BARCELONA, SPAIN: Synaptics Inc. announced a major notebook PC OEM has selected its ForcePadÂ™ technology to power its latest premium notebook, marking the first global OEM to bring Synaptics' ForcePad technology to market. As part of Synaptics' next generation of TouchPadÂ™ touch solutions, ForcePad is the PC industry's first TouchPad that incorporates pressure recognition and delivers a new dimension of control for consumers.
Synaptics' ForcePad is an enhancement beyond ClickPad, replacing the mechanical click mechanisms with more accurate and reliable solid state force sensors. This gives users more intuitive and precise interactions in both operating system controls and applications including multi-touch gestures.
Additionally, by incorporating variable pressure detection across the entire touch area, ForcePad enables leading OEMs to utilize 100 percent of the touch area for pointing, gestures and button activation, ultimately allowing for increasingly thin notebook designs when compared to previous ClickPads.
Synaptics' ForcePad also incorporates TypeGuardÂ™ software technology. Many notebook users become frustrated when they falsely move the cursor or accidentally activate a tap by touching or brushing the touchpad with their palm. TypeGuard virtually eliminates all false cursor movements, accidental taps and false edge scrolls, giving users a more accurate response during everyday use.