Immersion welcomes Bill Martin and Matthew Frey to its Board of Directors

– USA, CA –  Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that it has appointed William C. Martin, Chief Investment Officer of Raging Capital Management, LLC, and Matthew Frey, CFO Qumulo, Inc., to its Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Bill and Matthew to our board,” commented Sharon Holt, Chairman of the Board at Immersion. “Immersion will immediately benefit from their independent and rich strategic perspectives. Bill also adds direct shareholder representation which is invaluable to the development of our capital allocation plans to support growth and shareholder value.”

“The addition of Bill and Matthew brings a greater diversity of strategic viewpoints to our board,” said Ramzi Haidamus, CEO of Immersion. “I’m confident we have a balanced and strong board to support continued growth and shareholder value.”

About Bill Martin

William C. Martin is the Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, and Founder of Raging Capital Management, LLC, an investment firm that is currently the largest shareholder of Immersion Corporation. Bill has extensive experience as a board member, investor, and entrepreneur. He has served on numerous public company boards, including nine years on the board of Bankrate, Inc., which was acquired in 2009; the board of, Inc., which was acquired in 2010; and the board of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., which was acquired in 2015.

“The new management team has settled all litigation and is rationalizing expenses; the balance sheet is strong; and the company is implementing a highly visible, recurring revenue model,” Mr. Martin said. “I’m excited to add my views to the board.”

About Matthew Frey

Matthew Frey has more than 25 years of experience leading and advising public companies. Currently, Matthew is the Chief Financial Officer of Qumulo, Inc., the leader in enterprise-proven, hybrid cloud file storage. Prior to Qumulo, he was CEO of Optimum Energy and a board member at Vitesse Semiconductor. He has also held executive leadership roles at World Wide Packets, which was acquired by Ciena in 2008, and Data Base, Inc.

“Immersion has a compelling opportunity ahead with new products and technologies,” commented Mr. Frey. “I look forward to bringing my finance and operational leadership experience to support Immersion’s continued success.”

About Immersion

Immersion Corporation is the leading innovator of touch feedback technology, also known as haptics. The company provides technology solutions for creating immersive and realistic experiences that enhance digital interactions by engaging users’ sense of touch. With more than 3,600 issued or pending patents, Immersion’s technology has been adopted in more than 3 billion digital devices and provides haptics in mobile, automotive, gaming, medical and consumer electronics products. Immersion is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide.

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