Synaptics Capacitive TouchStyk(TM) Selected as the Interface for a Range of Windows Platform Ultra-Mobile PCs

Asus, Founder, and AMTek Incorporating Synaptics TouchStyk Into New Ultra-Mobile PC Designs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28 / -- Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA), a leading developer of interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today announced the adoption of its capacitive TouchStyk(TM) solution in a number of recently announced Ultra-Mobile portable computer (UMPC) devices, utilizing Microsoft's Windows platform. Synaptics possesses more than 50 percent market share in notebook computers.

The UMPC is a fully functional computer with complete PC and internet capabilities that offer location adaptability, allowing the UMPC to interact with other digital devices in the user's lifestyle in the home, at the office, or on the road. Synaptics' TouchStyk provides consumers with simple one-handed cursor navigation on the UMPC display.

"It was an exciting challenge for Synaptics to create an interface solution for many of the flagship devices in this exciting new category of PCs, aiming to provide complete PC capabilities on the go," said Mariel van Tatenhove, Synaptics' senior product line director, PC/PC Peripherals. "The superior accuracy and performance, combined with the 3D sensing capabilities of Synaptics capacitive TouchStyk solution keeps pace with users' need for a reliable and simple interactive experience."

UMPCs aid in securely and easily connecting, collaborating, and sharing information no matter where the user is in the world and they are known for their small, lightweight and portable hardware designs. Synaptics' capacitive TouchStyk solution combines all the necessary sensing components into a single, self-contained module. The result is a complete and integrated solution that provides modularity and design flexibility. Capacitive sensing technology also offers three-dimensional sensing for features such as press-to-select.

"Synaptics' customized TouchStyk technology creates an interactive solution for our customers while also meeting the industrial design needs of ultra-mobile PC manufacturers," said Otto Berkes, general manager of the UMPC division of Microsoft. "Synaptics' intuitive TouchStyk solution enables UMPC customers to efficiently navigate through multiple menus and file structures, further enhancing the user experience."


The new Ultra-Mobile PC models will be available through Asus, Founder, and AMTek.

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About Synaptics Incorporated

Synaptics is a leading developer of 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 more than 50 percent 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 San Jose, California.

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