NextInput, Inc., a San Jose, CA-based developer of force sensitive touch technology, completed an $8.0M funding round.
The round was led by Sierra Ventures, Intel Capital and GoerTek Group Co., Ltd. In conjunction with the funding, Sierra’s Managing Director Ben Yu will join Steve Nasiri, the founder of InvenSense, on NextInput’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its team, increase production capacity in anticipation of customer production ramps, as well as continue to innovate by developing MEMS-based ForceTouch® solutions.
Led by Ali Foughi, CEO and Founder, NextInput provides MEMS-based force-sensing solutions consising of MEMS force sensor, algorithms and software and mechanical design to implement them for touch enabled devices in Consumer, Wearable, IoT, Automotive, Industrial, Medical and other applications.