Apple reportedly in talks to buy company behind Kinect sensor


Apple is reportedly looking to acquire Israeli fabless semiconductor company Primesense. According to local newspaper Calcalist, Apple has offered $ 280 million to buy the 3D sensor specialist after a delegation of executives visited Cupertino to discuss embedding its technology inside Apple products. In the past, Primsense worked with Microsoft to include its technology, chips, and designs inside the first Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360.

It’s not the first time Apple has looked to purchase an Israeli component maker. In January 2012, the company confirmed it had acquired flash storage company Anobit in a $ 400 million deal. Primesense’s 3D-scanning technology is used in more than 20 million devices around the world, including sensors…

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