Microsoft To Acquire Motion-Sensing Tech Makers Canesta

Oct 30, 2010

News has come in from Silicon Valley from the motion-sensing tech makers, Canesta, that they are being acquired by Microsoft with the sale being finalized by the end of 2010. Canesta makes 3D sensing technology, not like the technology embedded in Kinect, which launches next week.

However, it is possible that Microsoft bought the company since Canesta also works for 3D tracking data, which is exactly where the deal bears fruits especially for evolution of Kinect’s software and hardware. It may also be alleged that Microsoft acquired the company in such a quick move, so as to not offend or infringe any of Canesta patent, and to avoid a lawsuit later on, as Kinect prepares to launch next week.