CES Recognizes Synaptics Optical Fingerprint Technology for 2018 Innovation Award

Breakthrough Sensor Eliminates Smartphone Home Button, Enables Infinity Displays

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 10, 2017 – Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its Natural ID FS9100 family of optical-based, under-glass fingerprint authentication solutions have been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products.

Synaptics’ Natural ID FS9100 family is the industry’s first optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones, a breakthrough enabling high-performance secure authentication through 1mm thick cover glass. By utilizing optical fingerprint technology with smartphones, OEMs can eliminate home buttons and extend displays to the edges or significantly reduce bezels. Synaptics is currently sampling its third-generation optical solution for in-display fingerprint authentication to select customers with mass production with a Tier 1 OEM expected in the current calendar year.

“Consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of smartphones, and with the trend toward extra-long and borderless infinity displays, optical sensors in the display area are the way forward. Our Natural ID family of optical sensors represents our forward-thinking and commitment to excellence that you’ve come to expect from Synaptics, and we’re proud to be publicly recognized by CES for this prestigious award,” said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Division, Synaptics.

The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Synaptics will showcase its entire human interface portfolio at its private suite during CES 2018. CES will be taking place January 9–12, 2108 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact sales for an appointment. 

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, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products is built on the company’s rich R&D, extensive IP and dependable supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC, smart home, 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) www.synaptics.com.

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