Qualcomm acquires gesture recognition assets from GestureTek

 

Qualcomm announced that it has acquired certain assets
from GestureTek, a developer of gesture recognition technology. GestureTek has
more than 25 years of experience implementing gesture-based technologies in
mobile devices, entertainment facilities, healthcare systems, retail locations,
and public and private venues.

 

The acquisition gives Qualcomm ownership of certain
intellectual property assets related to gesture recognition, as well as key
engineering resources.  GestureTek is retaining other assets in
continuation of its gesture-controlled public display and digital signage
business.  

 

“Applications processors are enabling a range of new
ways for consumers to interface with their home entertainment and mobile
devices,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group
president,
Qualcomm.

 

“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,” Mollenkopf added.

 

Gesture recognition technology will be integrated into
Qualcomm’s current and next-generation Snapdragon processors, giving OEMs the
capability to produce smartphones, tablets and home entertainment devices with
user interfaces based on natural human gestures.

 

By Telecomlead.com Team

[email protected]

 

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