InvenSense, a Santa Clara company that helps eliminate the blur that occurs in mobile phone photos from normal hand movements, has raised $11 million in a second round of funding.
The company provides motion sensors to mobile phones. These can make location-based services more accurate, and improve the user interface of mobile games, the company says. The money will let the company ramp production of its dual-axis gyroscope, the company said.
QUALCOMM Ventures invested, alongside existing investors Artiman Ventures and Partech International.
According to the company:
The dual-axis gyroscope offers precision motion sensing accuracy through the measurement of rotational movement. Current applications include image stabilization in digital still cameras (DSCs), camera phones and motion sensing for 3-D computer mice. When used in conjunction with a separate accelerometer (that measures linear motion), the dual-axis gyroscopes can provide highly accurate, full motion sensing.