Immersion Powers Tactile Effects in Samsung GALAXY Gear

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Immersion Powers Tactile Effects in Samsung GALAXY Gear

Immersion TouchSense technology provides low-power, silent tactile notifications

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Immersion Corporation (NAS: 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 new market."

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.

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About Immersion ( )

Founded in 1993, Immersion (NAS: 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

Forward-looking Statements

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 Samsung.

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.

The use of the words "partner" or "partnership" in this press release does not mean a legal partner or legal partnership.

Immersion, the Immersion logo, and TouchSense are trademarks of Immersion Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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