Synaptics ClickPad and TouchPad Solutions Featured in Award-Winning PC Notebooks
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Synaptics Incorporated (Nasdaq: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today announced that its TouchPad(TM) and ClickPad(TM) technologies are featured in four award-winning PC notebooks. The industry accolades were awarded at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
"Synaptics is delighted that several OEMs are winning awards with our ClickPad and TouchPad technologies," said Ted Theocheung, vice president of Synaptics PC and digital home solutions. "Leveraging the latest technology in notebooks representing each segment - premium, where performance is essential; mainstream, where value matters; and corporate, where reliability and usability are key - you are seeing more OEMs releasing ClickPad solutions with Image Sensing (IS), ClickSmart(TM) technologies, and winning in 2011."
Samsung 9 Series
Each year, LAPTOP magazine scours the CES show floor in search of the most innovative products for their annual Best of CES awards. The publication recognized the Samsung 9 Series as the "Best Ultraportable" notebook for 2011. In addition, the editors at notebooks.com selected the Samsung Series 9 for their Best of CES 2011 awards, with the distinction of "Best Premium Thin & Light Notebook." This stylish and extraordinarily light notebook utilizes Synaptics ClickPad Series 1.5 with Image Sensing technology. Finalists included the HP Pavilion dm1 and the Lenovo ThinkPadEdge E220s, which also employ Synaptics ClickPad technology.
Toshiba Satellite e305
Notebooks.com Best of CES 2011 also honored the Toshiba Satellite e305 as the "Best Premium Mainstream Notebook." The PC notebook uses Synaptics ClickPad Series 1.5 for an enhanced touch input experience.
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
Lenovo's ThinkPad X120e secured the honor of "Best Affordable Business Ultraportable," one of notebooks.com Best of CES 2011 awards.
With the professional-grade ThinkPad E220 and E420, Lenovo adopted Synaptics Series 1.5 ClickPad portfolio targeted for the most demanding business and corporate users.
HP Pavilion dm1z
In addition, the HP Pavilion dm1z was awarded "Best Affordable Consumer Notebook" from notebooks.com and implements the Synaptics Series 1.0 ClickPad.
Synaptics' ClickPad, featuring Image Sensing technology, is a recent, innovative addition to Synaptics market-winning TouchPad family of solutions. ClickPad eliminates the need for physical buttons, offering a sleek and aesthetically pleasing design that allows for a larger TouchPad area in the palmrest of the notebook enabling better gesture interaction. New ClickSmart technology enables multiple use models from classic button touchpad users to modern ClickPad usage without the need to customize. New IS technology delivers full-time multiple finger tracking for more sophisticated gestures. SmartSense(TM) Accidental Contact Mitigation (ACM) reduces accidental taps and clicks. Synaptics' cutting-edge capacitive touch sensing technologies offer a wide range of customization to PC OEMs, enabling them to differentiate their products and deliver a superior touch experience to end users.
Further information on the awards is available at www.laptopmag.com/bestofces and notebooks.com/2011/01/13/best-of-ces-2011-awards-for-notebooks-com/, a complete list of Synaptics CES coverage can be found at synaptics.com/about/events/ces-2011, and for the latest Synaptics news, follow @SynaCorp on Twitter.
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. www.synaptics.com
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