Linux finally gets multitouch gesture touchpad support

April 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm

SynapticsSynaptics has announced the Gesture Suite for Linux that at long last brings multitouch gesture support for touchpads. A number of Linux flavours are supported including Google Chrome OS, Fedora, Ubuntu, RedFlag, SuSE, and Xandros.

Current Linux netbook owners will be disappointed to hear that a downloadable update is not available. The software is only available to OEM partners, so hopefully we’ll see some standalone Linux netbooks fully embracing this latest update in the future.

Via Electronista.

Synaptics ClearPad 3000 touchscreen brings 10-finger multi-touch [Video]

July 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Synaptics ClearPad 3000 touchscreenSynaptics has unveiled a new line-up of touchscreen platforms for phones, PMPs and UMPC devices. The company is known for providing the touchpad technology in many of today’s netbooks. The new touchscreen platform has been nicknamed ‘Clearpad’ and comes in three different series (1000, 2000 and 3000).

The most expensive touchscreen is the Clearpad 3000 which features 48 sensing channels along with focused power management so that battery life doesn’t get drained too quickly. This particular screen will come in sizes up to 8-inches and will support up to 10 finger multi-touch. This particular screen is targeted for social handheld gaming and navigation devices. Read more