Apple Confirms Buyout of PrimeSense 3D Positioning Sensor Start-Up

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What was rumored has now been confirmed, and Apple is the proud owner of Primesense, a 3D sensing company that was responsible for the hardware and chip design used in the first-gen Microsoft Kinect motion control sensor.

Israel’s Globes broke the news, indicating that the deal is done. The final bill was between $300 and $350 million, which is right in line with what we heard earlier this month but quite a bit more than the $280 million Apple was rumored to have offered back in July.
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As we said before, this is an intriguing acquisition for Apple. It doesn’t have anything like the Kinect, for example, and PrimeSense’s assets and expertise could provide Apple with the ability to develop motion control for TVs, features for wearable tech, and even 3D scanning.
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Old Tech is old. Prime Sense is no longer near to the cutting edge in this area.

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