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Report: Apple acquires dev of Xbox 360's Kinect sensor for $345M (update)

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Apple has acquired 3D sensor and chip developer PrimeSense, developers of the technology behind Xbox 360's Kinect motion control peripheral, for $345 million, Calcalist reports.

In July, Calcalist reported that Apple offered $280 million for the Tel-Aviv-based company after discussions of integrating PrimeSense's technology in Apple's products.

PrimeSense's 3D-scanning technology was used in the Kinect for the Xbox 360 following a partnership with Microsoft. The company also offers its own mass produced 3D sensor peripherals and chip. These include the Carmine 1.08 peripheral for $200, as well as its 3D sensing Capri 1.25 system on a chip that can be embedded into consumer devices such as smartphones, laptops, consumer robotics, tablets and more.

Polygon has reached out to PrimeSense for comment.

Update 1: All Things D reports that the deal is snagged on legal issues such as "liquidity preferences" and is not expected to be finalized until the end of the week, according to its sources.

Update 2: PrimeSense issued the following statement to Polygon:

"PrimeSense is the leading 3D technology in the market. We are focused on building a prosperous company while bringing 3D sensing and Natural Interaction to the mass market in a variety of markets such as interactive living room and mobile devices. We do not comment on what any of our partners, customers or potential customers are doing and we do not relate to rumors or re-cycled rumors."