Synaptics Introduces NavPoint Interface for HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC Innovative NavPoint(TM) Solution Brings Cursor Functionality and Advanced

Interface Options to iPAQ Users



    SAN JOSE, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synaptics(R)
 Incorporated (Nasdaq:   SYNA), a leading developer of interface solutions for
 mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, has developed a
 new touchpad interface solution for the HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC.
     The NavPoint touchpad solution replaces the HP device's five-way
 mechanical button with an interactive capacitive sensor.  In addition to
 replacing button functionality, the NavPoint also offers unique navigation
 controls, including short and long distance scrolling features, tapping, and
 mouse-like cursor navigation.
     "The NavPoint solution offers users improved functionality and versatility
 in accessing and managing today's richer content in handheld devices,"
 explains Francis Lee, President and CEO of Synaptics.  "We are pleased to work
 closely with a company such as HP that emphasizes innovative technology in
 their device designs."
     For more information, or to view a demonstration of the NavPoint solution,
 visit www.synaptics.com.
     For more information on the NavPoint equipped HP iPAQ Pocket PC, visit
 www.hp.com/ipaq.
 
     About Synaptics Incorporated
     Synaptics is a leading developer of interface solutions for mobile
 computing, communications and entertainment devices, with its products found
 in over 50 percent of today's notebook computers. Synaptics' engineered
 solutions for device manufacturers include:  TouchPad(TM) the industry
 standard notebook navigation device; TouchStyk(TM), a modular capacitive
 pointing stick solution; SpeakerPad(TM), an integrated audio speaker and
 notebook TouchPad; LuxPad(TM), an illuminated TouchPad: TouchRing(TM), a one
 dimensional scrolling solution for MP3 devices; and QuickStroke(R), a
 proprietary Chinese handwriting recognition software. More information about
 Synaptics can be found on the World Wide Web at www.synaptics.com.
 
     NOTE:  Synaptics, the Synaptics logo, NavPoint, TouchPad, TouchStyk,
 SpeakerPad, LuxPad, and QuickStroke are trademarks or registered 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
 expectations of the market acceptability of the NavPoint product. 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) market demand for the NavPoint solution (b) market demand
 for OEM products using Synaptics' NavPoint solution, and (c) the failure of
 Synaptics' products and OEM products to deliver commercially acceptable
 performance, and other risks as identified from time to time in Synaptics' SEC
 reports, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on
 Form 8-K, and Annual Reports on Form 10-K.  All forward-looking statements are
 based on information available to Synaptics on the date hereof, and Synaptics
 assumes no obligation to update such statements.
 
      For more information contact:
 
      Amanda Mena                   Jennifer Hakes
      Synaptics Incorporated        Edelman
      408-434-0110, ext. 178        650-429-2758
      amena@synaptics.com           jennifer.hakes@edelman.com
 
 

SOURCE Synaptics Incorporated

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