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
Thirty years ago, I graduated from University of Michigan with a BSEE. At the time, IBM was the leading PC company, the internet didn’t really exist and early portable phones were still about five years away. At about the same time, a tiny company was founded in San Jose committed to constant innovation around the human interface.
Thirty years is a long time... Read more
Technology is moving at an unprecedented pace, especially the technology that allows people to interact with devices such as your smartphone.
To understand why we need to improve human interface, let’s review the market dynamics that are driving the changes in our world. Today, technology advances are not in steps, but in leaps.
Remember the time it took to get from the computer to laptop? And then from mobile phones, to smart... Read more
A new dimension in touch!
There’s no question that fingerprint ID technology is proliferating quickly throughout the mobile sector. IHS research suggests that the number of fingerprint sensor-enabled devices will increase from 317 million units in 2014 to 1.4 billion by 2020, and we’ll only continue to see an explosion in the demand for current... Read more