MILPITAS, California – (BUSINESS WIRE) – June 15, 2015 – NextInput Inc., headquartered in Silicon Valley, is pleased to announce Mr. Ali Foughi as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Foughi is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive and brings nearly thirty years of experience in semiconductors, MEMS sensors and system design to NextInput, a leader in ForceTouch® technology for a broad range of touch applications.

Before joining NextInput, Mr. Foughi was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InvenSense (NYSE: INVN). Prior to that, Mr. Foughi served for nearly two decades at Maxim Integrated (NASDAQ: MXIM) in various capacities culminating to Vice President and General Manager of multiple mixed-signal business units with revenues of $300M.

“The NextInput board is pleased to welcome Ali as CEO,” says Steve Nasiri, NextInput Board Member and the founder of InvenSense. “The company founders have done a great job of getting the company through its initial technology development phase. The Board and I believe the company has grown to the point where it needs an experienced, results oriented executive to lead NextInput through the next stage of growth. Ali has a proven track record and having known Ali for several years, I am confident in his vision and leadership.”

“I am excited to join NextInput,” says Ali Foughi. “NextInput enables 3D touch experience and brings the next generation of intuitive user interface to market. The company’s innovative ForceTouch technology will disrupt the touch market, create significant opportunity and fuel growth over the next several years. I am eager to help scale NextInput and build value for our customers, committed investors and invaluable employees.”

About NextInput

NextInput was founded in 2012 by Ian Campbell and Dr. Ryan Diestelhorst. NextInput provides MEMS-based force-sensing solutions for touch enabled devices in Consumer, Wearable, IoT, Automotive, Industrial, Medical and other applications. 

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