value
  oUnique and novel features that consumers would find attractive
  oHow the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in
    the marketplace

Synaptics is currently showcasing ForcePad and its entire portfolio of human
interface products in a private meeting space (LVCC, South Hall 2, lower
level, #MP25944) from January 8th through January 11th, by appointment only.
Customers and suppliers are encouraged to contact their Synaptics partner to
arrange a meeting time at CES. Media are encouraged to contact to arrange a meeting time.

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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.


Synaptics, ClearPad, 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

Starlayne Meza
Text 100 Global Communications

SOURCE Synaptics Inc.

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