Integrates Immersion TouchSense 3000 and Integrator software, giving
consumers the power to customize their tactile user experience
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (Business Wire)
Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor
of touch feedback technology, today announced that the recently released
“docomo NEXT series ELUGA X P-02E” smartphone manufactured by Panasonic,
has launched with Immersion technology. The smartphone, which includes
Immersion’s TouchSense® 3000 embedded control software and Integrator
software, is the first to market as a result of a new license agreement
between Immersion and Panasonic.
“We’re excited to add Panasonic to our growing list of licensees in
Japan,” explains Dennis Sheehan, Immersion’s senior vice president of
sales and marketing. “By incorporating Immersion’s Integrator software
into their design, Panasonic is providing a consistent high quality
tactile experience and the ability for users to customize the feel of
their device to meet their unique preferences.”
The ELUGA X smartphone is only available in Japan through NTT DOCOMO.
The ELUGA X boasts a thin, waterproof design, using Android 4.1.2.
For more information on Immersion’s TouchSense technology and Integrator
Platform, visit http://www.immersion.com/markets/mobile/index.html.
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.
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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
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not limited to, statements regarding Panasonic’s and/or NTT DOCOMO
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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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does not mean a legal partner or legal partnership.
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