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January 15, 2021

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...

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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...

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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...

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September 21, 2017

Introduction 

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...

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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...

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