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Qorvo Acquires NextInput and its MEMS-Based Force Sensors

May 19, 2021
The acquisition expands Qorvo’s technology portfolio and speeds its deployment of force-sensing solutions utilizing MEMS-based sensors.

Qorvo has announced its acquisition of NextInput, a maker of MEMS-based force-sensing products for human-machine interfaces. NextInput’s sensors have been deployed in millions of smartphones, wearables, vehicles, and other applications. The acquisition expands Qorvo’s technology portfolio and speeds its deployment of force-sensing solutions utilizing microelectromechanical (MEMS)-based sensors. NextInput will be part of Qorvo’s Mobile Products operation and will be led by NextInput CEO and Founder Ali Foughi.

Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo Mobile Products, said, "The NextInput team is a great addition to our Mobile Products business, providing MEMS-based sensors in innovative products for customers in existing and new markets. NextInput enhances Qorvo's technology and product leadership while opening new opportunities in next-generation human-machine interface solutions."

Ali Foughi, NextInput CEO and founder, said, "Our team is excited to take this next important step and continue our mission to innovate and revolutionize the touch experience with the world's best sensing solutions. Qorvo's broad portfolio of complementary technologies and world-class supply chain capabilities enable us to scale the business rapidly. We look forward to building on our success in the HMI market as part of a global leader in semiconductor solutions."

NextInput was founded in 2012 and provides MEMS-based sensing solutions for the mobile, true wireless stereo (TWS), consumer, automotive, IoT, robotics, medical and industrial markets. NextInput MEMS force sensors and infrared (IR) presence sensors replace buttons and capacitive touch solutions with superior performance, creating new user interface possibilities.        

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