Qualcomm Acquires Gesture Recognition Assets From GestureTek

High-end mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Incorporated announced that it has acquired certain assets from GestureTek, a developer of gesture recognition technology. 

GestureTek, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., makes gesture recognition technology that is found in a wide range of mobile devices and other products, including entertainment offerings, health care systems, retail stores, and public and private venues.

"Our acquisition of key technology and assets from GestureTek will strengthen Qualcomm’s smartphone product portfolio and enable our customers to launch products with new and compelling user experiences," said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president, Qualcomm, in a statement.

Qualcomm aims to integrate GestureTek technology into its Snapdragon processors for mobile devices, Qualcoom said in the statement. Snapdragon chips are used in smartphones and tablets such as Hewlett-Packard’s Touchpad.

Terms were not immediately available.


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