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TMCNet:  InvenSense® Motion Interface Solutions for Windows 8 and Windows RT Shipping in High-Volume to Leading Tablet and Ultrabook Manufacturers

[December 10, 2012]

InvenSense® Motion Interface Solutions for Windows 8 and Windows RT Shipping in High-Volume to Leading Tablet and Ultrabook Manufacturers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking devices for consumer electronics, announced that its HID (Human Interface Device) and User-Mode Driver (UMD) motion sensing solutions for Windows 8 and Windows RT are in high-volume production with multiple Tier-1 Ultrabook™ and tablet manufacturers. In collaboration with Microsoft, InvenSense ported its MotionApps™ software to the new Windows 8 OS and its solutions are now WHCK-certified for both Intel and ARM (News - Alert) architectures. This allows for rapid integration of InvenSense MotionTracking devices along with robust and field-proven MotionApps software, providing OEMs with a one-stop sensor subsystem solution.

InvenSense provides Windows 8 Ultrabook and tablet manufacturers the option of implementing either a sensor hub solution inside a microcontroller using the HID protocol, or the lower-cost option of a hub-less UMD solution. Using InvenSense intelligent MotionTracking devices, both solutions meet Microsoft's (News - Alert) requirements for low-power screen orientation and connected standby mode. The UMD solutio manages Windows 8 protocols for low-power operation inside the intelligent MotionTracking hardware, without the need for a costly, discrete microcontroller sensor hub. Alternatively, the sensor hub solution supports both HID-over-USB and HID-over-I2C protocols running on popular microcontroller architectures.


"We share the industry's excitement for Windows 8," said Ali Foughi, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InvenSense. "Windows 8 is a perfect platform for our MotionApps software, which has already shipped in over 50 million smartphones and tablets worldwide. InvenSense's HID and UMD solution software for Windows 8 and Windows RT, paired with our leading MotionTracking devices, provides manufacturers with the flexibility to implement sensor subsystems that meet performance and cost targets for consumers."

InvenSense MotionTracking devices and MotionApps software for Windows 8 and Windows RT are available today. For more information, please contact sales@invensense.com or your local InvenSense sales representative.

About InvenSense

InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the world's leading provider of MotionTracking solutions for consumer electronic devices. The company's patented Nasiri-Fabrication (NF) Platform and patent-pending MotionFusion™ technology address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion- and gesture-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in consumer electronic products including smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, optical image stabilization and remote controls for Smart TVs. The company's MotionTracking products are also being integrated into a number of industrial applications. InvenSense is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Dubai. More information can be found at www.invensense.com.

©2012 InvenSense, Inc. All rights reserved. InvenSense, MotionTracking, MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, MotionFusion, MotionApps, DMP, and the InvenSense logo are trademarks of InvenSense, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.


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