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7 May 2021

Qorvo acquires MEMS-based sensor solution provider NextInput

Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has acquired NextInput Inc of Mountain View, CA, USA, a pioneer in the emerging field of force-sensing solutions for human-machine interface (HMI) applications.

Founded in 2012 and providing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)-based sensing solutions for the mobile, true wireless stereo (TWS), consumer, automotive, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, medical and industrial markets, NextInput has shipped tens of millions of MEMS-based sensors to leading manufacturers of smartphones, wearables, automobiles and other applications.

The acquisition of NextInput expands Qorvo’s technology portfolio and enables Qorvo to accelerate the deployment of force-sensing solutions utilizing MEMS-based sensors. NextInput will be part of Qorvo’s Mobile Products Group and will be led by NextInput’s CEO & founder Ali Foughi.

“The NextInput team is a great addition to our Mobile Products business, providing MEMS-based sensors in innovative products for customers in existing and new markets,” comments Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo Mobile Products. “NextInput enhances Qorvo’s technology and product leadership while opening new opportunities in next-generation human-machine interface solutions,” he adds.

“Our team is excited to take this next important step and continue our mission to innovate and revolutionize the touch experience with the world’s best sensing solutions,” states Foughi. “Qorvo’s broad portfolio of complementary technologies and world-class supply-chain capabilities enable us to scale the business rapidly.”

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