Synaptics ForcePad Technology Chosen for UIST Contest
Synaptics today confirmed that Synaptics ForcePad, the next generation of TouchPad touch solutions, has been chosen as the hardware technology for the fourth annual User Interface Software & Technology (UIST) Student Innovation Contest (SIC). Originally released to UIST under the codename “Jedeye,” Synaptics’ ForcePad solution joins three-time hardware supplier Microsoft in supporting the contest. As a multi-finger, capacitive TouchPad with variable force detection and a large “modern touch pad” gesture area, ForcePad promises to redefine the touch interaction experience for notebook and desktop PC users. Ideal for the rapidly growing ultrabook trend, it is up to 40 percent thinner than today’s ClickPads, enabling thinner and lighter ultrabooks. ForcePad is ideal for the fast and fluid Windows 8 touch experience because it adds an exciting new dimension of control to the user’s interaction. You can find out details for the UIST Student Innovation Contest here.
“ForcePad is the most significant development in touch technology since Synaptics invented the first TouchPad in 1995. We believe ForcePad delivers the world’s best touch experience, opening up a new array of exciting usage models,” said Godfrey Cheng, vice president of marketing for Synaptics PC Division. “UIST is an exemplary organization dedicated to expanding human interaction models, which makes them a perfect partner to advance new technologies based on ForcePad.”
Posted by | Mon, Aug 20, 2012 - 08:46 AM