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SOURCE Synaptics Inc.

New Type Cover Delivers Increased Accuracy and Functionality for Today's Mobile Consumers

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 predecessor."

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 TouchPad interaction.

"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:

  • Precision TouchPad: Co-engineered by Microsoft and Synaptics, the Precision TouchPad delivers uniform performance across the TouchPad.
  • Image 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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About Synaptics
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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