UPDATE 1-iPhone 3D Touch suppliers and haptics companies

Wed Sep 9, 2015 10:20pm EDT
 
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(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.

TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES:

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...