Thursday, February 12, 2015

Microsoft buying Israeli N-Trig digital pen maker

Left N-Trig CEO Dan Inbar.

The maker of the digital pen used on the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet/laptop N-Trig Israeli company is on the way to be acquired by Microsoft for US$200 million .

Most of N-trig's 190 workers will be integrated into Microsoft Israel and will be part of a new research and development center.

Microsoft, which owns 6.1 percent of the company, signed a deal last year to integrate N-trig' s pen in its Surface Pro 3 tablets. Other investors in the company include Evergreen Venture Partners, Canaan Partners and Tamares.

Customers for N-trig's technology include Sony (, Fujitsu (6702.T), Hewlett-Packard  and Lenovo  for use in smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks.

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