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  • fmva2000 fmva2000 Jul 29, 2013 1:34 PM Flag

    Samsung to purchase Novaled

    This is the news that caused OLED stock price to fall.

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    • This has been known for at least 4 months (see oled-info April 2 article). Novaled isn't a competitor. It's a good thing in that it shows Samsung's commitment to OLEDs.

    • donpalo21 Jul 29, 2013 1:41 PM Flag

      what i noticed was that they only had 500 patents, compared to OLED's 3000+

    • donpalo21 Jul 29, 2013 1:40 PM Flag

      thanks dude, didn't even know the existed here they are:
      Novaled - Well Positioned for Growth Markets
      Novaled commercializes its proprietary OLED Technology and supplies its proprietary OLED Materials. The company is well positioned to capitalize on the rapidly growing multi-billion dollar display market, and on the OLED lighting market at is develops.
      Novaled is pursuing a fabless approach to maximize shareholder value with low exposure to capital expenditures. The company has successfully raised money in several venture capital rounds, supporting Novaled's further development.
      Novaled’s Technology is licensed to various customer markets (display, OPV), and Novaled® materials are used in volume production for applications such as mobile phones and displays.
      Value Proposition at a Glance
      Double Uniqueness:
      1. Combination of organic materials, device development and engineering support
      2. Unique capacity to deliver doping materials in an industrial mode
      Doping and transport materials for an OLED+ performance
      Playing in different early-stage markets such as display, lighting, photovoltaic
      Strong IP with more than 500 patents granted or pending worldwide
      Fabless approach
      Business relationship to customers who are global player in their segment
      Outstanding development team with professional staff
      Close research cooperation with well-known universities

    • Bloomberg article is dated today fwiw.

      Samsung Is Said to Be Near Purchase of Germany's Novaled

      By Jonathan Browning, Jungah Lee & Amy Thomson - 2013-07-29T16:45:32Z.

      Samsung Group (005930), the world’s largest smartphone maker, is close to an agreement to acquire Novaled AG, a German maker of materials used to light up smartphone and television screens, said two people familiar with the transaction.

      An agreement for the South Korean company to buy Novaled for more than $200 million may come as soon as this week, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Novaled is based in Dresden, Germany.

      “The negotiations are ongoing,” Gerd Guenther, chief marketing officer for Novaled, said by telephone today. He declined to comment further on the discussions.

      A spokesman for Samsung in London declined to comment on talks with Novaled.

    • I did not think that was bad..?

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      • The market knee jerk reaction is that Samsung is trying to circumvent UDC's patents. I don't believe this affects the UDC/Samsung relationship really. I might be worried if I was LG or Apple. If I was LG, I'd be more concerned now to sign a long-term deal with UDC to secure it's own access to the patents. At least this comes out before next week's conference call so we can get a response from the company as to the impact of this deal.

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