Qualcomm acquires gesture recognition technology and staff from GestureTek

Will integrate into Snapdragon

Qualcomm acquires gesture recognition technology and staff from GestureTek
Continuing its push into emerging areas of mobile tech, Qualcomm has announced it's acquired certain assets from gesture recognition outfit GestureTek.

These include various gesture recognition intellectual properties as well as key engineering resources, by which we assume they mean people.

The result will be seen as this technology is integrated into Qualcomm's current and next-generation Snapdragon processors. The company says this will provide OEMs with the capability to produce smartphones, tablets and home entertainment devices using user interfaces based on natural human gestures.

Waving not drowning

"Applications processors are enabling a range of new ways for consumers to interface with their home entertainment and mobile devices," said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president, Qualcomm.

"Our acquisition of key technology and assets from GestureTek will strengthen Qualcomm's smartphone product portfolio and enable our customers to launch products with new and compelling user experiences."

GestureTek will retain assets related to its gesture-controlled public display and digital signage business however.

[source: Qualcomm]
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