Synaptics is a leading worldwide developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices. Synaptics was founded in 1986 by Federico Faggin and Carver Mead. We have grown from a neural network research organization into leaders in human interface solutions.

We launched our flagship TouchPad interface in 1995 and quickly became a leader in the PC notebook marketplace. We continued to innovate with new human interface solutions for an expanding roster of devices, including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, digital music players, mobile phones, GPS devices, and remote controls.

Synaptics went public in 2002 with a successful IPO and is currently listed on the NASDAQ exchange. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the Synaptics team comprises more than 524 employees in nine countries, with more than half of our employees in technology, engineering and product design functions.

Our company is uniquely suited to meet the needs of the emerging digital lifestyle trends for innovative, intuitive human interfaces for consumer electronic devices. We combine decades of technological leadership with an innovation-driven culture that’s always looking to the future. In the fast-paced markets we serve we continually search for new innovations that enrich and streamline the interaction between humans and intelligent electronic devices.

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2011 Teams:
  1. SynaVelo / 283 pts / 2,095.3 miles / 9,310 minutes
  2. SynaRoll / 109 pts / 473.6 miles / 2,185 minutes