Immersion Appoints John Griffin as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Immersion Corp. (Nasdaq: IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of
touch feedback technology, today announced the appointment of John
Griffin as the company’s Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. As a
member of Immersion’s executive team, John will oversee all aspects of
the marketing function encompassing product management, product and
corporate marketing, and communications.

“I’m thrilled that John is joining us as we begin the transformation of
Immersion,” said Ramzi Haidamus, Immersion CEO. “John’s leadership
experience bringing innovative consumer technologies to market is an
ideal fit to further Immersion’s goal of enabling touch everywhere in
the digital world.”

“As connected devices proliferate across our lives, consumers
increasingly expect more intuitive, higher fidelity interactions,”
commented Griffin. “I’m impressed by Immersion’s team, its technology
leadership, and its unique position to bring breakthrough human-machine
interaction solutions to market.”

Previously, John was Vice President of Interactive Entertainment at
Dolby Laboratories. He spent over 15 years working in product and
marketing leadership roles across the gaming, mobile, PC, VR and
consumer electronics market segments. He led the launch and scaling of
consumer entertainment experiences on global platforms including
Microsoft Windows, Sony PlayStation, and Apple devices. John has
extensive experience leading product programs for customers across the
ecosystem including content developers, online services, silicon and OS
platforms, and device OEMs.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from McGill University.

About Immersion

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator of touch
feedback technology, also known as haptics. The company provides
technology solutions for creating immersive and realistic experiences
that enhance digital interactions by engaging users’ sense of touch.
With more than 3,600 issued or pending patents, Immersion’s technology
has been adopted in more than 3 billion digital devices, and provides
haptics in mobile, automotive, gaming, medical and consumer electronics
products. Immersion is headquartered in San Jose, California with
offices worldwide. Learn more at

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” that involve
risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they never
materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the results of Immersion
Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements, other than the statements of historical fact, are
statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements, including, but
not limited to, the statement that consumers increasingly expect more
intuitive, higher fidelity interactions from connected devices and Mr.
Griffin’s statement that Immersion is in a unique position to bring
breakthrough human-machine interaction solutions to market.

Immersion’s actual results might differ materially from those stated or
implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and
uncertainties associated with Immersion’s business, which include, but
are not limited to: unanticipated difficulties and challenges
encountered in product development efforts (including with respect to
Immersion’s touch feedback technology) by Immersion and its licensees;
unanticipated difficulties and challenges encountered in implementation
efforts by Immersion’s licensees; unanticipated changes in the consumer
device and other industries; adverse outcomes in any future intellectual
property-related litigation and the costs related thereto; the effects
of the current macroeconomic climate; delay in or failure to achieve
adoption of or commercial demand for Immersion’s products or third party
products (including connected device products) incorporating Immersion’s
technologies; and a delay in or failure to achieve the acceptance of
touch feedback as a critical user experience. Many of these risks and
uncertainties are beyond the control of Immersion.

For a more detailed discussion of these factors, and other factors that
could cause actual results to vary materially, interested parties should
review the risk factors listed in Immersion’s most current Form 10-K,
and Form 10-Q, both of which are on file with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press
release reflect Immersion’s beliefs and predictions as of the date of
this release. Immersion disclaims any obligation to update these
forward-looking statements as a result of financial, business, or any
other developments occurring after the date of this release.

Immersion and the Immersion logo are trademarks of Immersion Corporation
in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.

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