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Microsoft to acquire touchscreen maker Perceptive Pixel

07/09, 12:45pm

Buy aimed at making PixelSense tables more affordable

Microsoft announced today that it will acquire touchscreen display maker Perceptive Pixel. Bloomberg reports that the acquisition is aimed at improving the affordability of Microsoft's PixelSense large displays. The company has not revealed how much it will pay for Perceptive Pixel.

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Microsoft, Samsung deliver Surface SUR40 multi-touch tables

01/16, 12:10pm

Surface SUR40 arrives a year later

Microsoft on Monday confirmed that the first Surface 2.0 table, the Samsung Surface SUR40, was shipping. Coming out a year after it was first shown, the multi-touch table introduces optics in the panel itself that can see objects and react accordingly. It can now react to as many as 50 simultaneous contact points and uses a quicker 2.9GHz AMD Athlon II X2, a Radeon HD 6700M graphics chip, and runs on Windows 7.

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Samsung Surface SUR40 multi-touch table up for pre-orders

11/17, 9:25am

Next-gen Microsoft Surface table ready to order

The first Microsoft Surface 2.0 multi-touch table, the Samsung SUR40, has gone up for pre-order. Those in 23 countries can request the new Surface ahead of its launch in January. A handful of companies have already publicly lined up, including aircraft maker Dassault, Fujifilm, and Royal Bank of Canada.

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