Synaptics Launches Single Layer On-Cell Multitouch Solution for Touch Integration into Displays

    Synaptics Launches Single Layer On-Cell Multitouch Solution for Touch
                          Integration into Displays

Synaptics Raises the Bar in Touch Display Integration Technology with
Cost-Effective, Single-Layer Touch Display for Thinner, Lighter, More
Responsive Entry-Level Smartphones

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:
SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that
its ClearPad™ Single Layer On-Cell (SLOC) capacitive touch solution, with its
patented sensor design, is sampling with leading Liquid Crystal Manufacturers
(LCMs). SLOC completely eliminates the discrete sensor, has no need for side
borders, and delivers five finger support for feature-rich, entry-level
smartphones. With its simplified manufacturing process, SLOC empowers OEMs to
efficiently enter mass production in rapidly expanding entry-level smartphone
markets such as Greater China.

Synaptics' SLOC solution delivers improved performance over current discrete
single layer touch solutions. LCMs and OEMs both benefit from the fast
time-to-market as SLOC can work with any LCD type or resolution. Synaptics'
world-class global engineering support, industry-leading design tools and
flexible delivery model all help the LCM simplify the process of implementing
the SLOC solution into their display manufacturing process. 

"With the China smartphone market poised to grow exponentially in the coming
quarters, it is crucial for technology leaders to drive the adoption of touch
solutions in entry-level smartphones," said Tim Bajarin, president at Creative
Strategies, Inc. "Synaptics is the preeminent human interface solution
provider and has taken the lead in delivering the high-performance, high-value
solutions that the market demands."

"With the industry's broadest product portfolio, Synaptics is proud to deliver
industry-changing touch solutions that support a full range of smartphones
from our global customer base," says Kevin Barber, senior vice president and
general manager of the Smart Display Division. "We will continue to raise the
bar on performance, delivery and overall value as the market for
high-performance human interface solutions continues to grow exponentially."

Synaptics will be showcasing its portfolio of human interface products at
Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from February 25^th through
February 28^th in a private meeting space (Hall 2, #2MR102) by appointment
only. Customers and suppliers are encouraged to contact their Synaptics
partner to arrange a meeting time at MWC. 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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