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surfacepro3Microsoft is reportedly set to pay $200 million for N-trig, the Israel-based startup that manufactures digital pens — including the stylus used for Surface Pro 3 tablets.

Israeli websites Calcalist and Globes are reporting that Microsoft will acquire N-trig and integrate most of the startup’s 190 employees with Microsoft’s office in Israel.

Reuters notes that Microsoft already owns 6.3 percent of N-trig, having invested in four funding rounds since 2009. The Redmond giant inked a deal last year to use N-trig technology for the Surface Pro 3 pen after switching from Wacom, its previous pen supplier.

If the deal goes through, it would be Microsoft’s ninth acquisition in Israel since 2000. N-trig was founded in 1999 and has raised $160 million to date.

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