Synaptics Innovative ForcePad™ Solution Now Shipping with Major PC OEM

    Synaptics Innovative ForcePad™ Solution Now Shipping with Major PC OEM

Award Winning ForcePad Delivers Best-In-Class Experience for Premium
Ultrabooks and New Form Factor PCs

PR Newswire

BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 12, 2013

BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA),
a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced a major
notebook PC OEM has selected its ForcePad™ technology to power its latest
premium notebook, marking the first global OEM to bring Synaptics' ForcePad
technology to market. As part of Synaptics' next generation of TouchPad™ touch
solutions, ForcePad is the PC industry's first TouchPad that incorporates
pressure recognition and delivers a new dimension of control for consumers.

Synaptics' ForcePad is an enhancement beyond ClickPad, replacing the
mechanical click mechanisms with more accurate and reliable solid state force
sensors. This gives users more intuitive and precise interactions in both
operating system controls and applications including multi-touch gestures.
Additionally, by incorporating variable pressure detection across the entire
touch area, ForcePad enables leading OEMs to utilize 100 percent of the touch
area for pointing, gestures and button activation, ultimately allowing for
increasingly thin notebook designs when compared to previous ClickPads. 

Synaptics' ForcePad also incorporates TypeGuard™ software technology. Many
notebook users become frustrated when they falsely move the cursor or
accidentally activate a tap by touching or brushing the touchpad with their
palm. TypeGuard virtually eliminates all false cursor movements, accidental
taps and false edge scrolls, giving users a more accurate response during
everyday use.

ForcePad Key Features:

  oCapacitive Pressure Detection: ForcePad solutions detect the amount of
    pressure that the user's finger(s) exert on the touch surface, which can
    be used to control user interfaces or other PC features.
  oClickEQ™ Click Anywhere Technology: Enables the accuracy and functionality
    of today's TouchPad technologies, meeting Windows 8.1 Modern TouchPad
    guidelines with image-sensing, fulltime finger tracking, and supports new
    Windows 7 and 8.1 gestures.
  oForce-Enhanced Gesture Continuation: By varying the amount of pressure
    applied, users can now control the speed of a gesture operation and
    continue the motion after the gesture stops.
  oStreamlined Design: With no hinges or button switches, ForcePad offers
    OEMs the opportunity to develop thinner and lighter devices, while
    allowing more space for multi-touch gestures.
  oTypeGuard™: Differentiates between a finger and a palm, helping users
    minimize unintended inputs.

"At Synaptics, we strive to deliver the most innovative touch solutions to our
OEM partners, which is why we're extremely pleased to support the first global
device manufacturer to ship our next-generation ForcePad technology to power
its latest amazing Ultrabook," said Godfrey Cheng, vice president, Human
Interface Systems Division for Synaptics. "As the first OEM to market with our
ForcePad solution, our partner will be able to offer customers a truly unique
and innovative touchpad experience that is better and unlike anything on the
market today."

Synaptics will showcase ForcePad, along with its entire portfolio of human
interface solutions at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Customers and suppliers are encouraged to contact their Synaptics partner to
arrange a meeting, and media are encouraged to contact synaptics@text100.com
to arrange a meeting.

For up-to-the-minute Synaptics news, follow@SynaCorpon Twitter. For more
information on Synaptics' products and solutions please
visitwww.synaptics.com.

About Synaptics

As a leading developer of human interface solutions which enhance the user
experience, Synaptics provides the broadest 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. LiveFlex®
fingerprint sensor technology enables authentication, mobile payments, and
touch-based navigation for smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers.
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, LiveFlex 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 

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

SOURCE Synaptics Inc.

Website: http://www.synaptics.com
 
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