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SiBEAM Partners with Google ATAP to Bring Touchless Gesture Sensing Technology to Tomorrow's Smart Devices

2015-09-01- 16:09    Sibeam Inc

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 29, 2015 – SiBEAM Inc., a Lattice Semiconductor company (NASDAQ: LSCC), today announced that Google ATAP has selected SiBEAM® as one of the partners to bring touchless gesture sensing to tomorrow’s smart devices. Based on SiBEAM’s millimeter-wave (mmWave) innovations, this technology enables rich hand gesture interactions with smart devices, without the limitations of ever-shrinking screen sizes. 

At Google I/O in San Francisco today, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group announced Project Soli. The goal of Project Soli is to create next-generation gesture technology that enables rich interactions with smart devices regardless of screen size to drive applications across wearable, home automation, automotive, industrial and medical markets. SiBEAM’s solution is ideal for Google ATAP given its ability to detect micro-gestures with minimal interference and in very small form factors. At the show, the first Project Soli proof of concept chip was announced, which is a joint technology development between SiBEAM and Google ATAP.

SiBEAM’s touchless gesture sensing technology is based on 3D phased array beamforming and mmWave wireless born out of UC Berkeley Labs. The company was also the first to market with wireless gigabit mobile video products.

“With innovation often comes disruption, and SiBEAM believes that the next big thing in computing will go beyond touch screen to gesture technology,” said Sohrab Emami, chief architect, SiBEAM. “Imagine a world where consumers are able to intuitively interact with their devices through a series of hand gestures. Through our partnership with Google ATAP, we’re making smart devices even smarter, from the smart watches we wear to doctors using digital assistants in operating rooms.”

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