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rick merritt
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Re: High price
rick merritt   8/2/2013 10:47:41 AM
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A reasonable bit of connecting the dots. I bet an interesting book could be written (maybe has?) about the Samsung vs LG rivalry.

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Peter Clarke   8/2/2013 5:35:10 AM
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In essence I think this is a Samsung versus LG patent battle to control the manufacturing (through patents and know how) of the best, most seductive emissive full-color, large-size (and small-size) displays.

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Peter Clarke   8/2/2013 5:33:11 AM
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It's about the patents, and materials expertise, apparently. 

According to reports Samsung was in a bidding war for Novaled with another Korean company Doosan which took the price much higher than $200 million in the last couple of months but those reports also indicate that Doosan has now dropped out of the bidding.

 

 

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Tom Murphy   8/1/2013 9:28:01 PM
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Rick: Good point. But what we don't know is how much Samsung has already pitched into this effort, and whether its acquisition could be meant to block another suitor -- if there's an acquisition actually underway. This could be a bluff to scare off others who want to acquire what the company has developed.  We need more info before making sense of this, I think.

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High price
rick merritt   8/1/2013 7:59:26 PM
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If $200M is correct this must be a pretty key ingredient going forward--or maybe a precious trove of patents or something this startup has in its pocket.

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Tom Murphy   8/1/2013 7:14:15 PM
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Anytime we see a larger company investing in a smaller one, it's easy to jump to the conclusion there's a takeover in the works. It might be. But remember that large companies invest in smaller ones all the time -- not that unusual.  So I have my doubts until someone willing to be quoted by name confirms the information.  It is reasonable to expect a company official to give a name, even if they're not prepared to release details.  I've seen too many deals that were attributed to Mr. Noname that never happened, although this one makes some sense.

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Classic IP play
junko.yoshida   8/1/2013 6:43:02 PM
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If this comes true, this is definitely a classic IP play.

I do remember my meeting in Korea with ex-Apple engineer Brian Berkeley, who became vice president of OLED R&D Center at Samsung Mobile Display Co.. That was a few years ago, but I did know then that Samsung's totally committed to dominating the OLED development and OLED market. Whatever IP they need, they will get it.  

Ex-Apple ex-pat leads Samsung's OLED TV push

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1264013

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