Originally Posted by Dreyka
Those exclusive sensors were back when Logitech had the patents but the patents have been transferred to Pixart. Has their been any exclusivity deals since Pixart has owned the patents? Secondly, most of those older sensors are not cutting edge like the PMW-3366. The PMW-3366 is the best sensor currently on the market at the moment so I imagine that it is highly desired.
As far as I know this is the first sensor between PixArt and Logitech since PixArt acquired Avago not too long ago, so for now the only basis we have to look at from the outside is their past relationship model.
I have no doubt the 3366 is highly desired by now, but that's not really relevant to exclusivity. Logically I just don't think it makes sense to say that Logitech is going to go send their paid engineers to work with PixArt and develop an awesome sensor but only under the condition that what they end up with is open for the competition to use. It would be a far worse deal than they had in the past with Avago.
It's all speculation but until there's another mouse announced using the 3366 I find it more plausible that it is exclusive to Logitech.Edited by xmr1 - 4/22/14 at 7:06am