December 20, 1999 13:45

Synaptics Inc. Announces Distributorship Deal With Input Technologies To Bring its TouchPad Technology to Industrial Markets

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 1999--Synaptics, Inc.(R) of San Jose, California and Input Technologies, LLC of Colorado Springs, Colorado have announced an alliance that combines the touchpad industry leader with excellent distribution capabilities for the industrial and kiosk marketplace.

Synaptics TouchPads(TM) are found in nearly 100% of the U.S. based touchpad market for notebooks, with customers such as Dell, Acer, Hewlett Packard and Compaq. Together in an effort to expand market share worldwide, the trusted Synaptics' technology that top-tier manufacturers use in their notebooks is now available to kiosk and industrial manufacturers through Input Technologies.

Synaptics' TouchPads are the ideal product for manufacturers looking for a rugged, durable input device. With Synaptics' moisture proof technology, size variety, customizable functions such as scrolling, tap zones and launch zones, and the low pricing available due to the high volume of its other business, Industrial manufacturers are very excited about the agreement.

Synaptics Vice President of Sales, Tom Spade is looking forward to Synaptics' impact on industrial markets. "Through our agreement with Input Technologies, Synaptics will provide manufacturers in the kiosk and industrial markets with exciting new options for touch sensing technology. By offering competitive prices and choices to our customers, we are enabling them to provide more targeted and efficient ways for their end consumers to interact with their products."

About Input Technologies, LLC

Input Technologies, LLC, a Colorado-based input device distributor, is committed to providing customers with the highest quality, most technologically advanced, human-to-machine interface solutions at competitive prices. Input Technologies is proud to distribute a variety of industrial products, including 15 different Synaptics' TouchPad(TM) touch input devices and 35 types of industrial keyboards, including Panelkey(R), Microkey(R), and Ergokey(R) keyboards. Consult an Input Technologies representative for a product catalog. Input Technologies can be contacted at +1 (719) 475-7223, on the web at www.input-tech.com, or via email at [email protected]

About Synaptics(R) Inc.

As the technology innovator in neural-based systems, a market leader in touchpad devices, and an expert in natural interface solutions, Synaptics is known as the Human Interface Company(TM). Founded by Federico Faggin and Carver Mead, Synaptics develops advanced computing, consumer electronics, and communications input device solutions that adapt to the way people work, naturally and intuitively. Synaptics' broad technology portfolio and technical expertise apply to products as diverse as notebook and desktop computers, hand-held PCs (HPCs), personal digital assistants (PDAs), pagers, cellular phones, smartphones, Internet appliances, automotive systems, security devices, and electronic toys. Synaptics' current products include the TouchPad, the established notebook pointing device standard, the StampPad(TM), world's smallest touchpad for handheld devices and sub-notebooks, the TouchWriter(TM), a TouchPad that responds to touch or stylus, and QuickStroke(TM), a fast and accurate Chinese handwriting recognition application. Synaptics is a California-based venture-backed private company. The company can be contacted at (408) 434-0110, or on the Internet at www.synaptics.com, or via email at [email protected]

Note to Editors: Synaptics(R) is a registered trademark of Synaptics, Inc. StampPad(TM), ButtonBoard(TM), QuickStroke(TM), TouchWriter(TM), and the Human Interface Company(TM) are trademark of Synaptics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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