Microsoft Acquires Multitouch Company Perceptive Pixel

Aaron Souppouris, reporting for The Verge:

Steve Ballmer has just announced Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel, a company focused on research, development, and production of multitouch interfaces. The company is perhaps best known for the 82-inch multitouch display that Microsoft demoed at MWC. Jeff Han, Perceptive Pixel founder and new Microsoft employee, says the display is the “world’s largest true multitouch and stylus display,” capable of supporting “hundreds of touch inputs simultaneously.”

That’s the same Jeff Han who had a sensational multitouch demo at TED back in 2006. (There’s got to be a “Han shot first” joke in here, somewhere.)

Monday, 9 July 2012