Apple has acquired the makers of Microsoft’s Kinect sensor PrimeSense for a reported $360 million sum.
A report out of the Israeli business rag The Calcalist says that Apple is in the early stages of purchasing PrimeSense, a tech company based out of Tel Aviv that is responsible for the 3D sensors in the current-gen Kinect. The report says the deal would be for $280 million, which the paper acknowledges seems […]
PrimeSense, the privately-held Israeli firm that licensed Kinect’s core tech to Microsoft, has confirmed ahead of this week’s CES that it’s teamed with Asus to create a similar device for PC.
Kinect has been given its own biography of sorts, which chronicles the very beginnings of the idea for the tech and onward to its impending release.
PrimeSense expects the motion-based technology it provided for Kinect to be integrated into PCs and cable boxes by 2011.
Microsoft just announced that it’s used PrimeSense, a “leader in 3D sensing and recognition technologies,” to “aid” 360 motion camera Project Natal.