Synaptics Incorporated
SYNAPTICS INC (Form: 4, Received: 09/24/2003 14:30:31)    
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public
Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

MCKINNON DAVID T
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

SYNAPTICS INC [ SYNA ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
VP of System Silicon
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

2381 BERING DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

8/7/2003
(Street)

SAN JOSE, CA 95131
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YYYY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YYYY) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YYYY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YYYY) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $9.96   8/7/2003        30000       8/7/2004   (1) 8/7/2013   Common Stock   30000   $0   30000   D    

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
MCKINNON DAVID T
2381 BERING DRIVE
SAN JOSE, CA 95131


VP of System Silicon

Signatures

David T. McKinnon 9/4/2003
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
( 1)  25% of the total number of shares subject to the option shall vest and become exercisable on the twelve month anniversary of the August 7, 2003 vesting commencement date, and 1/48th of the total number of shares subject to the option shall vest and become exercisable on the 7th day of each month thereafter.

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