Novaled works with CDT. CDT makes Polymer OLED...
A promising line of research involves combining the OLEDs with inorganic quantum dots, tiny semiconductor crystals that emit different colors of light depending on their size. These "hybrid" OLEDs, also called quantum dot LEDs (QD-LEDs), increase the efficiency of the light-emitting devices and also increase the range of colors that can be produced.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
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
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
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.
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.