Synaptics Named as One of Forbes' Top 20 Small Public Companies

Consistent Growth and Performance Drive Touch Technology Leader To Be Recognized by Forbes

Oct 26, 2011, 09:00 ET from Synaptics Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices, today announced it was recognized on the Forbes 20 Best Small Companies list, coming in at number 16. This list recognizes leading companies based on earnings growth, sales growth, and return on equity over both the past 12 months and five years.  Stock performance versus each company's peer group was counted as well with the top companies considered the best publicly traded firms with sales under $1 billion.

"Synaptics is committed to developing technologies that optimize and enhance the human interface, working with our customers to rethink the user experience and deliver differentiated touch solutions to market," said Rick Bergman, CEO of Synaptics.  "Forbes' recognition of Synaptics in this technology area underscores the importance of the touch interface in our everyday lives."

With the broadest portfolio of touch solutions in the industry, Synaptics continues to experience strong growth due to customers' success in implementing Synaptics' premium touch experiences in a wide variety of PC and mobile products.  Recent innovations such as ClearPad™ display-integrated touch sensors for mobile handsets are making it easier and more affordable for OEMs to implement touch in their products.  In addition, the expansion of Synaptics' flagship TouchPad™ product line, including its industry leading ClickPad™, for notebook PCs continues to enhance the user experience with more intuitive gesture functionality and natural navigation.

For further information about this list, please visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2011/10/19/the-top-20-small-public-companies-in-america/ .  For up to date information on Synaptics' products and solutions check out www.synaptics.com. For the latest Synaptics news, follow @SynaCorp on Twitter.

About Forbes Best Small Companies

Forbes 100 Best Small Companies provides a ranking of a wide array of companies that have shown remarkable sales and earnings growth. The company rankings were based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over 5 years. Selected companies were also required to have annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion, with a stock price no lower than $5 a share. A comparison of each company's stock price with that of its peers was also factored into rankings.

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, tablets, 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, California. www.synaptics.com.

Synaptics, ClearPad, TouchPad, ClickPad 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.

For further information, please contact:

Nick Rottler Synaptics 408-454-5388 nrottler@synaptics.com

Holly Little Edelman for Synaptics 650-762-2888 holly.little@edelman.com

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