Samsung buys stake in graphics tablet maker Wacom

According to a breaking news report from the Korean news agency Yonhap, Samsung has agreed to buy a 5% stake in the Japanese company Wacom.

In a somewhat rambling press release translated from Japanese, Wacom indicated that the $58.2 million deal was done to enable Samsung to incorporate Wacom’s own stylus technology into its smartphones and tablets. Some Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note tablet and the Note smartphone already include a stylus. Wacom makes digital tablets used by graphic designers and illustrators for direct pen input to a Mac or PC.