Synaptics Blog

January 11, 2016
Category: Touch


Innovation comes naturally to us at Synaptics; it’s in our DNA. Great ideas emerge, develop into concepts, and more often than not find their way into terrific consumer products. Of course, the products we bring to market must meet certain criteria: That they not only address our customers’ needs – that’s a given – but in doing so we also assure the... Read more

October 19, 2015

Synaptics Mobile Payment AuthenticationYou’re in another state attending a wedding when you realize you left the gift at home. In an effort to get a quick replacement, you stop at the local department store to get a silver chafing dish. Of course you’ve never been to this department store, you’re not in your home state,... Read more

July 21, 2015
Category: Biometrics

Secure Fingerprint AuthenticationThomas Jefferson, in the Declaration of Independence, is famously credited with the assertion that all men are created equal. That time-honored position on equality, however, doesn’t necessarily apply to biometric security, because not all fingerprint authentication is created equal.

In the biometrics... Read more

June 17, 2015

TouchAs one of our primary senses, touch is a natural way we interact with the world around us, including the intelligent devices we use every day. Although the first touchscreen device was conceptualized 50 years ago, smartphones have been the catalyst for rapid innovations in touch interfaces over the past five years. Looking forward, touch will become a... Read more

May 21, 2015
Category: Biometrics

Technology is moving at an unprecedented pace, especially the technology that allows people to interact with devices such as your smartphone.

To understand why we need to improve human interface, let’s review the market dynamics that are driving the changes in our world. Today, technology advances are not in steps, but in leaps.

Remember the time it took to get from the computer to laptop? And then from mobile phones, to smart... Read more