Synaptics Introduces Ultra Slim Area Touch Fingerprint Sensor

Targets Side Edge of Smartphone, Enables Sleek Industrial Designs

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb. 17, 2016 Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced the Natural ID FS4304, an ultra-slim area-touch biometric fingerprint sensor designed with industrial design flexibility to fit small spaces including the edge of smartphones or tablets. FS4304 is only 3.5mm wide and can be integrated into side-mounted buttons, such as the volume rocker, ultimately eliminating the footprint and cost required of creating an additional cutout in the frame or glass, and enhances the user experience by utilizing a natural finger resting location.

Synaptics’ Natural ID’s one-touch design, backed by deep system integration expertise, delivers a high performance and reliable user experience. Natural ID provides unmatched biometric security for user authentication including SentryPoint, the industry’s highest level of fingerprint security. Synaptics offers a full slate of fingerprint solutions with form factors that can be designed into front buttons, rear panels, edges of devices, as well as through thick cover glass, addressing button-free industrial designs.

“Synaptics’ FS4300 family is market-proven with over 50 million units shipped into mass production, and with this new ultra-slim format OEMs can differentiate by designing fingerprint into a variety of small spaces. The rapid growth of secure fingerprint authentication across multiple markets, including China and mid- to lower-end smartphone models, is driving our leading portfolio of solutions,” said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager, Biometrics Product Division, Synaptics.

Please join us at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona where we will be showcasing our latest human interface solutions. By appointment only. To arrange a personal demonstration, please contact your Synaptics representative.

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Synaptics’ FS4304 is sampling now and expected to enter mass production in Q3 of 2016.

About Synaptics

Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics’ broad portfolio of touch, display, and biometrics products is built on the company’s rich R&D and supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA)

Natural ID, SentryPoint, Quantum Matcher, PurePrint, SecureLink, Synaptics ClearView, Synaptics TouchView, ClearPad, TDsync, ClearForce, TouchPad, SecurePad, Synaptics, and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries. 

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