Microsoft reportedly acquires N-trig, makers of the Surface Pro 3 pen

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Microsoft has reportedly acquired the company that provides the technology behind the Surface Pro 3 stylus. Israeli publication Calcalist reports that Microsoft is paying at least $200 million for N-trig, and that its 190 employees will be integrated into Microsoft’s base in Israel. Microsoft switched to an N-trig stylus for the first time with the Surface Pro 3 last year after using a Wacom-based digitizer in previous models of the company’s Surface Pro tablets.

While Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 stylus is a great addition to its tablet, the company has occasionally struggled to explain its best uses. That has improved with the Surface Pro 3 and the ability to click a button on the stylus to launch OneNote and start taking notes, and…

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