About NextInput

NextInput is disrupting the Human Machine Interface (HMI) experience with turn-key touch & touchless sensing solutions targeting a broad range of markets including Automotive, Consumer, Wearable, Medical, Industrial, and IoT.

We are forward thinking visionaries committed to enabling new applications in existing and emerging technologies. We are focused on continuous innovation to deliver world-class force-sensing solutions.

Our Mission

To innovate and revolutionize the touch experience by providing the world’s best force sensing solutions.


Quality Differentiates Our Brand

  • Customers recognize and reward companies that exceed expectations
  • Quality must be built in
  • Continuous Quality Improvements Ensure Our Success

ISO-9001:2015 Certificate

Management Team

Ali Foughi
CEO & Founder
  • VP – InvenSense
  • VP & GM – Maxim Integrated
  • Sr. System Designer – LTXCredence
Steve Pratt
Business Development
  • Mktg Director, SiTime
  • Mktg Director, Monolithic Power Systems
  • Director, Business Mgt, Maxim
Robert Badalian
Business Development
  • Strategic Marketing Mgr. – NXP
  • Sr. Director Business Development – Invensense
  • Executive Director Business Management – Maxim Integrated
Michael Chang
  • VP Sales – InvenSense GC
  • Marketing Dir. – AIT (MTK Group)
  • Sales Mgr. – EV (Merged by MTK)
William Bowman
  • General Manager – Silicon Turnkey Solutions
  • VP of Operations – CORWIL Technology
  • VP Operations – Lattice Semiconductor

Advisory Board

Steve Nasiri,

Principal at Nasiri Ventures

  • Mr. Nasiri has been a serial entrepreneur in MEMS and Semiconductor industry. His most recent venture was InvenSense, which he founded in 2003 and served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairmen from inception until October of 2012.

Kurt Petersen,

PhD., Serial MEMS Entrepreneur

  • Dr. Petersen is an MIT trained scientist who is a pivotal thought and business leader in the MEMS industry. Since 1982, Dr. Petersen has founded six MEMS-based companies in Silicon Valley and has been an advisor to NextInput as needed.