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.
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics’ broad portfolio of touch, display, and biometrics products is built on the company’s rich R&D and supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA) www.synaptics.com.