TOKYO & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that Kyocera, a worldwide leading supplier of mobile phones, released a new mobile device, the DuraForce XD rugged 5.7 Android smartphone, with Immersion’s TouchSense® haptic technology.
This full-feature smartphone uses Immersion’s TouchSense Haptic Enabling Kit to enhance user functionality with touch feedback. Immersion’s haptic technology precisely controls the actuator(s) in the device to create nuanced tactile effects that simulate the connected experience of the physical world.
“Haptic technology provides confirmation and confidence and helps simplify the user experience by creating a natural and expected response to user interactions,” said Nobumitsu Shimada, Immersion’s representative director and country manager in Japan. “Immersion helps customers develop and deliver the highest quality experience. With our TouchSense Haptic Enabling Kit, we offer mobile OEMs the capability to create rich tactile feedback that takes digital devices beyond the lifeless interface of a flat screen.”
TouchSense technology allows device manufacturers, content creators and software developers to design high-quality, power-efficient, tactile effects that enhance mobile device user interfaces, apps and entertainment content.
TouchSense Haptic Enabling Kit for mobile OEMs includes haptic software and design framework, integration tools, reference guides, UX design services and support, as well as intellectual property rights based on Immersion’s comprehensive patent portfolio.
More information on TouchSense technology can be found at www.immersion.com/products.
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 2,100 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.
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 the benefits of Immersion’s TouchSense technology, the continuing availability of Kyocera’s DuraForce XD Smartphone with Immersion’s TouchSense technology, and the future collaboration between Immersion and Kyocera.
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 Immersion’s 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 adoption of or commercial demand for Immersion's products or third party products incorporating Immersion's technologies; and lack of market demand for Immersion’s technologies. 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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