Logitech V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse Scrolls with Synaptics ScrollStrip

10/19/2004 - Synaptics® Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices, has introduced a new scrolling solution in the Logitech® V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse, announced earlier by Logitech. The new mouse uses Synaptics' customized four-way ScrollStripTM solution that completely revolutionizes the scrolling experience. The Synaptics ScrollStrip technology provides horizontal and vertical scrolling in a thin, flexible sensor design. This is the first time Synaptics' capacitive technology, which has shipped in over one hundred million consumer devices since 1995, has been integrated into a mouse.

The two dimensional scrolling is enhanced by intelligent sensing features, including:

"We worked closely with Logitech to create a thin and flexible ScrollStrip solution to support Logitech's compact mouse design," explained Don Kirby, Synaptics' General Manager of PC Products. "Over 50 percent of notebook computers use Synaptics capacitive TouchPad and TouchStyk products. As a result, users are very familiar with Synaptics' solutions, making a natural transition from notebook to mobile mouse."

"Today's notebook users are looking for the best in comfort, convenience and reliability," said Ashish Arora, Logitech director of product marketing for Retail Pointing Devices. "By working with Synaptics, we have created a sleek, solid state four-way scroll panel that offers a higher level of performance and control than other mobile mice on the market today, making mobile computing easier and more productive."

The Logitech V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse will be available in retail stores in the United States, Europe and Asia, beginning later this month. It will also be available at www.logitech.com. Suggested retail price in the U.S. is $69.95.

About Synaptics Incorporated
Synaptics is a leading developer of interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices, with its products found in over 50 percent of today's notebook computers. Synaptics' engineered solutions for device manufacturers include: TouchPadTM the industry standard notebook navigation device; MobileTouchTM, a customizable scrolling, input and navigation solution for mobile handsets; TouchRingTM, a one dimensional scrolling solution for MP3 devices; and QuickStrokeTM, a proprietary Chinese handwriting recognition software. More information about Synaptics can be found on the web at www.synaptics.com.

Synaptics, the Synaptics logo, ScrollStrip, TouchPad, MobileTouch, TouchRing, and QuickStroke are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries.

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