Apple Confirms Acquisition of PrimeSense

Mike Isaac and John Paczkowski, for AllThingsD:

Apple has completed its acquisition of PrimeSense, the Israel-based company focused on 3-D sensor technology, for a price sources said was around $360 million. […]

PrimeSense became widely known in the sensor technology space for its early work with Microsoft’s Kinect gaming product, which uses cameras and depth sensors to capture players’ motions and incorporate them into Xbox gameplay.

This is a curious piece of technology for Apple to acquire, and for such a large sum of money, too. This isn’t getting locked away in a proverbial desk drawer.