Sensors from the world-leading MEMS manufacturer, ST Microelectronics
and US-based geomagnetic-sensor manufacturer, PNI Sensor Corporation have been selected by Nintendo for an advanced sensor solution for their newly launched Wii U.
PNI’s 3-axis geomagnetic sensor, based on proprietary magneto-inductive technology and driven by ST’s ASIC, together with an ST 3-axis accelerometer, enables intuitive motion sensing in gaming applications.
The Wii U supports the need of users to enjoy intuitive motion control that is stable under various environments. This is enabled by PNI’s geomagnetic sensor, which delivers new playability in combination with other sensors. Further, the accelerometer accommodates a wide variety of players’ motions in gaming.
According to Genyo Takeda, Senior Managing Director, Nintendo Co. Ltd, the collaboration of advanced sensing technology and extensive know-how in gaming motion control from ST, and impressive geomagnetic-sensing technology from PNI has strongly supported Nintendo’s challenge to deliver an entirely new kind of gaming and entertainment experience for consumers around the world.
Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group of ST Microelectronics says that ST has maintained a close relationship with Nintendo by reliably delivering advanced MEMS technology while expanding its expertise in sensors for gaming, manufacturing capability and advanced MEMS technologies.