Synaptics describes itself as a human interface solution developer. The Company makes computer hardware such as display controllers, touch pads, capacitive touch controllers, fingerprint sensors and more. Synaptics sells its products to original equipment manufacturers for applications including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, automobiles, wearables and PC peripherals. Its products are based on capacitive sensing technology, as opposed to resistive touch screen technologies. Capacitive touch sensing works by sensing the electrical properties of the finger(s) touching the sensor; a resistive touchscreen senses direct pressure between two clear electrical layers that are separated by a small space, requiring an amount of force. Capacitive touch sensing solutions are solid state, making them more robust than resistive solutions.

Company Growth (employees)
San Jose, US
Size (employees)
1,763 (est)
Synaptics was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in San Jose, US

Synaptics Office Locations

Synaptics has offices in San Jose, Beijing, Minato, Seoul and in 3 other locations
San Jose, US (HQ)
1251 McKay Dr
Neihu District, TW
Lane 407, Section 2, Tiding Blvd
Lausanne, CH
3 Voie du Chariot
Shanghai, CN
10F. No. 533, Lou Shan Guan Road
Seoul, KR
509, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu
Minato, JP
Nakano Central Park South Building 4-10-2 Nakano
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Synaptics Financials and Metrics

Synaptics Financials

Synaptics's revenue was reported to be $444.2 m in Q3, 2017

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

444.2 m

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

134.7 m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

4.5 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

12.3 m

Market capitalization (16-Oct-2017)

1.3 b

Cash (25-Mar-2017)

329.1 m
Synaptics's current market capitalization is $1.3 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


947.5 m1.7 b1.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.1 b1.1 b

Gross profit

578.7 m581.5 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


282.7 m463.7 m477.6 m470 m470.5 m402.5 m386.2 m461.3 m444.2 m

Cost of goods sold

162.6 m336.9 m313.3 m306.2 m305.3 m258.1 m262.8 m322.6 m309.5 m

Gross profit

120.2 m126.8 m164.3 m163.8 m165.2 m144.4 m123.4 m138.7 m134.7 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


447.2 m399.9 m352.2 m

Accounts Receivable

1 m


82.3 m140.2 m146.4 m

Current Assets

742.4 m916 m780.1 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


449.8 m327.5 m380.6 m274.5 m372 m406.1 m301.4 m347.2 m329.1 m


76.4 m145.2 m152.3 m146.5 m136.6 m132.7 m152.9 m159.7 m157 m

Current Assets

740.6 m843 m880 m812 m892.3 m907.3 m726 m805.2 m794.4 m


61 m214.4 m215.2 m206.8 m206.8 m206.8 m206.8 m206.8 m206.8 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

46.7 m110.4 m72.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

14.2 m24.8 m31.2 m

Accounts Receivable

(42.8 m)700 k72 m


(30.2 m)(51.5 m)(6.2 m)
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

26.6 m20 m31.5 m23.8 m35 m20.5 m3.7 m22.8 m4.5 m


76.4 m145.2 m152.3 m146.5 m136.6 m132.7 m152.9 m159.7 m157 m

Accounts Payable

102.6 m149.5 m182 m169.4 m166.6 m153.7 m153.8 m168.7 m172.5 m
USDY, 2017


252 k

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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Synaptics Operating Metrics

Synaptics's Backlog was reported to be $182.8 m in FY, 2016
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$132.2 m$159 m$182.8 m

Active Sellers


Patents Issued


Patents Pending

3488871.03 k
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Synaptics Online and Social Media Presence

Synaptics News and Updates

Synaptics warns that fingerprint spoofing makes laptops vulnerable

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware computer virus attack, here’s one more thing to worry about. The fingerprint identification systems that some modern laptops employ to recognize users can be easily compromised with a spoofing process. Synaptics, which makes fingerprint identification sensors a…

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