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InvenSense 3rd NF-Shuttle Ready for January 7 Launch



  InvenSense 3rd NF-Shuttle Ready for January 7 Launch

 Demand for recently opened MEMS fabrication platform increasing; company now
                    taking orders for May 2013 NF-Shuttle

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- December 12, 2012

InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking^™
devices for consumer electronics, today announced that its 3^rd NF-Shuttle
that allows 3^rd-party developers to build MEMS prototypes on the company’s
proprietary MEMS fabrication process is scheduled to launch on January 7. The
company also announced it is now taking orders for its 4^th NF-Shuttle, which
is slated to launch in May 2013. NF-Shuttle designs are fabricated on the same
NF Platform that produced several hundred million inertial MEMS units for
InvenSense.

Fari Assaderaghi, Vice President of Advanced Technology at InvenSense, noted,
“Opening our NF Platform, this past May, to outside developers was a
precedent-setting event for the MEMS industry. We are finding the decision to
be rewarding to InvenSense, universities, research institutions and other MEMS
developers that are seeking to accelerate their development timeframes. We are
excited about the demand we have experienced to date and are looking forward
to increasing our subscriber base over the coming year.”

Professor Bernhard Boser, Professor of Electrical Engineering at U.C.
Berkeley, said, “For a DARPA-funded project on next-generation gyroscopes, we
were in need of a fabrication process that allows for tight integration of a
mechanical transducer and ultra-low noise electronics, and one that would
provide silicon in a quick turnaround time. We found the InvenSense NF-Shuttle
to be particularly well suited for our needs. Due to our success with the
program, we are looking forward to fabricating additional designs on the NF
Platform.”

About the NF-Shuttle

The InvenSense NF-Shuttle is a silicon CMOS-MEMS platform where mask costs are
split amongst multiple users as they can purchase "seats" on the same mask.
This approach reduces production costs for participants to a fraction of the
total and thus provides a greater opportunity to verify their advanced designs
and prototypes in silicon. To learn more about participating in InvenSense’s
NF-Shuttle Program, please contact InvenSense at nfshuttle@invensense.com

About InvenSense’s Proprietary Fabrication Platform

The InvenSense NF Platform is able to combine MEMS on CMOS (also known as
CMOS-MEMS) in a small, cost effective standard package resulting in
significant performance, reliability, integration and cost benefits. The
combining of a MEMS wafer with an industry standard CMOS wafer allows
InvenSense to reduce the number of MEMS manufacturing steps, perform
wafer-level testing, and use chip-scale packaging, thereby reducing back-end
costs of packaging and testing and improving overall yield. The InvenSense
approach is proven to address MEMS electrical interconnect issues,
hermetically seals MEMS structures at the wafer level and enables standard
low-cost semiconductor packaging and testing. The NF Platform has enabled the
development of world class inertial sensors with the industry’s lowest noise
performance, lowest power consumption, and smallest package size. Two leading
semiconductor foundries, Global Foundries and TSMC, installed the InvenSense
patented and proprietary fabrication platform on their 8” CMOS production
lines.

About InvenSense

InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the world’s leading provider
of MotionTracking^™ solutions for consumer electronic devices. The company’s
patented NF Platform and patent-pending MotionFusion^™ technology address the
emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved
performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion- and gesture-based interfaces.
InvenSense technology can be found in consumer electronic products including
smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, and remote
controls for Smart TVs. The company’s MotionTracking products are also being
integrated into a number of industrial applications. InvenSense is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices in China, Taiwan,
Korea, Japan, and Dubai. More information can be found at www.invensense.com.

©2012 InvenSense, Inc. All rights reserved. InvenSense, MotionTracking,
MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, MotionFusion, MotionApps, DMP, and the
InvenSense logo are trademarks of InvenSense, Inc. Other company and product
names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are
associated.

© 2012 InvenSense, Inc. All rights reserved. InvenSense, MotionTracking,
MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, Nasiri-Fabrication, MotionFusion,
MotionApps, DMP, and the InvenSense logo are trademarks of InvenSense, Inc.
Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies
with which they are associated.

Contact:

InvenSense, Inc.
Eileen Elam, 408-988-7339
pr@invensense.com
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