|Division of Microsoft|
|Industry||large scale multi-touch display technology, education, broadcast, meetings and collaboration|
Number of locations
|2 offices (2014)|
|Jefferson Han (founder, general manager)|
Perceptive Pixel is a division of Microsoft specializing in research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces. Perceptive Pixel, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Jeff Han, who publicly demonstrated multi-touch hardware and software technology at the TED  conference earlier that year. Perceptive Pixel was headquartered in New York City and maintained offices in Mountain View, Portland, and Washington D.C. The company was acquired by Microsoft in July 2012.
The company shipped their first Multi-Touch Workstation and larger Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall in 2007 and gained widespread recognition for transforming the way CNN  covered the 2008 US Presidential elections. In 2009, the Smithsonian awarded Perceptive Pixel the National Design Award in the inaugural category of Interaction Design.
Perceptive Pixel's technology is used in broadcast, defense, geo-intelligence, energy exploration, industrial design and medical imaging.
On July 31, 2012, Microsoft completed their acquisition of Perceptive Pixel. Steve Ballmer stated the company hoped to use the technology to enhance its Windows 8 operating system.
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- "The inventor behind CNN's election 'Magic Wall'". CNN. November 5, 2008.
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- "Breaking: Microsoft Buys Perceptive Pixel".
- "Microsoft buys large-screen maker Perceptive Pixel".
- "Microsoft announces 84-inch Surface Hub tailored for Windows 10".
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