NextInput Revolutionizes Smartphone Gaming Experience

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextInput, Inc., the leader in MEMS-based force sensing solutions, announced today its ForceTouch™ solution is designed into the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone, announced in Beijing earlier this week. NextInput’s solution enables an immersive gaming experience through seamless integration with the AMOLED touchscreen.

“NextInput loves innovative and fast-moving market leaders like Xiaomi Black Shark,” says Ali Foughi, NextInput CEO and Founder.

“Our gamers are ecstatic about our new tunable force-based interface allowing them to be faster and gain an intuitive edge to win,” says Peter Wu, Black Shark CEO and Founder. “Black Shark has developed the perfect user experience called Master Touch, based on NextInput’s superior force sensing solution and joint effort in making hardware innovations and application optimization.”

“NextInput loves innovative and fast-moving market leaders like Xiaomi Black Shark,” says Ali Foughi, NextInput CEO and Founder. “Our mission is to partner with the world’s most innovative brands to reimagine their Human-Machine-Interface and extend their market leadership.”

About Black Shark

Cutting-edge gaming technology company, Black Shark, creates a gaming eco-system based on hardware, software and services, now mainly carried by smartphones. Black Shark aims to provide the unmatched and unique gaming experience and builds the best gaming community with global gamers. Black Shark is located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. For more information, please check

About NextInput

NextInput, Inc., headquartered in the Silicon Valley, provides MEMS-based sensing solutions for the 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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