Synaptics Blog

June 13, 2016

1.3 billion years ago two black holes collapsed and merged, emitting a burst of energy orders of magnitude greater than anything our sun could ever generate. Today, that energy continues to propagate in the form of gravity waves, literally stretching and squeezing the very fabric of space. These displacements are incredibly small, making them impossible to observe. That is until September 14, 2015, when twin Laser Interferometer... Read more

May 17, 2016
Category: Corporate

There’s no single reason why Synaptics is a fantastic place to work. Even for someone heading up the company’s human resources, I’d have a difficult time listing them all. But I can point out that we’re not the only ones who know it’s a terrific company to be a part of, because the San Francisco Business Times just named Synaptics one of the best places to work in the Bay Area – Again!... Read more

May 11, 2016
Category: Automotive

“Why can’t my car be more like my smartphone?” That’s a question people in the automotive industry often hear.

In an age when we're more likely to leave the house without shoes than without our smartphones, the latter’s indispensability is unquestioned. Consumers have grown accustomed to smartphones' ever-advancing functionality -- their speed, responsiveness, frequent updates, not to mention their being our most accessible source of... Read more

March 29, 2016
Category: Biometrics

Easy-to-guess keyboard passwords are just one of the pitfalls of legacy user authentication. In the world of enterprise IT, maintaining security is a challenge and managing the logistics that enable it can be tedious as well. But it is never in vain – protecting the company’s crown jewels is so important, and in our hyper-connected world, strong security procedures are necessary. Biometrics provides that enhanced security, eliminates the... Read more

March 22, 2016
Category: Touch, Displays

The old expression “timing is everything” could very well have been predicting the future – smartphones, tablets, touchscreen computers, and cars’ instrument panels. The timing – more specifically, the synchronization – of those devices’ distinct touch and display functions plays a critical role in their speed, accuracy and overall user experience.

Because those intelligent devices incorporate both touch and display, those two... Read more