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Google picks Synaptics capacitive touchscreen for smartphone device

Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA) said that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has selected the ClearPad 3350 capacitive touchscreen solution to power its latest flagship smartphone device, the Nexus 5.

As a single-chip touch controller solution, which integrates touch directly in the display, ClearPad 3350 enables leading OEMs to develop thinner, lighter, brighter and more responsive smartphone touchscreens.

First introduced in 2011, Synaptics´ patent-pending in-cell touchscreen technology pushes the boundaries for device form factor and user input responsiveness in the Nexus 5. Working in close collaboration with LCD display manufacturers, Synaptics developed the ClearPad in-cell technology by integrating touch functionality directly into the device´s LCD display versus an additional discrete sensor layer. As a result, OEMs are able to deliver even slimmer devices with virtually zero display noise during touch sensing.

As a leading developer of human interface solutions which enhance the user experience, Synaptics provides a broad solutions portfolio. The ClearPad family supports touchscreen solutions for devices ranging from entry-level mobile phones to flagship premium smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs. The company´s website is at


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