Synaptics Blog

December 5, 2017

Not long ago, I wrote here on what I regard as the four dimensions of the human-interface revolution: interaction, personalization, contextual awareness, and omnipresence. Those four dimensions, not coincidentally, also portray the scope of the Synaptics vision: advancing the... Read more

November 15, 2017

Once again, the mobile phone display is the engine of change in the mobile phone market. Previous waves of change have brought capacitive touchscreens, high-resolution Full HD displays, and the integration of touch and display controllers. Now, the rate of innovation is accelerating once again, as smartphone manufacturers introduce new aspect ratios, new edge-to-edge infinity display designs with almost no bezel, and new biometric sensing... Read more

September 21, 2017


The smartphone has become the equivalent of a personal assistant that now has a role in virtually every aspect of people’s lives, ranging from basic voice and data communications to sophisticated applications for banking, navigation and even entertainment. For most of these applications, users want the largest possible display to enjoy a more engaging experience. But given the dependence on their... Read more

April 4, 2017

In the ruthlessly competitive smartphone market, the choice of display technology is one of the more important decisions that a manufacturer will make. Advances in touchscreen features and capabilities have in the past contributed to clear shifts in market share from one device to another. Handset manufacturers create marketing campaigns aimed at bringing consumers’ attention to the key visual and design differences central to their new model... Read more

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