Haptics

Razer acquires Interhaptics to drive Haptics ecosystem

By Peter Cooney / July 8, 2022
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Congrats to Eric Vezzoli and his team on the announcement that gaming giant Razer will acquire haptics platform vendor Interhaptics. Razer has been investing in the use of haptics to enhance the gaming experience for a number of years, with products such as the Razer Nari Ultimate – a haptics enabled gaming headset and Razer […]

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Xiaomi Gamepad Elite Edition

By Peter Cooney / May 18, 2022
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One of SAR’s clients alerted us to this piece of news. The Xiaomi Gamepad Elite Edition is interesting for many reasons, let’s consider the components first:  Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth 5.0 + proprietary RF chip  Dual Minebea linear motors for haptics feedback (supporting feedback from Windows and Steam games)  TDK InvenSense 6-axis gyroscope  This is demonstrating […]

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TITAN’s first haptic motor packs a big punch in a small size

By Peter Cooney / April 5, 2022
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For those that don’t know, Titan Haptics is the new business unit of Nanoport, launched last year to own and market all the haptics products and operate as a separate brand. Nanoport also provides other products such as magnetic connectors.   Titan Haptics’ main product is its Linear Magnetic Rams (LMRs) haptic actuator. This particular press […]

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Grupo Antolin and Uniphy partner to develop advanced smart surfaces for next generation in-car user-interfaces

By Peter Cooney / March 28, 2022
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More vendors are embracing the use of haptic feedback in automotive applications. Here, one of the leading automotive interior manufactures, Grupo Antolin, has collaborated with Uniphy, a supplier of “smart surfaces” created using its “optical touch” solution. Uniphy have also announced they are working with Hyundai Motor Group. This demonstrates a continuing drive towards new ways […]

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Aito raises a further €1 million to fund its haptic touch technology

By Peter Cooney / March 9, 2022
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Haptics hardware technology company Aito announced it has raised another €1 million from Dutch bank – Rabobank.   Aito launched its haptic trackpad solution at CES 2020. This is a piezo based solution that uses piezo discs to both sense force and provide haptic feedback. Aito provides the Aito Haptic IC and Aito Controller IC in […]

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