Immersion Announces that the Fujitsu ARROWS NX F-04G is the Latest Smartphone to Launch with Immersion’s Haptic Technology
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
SAN JOSE, Calif.
Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement renewal with Fujitsu Limited, for use of Immersion’s TouchSense® software technology and Basic Haptics Intellectual Property. The agreement renewal enables Fujitsu to use Immersion’s technology to advance its mobile experience with tactile capabilities and provide a more dynamic user interface with the sense of touch in Fujitsu’s smartphones and tablets, starting with the company’s recently launched ARROWS NX F-04G.
“We believe that Immersion’s haptic technology is an important feature in Fujitsu’s mobile devices that provides great value to our customers,” said Kaoru Chujo, Vice President of Advanced Technologies Division, Fujitsu Limited. “In the competitive landscape of today’s mobile marketplace, cutting-edge haptics have helped make our devices even more intuitive and easier to use. Since we first started working with Immersion, tactile feedback has grown into a critical element to enhance the usability of our device user interfaces.”
“Fujitsu continues to focus on developing the highest quality experience for their consumers,” said Nobumitsu Shimada, representative director and country manager, Japan at Immersion. “In today’s mobile devices, haptic technology is a must-have feature that drives a richer user experience. We are excited to be working together with Fujitsu to continue to raise the bar on smartphone and tablet design.”
The ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone is supported by Immersion’s TS3000TM software. Immersion offers its customers comprehensive solutions, including haptic software, integration tools, reference designs, and UX design services and support for creating a custom-designed tactile user interfaces.
Immersion’s TS3000 software is designed to precisely control the device motor to create high-quality, power-efficient, tactile feedback in mobile devices. TouchSense technology enables device manufacturers to differentiate their product offerings through tactile feedback and effects that provide the user with greater usability and innovative features.
For more information on TouchSense visit www.touchsense.com/technology.
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 and videos; restore “mechanical” feel by providing intuitive and unmistakable confirmation; may improve safety by reducing distractions while driving; provide realistic touch feedback when performing robotic medical procedures and training simulations; and expand usability when audio and visual feedback are ineffective. Immersion’s technology has been adopted in 3 billion digital devices, and provides haptics in mobile phone, automotive, gaming, medical, and consumer electronics products from world-class companies. With over 1,900 issued or pending patents in the U.S., China and other countries, Immersion helps bring the digital universe to life. Learn more at www.immersion.com or www.touchsense.com.
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 statements regarding Fujitsu products, the continued availability of Fujitsu’s ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone, the use of Immersion’s TouchSense technology by Fujitsu or other device manufacturers, the use of TouchSense technology in mobile phones, or to enhance games and content, and future collaboration between Fujitsu or other device manufacturers.
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: unanticipated difficulties and challenges encountered in product development efforts (including with respect to TouchSense Technology) by Immersion and its licensees; unanticipated difficulties and challenges encountered in implementation efforts by Immersion’s licensees; adverse outcomes in any future intellectual property-related litigation and the costs related thereto; the effects of the current macroeconomic climate; delay in or failure to achieve commercial demand for Immersion’s products or third party products incorporating Immersion’s technologies; and a delay in or failure to achieve the acceptance of touch feedback as a critical user experience. Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond the control of Immersion.
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, both of 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.
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