Microsoft acquires multi-touch display solutions company Perceptive Pixel

Microsoft has announced that it will acquire Perceptive Pixel, a company specializing in research, development, and production of multi-touch interfaces. In case you’re new to Perceptive Pixel, the company was founded in 2006 by research scientist Jeff Han. Han is one of the main pioneers of multi-touch sensing technology. “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,” Han said.

The company shipped its first multi-touch workstation and large wall solutions in early 2007. One year later, Perceptive Pixel’s technology received recognition for transforming the way CNN and other broadcasters covered the 2008 U.S. presidential elections. “The acquisition of PPI allows us to draw on our complementary strengths, and we’re excited to accelerate this market evolution,” said Kurt DelBene, president, Office Division for Microsoft. “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.” Details of the deal were not disclosed.

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