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Sensor Intelligence

Hillcrest Labs, a subsidiary of InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC), is a leading global supplier of software, components and intellectual property to enable the intelligent use of sensors in consumer electronics and IoT devices. For more than 10 years, Hillcrest’s Freespace® sensor processing technology has powered advanced motion controllers in a wide variety of products including Smart TV’s, set-top boxes, PC’s, and game consoles.  Today, Hillcrest’s products are used in the development of devices in the robotics, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), TV and Internet of Things markets. Our proprietary and patented Freespace® technology transforms human and machine movement into high quality, application-ready information which enables developers and manufacturers to create everyday products that work with precision.

Companies licensing or using Hillcrest’s motion technology include: 3Glasses, ANTVR,  Lenovo, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sharp Electronics, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc., and TCL Multimedia.  We have received numerous awards and recognitions including multiple CES Innovations Honoree Awards, EE Times’ ACE Award, IMS Research TV Innovation Award, PC World’s 100 Best Products and Greatest Tech Designs, and more.


Unsurpassed Sensor Expertise
Our depth of knowledge on the optimal approach, strategies and techniques for developing, integrating and optimizing sensor enabled products is unmatched. Our unique perspective on motion and the user experience has led to numerous successful mass market implementations with some of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies.
Elegant Solutions to Complex Issues
Our broad knowledge and deep expertise allows us to provide clients with solutions that add to their products, creating elegant solutions to complex issues. Our focus on enhancing the usability of the latest motion technologies allows our customers to differentiate and enhance products through motion.
Unmatched Flexibility
Our breadth of experience allows us to provide the most flexible solutions to accelerate the time to market for customers’ products. Read more about our products and technology, such as the BNO080 and our MotionEngine™ software, and please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

Hillcrest Labs has established key strategic relationships with worldwide industry Leaders to develop end-to-end solutions enabling immersive entertainment experiences

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Dan Simpkins


Chuck Gritton


Chad Lucien


Dave Karlin

SVP, Product Strategy

Peter Jackson

SVP, Finance and Administration

Steve Scheirey

VP, Software Development




Media coverage

The module allows rapid development of new robots by providing all the sensors and sensor processing software in one compact, pre-calibrated device with multiple interfaces supported to meet varying developer requirements.

Media coverage

Change is coming, and no business can afford to be a laggard. By Fred Geck and Seth Sternberg

Media coverage

In an exclusive interview with Robotics and Automation News, Chad Lucien, senior vice president of business development at Hillcrest Labs, tells the company’s story.