About Sentons

A fabless semiconductor company focused on next-generation touch sensing technology.

Sentons was started in 2011 by a team of experienced RF technologists after selling their previous company to a global semiconductor company.

The team had a theory — that many fancy tricks from the RF signal processing world could be applied to ultrasonic waves to create an entirely new type of touch sensing technology. One that could sense through virtually any substrate, scalable to any size, and highly cost effective.

Over the past 7 years, our team has taken that idea from unproven theory to commercial success.

Our technology is now used by many of the world's leading electronics brands to enable faster, more intuitive, and unique user experiences on smartphones and other products. And we're just getting started.

We provide our technology in the form of our custom-developed ASICs, together with complete reference designs, project-specific design and customization support, and a network of partners to provide other necessary components.

Sentons has a global team working from offices in Silicon Valley, California, Taipei, Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

Highlights

Year Founded
2011
CEO
Sam Sheng, PhD
First Products Launched
2015
Main Products
  • Touch/Force Sensing Controller ICs
  • Force Sensor ICs
  • Touch Panel Modules
  • Markets Served
  • Mobile Devices (phone/tablet)
  • Wearables
  • IoT Devices
  • Computer / PC
  • Automotive
  • Kiosk / Digital Signage
  • Office Locations
  • San Jose, California
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Leadership

    Sam Sheng, PhD
    Steve Bragonier

    Steve Bragonier

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mark Hamblin

    Mark Hamblin

    Vice President, Operations

    Shih-Ming Shih, PhD

    Board of Directors

    Ford Tamer, PhD

    Ford Tamer, PhD

    CEO, Inphi Corporation

    Scott Sandell

    Scott Sandell

    Managing General Partner, NEA

    Greg Papadopoulos, PhD

    Greg Papadopoulos, PhD

    Venture Partner, NEA

    Feng Deng

    Feng Deng

    Founding Managing Director, NLVC

    Paul Gray, PhD

    Paul Gray, PhD

    Professor Emeritus, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus, UC-Berkeley

    Sam Sheng, PhD

    Sam Sheng, PhD

    CEO, Sentons

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