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Feb 28, 2008

Immersion Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced its fourth quarter 2007 financial results. Revenues were $9.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 or 15 percent higher when compared to revenues of $8.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2006.

Net income for the fourth quarter was $0.5 million compared to a net loss of $(2.0) million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Diluted earnings per share were $0.02 for the quarter compared to $(0.08) loss per share for the fourth quarter of 2006.

Revenues were $34.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2007 compared to revenues of $27.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2006, an increase of 25 percent. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2007 was $117.0 million, or $3.71 diluted earnings per share, compared to a net loss of $(10.4) million, or $(0.42) loss per share, for the year ended December 31, 2006.

As of December 31, 2007, Immersion had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments totaling $138.1 million compared to $137.2 million as of September 30, 2007.

"In 2007, Immersion achieved revenue growth of 25 percent and profitability in each of the four quarters," said Victor Viegas, Immersion CEO, president, and chairman of the board. "We have substantial organic growth opportunities in our medical, mobility, and touch interface products businesses. We have a strong balance sheet that allows us to increase investment in new product development and in sales and marketing to drive a faster pace of customer adoption of our products and technologies worldwide."

The Company has determined that a correction is needed to the previously issued financial reports for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and for the six and nine months ended June 30, 2007 and September 30, 2007, respectively. The Company has determined that in the March 31, 2007 quarter, it understated income tax expense by $6.6 million. The net correction was the result of overestimating state income tax expense, offset by an error in releasing valuation allowance to income tax expense related to stock option deductions for prior years. This correction has no effect on revenue, operating income, or cash balances. The impact of these corrections is to increase previously reported income tax expense by $6.6 million, reduce income tax liability by $0.7 million, increase deferred tax assets by $0.3 million, and increase stockholders' equity by a net $1.0 million. Please refer to the Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today for details on the correction. The Company's consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2007 reflect the impact of the correction described in the Form 8-K.

Immersion will host a conference call with company management on Thursday, February 28, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007. A question and answer session will follow. To listen to the call, dial +1 800.374.2366 approximately five minutes prior to the start of the call and enter confirmation number 29315103. The call will be archived and available for replay until March 7, 2008, by dialing +1 800.642.1687 and entering confirmation number 29315103. The call will also be simulcast on the Internet through Immersion Corporation's Web site, An audio replay of the call will be archived and available at for replay until February 28, 2009.

About Immersion (

Founded in 1993, Immersion Corporation is a recognized leader in developing, licensing, and marketing digital touch technology and products. Using Immersion's advanced touch feedback technology (, electronic user interfaces can be made more productive, compelling, entertaining, or safer. Immersion's technology is deployed across automotive, entertainment, industrial controls, medical training, mobility, and three-dimensional simulation markets. Immersion's patent portfolio includes over 700 issued or pending patents in the U.S. and other countries.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 any projections of earnings, revenues, profitability targets or other financial matters; any statements of the plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations; any statements relating to Immersion's ability to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures; any statements regarding consumer or market acceptance of touch feedback products in general; future development of force feedback products; proposed products or services; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; and statements of belief or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. 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 delay in or failure to achieve commercial demand for Immersion's expanded technology offerings; a delay in or failure to achieve the acceptance of force feedback as a critical user experience in new and existing markets for our business segments; and risks and uncertainties associated with ongoing and prospective litigation.

For a more detailed discussion of these factors and other factors that could cause Immersion's actual results to vary materially, interested parties should review the risk factors listed in Immersion's most current Form 10-Q, which is 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.

Immersion and the Immersion logo are trademarks of Immersion Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

                        Immersion Corporation
                Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                            (In thousands)

                                           December 31,  December 31,
                                               2007          2006
                                            (Unaudited)       (1)
                                           ------------- -------------
  Cash and cash equivalents                $      86,493 $     32,012
  Short-term investments                          51,619            -
  Accounts receivable, net                         5,494        5,153
  Inventories, net                                 3,674        2,639
  Deferred income taxes                            3,351            -
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets        3,036        1,179
                                           ------------- -------------
      Total current assets                       153,667       40,983

  Property and equipment, net                      2,112        1,647
  Deferred tax assets, net                         4,031            -
  Intangibles and other assets, net                8,558        7,385
                                           ------------- -------------

TOTAL ASSETS                               $     168,368 $     50,015
                                           ============= =============

  Accounts payable                         $       1,657 $      2,334
  Accrued compensation                             1,828        1,526
  Income taxes payable                               534            -
  Other accrued liabilities                        2,095        1,750
  Deferred revenue and customer advances           4,478        1,716
                                           ------------- -------------
      Total current liabilities                   10,592        7,326

  Long-term debt                                       -       18,122
  Long-term liabilities and deferred
   revenue                                        15,989       32,559
  Long-term customer advance from Microsoft            -       15,000
                                           ------------- -------------
      Total liabilities                           26,581       73,007

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)                   141,787      (22,992)
                                           ------------- -------------

 (DEFICIT)                                 $     168,368 $     50,015
                                           ============= =============

(1) Derived from Immersion's annual audited consolidated financial

                        Immersion Corporation
           Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
               (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                  Three Months           Years
                               Ended December 31,  Ended December 31,
                                 2007      2006      2007      2006
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------
  Royalty and license          $  4,019  $ 2,356  $  11,881  $  7,304
  Product sales                   4,242    5,539     18,541    17,083
  Development contracts and
   other                          1,629      714      4,280     3,466
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------
      Total revenues              9,890    8,609     34,702    27,853
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------

Costs and expenses:
  Cost of product sales
   (exclusive of amortization
   of intangibles shown
   separately below)              2,275    2,056      8,808     7,193
  Sales and marketing             2,935    3,455     11,493    12,609
  Research and development        2,518    2,184     10,056     7,609
  General and administrative      3,405    2,506     12,567    10,076
  Amortization of intangibles       263      313      1,002       969
  Litigation conclusions and
   patent license                     -     (300)  (134,900)   (1,650)
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------
      Total costs and expenses   11,396   10,214    (90,974)   36,806
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------

Operating income (loss)          (1,506)  (1,605)   125,676    (8,953)
Interest and other income
 (expense), net                   1,817     (364)     4,830    (1,327)
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------

Income (loss) before provision
 for income taxes                   311   (1,969)   130,506   (10,280)

Benefit (provision) for income
 taxes                              200      (13)   (13,488)     (144)
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------

Net income (loss)              $    511  $(1,982) $ 117,018  $(10,424)
                               ========= ======== ========== =========

Basic net income (loss) per
 share                         $   0.02  $ (0.08) $    4.23  $  (0.42)
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------

Shares used in calculating
 basic net income (loss) per
 share                           30,253   24,662     27,662    24,556
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------

Fully diluted net income
 (loss) per share              $   0.02  $ (0.08) $    3.71  $  (0.42)
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------

Shares used in calculating
 fully diluted net income
 (loss) per share                32,488   24,662     31,667    24,556
                               --------- -------- ---------- ---------

SOURCE: Immersion Corporation

Immersion Corporation
Stephen Ambler, +1-408-467-1900

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