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. Hear what we have to say at blog.immersion.com 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 Panasonic’s and/or NTT DOCOMO products.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. (IMMR - C)