Synaptics Incorporated's (NASDAQ:SYNA) small cap stock was up on Friday after it announced its ForcePad would be made with an innovative new ThinTouch keyboard.
The company, a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, said the new ForcePad solution will be a game -changing Ultrabook that will feature the best of Windows 8, which was developed to be used by touchscreens.
"Synaptics has reimagined the notebook and timed these innovative solutions with the Ultrabook and Windows 8 design cycle," said Tim Bajarin, president at Creative Strategies, Inc. "Synaptics pioneered the original TouchPad, evolved it to the Image Sensing buttonless ClickPad, and now introduces the ForcePad with an array of touchscreen and ThinTouch capacitive keyboard solutions that redefines what is possible in HCI."
The company stated that the ForcePad will redefine the way humans and computers interact, and will deliver a never-before-seen touchscreen experience.
The announcement appears to have sat well with investors, who helped the stock rise after falling on lower PC sales for the past two quarters.
Synaptics stock was up 11.1 percent to $28.25 as of 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 3.