Loadstar Sensors, Inc.

Established in 2004, Loadstar Sensors, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of capacitive load cells with USB & wireless output for automotive, aerospace, medical device, industrial and consumer applications. Our Plug and Sense® load cell technology offers high sensitivities in an easy to use, mechanically rugged, low profile package. We partner with leading OEMs to incorporate load cells and digital interfaces into mass market products.

Key Highlights:

  • Developed capacitive force sensing technology
  • Developed the world's first USB load cell
  • Used by over one thousand customers
  • Ten issued patents and 30+ in process
  • World class team with expertise in sensors and digital communications
  • 11,000 Sq Ft manufacturing and test facility
  • Backed by leading venture capital firms


InForce Computing

InForce® is a supplier of embedded hardware platforms in eco-aware, low-profile footprints, available off-the-shelf to serve growing markets enabled by next generation of connected devices. At InForce®, we are inspired by the inflection point in mobile and wireless technologies which is spawning innovative content and services. Today, mobile internet is providing opportunity to include more than 2/3rd of world’s population into main-stream services, such as, banking, health-care, learning and government. Processors and IO technologies have evolved to the point where it is possible, now, to host readymade PC-class applications on palm-top computing devices that run an entire day without external power. Together with our silicon, software and system partners, InForce® is pioneering products with optimized delivery model for this emerging market.

Founded in 2007 by Embedded Industry professionals, InForce® is backed by experienced management and leadership that promote innovative thinking. We are fortunate to have investors with focus and interest that are well-aligned with company’s operating philosophy.


SMART Modular Technologies is a leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of value added subsystems to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs. Smart's subsystem products include memory modules, embedded computing subsystems and thin film transistor - liquid crystal display, or TFT-LCD products, which are offered to customers worldwide. Success is derived from a customer-focused approach characterized by a commitment to quality, advanced technical expertise, fast time-to-market, build-to-order flexibility and high quality customer service. Smart Modular is headquartered in Fremont, California.


NP Test went public in 2003 and was acquired by Credence in 2004


The SMART Modular Technologies and NP Test investments were made from Patel Family Partners, prior to the founding of Invati Capital.