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Synaptics Launches ClearPad™Series 4, The World’s First Integrated Touch and Display Driver In-Cell Solution

Synaptics ClearPad 4260 creates a new class of product with clear customer benefits

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 5, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif. , June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices, today announced the first product in its ClearPad Series 4 integrated capacitive touch and display driver IC (TDDI) solution family, the ClearPad 4260. The In-Cell ready ClearPad 4260 supports WVGA resolution LCD low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) displays up to 5 inches and is ten finger multi-touch capable. Leveraging Synaptics' industry leading In-Cell touch display technology, the ClearPad 4260 revolutionizes mobile capacitive touch solutions with a single chip, mobile touch and display driver IC, all targeted at the fast growing global smartphone market.

The ClearPad 4260's innovative touch and display driver integration (TDDI) architecture delivers unprecedented system advantages over traditional discrete touch and display driver implementations. The ClearPad 4260 combines Synaptics' industry leading performance multi-touch technology with the display driver (DDI) into a single chip solution that delivers improved system latency with the most advanced display noise management and best-in-class capacitive sensing performance. Synaptics' touch and display integration (TDDI) solution also enables In-Cell technology which provides a cost effective solution with a thin form factor by eliminating the discrete sensor resulting in improved display brightness and lower power consumption. This integrated solution reduces supply chain complexity by reducing the number of components and eliminating the discrete sensor.

The ClearPad 4260 also leverages Synaptics' Design Studio™4 (DS4), the ClearPad development solution which provides the most advanced and comprehensive touch system tool to accelerate the ClearPad development cycle. DS4 empowers customers to quickly and efficiently design, evaluate and optimize the performance and touch experience of their custom ClearPad sensor solution. 

“The 4260 is the first of its kind in the market which is a result of Synaptics' dedication to system advancement and innovation,” said Kevin Barber , senior vice president and general manager, Handheld Division. “It provides the best way to lower cost, reduce components, reduce thickness and weight while improving system performance.”  

Synaptics is actively working with leading display companies to serve major OEMs worldwide. The ClearPad 4260 will be available for mass production in Q3 2012.

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About Synaptics

Synaptics delivers intelligent touch solutions for intelligent devices. As a leading developer of human interface solutions for the mobile computing, communications and digital home entertainment markets, Synaptics solutions enhance the user experience.  The ClearPad™ touchscreen product family supports devices ranging from entry-level mobile phones to tablets. The TouchPad™ family, including ClickPad™, is integrated into the majority of today's notebook PCs.  Synaptics has shipped over one billion capacitive touch solutions to date. (NASDAQ: SYNA) www.synaptics.com

Forward-Looking Statements

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 the company's belief that its ClearPad 4260 provides the best ways to lower cost, reduce components, reduce thickness and weight while improving system performance; the company's expectations that its ClearPad 4260 will be available for mass production in Q3 2012; the company's belief that Design Studio 4 provides the most advanced and comprehensive touch system tool to accelerate the ClearPad development cycle; and the company's belief that Design Studio 4 empowers customers to quickly and efficiently design, evaluate and optimize the performance and touch experience of their customer ClearPad Sensor solution. 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, (d) the success of customers' products that utilize Synaptics' product solutions, (e) the development and launch cycles of customers' products, (f) market pressures on selling prices, (g) changes in product mix, (h) the market acceptance of Synaptics' product solutions compared with competitors solutions, (i) general economic conditions, including consumer confidence and demand, and (j) other risks as identified from time to time in Synaptics' reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Synaptics on the date hereof, and Synaptics assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Synaptics, ClearPad, TouchPad, ClickPad, Design Studio, SignalClarity, 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
408-454-5388
  

Bridget Kemps
Edelman for Synaptics
650-762-2943

SOURCE Synaptics Inc.

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