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

ClearPad(TM) Boosts Feature-Rich Applications in Chinese Mobile Market

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - 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(TM) 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:

o High Accuracy - delivering resolution of greater than 500 dpi

o Low Power Consumption - optimizing battery life with doze and sleep

o Seamless Responsive Touch - offering a unique, precise touch experience

o 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(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 Meizu

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

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