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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: 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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Chad Lucien

General Manager, Hillcrest Labs
Corporate VP and GM, InterDigital 

Steve Scheirey

VP Software Development

Steve Francz

VP Hardware and Operations


Media coverage

Hillcrest Labs is launching a new high-precision sensor hub to advance navigation systems in what it describes as “cost-critical consumer robots”.

Media coverage

Hillcrest Labs expands its sensor node product line with the BNO085, a 9-Axis System in Package (SiP) that features an enhanced sensor fusion algorithm tuned specifically for use in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D audio applications.


Hillcrest Labs will demonstrate its Robot Navigation and AR/VR Controller and Head-tracking solutions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. Please visit the InterDigital booth – Hall 7, Stand 7C61 – to see your products and meet the Hillcrest Labs team.