Hillcrest Labs Selected by Coolpad for Low Power Sensor Hub in New Smartphones

– Hillcrest’s Freespace® Sensor Hub Software Powers “Always On” Gestures and Context Awareness on Coolpad’s Android™ Smartphones –

Rockville, MD – June 23, 2014 – Hillcrest Labstoday announced that Coolpad Group (previously China Wireless), the seventh-largest global smartphone OEM[1], is using Hillcrest’s sensor hub software to enable always on sensing on Coolpad smartphones. Specifically, Hillcrest’s Freespace® software will run on Atmel’s low-power microcontroller solutions to provide high performance sensor fusion, gesture recognition, and always on context awareness capabilities, with dramatically lower power consumption and extended battery life. Additional details, such as smartphone models or pricing, were not disclosed.

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Hillcrest Labs Selected by Lenovo to Bring Motion, Gesture and Cursor Control to Smart TVs

– Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine to Power Lenovo’s Android™ Smart TVs –

 Rockville, MD – April 22, 2014 – Hillcrest Labs announced today that Lenovo’s new line of Smart TVs is using Hillcrest’s patented Freespace® in-air pointing and motion control software. Freespace enables point-and-click, gesture and motion control of Smart TVs through simple in-air movements of a remote control. Lenovo’s Freespace-enabled Smart TVs include the new S9 Smart TV that was unveiled on April 16 for sale across China.

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Hillcrest Labs and Bosch Sensortec Collaborate on Sensor Hub Solution for Head-Mounted Displays and Wearable Devices

– Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub software included on Bosch Sensortec’s BNO070 9-axis system in package (SiP) for head-mounted displays –

San Francisco, CA – March 6, 2014 – Hillcrest Labs (“Hillcrest”) and Bosch Sensortec  today announced a partnership to launch a new sensor solution for head-mounted displays (HMDs). The BNO070 solution includes Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub software running on Bosch Sensortec’s 9-axis system in package (SiP), which features an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a 32-bit microcontroller in a single package. The solution is optimized for the HMD market, and can be customized for other wearable computing applications. Hillcrest and Bosch Sensortec will begin sampling the new BNO070 to key development partners in mid-2014.  [Read more…]

Hillcrest Labs Named Finalist Of Prestigious 2014 Ee Times And Edn Ace Award For Internet Of Things Technology Of The Year

– Hillcrest’s Low Power SH-1 Sensor Hub is Among Industry’s Elite – 

Rockville, MD – February 27, 2014 – Hillcrest Labs, a leading global supplier of software and hardware for motion-enabled products, today announced it was named a finalist in UBM Tech’s EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards (http://ubm-ace.com) for Internet of Things (IoT) Technology, Service, or End Application of the Year. Hillcrest was nominated for its SH-1 sensor hub software package, which is changing the consumer experience of IoT devices by extending battery life and adding new functionality. Sensor hubs are a separate class of chips designed to offload sensor management from the main processor for mobile phones and other devices. [Read more…]

Hillcrest Labs Brings Advanced Motion Control to Oppo Mobile Devices

– Hillcrest to Power Accurate and Intuitive Gesture Recognition on Oppo Smartphones –

Rockville, MD – February 24, 2014 Hillcrest Labs today announced that Oppo, a leading Chinese CE manufacturer and smartphone OEM, is using Hillcrest’s patented Freespace® software to provide advanced motion-based functionality on their latest smartphones. Specifically, Hillcrest’s Freespace MotionElements software will enable intuitive gesture recognition to simplify the user experience for smartphone users. Additional details, such as smartphone models or pricing, were not disclosed. [Read more…]

SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs to Unveil New Low Cost ‘Motion Sensing’ Remote Control at CES 2014

– New TV Remote Delivers 6-Axis In-Air Pointing Using Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine Lite and Bluetooth® Smart Low Energy RF Technologies –

Las Vegas, NV; Rockville, MD; and Chula Vista, CA – January 8, 2014 – To meet the need for power efficient handheld pointing controllers in Smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming media players and Windows 8 PCs, SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs have collaborated to create a new low cost ‘motion sensing’ consumer remote control solution. The new remote, to be manufactured and marketed by SMK Electronics, delivers 6-axis in-air pointing and precise cursor control utilizing Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine Lite software in combination with Bluetooth® Smart advanced remote control technology from Texas Instruments (TI).

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Hillcrest Labs Launches Low Power Sensor Hub for Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables and the Internet of Things

Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub includes sensor fusion, gesture recognition, and ‘always on’ functions for context aware applications –

Rockville, MD – October 29, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs today announced it has designed a new sensor hub product to change how consumers use their smartphones and other portable electronics. Sensor hubs are a separate class of chips designed to offload sensor management from the main processor. Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub is a turn-key software solution that provides ‘always on’ features such as context awareness and gesture recognition to augment the consumer experience and minimize system power consumption. At launch, Hillcrest’s software will be paired with a cost-effective, low power SAM D20 ARM® Cortex® M0+ based microcontroller from Atmel®, which enables device manufacturers to get to market quickly.

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