The smartphone market is a brutally competitive one and suppliers battle it out on a wide range of features with each new generation of device. Perhaps most obvious to consumers – and influential in their purchase of a new smartphone – is the device’s display. Beside being the most visible part of the device, it is also where people spend the most time these days. Ironically, what was developed as an audio communications device has...Read more
The momentum behind ultra-high definition (UHD) or 4K displays is one of the more interesting growth areas in all of electronics. Market forecasters estimate it to be worth about $48 billion in 2019 and growing at a CAGR of 23% from 2020-2025. The potential for significantly enhanced viewing and gaming experiences has consumers excited about video quality that is four times as good as previous generation displays (UHD has roughly four times...Read more
An interesting but typically lesser known part of the Synaptics business is in the technology that enables products which connect PCs and various peripherals – monitors, keyboards, headsets, cameras, printers, etc. The latest docking stations, hubs, dongles, converters and adaptors don’t usually get the same headlines as the devices that they link, but they’ve taken on new prominence in this era of work and school from home. Consumers are...Read more
Synaptics has always been a pioneer in the area of human machine interface (HMI), starting with the original PC TouchPad. How we interact with our devices and other electronic systems has evolved quite a bit since then, and now consumers are quite comfortable with using integrated audio, vision, and video capabilities, such as voice and gestures, to control and engage with all sorts of products.
This is especially true in the market...Read more
While the number and variety of devices we use at home, work and play continue to grow, we are also seeing an on-going evolution in how how we interact with them to derive more value, entertainment or convenience. Consumers are no longer content to have to turn a knob, push a button or flick a switch to engage with their televisions, appliances or home security gear. More and more we want them to recognize our voices and gestures, our faces...Read more