San Jose, CA - July 27, 2004 - Synaptics® Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, has developed a new touchpad interface solution for the HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC.
The NavPoint touchpad solution replaces the HP device's five-way mechanical button with an interactive capacitive sensor. In addition to replacing button functionality, the NavPoint also offers unique navigation controls, including short and long distance scrolling features, tapping, and mouse-like cursor navigation.
"The NavPoint solution offers users improved functionality and versatility in accessing and managing today's richer content in handheld devices," explains Francis Lee, President and CEO of Synaptics. "We are pleased to work closely with a company such as HP that emphasizes innovative technology in their device designs."
For more information, or to view a demonstration of the NavPoint solution, visit www.synaptics.com
For more information on the NavPoint equipped HP iPAQ Pocket PC, visit www.hp.com/ipaq.
About Synaptics Incorporated
Synaptics is a leading developer of interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices, with its products found in over 50 percent of today's notebook computers. Synaptics' engineered solutions for device manufacturers include: TouchPad the industry standard notebook navigation device; TouchStyk, a modular capacitive pointing stick solution; SpeakerPad, an integrated audio speaker and notebook TouchPad; LuxPad, an illuminated TouchPad: TouchRing, a one dimensional scrolling solution for MP3 devices; and QuickStroke®, a proprietary Chinese handwriting recognition software. More information about Synaptics can be found on the World Wide Web at www.synaptics.com.
Synaptics, the Synaptics logo, NavPoint, TouchPad, TouchStyk, SpeakerPad, LuxPad, and QuickStroke are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries.
All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements about Synaptics, as that term is defined under the federal securities laws. Synaptics intends such forward-looking statements to be subject to the safe-harbor created by those laws. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to expectations of the market acceptability of the NavPoint product. Synaptics cautions that these statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such factors include, but are not limited to: (a) market demand for the NavPoint solution (b) market demand for OEM products using Synaptics' NavPoint solution, and (c ) the failure of Synaptics' products and OEM products to deliver commercially acceptable performance, and other risks as identified from time to time in Synaptics' SEC reports, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and Annual Reports on Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Synaptics on the date hereof, and Synaptics assumes no obligation to update such statements.