Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: High price
rick merritt   8/2/2013 10:47:41 AM
NO RATINGS
A reasonable bit of connecting the dots. I bet an interesting book could be written (maybe has?) about the Samsung vs LG rivalry.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
Re: High price
Peter Clarke   8/2/2013 5:35:10 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
Re: High price
Peter Clarke   8/2/2013 5:33:11 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

 

 

Tom Murphy
User Rank
Blogger
Re: High price
Tom Murphy   8/1/2013 9:28:01 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
High price
rick merritt   8/1/2013 7:59:26 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Tom Murphy
User Rank
Blogger
Makes Sense
Tom Murphy   8/1/2013 7:14:15 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Classic IP play
junko.yoshida   8/1/2013 6:43:02 PM
NO RATINGS
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

<<   <   Page 2 / 2


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Creating a Vetinari Clock Using Antique Analog Meters
Max Maxfield
54 comments
As you may recall, the Mighty Hamster (a.k.a. Mike Field) graced my humble office with a visit a couple of weeks ago. (See All Hail the Mighty Hamster.) While he was here, Hamster noticed ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
11 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
11 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
45 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)