Apple LogoApple made a small purchase of a software company this week. They spent $356 million dollars to pickup AuthenTec which is a mobile security company. While this is not the first (nor will it be the last) company that Apple buys to increase their holdings – it has larger implications than just expanding Apple’s Enterprise expansions.

So why than would this be an issue for Samsung you may ask? Well that’s easy, prior to this buyout going through Samsung had JUST in the last month inked a deal with AuthenTec to use it’s products in Samsung’s future Android devices.

So what does AuthenTec do that two such large tech companies are so interested in doing business with them? Well they specialize in quite a few things but all that matters here is that they make sensor chips for security and identification.

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