Microsoft confirms acquisition of the Surface Pen maker, N-trig
Back in February, Calcalist reported that Microsoft acquired Surface Pen maker N-trig. According to that report, 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. Today, Microsoft confirmed that the company has acquired N-Trig – Stevie Bathiche’s from the Surface team stated:
“We can’t wait to show you what we’ll deliver for our Surface Fans in the future. Digital pens have a ways to go to be as good as pen and paper on some dimensions, and we’ll get there. But more importantly, adding the ability to capture and share the work you do with a digital pen opens up possibilities that traditional pen and paper just can’t match. Today’s investment is another step that will let us push that innovation forward.”
Microsoft hasn’t disclosed the price of the acquisition – however, the previous report from Calcalist stated that the deal is valued around $200 million.