Intel Inc. has reportedly acquired Omek Interactive Ltd. Omek is a gesture recognition and tracking technology firm based in Israel. Its a $40 million acquisition deal.
Intel wants to dig deep in the world of 3D an Israel is the place again. It is already reported today that Apple is going to acquire an Israeli 3D gesture control maker Primesense for $280M approximately. Now it's Intel turn. Today's CNet report claims via Geektime sources that Intel has 'acquired an Israel-based gesture-recognition company' for $400 million.
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Omek Interactive was previously in negotiations with both Samsung and Qualcomm. But Intel becomes successful in acquiring the firm. Omek Interactive has tech related to Kinect or Wii behaves that works at long distances. Its gesture tech is used in many products video games, cars and electronics. What we will see in future, after this acquisition, might be a PC working on hand and body movements. It feels exciting to work on a PC without touching it. Let us wait for that great time.