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Synaptics Announces Agreement with CityOne Network Communication Company, Ltd.

Synaptics Announces Agreement with CityOne Network Communication Company, Ltd. June 12, 2002 – San Jose, CA – Synaptics, a leader in touch pads and other human interface solutions for mobile computing and communications devices, and CityOne Network Communication Company, Ltd., today announced an agreement where Synaptics will develop and manufacture a TouchPad module for short text message input for integration into CityOne public access telephones in China. The module will combine Synaptics’ proprietary QuickStroke® Chinese character recognition software with a Synaptics capacitive TouchPad to form a stand-alone module designed for integration into public telephones, as well as home telephone handsets.

The telecommunications market in China is ideal for implementations of Synaptics technology because of the limitations of keypads for Chinese character and data input. To send a short message using a public telephone today, the user must type the pinyin phonetic spelling of a Chinese character using the Western alphabet on the telephone keypad. Synaptics’ character recognition software will allow the user to input Chinese characters using standard strokes. “This implementation of our QuickStroke and TouchPad products into public access and home telephones illustrates how Synaptics is leveraging its technology and diversifying into other emerging communication markets,” explains Synaptics President and CEO Francis Lee. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to work closely with CityOne to develop a customized interface solution to meet their unique requirements.”

“CityOne is looking forward to strengthening its relationship with Synaptics to develop interface solutions that will simplify and improve the way people interact with public access and private telephones throughout China,” says Zhao Guang, CEO of CityOne. “Synaptics advanced interface technologies will make our devices easier to use and more accessible for the vast majority of Chinese who have little knowledge of the keyboard and other cumbersome input systems.”

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

About CityOne Network Communication Company, Ltd.
Cityone Network Communication Co., Ltd. specializes in the research and development, manufacture and sales of public communication systems and information terminal products in China. Cityone participates in forming relevant standards in this field for the state. The company headquarters are located in Shenyang, China. More information about CityOne can be found on the World Wide Web at

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements about Synaptics, as that term is defined under the federal securities laws. Synaptics intends such forward-looking statements to be subject to the safe-harbor created by those laws. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, expectations of Synaptics growth into public access and home telephones. Synaptics cautions that these statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such factors include, but are not limited to: (a) market demand for Synaptics products (b) market demand for CityOne products using Synaptics products, and © the failure of Synaptics products and CityOne products to deliver commercially acceptable performance, and other risks as identified from time to time in Synaptics' SEC reports, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and Annual Reports on Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Synaptics on the date hereof, and Synaptics assumes no obligation to update such statements.


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