“According to our internal forecasts, over 50% of smartphones will have a display-integrated touchscreen by the end of 2015,” said Kevin Barber, SVP and GM, Smart Display Division (SDD), Synaptics. “Going forward, the strategic acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers will allow us to integrate the very best display drivers with our proven touch solutions in ways that were not previously possible.”
Synaptics TDDI combines the touch controller and display driver into a single chip, reducing component count and simplifying design. ClearPad 4291 supports hybrid in-cell designs, eliminating the discrete touch sensor by leveraging existing layers in the liquid crystal display (LCD). ClearPad 4191 goes a step further by leveraging existing electrodes in the LCD for an even more elegant system architecture. Both solutions result in thinner touchscreens and brighter displays that help to improve the overall aesthetic design of smartphones and tablets. Additionally, both employ Synaptics’ TDsync technology, virtually eliminating display noise and delivering best-in-class capacitive sensing performance.