“Apple is in early negotiations to buy Israel-based PrimeSense, a developer of chips that enable three-dimensional machine vision, for $280 million, the Calcalist new website said on Tuesday,” Reuters reports.

“A delegation of Apple engineering executives visited PrimeSense in early July, Calcalist said,” Reuters reports. “PrimeSense’s sensing technology, which gives digital devices the ability to observe a scene in three dimensions, was used to help power Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect.”

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