InvenSense Inc was incorporated in the State of California in June 2003 and reincorporated in the State of Delaware in October 2004. The Company designs, develops, markets and sells Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems ("MEMS") sensors, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, barometers, compasses, and microphones, with proprietary algorithms, processors and firmware that synthesize and calibrate sensor output data for the mobile, wearable, smart home, gaming, industrial, and automotive market segments. The Company delivers solutions based on its advanced motion and sound technology targeting solutions such as: smartphones, tablets, wearables, console and portable video gaming devices, digital television and set-top box remote controls, fitness accessories, sports equipment, digital still cameras, automobiles, ultra-books, laptops, hearing aids, stabilization systems, tools, navigation devices, remote controlled toys and other household consumer and industrial devices. The Company's five principal types of motion and also audio sensors include; Accelerometers that measure linear acceleration and tilt angle; Gyroscopes (Gyros) measures the angular rate of rotational movement about one or more axes, such as in a video game controller, or jitter, such as in an image stabilizer; Magnetic Sensors (Compasses) detects magnetic fields and measure their absolute position relative to the Earth's magnetic north and nearby magnetic materials; Pressure Sensors (Barometers) measures relative and absolute altitude through the analysis of changing atmospheric pressure; and Audio Sensors (Microphones) detects audible sound, as well as ultrasound in some use cases. The Company faces competition from Analog Devices, Inc., Epson Toyocom Corporation, Kionix, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohm Co., Ltd.), Knowles Corporation, MEMSIC, Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, Sony Corporation and STMicroelectronics N.V. (STMicro).
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