Synaptics Announces Divestiture of Mobile LCD TDDI Business to Hua Capital


Synaptics Incorporated, the leading developer of human interface solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to divest its Asia-based, mobile LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital, through a special purpose entity backed by Hua-Capital Cayman, L.P., for $120 million in cash.

“This transaction is consistent with Synaptics’ strategy of focusing on differentiated franchises and investing in areas where we can deliver more profitable long-term growth for the company, leading to greater shareholder value,” said Michael Hurlston, president and CEO at Synaptics.

“We will continue to invest in technologies for the premium segments of the mobile market where our advanced touch controllers and DDICs deliver best-in-class performance,” said Janice Mori, senior vice president, Touch and Display Business Unit at Synaptics. “In addition, we will still develop TDDI solutions for automotive applications where we have an unparalleled roadmap and are currently capturing the majority of sockets globally.”

The transaction has been approved by Synaptics’ board of directors and by Hua Capital, is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in calendar Q2, 2020. We do not anticipate the transaction will have any significant impact on the current quarter’s financial results, and questions will be answered during Synaptics’ next planned earnings call.

About Synaptics

Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics’ broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products is built on the company’s rich R&D, extensive IP and dependable supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC, smart home, and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA)