LG renews license to use Hillcrest motion technology in its remotes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Hillcrest Labs and LG Renew License for Smart TV Technology

  • Smart TV Leader Licenses Hillcrest Labs’ Pioneering Point-and-Click Technology that Underpins Motion Control Features of LG Magic Remote

ROCKVILLE, MD. — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that LG Electronics has extended its license to use Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace® MotionEngine™ software in its Smart TVs for an additional three years.

Hillcrest’s Freespace MotionEngine is a pioneering software that enables the point-and-click and motion control features of the LG Magic Remote, which comes with LG’s OLED, Super UHD and UHD 4K Smart TV product lines. LG began licensing Hillcrest’s technology in 2010 and has since shipped tens of millions of TVs that work with Hillcrest’s motion control technology. This latest agreement extends LG’s license through the end of 2021.

“LG’s continued use of Hillcrest’s Freespace software underscores the value of the technology, and its ability to enhance and expand the user experience with Smart TVs,” said Chad Lucien, President, Hillcrest Labs. “We’re very proud that such an important part of LG’s TV experience is anchored in Hillcrest’s innovation.”