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Synaptics Announces Configurable Synaptics OneTouch(TM) Solution

2007-04-02 09:11 712

Configurable Capacitive Sensing Solution Allows Customers to Develop Customized Interfaces From Concept Through Mass Production

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Incorporated (Nasdaq: SYNA), a leading developer of interface solutions for computing, communications, and entertainment devices, has announced Synaptics OneTouch. Synaptics OneTouch is a configurable solution based on Synaptics' capacitive sensing technology, which includes design tools, products, and technical support to enable customers to develop their own custom interface designs for capacitive buttons and scrolling applications.

The OneTouch solution consists of a family of capacitive sensing chips, easy to use GUI-based design and development tools, and documentation that takes the customer through the entire process from concept to mass production. The configurable OneTouch solution leverages Synaptics' capacitive interface expertise with a focus on design integration and usability considerations, sensitivity tuning and board testing to ensure manufacturability with high yield. Expert local and factory technical support is available to customers throughout the entire process.

"Capacitive touch sensing interfaces have come a long way from the initial touchpad designs in notebooks PCs, with a growing number of OEMs and ODMs across many applications and markets now adopting the technology for different implementations," said Francis Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Synaptics. "While custom module solutions remain essential to a wide range of products and applications, some of these emerging implementations require our customers to have a more streamlined and integrated design process to meet market timing requirements. The addition of Synaptics OneTouch to our product offerings allows us to efficiently address the variable needs of our customers by offering them the flexibility to control the development of their own interface solutions utilizing our proven technology and know-how."

Synaptics OneTouch is based on the reliable and proven core technology that Synaptics has developed and used over the last 10 years to provide over 250 million capacitive interface solutions to the PC, mobile phone, and portable digital entertainment markets. The Synaptics OneTouch toolset has been built specifically to help Synaptics' customers design capacitive interface solutions that will enhance the usability and industrial design of their products. The simplified design process encapsulated in the Synaptics OneTouch solution will enable customers to explore the possibilities of capacitive sensing quickly and more autonomously.

"Synaptics OneTouch expands and complements our existing portfolio of human interface solutions and offers our customers an alternative approach to implement a Synaptics capacitive sensing interface in their products," said Tom Tiernan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Synaptics. "With the introduction of Synaptics OneTouch, we offer the industry's most compelling portfolio of interface solutions to best serve a growing customer base."

Availability

The Synaptics OneTouch solution is available now to qualified customers for button and scrolling applications. The first generation of products supports up to 16 capacitive buttons, scroll strips, and combinations of buttons and scroll strips.

For more information about Synaptics OneTouch, go to http://www.synaptics.com/products/onetouch.cfm or contact your local Synaptics sales office.

About Synaptics

Synaptics is a leading developer of interface solutions for the mobile computing, communications, and entertainment industries. The company creates interface solutions for a variety of devices including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, digital music players, and mobile phones. The TouchPad(TM), Synaptics' flagship product, is integrated into more than 50 percent of today's notebook computers. Consumer electronics and computing manufacturers use Synaptics' solutions to enrich the interaction between humans and intelligent devices through improved usability, functionality, and industrial design. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. www.synaptics.com

NOTE: Synaptics, TouchPad, Synaptics OneTouch, 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.

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements about Synaptics, as that term is defined under the federal securities laws. Synaptics intends such forward-looking statements to be subject to the safe harbor created by those laws. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding customer acceptance of OneTouch, the performance of OneTouch, and the successful marketing of OneTouch to new and existing customers. Synaptics cautions that these statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such factors include, but are not limited to, (a) demand for Synaptics' products, (b) market demand for OEMs' products using Synaptics' solutions, (c) changing market demand trends in the markets Synaptics serves, and (d) other risks as identified from time to time in Synaptics' SEC reports, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Synaptics on the date hereof, and Synaptics assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Source: Synaptics
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