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Immersion Brings Console-Style Tactile Effects To Razer Edge Tablet

Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that its tactile feedback technology has been incorporated into the gamepad controller for the Razer Edge tablet. The Razer Edge swept every CNET 2013 award for which it was nominated at the recent Consumer Electronics Show: “Best of Show,” “People’s Voice” (as voted by the CNET audience), and “Gaming.”

“As gaming platforms become mobile, we know the gaming community won’t compromise on the quality and experience they have come to expect from consoles,” explains Robert Lacroix, vice president of engineering at Immersion. “Immersion’s tactile effects provide high-quality feedback in hundreds of millions of controllers for PC and console games. The Razer Edge’s thoughtful design delivers the power to enjoy the most advanced PC games at full capacity, and ensures the mobile experience will be as immersive as a home console.”

By using a Windows 8 operating system with Intel architecture, the Razer Edge ensures that the broadest array of today’s most popular PC games will run natively on it without the need to be ported, optimized, or developed anew. By incorporating Immersion’s tactile effects for its gamepad controller, the tablet creates an immersive gaming experience while in mobile console mode.

“We used a crowdsourcing approach to develop the Razer Edge, ensuring we delivered all the power and capabilities gamers expect from a mobile platform,” explains Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO, and creative director. “That thinking extends to the unprecedented power and striking visual design of the Razer Edge, as well as to the audio and tactile experience. The tactile effects incorporated into the Razer Edge gamepad controller make mobile gaming more lifelike and engrossing.”

The Razer Edge will be available in Q1, 2013.

About the Razer Edge

It’s a tablet. It’s a PC. It’s a console. It’s all of the above: a full-feature PC and the most powerful tablet in the world. What’s more, it has four modes specially designed for gamers and is able to run all PC games and applications. PC gamers helped design the most powerful tablet in the world today, the only system of its kind utilizing technology from both Intel and NVIDIA. Powerful 3 rd generation Intel® Core processors will help ensure even the most advanced PC games will function at full capacity, and the NVIDIA GeForce graphics will offer striking visual clarity – a first for tablet gaming and a godsend for the world’s 300 million-plus PC gamers.

For more information about The Razer Edge, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/EdgePro.

About Immersion ( www.immersion.com )

Founded in 1993, Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator in haptic technology; 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.

ABOUT THE RAZER™ GROUP:

Razer™ is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments. Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers. ™

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