Immersion today announced that LG has agreed to license more of its haptic feedback patents, expanding upon an existing partnership.
The license covers simple forms of feedback, called Basic Haptics, which LG will use in its smartphones and other mobile devices. LG already licenses Immersion’s TouchSense technology for its phones.
“We are pleased to expand our existing agreement with LG Electronics to include a license for Basic Haptics. We feel this validates the value of both our IP portfolio, as well as the investments we’ve made in developing our TouchSense product solutions,” said Immersion CEO Victor Viegas.
Haptic feedback is the micro-vibration technology used by cells and tablets to let users know when they’ve activated certain buttons or features.