NextInput ForceGauge® Sets New Industry Standard

Originally published on Business Wire.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – NextInput, Inc., the leader in MEMS-based sensing solutions, today announced the latest generation of its ForceGauge® product line. The FT-7800 is 100x more sensitive than metal strain gauges, and approximately 20x more sensitive than printed-ink devices. This latest innovation doubles the sensitivity of the company’s unmatched FT-7600, already in mass production at OEMs, without any trade-offs to the industry’s smallest size, lowest power, and highest reliability.

“With this 3rd generation device, NextInput has strengthened its position as a category leader”

The FT-7800, fabricated on a proprietary MEMS process, provides even greater flexibility to designers to create smart surfaces across a broad range of applications. Whether attached under a touch surface or a capacitive touch display, or as the side button of a smartphone or smartwatch, the FT-7800 easily detects a user’s input at multiple levels through any material, shape, and thickness.

“We have set a new industry standard with the unmatched performance of the FT-7800,” says Ali Foughi, NextInput CEO and Founder. “With this 3rd generation device, NextInput has strengthened its position as a category leader and continues to expand on its 40+ design wins across multiple vertical markets and applications.”

NextInput will be sampling the FT-7800 to select customers in Q2 2021.

About NextInput

NextInput, Inc., headquartered in the Silicon Valley, provides MEMS-based sensing solutions for the Mobile, Consumer, Automotive, Robotics, IoT, Medical and Industrial markets.

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Ali Foughi, CEO & Founder

NextInput, Inc.

980 Linda Vista Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043

Allie joined Sierra Ventures in 2019 to lead Marketing efforts for the firm and partner with portfolio companies to drive awareness and provide insights on their marketing strategy. Allie has a background in business and marketing strategy, working with early-stage startups, agencies, venture firms, nonprofits, and political campaigns. Her experience includes forming and running a nonprofit, working as VP of Marketing at a Blockchain company, working in the Entertainment Industry, and managing Fortune 500 business accounts in the gaming and entertainment space. Allie holds a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and is also a certified Yoga and Meditation teacher. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and reading.

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