Acer Selects Synaptics Precision TouchPad Solutions for E Series of Notebook
First Major OEM to Implement TypeGuard 2.5 Solution with the Microsoft
Precision TouchPad to Minimize False Cursor Movements and Unintended User
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:
SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced
that leading notebook PC manufacturer Acer has selected the Precision TouchPad
for its E Series of notebook PCs. Synaptics is leading the implementation of
the Microsoft Precision TouchPad, a high performance TouchPad that provides a
consistent, uniform experience across OEM designs. Synaptics will also
integrate TypeGuard™ 2.5 into Precision TouchPad, a combination which delivers
smoother scrolling, improved pinch to zoom and the most sophisticated touchpad
experience to date for notebook PCs users.
Acer is the first major OEM to implement Synaptics' patented TypeGuard
technology which allows the system to differentiate between a finger and a
palm, virtually eliminating accidental cursor movements, scrolling and clicks.
Based on Synaptics' 2014 CES Award winning TypeGuard technology, the next
generation was specifically designed to enhance the Microsoft Precision
TouchPad. By leveraging Precision TouchPad, Acer is able to design
significantly thinner notebook PCs while maintaining the rigidity of a much
thicker and heavier design.
"Acer is proud to work with Synaptics to bring the Precision TouchPad to the
premium Acer Notebooks. Synaptics has worked hard to deliver the Precision
Touchpad to Acer which will give our notebooks a great and uniform touch
experience" said Jackson Lin, CTO & president, Design Center and Notebook BG
for Acer. "With the combination of Acer technology and Synaptics'
implementation of Precision TouchPad, Acer is delivering an unrivaled premium
"As a leading innovator in the development of new TouchPad solutions, we're
excited to partner with Acer in the development of its premium notebook
series" said Godfrey Cheng, vice president, Human Interface Systems Division
for Synaptics. "By combining key solutions like Precision TouchPad and
TypeGuard, Acer will deliver the premium touch experience that consumers have
come to expect from Acer."
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The 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.
NaturalID™ 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)
Synaptics, TouchPad, ClearPad, ClickPad, ForcePad, ThinTouch, NaturalID,
TypeGuard and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the United
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