Apple Confirms Acquisition of Primesense, The Company Behind Kinect’s Sensor
We reported previously that Apple was pretty close to strike a deal with the company that is responsible for the motion sensing technology that Microsoft is using in Xbox One’s Kinect. Apple has now confirmed the acquisition of the company ‘Primesense’.
The whole story is, Apple had been eyeing for the sensor and chip developer ever since they made the Xbox 360 Kinect’s motion sensing functionality. With a plan to use their technology in their own products they had offered $280 million to the Tel Aviv based company – an offer that was later revised to $345 million.
The deal had previously been stuck with certain legal issues which have apparently been taken care of now as is evident by Apple’s confirmation. Kristin Hugue, a spokesperson of Apple gave the company’s standard statement to All Things D. This is the statement they usually use when confirming a leaked acquisition news:
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
In the recent years Primesense has been focusing more towards smaller sized sensors that could be used with mobile and tablets which also stands in line with Apple’s acquisition.
Fingers crossed for an impressive technological advance.