Apple Purchases PrimeSense, the Company That Created the Xbox Kinect Device for Microsoft

by CodeGuru Staff

PrimeSense Ltd, developer of the Microsoft Kinect Device has been acquired by Apple in a multi-hundred million dollar deal.

In a very low-key signing, Apple today completed the deal to purchase PrimeSense, Ltd..  A tech company from Tel-Aviv, Israel and who is the developer of sensing type controllers and other technologies, including Microsoft’s Kinect, which allow devices to observe the physical world in 3D state, very similar to the way humans do. While the deal is being kept discreet, Apple has purchased the Xbox Kinect developer PrimeSense for a reported $350 to $360 million US. It’s not yet clear how or if this purchase by Apple will affect Microsoft’s ability to continue developing Kinect software and hardware. Stay tuned and read the full details of the acquisition here.

This article was originally published on Tuesday Nov 26th 2013
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