SAN JOSE, Calif., June 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced broad availability of its new Natural ID fingerprint sensor evaluation kit (EVK) specifically targeted at the automotive industry. Synaptics' Natural ID Automotive EVK enables designers and engineers to rapidly integrate fingerprint sensors into prototypes and demo systems inside the vehicle or in the lab.

Synaptics' fingerprint sensors not only provide biometrics with advanced encryption capabilities, but can also recognize user input gestures including swipes, taps and long presses. This combination of biometrics and user input capabilities makes them ideal for automotive applications such as driver-based personalization, in-car payments and services, and interaction with in-vehicle infotainment systems and instrument clusters where minimal physical clutter, intuitiveness of use, and minimization of driver distraction are key requirements.

"Synaptics is providing a unique and simple way to implement biometric authentication into next generation automobiles. With this evaluation kit, Tier 1s and OEMs alike can rapidly prototype and evaluate compelling automotive user experiences that utilize fingerprint biometrics for a variety of purposes including driver-based personalization, user interface navigation and secure in-car payments," said Sunil Thomas, senior director, Automotive Business, Synaptics.

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About Synaptics: 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, extensive IP and dependable 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)

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