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Microsoft finalizes Perceptive Pixel acquisition

updated 05:58 pm EDT, Mon July 30, 2012

PPI will join Microsoft Office division

Microsoft has finalized its acquisition of large touchscreen maker Perceptive Pixel (PPI). The software giant announced the deal's completion in a post on The Official Microsoft Blog today. Financial aspects of the deal have yet to be announced.

Perceptive Pixel makes 82-inch multi-touch screens that are compatible with stylus and finger inputs. The displays are marketed toward enterprise customers and cost around $80,000.

PPI will be folded into the Microsoft Office Division, and PPI's founder Jeff Han will join Microsoft as a general manager. Microsoft's recent demonstration of the newest version of its Office productivity suite featured a segment in which the software was displayed on a PPI display, and the company reportedly intends to use PPI's technology to drive down the prices for large displays in order to make them more attractive to businesses.

by MacNN Staff



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