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Kensington, PQI Launch Synaptics-Enabled USB Fingerprint Dongles

Upgrades Windows 10 Notebook PCs with Fast, Secure Authentication

SAN JOSE, Calif., and CES Las Vegas – January 5, 2017 – Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its Natural ID fingerprint sensors are featured on new retail USB dongles made by PC peripheral leaders, Kensington and PQI. Both the Kensington® VeriMark Fingerprint Key and the PQI My Lockey add simple, swift and secure fingerprint authentication to Notebook PCs lacking integrated biometric sensor implementation.

The dongles are fully housed, ready-to-use fingerprint modules small enough to remain unobtrusively installed in any notebook USB port. Following a simple user enrollment procedure, secure authentication is completed with a single touch of a finger, enabling fast PC access and the full use of Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport. Synaptics Natural ID solutions are FIDO Certified (Fast IDentity Online), providing broad compliance with an industry-wide ecosystem of products.

“Due to the rapid growth of online payments, combined with the critical need for protecting access to PC data for businesses and consumers, biometric authentication has become the de facto standard for high performance security. These new Kensington and PQI USB dongles enable users to easily add fingerprint sensing to new and older Windows 10-based PCs. Our unique fingerprint sensors also feature Synaptics’ SentryPoint technology, offering Quantum Matcher with PurePrint anti-spoof technology. PurePrint examines fingerprint images using unique artificial intelligence technology to distinguish between fake and actual fingers,” said Godfrey Cheng, vice president of marketing, Human Interface Systems Division (HISD) Synaptics.

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About Synaptics Incorporated

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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