Microsoft Corp. is acquiring Perceptive Pixel Inc., a developer of large-scale, multitouch display solutions.
"The acquisition of PPI allows us to draw on our complementary strengths, and we're excited to accelerate this market evolution," Kurt DelBene, president, Office Division for Microsoft, said in a company press release. "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."
Founded in 2006, PPI shipped its first multitouch workstation and large wall solutions in early 2007.
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