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Synaptics SecurePad(TM) Selected as CES Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Easy-to-Integrate SecurePad with Fingerprint Sensor Recognized in the

Enabling Technologies Product Category

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synaptics Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices, announced today that its SecurePad(TM) solution has been selected as a CES Innovations Design and Engineering honoree in the Enabling Technologies product category. The highly sought-after and prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program recognizes the most innovative consumer electronics products in the industry's hottest product categories.

Through Synaptics' exclusive partnership with Validity Sensors Inc., SecurePad combines Synaptics' renowned TouchPad(TM) with Validity's VFS 201 LiveFlex(TM) biometric technology. SecurePad is a complete TouchPad/fingerprint reader module that provides OEM's with the ability to easily incorporate a fully integrated security and human interface system solution into notebook PCs.

"Synaptics is proud to be recognized for its SecurePad solution by the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards committee," said Mark Vena, vice president of Synaptics' PC business unit. "This award acknowledges the significant value of Synaptics' SecurePad solution, which enables sleeker and more stylish notebook designs that also make security easier for end users."

"Validity is very pleased to work with Synaptics in enabling the integration of two key interface technologies into a combined module and is delighted with the recognition from CES for this innovative approach to navigation and biometric fingerprint security," said Mariel van Tatenhove, vice president of marketing and business development for Validity.

SecurePad is available for notebook PC platforms and is designed for compatibility with leading fingerprint algorithm and software packages that allow OEM's complete design flexibility to customize security solutions for their mobile computing product portfolios. SecurePad is the industry's only fingerprint sensor integrated with a TouchPad, bringing Synaptics' best-in-class TouchPad and the most accurate and reliable fingerprint solution together into one easy-to-use solution.

For more information on Synaptics' SecurePad interface technology, visit

About Synaptics

Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) is a leading developer of human interface solutions for the mobile computing, communications and entertainment industries. The company creates interface solutions for a variety of devices including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, digital music players and mobile phones. The TouchPad(TM), Synaptics' flagship product, is integrated into a majority of today's notebook computers. Consumer electronics and computing manufacturers use Synaptics' solutions to enrich the interaction between humans and intelligent devices through improved usability, functionality and industrial design. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.

Synaptics, SecurePad, TouchPad and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries.

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