Apple now has a motion-sensing company.
Apple has confirmed its acquisition of PrimeSense. PrimeSense is the company behind Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect peripheral and last week brought rumors that Apple was looking to acquire the company. This past weekend, Apple confirmed the deal. AllThingsD on Sunday reported receiving confirmation from Apple that the Cupertino-based company had completed its acquisition. Though the company didn’t offer any details on the financials (as usual), AllThingsD sources say it was around $360 million.
PrimeSense was founded in 2005 by Aviad Maizels and is head-quartered in Israel. It also has offices in North America, Japan, Singapore, Korea, China and Taiwan. Though the first iteration of Kinect is the most notable example of PrimeSense in action, the company's 3D sensing technology is present in numerous different devices across TV, entertainment, retail and healthcare.
Now the question is: What is Apple going to do with this new company? Where will motion-sensing equipment fit into Apple's product line? Let us know your predictions in the comments below!