Synaptics ClearPad® In-Cell Technology Powers Huawei's Latest Flagship Smartphone

    Synaptics ClearPad® In-Cell Technology Powers Huawei's Latest Flagship
                                  Smartphone

Deployment Underscores Display Integration Adoption and Emphasizes Synaptics
Position as a Leading Touch Solution Provider to Major China OEM

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 28, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA),
the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that
Huawei has once again selected the ClearPad^® family of capacitive
touchscreen solutions to power the touch interface of its latest flagship
smartphone device, the Ascend P7. By leveraging the ClearPad S3350 In-Cell
solution, Huawei is able to offer Ascend P7 users glove input, passive pen and
moisture-proofing support, while providing seamless touch performance on the
first 5-inch full high-definition (FHD) In-Cell touchscreen device from the
Chinese market. This design win further highlights Synaptics' strong
relationship with leading Chinese OEMs, like Huawei, who have a global market
presence and growing customer base.

Huawei's implementation of Synaptics' ClearPad solution in its flagship device
demonstrates the strong trend of display integration technology adoption by
OEMs. By integrating touch functionality directly into a device's display,
versus an additional discrete sensor layer, OEMs are able to deliver
best-in-class touch experience and an excellent display, while providing
high-quality design and functionality. Many industry reports indicate that
display integration adoption is expected to grow over the next few years as
OEMs seek highly integrated solutions and supply chain efficiencies.

ClearPad S3350 Key Benefits:

  oBrighter Displays: Increases the brightness by 10% by eliminating sensor
    transmitters on the color filter glass.
  oUltra-thin Designs: Provides the thinnest solution available today by
    reducing up to ~1mm in thickness, depending on the stack-up used.
  oTotal System Cost Savings: Reduces total system cost through supply chain
    efficiencies and complete removal of a discrete sensor stack up.
  oDisplay Noise Immunity: Provides highest display noise immunity by
    performing touch sensing during display blanking periods.
  oUser Interaction Features: Provides features like glove operation and
    stylus tracking by utilizing advanced trans-capacitance sensing in the
    display integrated systems.

"As the world's third largest smartphone maker, Huawei has continued to push
the boundaries of design and innovation and we're excited to see our
industry-leading ClearPad In-Cell technology deployed in the Ascend P7," said
Brian Daly, vice president of marketing, Smart Display Division for Synaptics.
"Our partnership with Huawei further underscores Synaptics' leadership in the
Chinese market. We are uniquely positioned to offer our OEM partners the
latest innovations in display integration technology aimed at delivering the
ultimate touch experience for consumers around the world."

Synaptics will showcase its entire portfolio of human interface products at
Computex Taipei from June 3^rd through June 5^th, by appointment only.
Customers and suppliers are encouraged to contact their Synaptics partner to
arrange a meeting time at Computex. Media are encouraged to contact
synaptics@text100.comto arrange a meeting time.

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

About Synaptics

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. Natural
ID™ 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, NaturalID,
TypeGuard 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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