Synaptics Incorporated
Feb 2, 2009

Synaptics ClearPad(TM) Touchscreen Brings Advanced Gestures to New NTT DOCOMO Prime Series N-01A Mobile Phone

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb 02, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Synaptics Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA) a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today announced that its ClearPad(TM) solution brings high-performance touch capabilities to the NTT DOCOMO Prime Series N-01A mobile phones. The Prime Series -- manufactured by industry leader NEC -- is shipping now in Japan.

This stylish, popular mobile phone features a large touchscreen that is well suited for feature-rich applications, such as video or broadcast television. The N-01A mobile phone's intuitive and contextual controls are enabled by Synaptics ClearPad solution that also supports Synaptics Enhanced Gesture Recognition (EGR(TM)) technology. Synaptics EGR gesture library enables shortcuts for navigation and commands. No additional recognition software is required on the host processor to enable advanced gestures.

For users, Synaptics' proven EGR technology means high-performance gestures that are intuitive and exciting. EGR enables single-finger gestures (i.e., Tap, Double-Tap, Press, and Flick) as well as multi-finger gestures, such as Pinch. The compelling capabilities of the ClearPad touchscreen enrich the user experience, bringing more ease-of-use to the NTT DOCOMO Prime Series N-01A.

"We're very pleased to work with an industry leader like NEC to incorporate our innovative ClearPad interface into the high-profile DOCOMO Prime series mobile phones," said Yoshi Maeda, president of Synaptics Japan. "Our ClearPad and EGR technology help to enable feature-rich applications that can be enjoyed by the growing user base in Japan's mobile phone market."

Synaptics ClearPad is available to manufacturers that want proven capacitive touchscreens for their mobile devices -- for navigation, scrolling, virtual controls, and other functions. To find out more about ClearPad, visit

About Synaptics

Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) is a leading developer of interface solutions for the mobile computing, communications, and entertainment industries. The company creates interface solutions for a variety of devices including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, digital music players, and mobile phones. The TouchPad(TM), Synaptics' flagship product, is integrated into a majority of today's notebook computers. Consumer electronics and computing manufacturers use Synaptics' solutions to enrich the interaction between humans and intelligent devices through improved usability, functionality, and industrial design. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.

Synaptics, ClearPad, TouchPad, and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries.

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