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Once again, 3D sensor manufacturer PrimeSense denies that it has been bought by Apple

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Once again, 3D sensor manufacturer PrimeSense denies that it has been bought by Apple
For the second time this year, a rumor from an Israeli publication called Calcalist reported that Apple had purchased PrimeSense. And for the second time this year, the alleged suitor shot down the rumor. On Saturday, the published report out of Israel had Cupertino based Apple paying $345 million for the company that developed the technology that is used with the Microsoft Kinect system.

The 3D sensors made by the Israeli company allow a person to control a device by waving his hand in the air. The report says that the deal was scheduled to be signed and then announced at the beginning of the month, but was delayed by legal issues involving the company's unnamed partners.

Back in July, the same Israeli publication published a story that Apple was about to close on the purchase of PrimeSense for a price between $280 million and $300 million. The paper reported that both Samsung and Sony were also sniffing around the company.

In a statement released to Business Insider today, PrimeSense said it does not comment on rumors and called the story a recycled rumor.


source: Calcalist (translated) via BusinessInsider

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