Synaptics Blog

February 14, 2017
Category: Biometrics

Many of us remember those stretch-of-the-imagination science-fiction movies and TV shows in which people were screened by facial and iris scans to access otherwise-off-limits locations.  While these futuristic depictions of technology have found success in some government and commercial applications, its use for consumers is still in its infancy.

By contrast, fingerprint authentication has been readily adopted on consumer flagship... Read more

October 4, 2016

One of the many advances being made in smartphones and tablets is the progression to a “whole-device” display. Some models already have full-width displays with little or no bezel or ink area on the sides. The next step will be a nearly full-height display; “nearly” that is, because while the home button will be gone, there will still need to be a front-facing camera.

The use of biometrics for user identity has become increasingly... Read more

August 11, 2016
Category: Corporate, CEO

On Wall Street, a company’s quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year growth is arguably the most common measurements of its success. Revenues and earnings certainly do give a picture of performance, good or bad, but one often overlooked metric of success is the number of units shipped. We’re proud with the fact that we recently shipped the 4-billionth unit of Synaptics’ storied human-interface solutions.

To put this significant achievement... Read more

June 13, 2016

1.3 billion years ago two black holes collapsed and merged, emitting a burst of energy orders of magnitude greater than anything our sun could ever generate. Today, that energy continues to propagate in the form of gravity waves, literally stretching and squeezing the very fabric of space. These displacements are incredibly small, making them impossible to observe. That is until September 14, 2015, when twin Laser Interferometer... Read more

May 17, 2016
Category: Corporate

There’s no single reason why Synaptics is a fantastic place to work. Even for someone heading up the company’s human resources, I’d have a difficult time listing them all. But I can point out that we’re not the only ones who know it’s a terrific company to be a part of, because the San Francisco Business Times just named Synaptics one of the best places to work in the Bay Area – Again!... Read more