- Pac Crest thinks Synaptics (SYNA +3.3%), already the touch controller supplier for Samsung's Galaxy S4, has won the touch controller slot for the Galaxy S5, which it expects will launch in early Q2.
- The firm asserts Synaptics' Hover tech, which enables touch-free gestures on the S4 and Samsungs' Galaxy Note hardware, allowed the company to beat out rivals Atmel (ATML -0.2%), Cypress (CY -1.8%), and South Korea's Melfas, who it thinks can't offer similar functionality. The S4 and Note design wins have contributed to the triple-digit mobile sales growth Synaptics has seen in recent quarters.
- Shares recently sold off due to soft Dec. quarter guidance; at the time, CEO Rick Bergman stated new mobile product launches due in early 2014 would give his company a lift.
at Fox Business (Oct 31, 2014)