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Synaptics Announces New SoC Line for Voice Interaction

Synaptics Announces New SoC Line for Voice Interaction

“…the new offering comprises SoC solutions that feature custom wake word support and far-field voice processing capabilities, with processing done on-device.” Synaptics has announced a new System on Chip (SoC) line of solutions for audio processing on connected devices. Dubbed the AS3xx series, the new offering comprises SoC solutions that feature custom wake word support…

Synaptics Finds New Angle for Clear ID in Notebook Integrations

Synaptics Finds New Angle for Clear ID in Notebook Integrations

“Clear ID is notable for having delivered the first instance of an in-display fingerprint scanning feature for a commercial smartphone last year, in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD smartphone.” Synaptics has found a novel application of its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology, thanks to a partnership with notebook OEM/ODM Clevo. Just ahead of the launch of…

Synaptics Adapts AudioSmart Tech for Smart Set-Top-Boxes

Synaptics Adapts AudioSmart Tech for Smart Set-Top-Boxes

“…it delivers AudioSmart’s key speech recognition capabilities, including acoustic echo cancellation and voice targeting.” Synaptics has adapted its AudioSmart Far-Field Voice (FFV) technology for emerging set-top-boxes. Its new solution, the VideoSmart VS-550 multimedia processor, features a quad-core 15K DMIPs processor, and arrives as a single-chip solution for device makers. It’s designed for Android TV set-top…

Synaptics’ AudioSmart Tech Supports Alexa in New Smart TVs

Synaptics’ AudioSmart Tech Supports Alexa in New Smart TVs

“Adding far-field voice recognition to our TV lineup provides consumers with a more natural and convenient viewing experience.” -Bryan Huang, Product Center Director, TCL Synaptics‘ far-field voice technology is now being used in new smart TV’s to support their use of Alexa, Amazon’s voice-based AI assistant. The TVs are made by TCL, a China-based electronics…

Synaptics, Dialog End Acquisition Talks

Synaptics, Dialog End Acquisition Talks

Synaptics and Dialog Semiconductor have ended their brief courtship, with the companies announcing that they have broken off talks about the latter’s potential acquisition of the former. In announcing the end of the negotiations, Dialog Semiconductor did not offer a reason; but a “source familiar with the matter” tells Reuters that Synaptics “balked at the…

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics will unveil its Q4 and fiscal 2018 results on August 9th, the company has announced. The results will be posted after market close, with a corresponding conference call scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement announcing the plan, Synaptics offered little further information on the information to be presented. But the company did…

Synaptics, Baidu Team Up On Voice-Based AI Tech

Synaptics, Baidu Team Up On Voice-Based AI Tech

“First unveiled at the Baidu Create 2018 AI Developer Conference earlier this month, the solution holds considerable potential in the China market, where Baidu says its DuerOS AI platform is already being used by over 200 partners in 25 million devices.” Synaptics and Baidu have joined forces, announcing that the former’s AudioSmart far-field voice digital signal…

Forthcoming Notebook PCs To Feature Synaptics Biometrics

Forthcoming Notebook PCs To Feature Synaptics Biometrics

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Synaptics Enters Acquisition Dialogue

Synaptics Enters Acquisition Dialogue

“Synaptics serves a number of clients and recently won acclaim for its fingerprint sensor technology after it became the first supplier to deliver an in-displayer fingerprint scanner in a commercial smartphone earlier this year.” Synaptics is in talks with Dialog Semiconductor about the latter’s potential acquisition of the former, the company has confirmed. In a…

Synaptics’ New Match-in-Sensor Tech is Ready for the PC Market

Synaptics’ New Match-in-Sensor Tech is Ready for the PC Market

“The solution’s System-on-Chip approach may represent the next paradigm for fingerprint sensor technology.” A new Synaptics fingerprint sensor module is designed to scan and match a user’s fingerprint within its own chip, allowing for heightened biometric security. Called FS7600 Match-in-Sensor, the solution is production ready, and is already being integrated into PC products. The solution’s…

BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

New Synaptics Facility to Focus on IoT Smart Home Tech

New Synaptics Facility to Focus on IoT Smart Home Tech

“…Synaptics said it will “position India to develop leading-edge human interface solutions to support the growing consumer IoT market — notably Smart Homes — and will serve as a hub to support both global and South-East Asia markets.”” California-based device interface specialist Synaptics has launched a new development center in India that will focus on…

World’s First Phone with In-Display Sensor Goes On Sale Today

World’s First Phone with In-Display Sensor Goes On Sale Today

The world’s first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor embedded under its display will go on sale today. Vivo first announced that it had such a device in production last month, immediately after fingerprint biometrics specialist Synaptics announced that it had viable in-display technology in mass production. Then, at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month,…

Sharp Integration Adds Synaptics to NTT DoCoMo’s Arsenal

Sharp Integration Adds Synaptics to NTT DoCoMo’s Arsenal

The integration is significant not only because of Sharp’s prominence in consumer electronics, but also because the new mobile device represents another prong in NTT DoCoMo’s groundbreaking efforts to institutionalize the high authentication standards of the FIDO Alliance Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensor has been adapted into a new smartphone from Sharp. The Aquos ZETA…

Synaptics Discusses Fiscal Results, Future Opportunities

Synaptics Discusses Fiscal Results, Future Opportunities

Digital interface developer Synaptics has hosted a conference call on its latest quarterly results, and according to the company things are looking up. Setting the context for the results, CEO Richard Bergman said that “the last couple of years have been transformative for Synaptics.” He credited that to the company’s development of new products in…