Synaptics Completes Acquisition of DisplayLink
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2020 – Synaptics Incorporated (Nasdaq: SYNA) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DisplayLink Corp., a leader in universal docking solutions and high-performance video compression technology. The combination with DisplayLink, in addition to the recently completed acquisition of rights to Broadcom’s wireless IoT connectivity portfolio, further accelerates Synaptics’ long-term IoT diversification strategy and extends its video interface market leadership.
“We are very excited to join forces with the DisplayLink team, the unquestioned leader in universal docking solutions,” said Michael Hurlston, president and CEO of Synaptics. “We expect to combine their innovative video compression technology with our existing video interface products as well as our new wireless solutions to build a roadmap second to none.”
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Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) is pioneering the relationship between people and intelligent devices, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences for the premium market. Synaptics’ broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, video, vision, AI, audio and connectivity products are built on the company’s rich R&D, extensive IP and dependable supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for the smart home, smartphones, PC and peripherals, and automotive markets, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable.