Synaptics Collaborates with Valeo on Industry First Automotive Touchscreen with Force Sensing, Haptic Feedback
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2016 – Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced collaboration with Valeo, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, on an industry first automotive touchscreen that combines capacitive touch, ClearForce™ force sensing technology and haptic feedback. This human interface innovation allows drivers and passengers to more safely control common and emerging cabin applications with the touch of a finger, multiple fingers, and variable force of one or more fingers on a touchscreen.
“Leveraging Synaptics’ ClearPad® ClearForce touch and force sensing technology in a single chip, this automotive solution represents new dimensions in vehicle user interfaces,” said John Brady, senior director, product marketing, Smart Display Division, Synaptics. “We are very pleased to be working with a leader like Valeo on new human interface innovations for automobiles and look forward to building on this key relationship.”
Synaptics offers a comprehensive and dedicated portfolio of vehicle specific solutions that match the pace of consumer electronics human interface innovation. Synaptics’ industry leading touch controllers, display drivers, and biometric sensors are ideal for the automotive industry and will be implemented in numerous locations throughout the vehicle.