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Synaptics’ Award-Winning Clear ID Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensors Featured on New Xiaomi Mi 8 Smartphones

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 31, 2018 – Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its next-generation, performance-enhanced member of the FS9500 Clear ID™ family of optical in-display fingerprint sensors has been selected by Xiaomi for its new flagship Mi 8 Explorer Edition smartphones. Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, chose Synaptics due to its proven optical in-display performance and technology, advanced optical-optimized algorithms, and significant expertise in user experience design.

The award-winning Clear ID was recently honored as Component of the Year by the distinguished Society for Information Display (SID), following Best of Show recognition at CES 2018 from several leading industry publications, including Android Authority, Android Central, Digital Trends, Tech Radar, Toms Guide, and CES itself. Synaptics’ Clear ID optical in-display fingerprint sensor family is the world’s first mass production solution for smartphones, retailing on vivo’s X20 Plus UD and X21 UD models.

Designed to enable smartphones with bezel-free, button-free infinity displays, Synaptics’ Clear ID in-display fingerprint sensors are placed in a natural location directly in the OLED touchscreen. Clear ID is faster than alternative biometrics such as 3D facial recognition, and very convenient with one-touch biometric authentication. Clear ID is also available with Synaptics SentryPoint™ technology, offering OEMs a wide-range of unique and highly secure authentication features including Quantum Matcher™ for adaptive fingerprint template matching and authentication and over-the-air security updates.

“Synaptics is proud to be engaged with industry-leader Xiaomi, and it’s been great working with them to enable leadership technology and differentiation with our Clear ID in-display fingerprint solution. The smartphone industry’s rapid shift towards bezel-free OLED infinity displays is driving the adoption of our in-display fingerprint sensors to enable the most natural user experience,” said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Division, Synaptics. 

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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