Meet Synaptics: Bergman sees increased interest in HMI, biometrics products
In an exclusive interview with The Fly, Synaptics (SYNA) CEO Rick Bergman said he expects interest in the company's Human Machine Interface, or HMI, and biometrics products to increase over the next year: "Next year I expect to see increased interest in our HMI and biometrics products. Specific to smartphones, OEMs are looking to add more security, reduce component counts and create sleeker, industrial-style designs - i.e. full width and height displays, curved touchscreens, no physical cover glass buttons - for their new devices. And through a longer design cycle, automotive OEMs are preparing to extend the smartphone experience to drivers." "Meet the Company" is The Fly's recurring series of exclusive short interviews with Executive Officers to offer a deeper look inside the company. The remainder of this interview to follow.