Immersion Reaches 3,500 Issued and Pending Haptics Patents

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Achieving a milestone highlighting the growing impact of haptics,
Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor
of touch feedback technology, announced that it now has 3,500 haptics
patents issued or pending worldwide. Committed to continuous innovation,
the company added 500 patents in the past eight months.

Immersion’s extensive background includes 25 years of experience in
haptic R&D, UX design, prototyping, mechanical design, and integration.
The company works with many of the world’s leading device makers and
system integrators, designers, and developers to create a digital world,
rich with touch experiences.

Immersion’s technology makes the human-to-machine interface more
intuitive, immersive, and powerful in applications and devices spanning
numerous industries including mobile, automotive, gaming, AR/VR, and
wearables. In mobile, haptics effectively simulates real-world
experiences on a handheld device for people on the go. For instance, a
smartphone user can sense rain falling when checking the forecast on a
weather app or feel shutter clicks when using the device’s camera
function. In automotive, the sense of touch enhances in-vehicle
interfaces such as entertainment, navigation, and climate control,
providing drivers with a more instinctive experience. Drivers can feel
the physical sensation of buttons on their touchscreens, reducing
distraction by keeping their eyes on the road.

“As the adoption of haptics becomes more widespread across industries,
we are continually innovating and expanding our portfolio to deliver
value for our customers,” said Ramzi Haidamus, Immersion’s CEO. “I am
proud of our employees, who create technology that makes people’s
digital lives more personal, vivid, and meaningful through the power of

Immersion enables its customers and partners to incorporate the value of
touch into their products by providing reference hardware and software
solutions, as well as expert integration support along the entire touch
technology stack, from actuator selection to experience design. These
technologies are licensed under the TouchSense® brand, which organizes
Immersion’s innovations into creation tools, haptic effect encoding and
haptic effect rendering. Through the continual updates of TouchSense
technologies, customers and partners have access to the latest haptic
features and know-how for automotive, gaming, wearables, and mobile use

For more information about Immersion’s haptics inventions and patents,
please visit:

About Immersion

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator of touch
feedback technology, also known as haptics. The company provides
technology solutions for creating immersive and realistic experiences
that enhance digital interactions by engaging users’ sense of touch.
With more than 3,500 issued or pending patents, Immersion’s technology
has been adopted in more than 3 billion digital devices, and provides
haptics in mobile, automotive, gaming, medical and consumer electronics
products. Immersion is headquartered in San Jose, California with
offices worldwide. Learn more 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, the statement regarding the adoption of haptics becoming
more widespread across industries and the statement that we are
continually innovating and expanding our portfolio to deliver value for
our customers.

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; unanticipated difficulties and challenges encountered in
implementation efforts by Immersion’s licensees; unanticipated
difficulties and challenges encountered in obtaining issued patents;
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 adoption of or 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 touch 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-K,
and Form 10-Q, both of which are 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.

Immersion, TouchSense and the Immersion logo 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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