Synaptics ClearPad Series 3 Drives the First Signature HTC Windows Phone 8 Smartphones

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that the signature HTC 8X and the HTC 8S Windows Phone 8 smartphones, which both feature high resolution screens in thin and light designs, are driven by Synaptics ClearPad Series 3 solutions.

The HTC 8X features a 4.3-inch super LCD 2 touch screen, with HD 720p resolution Gorilla Glass 2, as well as an ultra-wide-angle front camera lens with a vivid touchscreen that displays brilliant colors, even in bright sunlight. The HTC 8S features a 4-inch super LCD touch screen with WVGA resolution and Gorilla Glass. Both models include Beats Audio, and will be available through 150+ carriers in 50+ countries later this year.

"Synaptics ClearPad Series 3 continues to deliver the highest performance and proved to be the ideal solution for our new smartphones," said a spokesperson for the HTC Corporation. "Their long history of innovation, engineering support, and wide range of solution options helped make Synaptics the clear choice for us."

ClearPad Series 3, the premier mobile touch solution for premium high end smartphones, offers up to 10 finger full-time tracking and fast refresh rates, with industry leading signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR), delivering high performance to the most demanding smartphones across leading platforms. The ClearPad family is supported by SignalClarity™ technology which improves tracking accuracy, finger separation, and environmental and electrical noise robustness for an unmatched user experience. ClearPad is also supported by Design Studio™4 (DS4), Synaptics sensor evaluation tool which enables efficient sensor solution implementation.

"With the broadest product portfolio and unmatched system level engineering experience, Synaptics continues to be the premier touch provider for high-end smartphone partners that desire unparalleled performance," said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics Handheld Division. "We will continue to partner with industry leaders such as HTC to develop innovative new products across a variety of platforms."

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About Synaptics

As a leading developer of human interface solutions which enhance the user experience, Synaptics provides the broadest touch solutions portfolio in the industry. The ClearPad™ family supports touchscreen solutions for devices ranging from entry-level mobile phones to flagship premium smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs. The TouchPad™ family, including ClickPad™ and ForcePad™, is integrated into the majority of today's notebook PCs. Synaptics' wide portfolio also includes ThinTouch™ supporting thin and light keyboard solutions, as well as key technologies for next generation touch-enabled video and display applications.


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