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Synaptics Shipping Automotive EVKs with Fingerprint Sensors to Tier 1’s, OEMs

SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 22, 2016 – Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced broad availability of its new Natural ID fingerprint sensor evaluation kit (EVK) specifically targeted at the automotive industry. Synaptics’ Natural ID Automotive EVK enables designers and engineers to rapidly integrate fingerprint sensors into prototypes and demo systems inside the vehicle or in the lab.

Synaptics’ fingerprint sensors not only provide biometrics with advanced encryption capabilities, but can also recognize user input gestures including swipes, taps and long presses. This combination of biometrics and user input capabilities makes them ideal for automotive applications such as driver-based personalization, in-car payments and services, and interaction with in-vehicle infotainment systems and instrument clusters where minimal physical clutter, intuitiveness of use, and minimization of driver distraction are key requirements.

“Synaptics is providing a unique and simple way to implement biometric authentication into next generation automobiles. With this evaluation kit, Tier 1’s and OEMs alike can rapidly prototype and evaluate compelling automotive user experiences that utilize fingerprint biometrics for a variety of purposes including driver-based personalization, user interface navigation and secure in-car payments,” said Sunil Thomas, senior director, Automotive Business, Synaptics.

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Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) is changing the way humans engage with connected devices and data, engineering exceptional experiences throughout the home, at work, in the car and on the go. Synaptics is the partner of choice for the world’s most innovative intelligent system providers who are integrating multiple experiential technologies into platforms that make our digital lives more productive, insightful, secure and enjoyable. These customers are combining Synaptics’ differentiated technologies in touch, display and biometrics with a new generation of advanced connectivity and AI-enhanced video, vision, audio, speech and security processing.

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