Synaptics Secures Compliance on Windows 8.1
Sep 12, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Synaptics Inc., a developer of human interface solutions, announced it achieved compliance for Windows 8.1, the latest update to the Microsoft Windows 8 OS, across its portfolio of touchscreen and TouchPad solutions.
According to a release, as a lead co-engineering partner with Microsoft in support of Windows 8.1, Synaptics is continuing its commitment to driving the "touch-first" experience brought to consumers via the unique Microsoft Windows 8.1 interface.
With this latest certification, Synaptics technology and drivers are digitally signed and accepted by the Windows 8.1 OS for optimum performance and ease of use. Synaptics said it will work closely with device manufacturers, host processor providers and sensor partners to create reference designs and solutions that maximize fast, fluid and friendly multi-touch user experiences on their next-generation Windows 8.1-based designs.
Synaptics noted that technology now certified for Windows 8.1 includes:
-Synaptics TouchPad Synaptics' advanced, touch-sensitive interface solution providing screen navigation, cursor movement, application control and gesture input for Windows 8.1 notebooks.
-Synaptics ClearPad 7470 and 7500 Part of the industry's broadest and most advanced line of multi-touch capacitive touchscreen solutions, ClearPad brings friendly screen navigation, selection, interactive input and more to Windows 8.1-based touchscreen-enabled devices from laptops to tablets.
"With Windows 8.1 Microsoft continues to usher in an friendly user experience, with a sound emphasis on touch input," said Godfrey Cheng, vice president of marketing, Synaptics Human Interface Systems Design (HISD) division. "As the leader in human interface and touch technology, Synaptics continues to support Microsoft to drive this touch-first experience for consumers, and we are proud to become the first touch technology provider to become Windows 8.1 certified."
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