Synaptics ClearPad(TM) on Nexus One Smartphone

Another Design with Synaptics' Proven Touchscreen Technology

Jan 11, 2010, 09:00 ET from Synaptics

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synaptics Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today announced that the Nexus One(TM) phone uses its ClearPad(TM) 2000 capacitive touchscreen sensor.

The Nexus One features a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, a powerful 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and Synaptics ClearPad sensor for an ideal touchscreen experience with smooth gestures and responsive visual feedback.

"Synaptics is proud to be chosen for a breakthrough mobile design," said Tom Tiernan, Synaptics president and CEO. "Synaptics' proven touchscreen experience and track record in premier mobile phone design wins reflect our strong portfolio of touchscreen solutions. As a founding member of the Open Handheld Alliance(TM) (OHA), we look forward to continuing partnerships with other Open Handset Alliance members as we execute on our innovative product roadmap supporting compelling human interface design."

Synaptics ClearPad Series offers the broadest portfolio of advanced, proven capacitive touchscreen technology. These high-resolution capacitive touchscreen solutions bring users rich functionality in a limited space. A ClearPad touch sensor provides an easy-to-use, discoverable interface for screen navigation, selection, interactive input, and much more.

As with all Synaptics solutions, ClearPad is supported by Synaptics' exclusive solution stack and engineering services from its worldwide customer design centers to address the multi-dimensional engineering challenges customers face when creating and implementing advanced human interfaces. Synaptics integrates these key capabilities to help OEMs create reliable, highly intuitive human interfaces that meet their design and usage requirements.

Synaptics ClearPad is available to manufacturers that want proven capacitive touchscreens to enhance their mobile devices - for navigation, scrolling, and more. To find out more about ClearPad, visit

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(TM), 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.

Synaptics, ClearPad, TouchPad, and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries.

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