Apple Reportedly Buys 3D Sensing Company PrimeSense
Apple has reportedly bought 3D sensing company PrimeSense for $345m.
The Israeli maker of chips which enable 3D machine vision, as used to help power Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect, has been sold to the technology giant according to the Calcalist financial newspaper in Israel.
Sources told the newspaper that the deal is close with only a few issues to be ironed out.
Apple declined to comment, but a spokeswoman for PrimeSense told Reuters: “We are focused on building a prosperous company while bringing 3D sensing and natural interaction to the mass market in a variety of markets such as interactive living room and mobile devices.
“We do not comment on what any of our partners, customers or potential customers are doing and we do not relate to rumours or recycled rumours.”