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Synaptics First to Achieve Microsoft Precision Touchpad Certification for Windows 8.1

  Synaptics First to Achieve Microsoft Precision Touchpad Certification for
                                 Windows 8.1

Synaptics and Microsoft Drive 'Touch-First Experience' on Next-Generation PCs
with Precision Touchpad Initiative

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:
SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that
its TouchPad™ solution is the first to be certified under the Precision
Touchpad (PTP) program for Windows 8.1-based PCs and notebooks. A
collaborative effort between Synaptics and Microsoft, the PTP program aims to
enhance and standardize PC touchpad functionality with greater uniformity and
support for new and exciting Windows 8.1 features that put interactive touch
at the heart of the consumer experience.

As computing evolves, touch input has become more integral than ever before.
New OS developments like Windows 8.1 brings touch front-and-center for the
user. As such, the touch functionality on next-generation Windows 8.1-enabled
devices must provide the absolute best in quality, accuracy and ease-of-use.

Collaboration on the PTP program has strengthened the integration process
between OEM suppliers and touch component suppliers such as Synaptics. As the
first industry touchpad to become PTP certified, the Synaptics solution is
qualified to provide smoother scrolling, improved pinch to zoom and on overall
greater uniformity of experience for the most seamless and sophisticated level
of touchpad interaction. Synaptics is also working with a number of other OEMs
on similar PTP programs for devices expected to ship later this year.

"As a lead co-engineering partner with Microsoft on its Windows 8 OS,
Synaptics is committed to co-inventing with Microsoft and improving touchpad
performance through an unparalleled level of collaboration," said Godfrey
Cheng, vice president of marketing, Synaptics Human Interface Systems Design
(HISD) division. "We are extremely proud to be part of the PTP program and
moreso to be the first touch solution provider to meet the qualifications for
a high-quality Windows 8.1 touchpad experience."

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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, TouchPad, ClearPad, 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
408-904-1820
nrottler@synaptics.com 

Starlayne Meza
Text 100 Global Communications
415-593-8431
synaptics@text100.com

SOURCE Synaptics Inc.

Website: http://www.synaptics.com
 
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