Synaptics Merges Touch Powers with Display Tech
Synaptics today announced a new series of touch displays called ClearPad that integrate the touch controls directly into the display itself. The ClearPad Series 3 and 4 combine multi-touch technology with the display driver (DDI) into a single-chip component. Synaptics says that this reduces the cost, reduces the weight and thickness, and improves performance. Synaptics says it is already working with device makers, and it expects hardware with the ClearPad technology to hit the market during the second half of 2011.
Hands on with the Huawei Mate S
The Mate S is Huawei's new global flagship phone. Like most new flagships, it sports a 5 inch display, metal body, fingerprint sensor, and some advanced camera technology.
Synaptics Shrinks Fingerprint Sensors
At CES this week, Synaptics is demonstrating a new generation of smaller fingerprint sensors that offer the ease and reliability of a touch sensor in the space of a swipe-style sensor. The company has a prototype working in a Samsung Galaxy S5.
Microsoft Testing Advanced Pre-Touch Sensing On Phones
Microsoft recently demonstrated new touchscreen technology that can anticipate users' actions and call up different controls, options, or menus to suit the current task. Pre-touch sensing helps the phone determine how the user is gripping the phone, as well as where the user's fingers are approaching the display.
Synaptics Debuts Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreen Controllers
Synaptics today announced the ClearPad 3600, 3700, and 7800, new touch panel controllers that are sensitive to pressure similar to the iPhone's 3D Touch display. The controllers are able to differentiate between micro-changes in pressure on the screen in order to power new features from device makers and app writers.
Synaptics Improves Natural ID Fingerprint Tech
Synaptics today announced its third-generation Natural ID fingerprint technology, which can now read fingerprints through even thicker glass. Synaptics says the FS4500 sensor can identify fingerprints through glass, ceramic buttons, and recessed cover glass up to 300μm thick, which will let hardware companies hide the fingerprint sensor out of sight.