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Immersion Corporation Overview

San Jose, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public (IMMR)
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Immersion is on a mission to transform the digital world. Founded in 1993, our industry-leading haptic technology brings the power of touch to billions of devices around the world, where it helps our customers create highly immersive brand ... Read more

Mission: With touch, we make people’s digital lives more personal, vivid and meaningful.

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  • Yes! That's our TouchSense® technology providing high-definition haptics in LG Electronics premier mobile phones.

    Demand good vibrations from your next Android phone

    I've been using a pre-production version of the unfortunately named LG V30S ThinQ since Mobile World Congress last month. I didn't spend more than a few minutes with the near-identical original V30, so it feels like a brand new phone to me, and I mostly really like it.

  • New haptic design breakthroughs are shaking up VR

    Haptics: What's Next for Users 'Feeling' the Virtual World Around Them

    Virtual reality is an immersive experience, but it's missing an element of realism. Although users can see, hear, smell, and interact with the virtual world, it's difficult to replicate touch. That's a missed opportunity. Recreating the sense of touch and feel adds an additional layer of realism to a VR experience, further bridging the gap between the virtual and the real.

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Immersion Corporation – Why Work For Us?

About Haptic Technology

Touch is at the heart of the most powerful experiences. It informs, it excites, and it humanizes—bringing people and brands closer together.

Our TouchSense® technology enables these connections by extending the power of touch to the digital world. With our haptic technology, we’re able to make the actuator inside consumer devices vibrate in highly precise ways. So that users are able to feel the resistance of buttons on a mobile screen—the G-forces applied to a car around an S curve in a game—or the percussion of an explosion in a movie.

Haptics feel great for business too. Brands all over the world are discovering that touch can be a powerful differentiator in phones, wearables, and even cars, enabling richer user experiences and more intuitive interfaces. It’s also delivering tangible results for content creators. Game designers, advertisers, and video providers are using our haptic technology to create highly immersive experiences that improve both engagement and profitability.

I am the new guy, thrilled to be named Immersion’s interim CEO in November 2017.

I had watched Immersion for many years as a technology executive and was proud to become a Board member in 2011. In that role, I enjoyed visiting the campus, talking to employees, and stepping into the lab to see what the company’s engineers were creating as they applied the magic of haptics to their projects.

Now, being involved in the day-to-day experiences as CEO confirms what I had observed during my visits as Chairman, particularly being impressed by our bright, passionate employees.

Shortly after I became CEO, we announced a restructuring designed to sharpen the company’s strategic focus. This allowed us to continue our investment in haptics innovation and research with a more cost-efficient operating structure. Despite the restructuring, I am happy to see that our employees are engaged in their work and remain committed to innovation.

Consumers are excited by touch. For 25 years, Immersion has been a leading innovator of touch feedback technology, also known as haptics. We create digital experiences that people can feel.

The interest in, and promise of, haptics continues to grow. Studies conducted by third-party research firms show how touch positively affects how our brains interpret and perceive something. With the release of more immersive entertainment, content, and sensory experiences (think AR and VR), we have certainly piqued the public’s interest about the impact of touch.

So, why Immersion? We are the torchbearer for haptics. With a broad patent portfolio, our technology has been adopted in more than 3 billion digital devices spanning across multiple industries, including mobile, automotive, gaming, and wearables. We work with the world’s leading device and system makers, designers, and developers to create a digital world, rich with touch experiences.

We are proud to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year. I invite you to join us as we make people’s digital lives more personal, vivid, and meaningful through the power of haptics. ​

Carl Schlachte, Interim CEO

Immersion is where possibility becomes reality.

At Immersion, you’ll get the opportunity to join a team of smart, talented people inspired by a single goal: bringing the power of touch to the digital world. If you’re passionate about taking great ideas and pushing them until they become reality, you’ll love working here.

We’re an innovation company like no other. We’ve got the heart of a startup with the resources of an established, publicly traded company. So we’re able to tackle bigger challenges, build stronger teams, and give you the training and opportunity you need to take your career to the next level.

Are you ready to build something great? We’d love to hear from you.

Billions of people use our technology every day. It’s inside the world’s leading consumer brands, like GM, Acura, Lenovo, Sega, LG, and Rockstar Games. And we continue to invent new possibilities for it in applications as varied as surgical robots and virtual reality systems.

Working at Immersion, you’ll play a key role in helping us bring powerful new ideas to market, create new business opportunities for our customers, and fundamentally reinvent the digital experience.

Up for the challenge? Start exploring the opportunities below.

Innovation should be fun. At Immersion, you’ll enjoy the energy and excitement of a startup environment with perks like biweekly fresh fruit, stocked break rooms, yoga classes, an onsite gym, ping pong tables, and more.* Plus, all the benefits of an established, publicly traded company, like stock options, great health coverage, and 401k matching. Best of all, you’ll love the feeling of being part of a great team that’s making a real difference in the world.

* Amenities and perks vary by location.

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    Immersion has been very flexible with work/life balance and my work schedule while I finish my last semester of school. There is so much room for career development and I have no doubt that the leadership team cares about my growth within the company. The people are very intelligent and truly believe in Immersion's mission and vision. The work is challenging yet attainable.


    I honestly have no complaints.

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    I was contacted directly by the hiring manager. I then met with the person leaving the role and a member of the team. Lastly, I worked with HR to get on-boarded.

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