Immersion Powers Tactile Effects in Samsung GALAXY Gear
Immersion TouchSense technology provides low-power, silent tactile
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- September 9, 2013
Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of
touch feedback technology, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Gear, a wearable
companion device, incorporates Immersion’s TouchSense® technology as part the
user interface, providing tactile notifications and alerts to communicate
information to its users.
“Tactile effects open a powerful communication channel between wearable
devices and their users. With Immersion TouchSense software, OEMs can create
distinctive, meaningful notifications that alert users to important
information without disrupting their primary activities,” explains Dennis
Sheehan, Immersion’s Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We are pleased
to work closely with Samsung’s innovative product teams to bring this rich
capability to their first wearable device. The private, non-visual nature of
tactile feedback creates a more natural user interface for wearable devices
and we are excited by the new opportunities for Immersion in this innovative
Samsung utilized Immersion’s TouchSense® technology to make optimized
vibration patterns of notification and operation. As a result, GALAXY Gear is
equipped with optimized tactile effects and notifications that use Immersion's
low-power, quiet and high fidelity technology.
In a wearable device, tactile feedback is an ideal means for alerting and
notifying users in a completely discreet and non-visual manner. Information
about unread messages, appointments and location based notifications can be
communicated via wearable technology because the tactile effects both inform
users without requiring full attention and do so without socially disruptive
audio alerts or visual distraction.
For more information on Immersion’s TouchSense technology, visit
For more information about the Samsung GALAXY Gear, please visit
About Immersion (www.immersion.com)
Founded in 1993, Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator in haptics,
or tactile effects; 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 1,300 issued or pending patents in the U.S.
and other countries, Immersion helps bring the digital universe to life. Hear
what we have to say at blog.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 Samsung products, the continued availability of Samsung’s
GALAXY Gear product, the continuing integration of Immersion solutions into
Samsung or other OEM products, and future collaboration between Immersion and
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 by Immersion and its 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 force 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-Q 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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