Synaptics Lights up Notebooks with Illuminated TouchPad

9/17/2003 - Synaptics® Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leader in human interface solutions for mobile computing and communications devices, announced the release of the LuxPadTM, an innovative device that enhances a standard touch pad by adding illumination. Designed to support the growing trend of consumer-driven notebook designs, the Synaptics LuxPad can either light up the entire touchpad or light up a logo in the center of the TouchPad, depending on the preference of the notebook designer. LuxPad replaces a standard touchpad in a notebook computer, and offers the same superior performance and reliability that is the hallmark of Synaptics’ products.

“Synaptics continues to develop innovative interface solutions that differentiate our customers from their competition,” said Synaptics General Manager, Don Kirby. “Synaptics developed the LuxPad solution to give notebook designers a stylish, unique, and eye-catching interface solution that appeals to the growing number of consumers who are purchasing notebook computers.”

“In the crowded market for notebook PCs, it is becoming very hard for OEMs to distinguish their product, while at the same time, style and appearance are becoming a major factor in the purchasing decision of customers,” said Randy Giusto, Vice president, Personal Technology at IDC. “Notebook vendors continue to look for ways to enhance the style and appearance of their designs, thus increasing its attractiveness to consumers.”

About Synaptics Incorporated
Synaptics develops advanced interface solutions for products as diverse as notebook and desktop computers, mobile computing and communications devices, automotive applications and security solutions. Synaptics products include: TouchPadTM, the industry standard notebook pointing device; ClearPadTM, a capacitive touch screen solution; TouchStykTM, a modular capacitive pointing stick solution; Spiral®, an inductive, proximity sensing pen input system; cPadTM, an LCD TouchPad; TouchScreen, a capacitive touch solution for large displays; and QuickStroke®, a proprietary Chinese handwriting recognition software. More information about Synaptics can be found on the World Wide Web at

Synaptics, the Synaptics logo, LuxPad, cPad, TouchPad, TouchStyk, ClearPad, Spiral, and QuickStroke are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synaptics.

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