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Last $88.26 USD
Change Today -0.83 / -0.94%
Volume 457.7K
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synaptics inc (SYNA) Snapshot

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$88.66
Previous Close
$89.09
Day High
$88.81
Day Low
$86.91
52 Week High
07/3/14 - $93.27
52 Week Low
05/7/14 - $55.72
Market Cap
3.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
592.6K
EPS TTM
$4.11
Shares Outstanding
36.7M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
21.5x
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Synaptics Incorporated develops, markets, and sells custom-designed human interface solutions for electronic devices and products primarily in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and other countries. The company offers its human interface solutions for mobile product applications, including smartphones, tablets, and touchscreen applications, as well as mobile, handheld, wireless, and entertainment devices; and other personal computer (PC) product applications, such as peripherals comprising keyboards, mice, and monitors, as well as remote control devices for desktops, PCs, and digital home applications. The company’s products include ClearPad, which enables user to interact with the display on electronic devices; TouchPad, a touch-sensitive pad that senses the position and movement of one or more finger on its surface; ClickPad, a TouchPad application, which eliminates the need for physical buttons; ForcePad, a thinner version of ClickPad; and ThinTouch that delivers a keyboard solution that is thinner than traditional keyboard solutions. Its products also comprise Natural ID, a fingerprint ID family of products for fast identity online enabled devices; Dual Pointing Solutions, which offer a TouchPad with a pointing stick in a single notebook computer; TouchStyk, a pointing stick module; ClearButton, a clear sensor for scrolling and buttons; and TouchButtons, which provide buttons and scrolling controls solution. The company offers its solutions to smartphone, tablet, and PC original equipment manufacturers, as well as various consumer electronics manufacturers. The company markets its products through direct sales, as well as outside sales representatives and distributors. Synaptics Incorporated was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

1,230 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/22/14
Founded in 1986

synaptics inc (SYNA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $630.0K
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $310.0K
Senior Vice President and General Manager of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $330.0K
Senior Vice President of Silicon Engineering
Total Annual Compensation: $257.9K
Senior Vice President and General Manager of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $20.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

synaptics inc (SYNA) Key Developments

Synaptics Inc. Unveils TDDI Solutions for Smartphones and Tablets

Synaptics Inc. has unveiled Synaptics ClearPad 4191 and ClearPad 4291, the company's touch and display driver integration, or TDDI, solutions for smartphones and tablets. With the 4291 already shipping and 4191 sampling with tier-one OEMs, the new touchscreen solutions further advance the company's family of display integration products, offering best-in-class performance, lower overall system cost and a simplified supply chain for device manufacturers. These innovations enable faster time-to-market and product differentiation for OEMs, and further position Synaptics as the clear market leader in display integration technology. Synaptics TDDI combines the touch controller and display driver into a single chip, reducing component count and simplifying design. ClearPad 4291 supports hybrid in-cell designs, eliminating the discrete touch sensor by leveraging existing layers in the liquid crystal display. ClearPad 4191 goes a step further by leveraging existing electrodes in the LCD for an even more elegant system architecture. Both solutions result in thinner touchscreens and brighter displays that help to improve the overall aesthetic design of smartphones and tablets. Additionally, both employ Synaptics' TDsync technology, virtually eliminating display noise and delivering best-in-class capacitive sensing performance. Proprietary Synaptics TDsync technology synchronizes touch sensing and display driving to virtually eliminate display noise and offer best-in-class capacitive touch performance. Integration of the touch sensor into the display results in thinner form factors and improved industrial design. Fewer layers in the touchscreen results in a brighter display, or longer battery life for the same brightness. Reducing the number of components, eliminating lamination steps and increasing manufacturing yield lowers overall system cost for OEMs Sourcing touch and display from one manufacturer simplifies the supply chain for OEMs.

Synaptics Unveils New VFS6170 Fingerprint Sensor for Mobile Devices

Synaptics Inc., has announced VFS6170, its new fingerprint sensor for mobile devices. As an extension of Synaptics' Natural ID product family, the VFS6170 slide sensor improves industrial design by integrating an ultra-slim biometric slide sensor on the side of a smartphone or tablet, enables single handed authentication, and further broadens the company's portfolio of fingerprint ID technologies available to OEMs. With Synaptics VFS6170, OEMs have the ability to integrate an ultra-slim slide sensor on the side of the device, offering consumers a simplified and intuitive authentication method and giving users the ability to access their devices securely with a single handed thumb-swipe gesture. Additionally, Synaptics VFS6170 is designed to accelerate adoption in entry to mid-range devices by eliminating the need for a front glass cutout for the biometrics sensor, preserving the smooth-front industrial design and reducing total solution cost. At 2.8mm thin, the VFS6170 fits into narrow spaces such as the edge of a device. The VFS6170 can be incorporated into the side, volume rocker button for seamless integration and fewer, or no, cutouts to the front glass.

Synaptics Inc. Unveils New Fingerprint ID Solution for Gamers

Synaptics Inc. announced a new implementation of its fingerprint ID technology that is designed to enable rapid and secure transactions and reliable identification for gamers. Synaptics Natural ID module for gaming is a turnkey solution providing mouse and keyboard peripheral OEMs and ODMs the ability to quickly integrate fingerprint ID solutions into their product offerings, bringing the benefits of secure and convenient authentication to the desktop market. With the adoption of biometric technology rapidly gaining traction among consumers, Synaptics' module targets the highly fragmented desktop and gaming peripherals market and is designed to integrate easily in gaming desktops through a keyboard chassis or under the natural resting place of a thumb on a mouse. As a value add for gamers, the Natural ID solution allows for secure purchases of in-game digital goods in the burgeoning free-to-play model for games. Additionally, it supports fingerprint security requirements defined by Windows 10 and is FIDO Ready. Key Features: Industry Fingerprint Solution: Optimal usability with great security, giving gamers a fast and secure method to authenticate in-game purchases. Visual and Haptic Capabilities: Provides users with haptic vibrations and LED drive capabilities to signify fingerprint authentication. Turnkey Solution: Novel mounting mechanism for easy integration. Supports SPI or USB: For USB Hub or MCU integration. Windows 10 Certified and FIDO Ready: Supports fingerprint security requirements defined by Windows 10 and supports online authentication via FIDO 1.0 protocols. The Natural ID module for gaming is currently sampling and will be available for mass production in second quarter of 2015.

 

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