Huawei Chooses Synaptics ClearPad™ 7010 to Power Multi-Touch on IDEOS S7 Slim Tablet

ClearPad™ 7010 Single-Chip Touch Solution Provides Industry-Leading Accuracy for a Superior User Experience

Mar 29, 2011, 09:30 ET from Synaptics Incorporated

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Incorporated (Nasdaq: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices today announced that Huawei has selected its ClearPad™ 7010 single-chip solution for the IDEOS S7 Slim tablet.  The Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim features a 7" capacitive touchscreen, giving users an intuitive touch interface that is extremely responsive and accurate.

The IDEOS S7 Slim's design and interface are optimized for portability and easy single-handed use.  The tablet is thin and light measuring only 12.5 mm thick and weighing only 400 grams; a 16x9 aspect ratio makes it easy to hold.  The IDEOS S7 Slim runs Android 2.2, supports HD media with 720p HD playback and multi-tasking, and sports a 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera. Huawei plans to launch the tablet globally in April 2011.

The 7010, part of Synaptics Series 7 product portfolio for large touchscreen applications, is an excellent touch interface for low power and small component area footprint, supporting up to 8.2" diagonal touchscreens and multi-touch for up to five fingers.  Compared to other single-chip solutions, ClearPad 7010 offers:

  • Lower power consumption featuring 8-12 mW
  • Industry-leading touch sensing accuracy and linearity
  • Faster finger tracking – 60Hz report rate for up to five fingers

"Huawei's IDEOS S7 Slim tablet has a sleek, high-performance touchscreen that's the ideal companion device for users on the go," said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of the Handheld Division at Synaptics.  "The ClearPad Series 7 Portfolio combined with Synaptics system design expertise enables a new class of large touchscreen devices that respond naturally to your touch."

"The S7 Slim delivers a rich mobile user experience for watching video, gaming, viewing pictures, and browsing the Web," said Wang Yin Feng, director of the home device product line at Huawei.  "Synaptics' technology delivers the enhanced touch performance required to bring this portable media experience to life."

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About Synaptics

Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) is a leading developer of human 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™, Synaptics' flagship product, is integrated into a majority 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, Calif.

About Huawei

Huawei Device products cover a wide range of series, including mobile phones, Mobile Broadband, Convergence Terminal, Fixed Network CPE, and Video Products.  Huawei Device has established its R&D centers in the U.S., Sweden, Russia, India, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.  Its sales and service operations have spread across more than 70 countries.  Besides, Huawei Device has set up a worldwide logistics network centered in Ufa, Amsterdam, Cairo, Dubai, and Rio de Janeiro to deliver fast and high-quality services to its customers all over the world.

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 Huawei's plans to launch the IDEOS S7 Slim tablet globally in April 2011 and the Company's ClearPad Series 7 Portfolio combined with its system design expertise enabling a new class of large touchscreen devices.  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, 2010.  All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Synaptics on the date hereof, and Synaptics assumes no obligation to update such statements.

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