Immersion Licenses Haptic Technology to Sharp Corporation


Immersion Licenses Haptic Technology to Sharp Corporation

Tactile effects integrated in NTT DOCOMO AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E Smartphone

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Immersion Corporation (NAS: IMMR) , the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that the recently released docomo AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E manufactured by Sharp includes Immersion's haptics technology. The smartphone includes Immersion's TouchSense® and Integrator software and is Sharp's first device to market under its new license agreement with Immersion.

"We are happy to be working closely with Sharp to create more intuitive and compelling user experiences by tightly integrating touch effects with the rich visual and audio experiences available in Sharp's FEEL UX," explains Dennis Sheehan, Immersion's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "We're pleased to add Sharp to our growing list of licensees in Japan, and look forward to future collaboration where we can offer thoughtful haptic design and integration to further enhance the AQUOS PHONE experience and bring our advanced touch feedback technology to additional Sharp products."

The AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E is available in Japan through NTT docomo. The AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E's screen is an FHD resolution IGZO screen which does not only provide high-quality images, but its unique low power consumption technology makes a significant contribution to the product's battery life which can last for up to more than 2 days. The f/1.9 camera lens which allows for taking crisp photos, and a music player with high audio quality and extended playing time are also pleasant additions for making the AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E an overall high-end phone that meets the needs of the modern day mobile user.

For more information on Immersion's TouchSense technology and Integrator platform, visit

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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 future Sharp and/or NTT DOCOMO products and future collaboration between Immersion and Sharp.

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 word "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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