Report: Microsoft Acquires N-trig, The Company Behind Surface Pen

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According to the latest report from calcalist, Microsoft Israel has acquired N-trig, the company behind digital pens like Surface Pen. The deal is valued around $200 million. As part of the deal, N-trig’s employees will become part of Microsoft’s Israel R&D center. Microsoft owns 6.1 percent of the company, signed a deal to integrate N-trig’ s pen in its Surface Pro 3 tablets. Acer, Dell, Toshiba, HP, Sony, Intel , Lenovo , Acer, HTC, Fujitsu of Japan and more are customers of N-trig’s pen technology.

N-trig enables OEMs to enhance their touch-enabled devices by developing market-leading digital pens with high performance and natural writing experience.

Features and Benefits

  • High resolution, natural handwriting experience
  • Always On – pen always ready, no need to activate
  • Powered by 18-month battery life
  • Market leading stroke accuracy, stroke delay & parallax
  • low parallax, and fast response time – ink appears where and when intended, even when the pen is tilted
  • Equally accurate at all screen locations, from edge to edge
  • Advanced palm rejection enables natural “pen on paper” writing action
  • Hover & proximity capability enables system control and guides pen placement
  • Highly accurate 0.25mm typical tracking for precise digital ink
  • 256/1024 pressure sensitivity levels and pressure curve customization for natural ink appearance
  • Fast response time with consistent performance for writing, drag & drop, scrolling & selecting
  • Two programmable side buttons (e.g. right-click & eraser)
  • Drawing precision with a variety of tip options and friction levels
  • Cursive and block letter recognition
  • Pen unique ID provides end user customization and security
  • Ergonomically designed with natural pen weight, length, grip area & tip size and various friction levels

Source: Calcalist via: Reuters

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