Synaptics Partners with Microsoft to Bring Precision TouchPad™ Technology to
Surface Pro 3 Tablet
New Type Cover Delivers Increased Accuracy and Functionality for Today's
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA),
a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that
Microsoft has selected its Precision TouchPad™ solution for the new Microsoft
Surface Pro 3 Type Cover keyboard and ClickPad™ accessory. Synaptics partnered
with Microsoft to develop an innovative new Type Cover that enables a more
sensitive and intuitive capacitive sensing input that delivers increased
functionality, accuracy and control when compared to previous models.
"The importance of the ClickPad in any notebook or tablet cover cannot be
underestimated. It can help create either a positive or negative perception of
the overall device," said Anand Shimpi, CEO of AnandTech. "The Precision
TouchPad developed by Synaptics for the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover, in
conjunction with Microsoft, is substantially improved compared to its
Leveraging Synaptics' Precision TouchPad solution, Microsoft's latest Type
Cover keyboard, features a 5mm ultra-thin form factor, smoother scrolling,
improved pinch-to-zoom, and consistent uniformity of experience for seamless
"The Surface Pro 3 is one of the most innovative tablet devices on the market
today and we're extremely excited to partner with Microsoft to develop the
unique and intuitive touch solution for the Type Cover," said Godfrey Cheng,
vice president, Human Interface Systems Division for Synaptics. "By leveraging
Synaptics' Precision TouchPad, Surface Pro 3's mobile-minded consumers will
experience the increased functionality and productivity that they have come to
expect from today's premium notebooks."
Synaptics' Product Features in Microsoft's Type Cover:
oPrecision TouchPad: Co-engineered by Microsoft and Synaptics, the
Precision TouchPad delivers uniform performance across the TouchPad.
oImage Sensing (IS) Hardware: Found in all leading Smartphones today,
Synaptics touch controllers deliver world-class noise immunity and
advanced touch processing capabilities.
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information on Synaptics' products and solutions please
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)
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.
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