UPDATE 1-iPhone 3D Touch suppliers and haptics companies
(Recasts with Apple's new iPhone launch)
(Reuters) - Haptics - adding tactile feedback to an interface - is nothing new, but Apple's embrace of it is likely to prove a boon for many companies, including those developing the technology and suppliers.
Haptic-related technology companies have been working on the field for 15 years or more. Others are more recent. They include:
* NextInput Inc: Atlanta, Georgia spin-off from Georgia Tech, maker of force-sensitive technology. Investors include Intel Corp and Takata Corp.
* Immersion Corp numbers among its customers mobile handset makers Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics Inc, Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Meizu Technology Co and Gionee.
* Synaptics Inc : Senseg, Finland-based company, whose investors include NXP Semiconductors.
* Novasentis Inc, whose investors include Samsung Ventures. Continued...