Part of the deal is that AuthenTec will become a WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF APPLE.. So no it won't get shutdown just to keep it away from rivals Samsung, Motorola or HP, among others. Apparently Apple is paying another $7M to a team in AuthenTec to do something just for Apple. Apple is paying $20 million for rights to certain patents and then has an option to pay as much as $115 million for other patents it chooses.
7/27/12 at 6:17am