Applications for TouchSense® haptic technology span mobile,
automotive, medical, whitegoods and gaming markets; demos on display in
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISPLAY WEEK 2011 -- Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the
leading developer and licensor of haptic
technology, today announced the addition of new licensees of its
technology for implementation into a wide variety of markets and
applications. New licensees include:
GoodBetterBest Ltd.: The manufacturer of the industry-leading Giotek
brand in Europe, GoodBetterBest has recently licensed Immersion's
haptic technology for use in console gaming peripherals. Giotek was
recently named the UK's top Peripheral & Accessories brand at the MCV
Industry Excellence Awards.
National Research Council of Canada (NRC): NRC develops and
distributes medical simulators; its NeuroTouch system is a virtual
reality surgical simulator which uses MRI imaging, advanced
soft-tissue modeling, and Immersion's haptic technology to provide an
advanced interface allowing surgeons to train and rehearse procedures
and "feel" the texture of the virtual brain.
Valeo: As one of the world's top automotive suppliers, Valeo designs
automotive HMI systems such as touch screens and control panels
utilizing Immersion's haptic technology.
"The adoption of our technology and solutions in a variety of markets is
evidence of how haptic feedback enhances user experience," explains
Dennis Sheehan, vice president of marketing for Immersion. "The
combination of consumers' increasing familiarity and appreciation for
haptic technology as well as the macro trends toward adaptive and touch
interfaces that benefit from haptic feedback is resulting in new
opportunities for Immersion."
Immersion will be at Display Week in Los Angeles, May 17-19 in booth
#1549 demonstrating its mobile offerings, including the latest handset
and tablet technology, as well as the MOTIV Haptic Development Platform.
In addition, Immersion will also have a wide range of licensee and
partner product demos, including:
mophie® pulse gaming case for iPod touch with ViviTouch™ technology
ShoreTel IP655 phone with a haptic-enabled user interface
Atmel EVK 1085A handheld capacitive sensing demonstrator
Densitron 7" inertial demo, combining projected capacitive technology
Renesas 4.3" Direct-Drive LCD and Touch Key Demonstration System
About Immersion (www.immersion.com)
Founded in 1993, Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator in haptic
technology; the company's touch feedback solutions deliver a more
compelling sense of the digital world. Using Immersion's high-fidelity
haptic systems, partners can transform user experiences with unique and
customizable touch feedback effects; excite the senses in games, videos
and music; restore "mechanical" feel by providing intuitive and
unmistakable confirmation; improve safety by overcoming distractions
while driving or performing a medical procedure; and expand usability
when audio and visual feedback are ineffective. Immersion's TouchSense
technology provides haptics in mobile phone, automotive, gaming, medical
and consumer electronics products from world-class companies. With over
1,000 issued or pending patents in the U.S. and other countries,
Immersion helps bring the digital universe to life.
Immersion, the Immersion logo, MOTIV and TouchSense are trademarks of
Immersion Corporation in the United States and other countries. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" that involve
risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they never
materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the results of Immersion
Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
All statements, other than the statements of historical fact, are
statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements, including, but
not limited to, the statement that the combination of consumers'
increasing familiarity and appreciation for haptic technology as well as
the macro trends toward adaptive and touch interfaces that benefit from
haptic feedback is resulting in new opportunities for Immersion.
Immersion's actual results might differ materially from those stated or
implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and
uncertainties associated with Immersion's business, which include, but
are not limited to, the effects of the current macroeconomic climate;
delay in or failure to achieve commercial demand for Immersion's
products; a delay in or failure to achieve the acceptance of force
feedback as a critical user experience; unanticipated difficulties and
challenges encountered in product development efforts or in connection
with the Immersion licensees mentioned in this press release, and
unanticipated changes in macro trends relating to adaptive and touch
interfaces. Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond the control
For a more detailed discussion of these factors, and other factors that
could cause actual results to vary materially, interested parties should
review the risk factors listed in Immersion's most current Form 10-K and
Form 10-Q, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect
Immersion's beliefs and predictions as of the date of this release.
Immersion disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking
statements as a result of financial, business, or any other developments
occurring after the date of this release.
The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" in this press release
does not mean a legal partner or legal partnership.
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Source: Immersion Corporation
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