Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that NXT plc, a provider of unique sound solutions, best known for its flat panel loudspeaker technology, has licensed Immersion’s TouchSense® haptics technology. The agreement will enable NXT to integrate touch feedback effects in audio-haptic solutions offered to original equipment manufacturers for touchscreen and touchpanel applications.
"Our haptics technology is a key complement to NXT’s solutions," said Craig Vachon, senior vice president and general manager of Immersion’s Touch line of business. "We’re pleased to partner with them to extend the power of our TouchSense technology to even more innovative applications." NXT is expert in the field of bending wave physics and licenses its technology for flat panel loudspeakers to companies around the world. Applications include audio systems, TVs, PCs, and a wide array of touchscreens where audio and touch are important to the user interface.
Peter Thoms, NXT chief executive officer, said, "having developed our physics-based bending wave haptics technology to the point of near optimum performance, I am delighted to be signing this agreement with Immersion, since it gives NXT access to Immersion’s complementary technologies. Working with Immersion, the recognized leader in touch feedback technology, we look forward to developing the total market for haptic feedback-enabled touch devices by delivering genuinely differentiated products that will enhance user experiences across countless applications." About NXT (www.nxtsound.com) NXT’s commitment to inventiveness in sound and touch has enabled it to deliver new technologies already deployed in audio systems, TVs, PCs and laptops, mobile phones, PA systems, cars, aircraft and in public buildings and facilities around the world. With its unique portfolio of patented technologies and unparalleled expertise in the field of bending wave physics, NXT helps its partners invent, create and market innovative sound solutions that offer sustainable differentiation. NXT is fully listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol NTX) and has operations in the UK, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA.