Microsoft reportedly buys Surface Pro 3 pen maker N-trig

Microsoft has acquired N-trig, the Israeli company behind the Surface Pro 3 pen, according to a new report. Calcalist states the deal is worth at least $200 million and will see the 190 workers from N-trig integrated into Microsoft Israel to form a new research and development center.

After switching from Wacom to N-trig for the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has taken the time to explain why their new pens are a better choice for the tablet experience over the industry favorite. Microsoft also owns 6.1% of N-trig, and an all-out purchase would make sense with the company continuing to back the stylus pen.

Source: Calcalist, via: Reuters

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