In November of 2013 human interface solutions company Synaptics purchased Validity Sensors. Now, two years later, after having had its fingerprint sensors designed into Samsung mobile devices, Synaptics is continuing to champion biometrics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which starts tomorrow in Las Vegas.
Synaptics announced today via press release that its showcase will center around the theme “Experience Innovation”. Among the new innovations that the company is planning to show off, many of them can be directly linked back to the Validity acquisition of year after yesteryear, as well as Synaptics’ more recent acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers.
Many of the products on display will be commercially available, but Synaptics will also showcase some really cool concept prototypes.
The prototypes include concepts with gaming, wearables, identity and connected cars in mind. Natural ID, for instance, brings biometrics to PC, mobile and automotive platforms, while the SecurePad is an area fingerprint sensors built into a laptop’s touch pad (an industry first). Also expect to see innovations in display tech, video game controls and a variety of tech that promises to bring the future to your car.
“As we strengthen our market leadership with new innovations, we’re excited to reveal our latest technologies to help our partners capture new opportunities in automotive and gaming markets,” states Rick Bergman, CEO of Synaptics. “Also on display at CES is Synaptics’ new category of “Smart Display” solutions for the consumer device market, bolstered by the recent RSP acquisition.”
Privately held in South hall 2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center,the Synaptics showcase at CES 2015 can be accessed by appointment only. Interested customers and suppliers can set up an appointment through their Synaptics representative.