Senseg, an Espoo, Finland-based developer of haptic technology for smartphones, raised $6m in funding.
The round was led by NXP Semiconductors N.V., with participation from existing investors Ambient Sound Investments, and Finnvera Venture Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to add software lead and Android application developers, particularly those with mobile game development experience, to help bring its initial product to market.
Founded in 2006 by CTO Ville Makinen and led by CEO Paul Costigan, Senseg develops haptic technology (based on Ph.D. research at Helsinki University of Technology) that delivers tactile sensations to the touchscreen user’s fingertips. According to the company, it adds tactile effects to touch interfaces with a solid state solution – turning touchscreens into “feelscreens”, in which users feel precise locations, edges and textures on smooth glass touch interfaces.
The technology will be integrated into a new generation of touch interface devices.
Senseg also has offices in the U.S., Japan, and China.