Rumor: Microsoft buys manufacturer N-Trig stylus for 176 million euros




Microsoft, the Israeli maker of digital pens and touchscreen chips N-trig have taken over a business newspaper in Israel message. N-trig is a competitor of Wacom and Microsoft used the company’s technology in its Surface Pro 3 tablet.

Microsoft would put an amount equivalent to at least 176 million euros on the table for N-Trig, claiming the Israeli newspaper Calcalist. A large part of the staff would go to work at a research department of Microsoft in Israel that is engaged in research on touch technology.

The head of the Surface Division at Microsoft, Panos Panay, said earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal, know that the digital pen in the eyes of Microsoft is a key component for the tablet. More and more people would use a stylus, he claimed. The aim of the group is also, according to him to remove technical barriers to writing with digital pens.

N-trig was founded in 1999 and now has 190 employees. Many laptop and tablet manufacturers used the pen technology of N-trig in the past, such as Acer, Dell and Fujitsu. Microsoft used for the Surface Pro 2 a Wacom pen, but chose the Pro 3 for N-trig, which would allow thinner tablet with a stylus.

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