Synaptics ClearPad™ 3000 Enables Premium Touch Experience on Meizu M9 Smartphone

ClearPad™ Boosts Feature-Rich Applications in Chinese Mobile Market

Mar 28, 2011, 21:30 ET from Synaptics Incorporated

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Incorporated (Nasdaq: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices today announced that Meizu has implemented its ClearPad™ 3000 capacitive sensing solution for the recently released Meizu M9 smartphone. The M9 is the first smartphone on the Chinese market to feature the ClearPad 3000, offering users a premium touch experience with full 10-finger reporting and intuitive gestures like pinch.

The M9 is a high-end smartphone running Android 2.2 and boasting a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor. The ClearPad-enabled LCD display measures 3.5" and allows for full multi-touch sensing and a premium user interface. Synaptics ClearPad 3000 touch sensor is based on advanced image sensing technology. With true multi-touch tracking, the sensor enables an improved user experience and interface opportunities in the Android operating system. Key ClearPad 3000 features include:

  • High Accuracy – delivering resolution of greater than 500 dpi
  • Low Power Consumption – optimizing battery life with doze and sleep modes
  • Seamless Responsive Touch -  offering a unique, precise touch experience
  • Exceptional Optics – minimizing internal reflections, well suited for 3D graphical user interfaces

"We're excited to work with Meizu on such a high-profile release in the Chinese market," said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manger of the Handheld Division at Synaptics. "The M9 smartphone will bring a premium touch experience and feature-rich applications to a broader audience. We have more than a decade of experience behind the ClearPad portfolio, and our proven ClearPad 3000 image-sensing technology is winning in new markets because we can deliver a reliable and intuitive touch experience that OEMs depend on to differentiate their devices."

"To enable a compelling smartphone user experience, we needed a highly accurate and responsive touch solution," said Jack Wong, chief executive officer of Meizu. "Synaptics' ClearPad 3000 delivers the quality touch experience we required along with the support and depth of engineering knowledge we needed for successful implementation."

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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 Meizu

Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in the R&D, manufacturing and marketing of portable multimedia devices.

Forward-Looking Statement

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 Meizu M9 smartphone bringing a premium touch experience and feature-rich applications to a broader audience and the Company's ClearPad 3000 image-sensing technology winning in new markets because it can deliver a reliable and intuitive touch experience that OEMs depend on to differentiate their 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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