Synaptics Announces Windows® Phone 7 Native Touch Support for its ClearPad(TM) Touchscreen Solution

Windows Phone 7 Platform Developers Can Now Easily Leverage Synaptics Best-in-Class ClearPad Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 12 -- Synaptics Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, announced today that Windows® Phone 7 platform developers will have access to native touch support for Synaptics ClearPad(TM) capacitive touchscreen solutions.

The Windows Phone 7 operating system utilizes multi-touch technology designed to help revolutionize the user experience with effortless connectivity to social networking, search, gaming, and media. ClearPad native multi-touch support simplifies the design-in process for developers, enabling them to easily incorporate Synaptics best-in-class solution. The combination of reliability and performance that ClearPad delivers allows developers to create differentiated products with a competitive advantage.

"The collaboration between leading solution providers such as Synaptics and Microsoft builds the foundation necessary to deliver a unique mobile experience," said Stan Swearingen,senior vice president of strategic technology and corporate development. "Our ClearPad solution, combined with Windows Phone 7, is another exciting step in improving the mobile experience."

Synaptics has more than a decade of experience in clear, multi-touch, capacitive touch sensing. ClearPad solutions are available to OEMs looking to incorporate proven, high-performance capacitive touchscreen solutions in their handheld devices--for navigation, scrolling, virtual controls, and other intuitive gestures. Synaptics customizes its ClearPad solution offerings to match the performance and production requirements of OEMs, utilizing its network of ecosystem partners and suppliers resulting in best-in-class performance with short development lead times.

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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(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.

About Window® Phone 7

Window® Phone 7 is a different kind of phone designed to bring together what you care about most. It's a phone that finds information and presents it at the right time, making it glanceable. A phone that organizes what you love so finding those things is easier and faster. Windows Phone 7 simplifies basic every-day tasks - like managing email or taking and sharing pictures - so you can do more in fewer steps. With Windows Phone 7, the things that matter most like people, such as games, music and video, photos and office productivity are organized through integrated experiences known as Hubs and fueled by the rich experiences of Xbox LIVE ®, Zune®, Bing(TM), and Office. Microsoft Windows Phone 7 and Marketplace are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

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