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Synaptics Clear ID Named Component of the Year by Society for Information Display

Display Industry Awards Honor Industry-First Clear ID Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DISPLAY WEEK -- Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced the distinguished Society for Information Display (SID) has named Synaptics’ Clear ID™ optical-based in-display fingerprint sensor technology as Component of the Year. Designed to enable smartphones with OLED infinity displays, Synaptics’ Clear ID in-display fingerprint sensors are placed in a natural location directly in the touchscreen, eliminating the need for buttons and enabling larger bezel-free displays. Clear ID is now available in retail stores on Vivo X20 Plus UD and Vivo X21 UD smartphones.

Presented by SID, the 2018 Display Industry Awards (DIAs) recognize innovative display products, components, and applications that hold the most promise for shaping the future of the global display industry. The DIAs are awarded each year in three categories: Display of the Year, Display Application of the Year, and Display Component of the Year.

“We are delighted to award Synaptics a Display Component of the Year Award for its Clear ID optical in-display fingerprint sensor,” said Wei Chen, SID’s Display Industry Awards Committee Chairman. “The Display Industry Awards are SID’s highest honor, presented to recognize the best display products or applications introduced to the market during the previous calendar year. On behalf of SID, we would like to commend Synaptics’ ongoing commitment to innovation and to helping shape the future of display performance and solutions.”

“It is truly an honor to accept this prestigious award for Clear ID on behalf of the highly talented Synaptics team,” said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Division, Synaptics. “We believe consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of the phone, and with the industry moving towards bezel-free OLED infinity displays, the natural placement of the fingerprint sensor is in the display itself.”

Synaptics fingerprint sensors are available with highly secure SentryPoint™ technology, offering OEMs a wide-range of unique authentication software including: Quantum Matcher™ for adaptive fingerprint template matching and authentication; SecureLink™ which combines support for TLS protocol with ECC authentication and AES encryption; and PurePrint™ anti-spoof technology to help distinguish between fake or spoofed fingerprints and actual live fingers. PurePrint drivers are regularly updated with new devices to combat new spoofing techniques and materials.

About the DIA:
The Display Industry Awards (DIA) are the most prestigious awards in the display industry. Each year since 1995, SID’s international awards committee — comprising a distinguished panel of display luminaries — has honored the most innovative display products, components, and applications with the greatest promise of shaping the future of the display industry. This year’s DIAs will be presented at the SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, also known as Display Week 2018 — the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays. Display Week 2018 will be held in May in Los Angeles, California. For more information on the DIAs or Display Week 2018, please visit: or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek, hashtag #DisplayWeek18.

About SID:
The Society of Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic-display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization’s members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID’s global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit

About Synaptics:
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics’ broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products is built on the company’s rich R&D, extensive IP and dependable supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC, smart home, and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA)

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Clear ID, SentryPoint, Quantum Matcher, PurePrint, SecureLink, Synaptics, and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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