Synaptics Now Shipping Next Generation Single-Layer ClearPad® Touch Controller
Solutions for the Entry Level Smartphone Market
Latest Solutions Allow OEMs to Bring Down Overall Cost of Ownership for
Consumers in Emerging Markets
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:
SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced the
latest addition to the industry leading ClearPad family, the new line of
single-layer touch controller solutions. The single-layer solutions are
designed to enable the lowest total cost single-layer stack-ups, while still
providing leading touch performance to today's entry level smartphones.
Over the past several years, emerging markets such as China have become a
significant growth opportunity for OEMs looking to expand their customer-base.
While the cost of flagship smartphones remains relatively high for consumers
in those regions, device manufacturers are eager to develop less expensive
devices that deliver high-quality user experiences driven by the most advanced
touch technology solutions.
Rounding out Synaptics' existing portfolio aimed at the entry level mobile
market, the ClearPad S2131 and ClearPad S2133 provide full two finger support
with free rotate gestures; while the ClearPad S2331 and ClearPad S2333 provide
the same industry-leading five finger performance that Synaptics' top OEM
customers have grown accustomed to.
These ClearPad solutions will support FaceDetect Plus™, a Synaptics patented
technology that replaces today's traditional Infrared (IR) sensors to help
turn the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) off during phone operation, helping to
lower the total BOM cost. These ClearPad solutions support an ultra-thin
cover lens and ultra-narrow borders, as well as support for all single-layer
touch stack-ups such as single-layer film, single-layer glass and sensor on
lens. Synaptics continues to work with a global sensor vendor base to support
their manufacturing criteria.
"It's no surprise that the market for low and ultra-low end smartphones has
skyrocketed in key regions like China and other emerging markets, and will
continue to grow exponentially over the next several years," said Jimmy Lin,
senior product marketing manager at Synaptics. "By continuing to develop our
portfolio of single-layer solutions, Synaptics will help OEMs drive down the
cost of ownership for low-end smartphones, allowing for more consumers to
experience high-quality touch technology on their devices."
Synaptics' latest single-layer solutions for discrete stack-ups is currently
shipping in mass production in several phones available in the China market,
including the JiaYu G4, and is sampling to a global customer base.
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blog at blog.synaptics.com. For more information on Synaptics' products and
solutions please visit www.synaptics.com.
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
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