Telecom Lead America: Hillcrest Labs, a provider of
multiplatform motion software and products, announced that its natural motion
control technology, Freespace, is available for manufacturers and component
suppliers of smartphones and tablets.
The company said that its new Freespace MotionEngine for
Mobile is an embedded software solution that manages and enhances the combined
performance of motion sensors commonly found in smartphones and tablets.
“Motion sensors are now standard in mobile devices,
but today’s motion software implementations impose significant constraints that
limit sensor choice, integration flexibility and performance. Our Freespace
MotionEngine for Mobile provides a unique software solution for Android and
Windows 8 smartphones and tablets, which delivers the highest performance and
provides the most flexible integration options,” said Chad Lucien, senior
vice president of sales and marketing for Hillcrest Labs.
According to research firm IHS, shipments of motion
sensors in cell phones and media tablets will rise to 4.2 billion units in
2015, up from 1.5 billion in 2011.
The company said it has provided motion control
technology to the Smart TV, video game, and PC industries, licensing its
technology to companies such as LG Electronics, Roku, Sony
Computer Entertainment and others.
With the increased adoption of motion sensors in
smartphones and tablets, the company now offers cost-effective motion control
technology to create differentiated products and applications for this growing
“Hillcrest has a track record of providing advanced
motion control products to some of the largest consumer electronics
manufacturers in the world. As the demand for more sophisticated motion control
technology grows within the smartphone and tablet industries, companies are now
seeking more versatile software that provides a common platform to allow
innovation across devices,” said Jeremie Bouchaud, director and
senior principal analyst, MEMS and sensor for IHS.