Synaptics In-Cell Touch Solution Continues to Gain Traction as Shipments Begin into Premium Smartphones

Synaptics In-Cell Touch Solution Continues to Gain Traction as Shipments Begin
                           into Premium Smartphones

Second Generation ClearPad™ 3250 Hits the Market in the Huawei Ascend P2

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:
SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its
In-Cell mobile solution continues to gain traction as the Huawei Ascend P2
comes to market with the second-generation ClearPad™ 3250. Synaptics ClearPad
3250 In-Cell solution is the first and only single-chip touch controller that
integrates touch directly in the display, enabling OEMs to develop thinner,
lighter, brighter and more responsive smartphones.

The Huawei Ascend P2, dubbed the "world's fastest 4G LTE smartphone," is the
first consumer-available smartphone to deploy the second-generation ClearPad
3250. The Ascend P2 features a 4.7 inch 720p display, quad-core processor and
4G LTE connectivity. The Ascend P2 also takes advantage of Synaptics' unique
gloved-finger technology to enable use in cold environments without the need
to remove gloves.

About ClearPad 3250:

  oAccuracy. The second generation ClearPad 3250 is more robust and faster
    than its predecessor, increasing report rate from 60 to 120 Hz. The
    ClearPad 3250 is also supported by Synaptics Design Studio™4 (DS4), the
    ClearPad development solution embedded with patented SignalClarity™
    Technology. DS4 accelerates the development cycle by enabling customers to
    evaluate and optimize the performance of their touch experience and
    efficiently implement their custom ClearPad sensor solution. SignalClarity
    Technology improves tracking accuracy, finger separation and environmental
    and electrical noise robustness for an unmatched user experience.
  oDisplay Quality and Performance. By eliminating the discrete touch sensor,
    the ClearPad 3250 In-Cell solution enhances the display quality by
    increasing the transmittance of the display, which in turn reduces the
    power required for the backlight. By removing the light absorbing layer of
    the discrete sensor, the In-Cell solution allows more light through the
    underlying display.
  oNoise Reduction. The patent pending technology in the ClearPad 3250
    In-Cell solution eliminates display noise during touch sensing and greatly
    reduces environmental noise.

"Our second generation In-Cell technology is a differentiating factor for OEMs
that enables them to deliver the sleek and low power devices consumers want
and expect today," said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general
manager, Smart Display Division (SDD), Synaptics. "High-end devices like the
Huawei Ascend P2 only validate that ClearPad is the best solution on the
market. We continue to remain laser focused on delivering leading technologies
to our ecosystem partners."

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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, Design Studio, SignalClarity, ClearPad 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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