Microsoft to acquire multi-touch display maker Peceptive Pixel

Joining MS' Office division

Microsoft to acquire multi-touch display maker Peceptive Pixel
Microsoft has announced that it is to acquire multi-touch display maker Perceptive Pixel for an undisclosed sum.

Perceptive Pixel specialises in the research, development, and production of large-scale multi-touch displays, and is perhaps best known as the maker of the large multi-touch screens used by CNN to cover the 2008 US presidential election.

"PPI's large touch displays, when combined with hardware from our OEMs, will become powerful Windows 8-based PCs and open new possibilities for productivity and collaboration," explained Kurt DelBene, president of the Office division at Microsoft.

Changing perceptions

"The acquisition of PPI allows us to draw on our complementary strengths, and we're excited to accelerate this market evolution," DelBene also noted.

"We are incredibly excited to be working together on our mutual passion to build technologies that enable people to collaborate and communicate," said Perceptive Pixel founder Jeff Han.

"By joining Microsoft, we will be able to take advantage of the tremendous momentum of the Microsoft Office Division, tightly interoperate with its products, and deliver this technology to a very broad set of customers," Hans concluded.

[source: Microsoft]

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