SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced three new feature-rich touch controller solutions designed specifically for the quality and reliability requirements and lifetime needs of the automotive market. The new Synaptics ClearPad ® automotive solutions include S7880, S7881, and S7882 touchscreen controllers which address the rapidly advancing evolution of modern vehicle cockpits.

Synaptics' ClearPad automotive touch controllers harness the company's deep expertise in human interface with features including pressure-sensing ClearForce technology, proximity detection, performance while wearing gloves, and performance under moist screen or finger conditions.

Synaptics' automotive solutions meet ISO 11452 standards for automotive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q100) specifications for use in harsh automotive environments, and are supported by full PPAP documentation. Synaptics is QMS certified to ISO 9001 with a TS-16949 compliant supply chain.

"The auto industry is rapidly changing and Synaptics is focused on continual investments in this space. Our industry-leading and broad automotive portfolio is unmatched with innovative touch, display and biometrics products and we are very excited about the global interest from our Tier 1 and OEM customers," said Sunil Thomas, senior director of automotive business, Synaptics.

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Availability: Synaptics' S7880/81/82 solutions are sampling now and expected to enter mass production in CYQ4 of 2016.

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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For further information, please contact: David Hurd, Synaptics +1-408-904-2766

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