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  • cootiegiver cootiegiver Aug 10, 2006 11:15 AM Flag

    SED TV

    It's an old release, but it becomes more relavant as the release date for this highly-touted technology approaches:

    March 8, 2006 -- Toshiba Corporation and Canon Inc. today announced that they will start the first stage of mass production of SED panels in July 2007 and launch SED TVs in the 4Q of calendar year 2007. SED, the Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display, is a next-generation flat-panel display that offers excellent performance characteristics.

    The market for flat-panel TVs is expected to see continued high growth within the overall television market, with demand receiving a significant impetus from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and from the global shift from analogue to digital broadcasting. Toshiba and Canon see the popularity of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games as an opportunity to strongly promote SED TVs.

    Toshiba and Canon consider the launch of SED TVs to be a major industry milestone, a once-in-50-years historical turning point for the TV industry, comparable to the initial introduction of CRT television. The companies will maximize the technology's characteristics in order to resist commoditization and to establish SED TV as the technology of choice for high-definition, high-image-quality television viewing.

    http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2006_03/pr0801.htm

    Looks like it won't start adding to the bottom line until late 2007, but I'm in this for the long term, and it's just one of hundreds of innovations that are going to keep Canon at the front of the pack for decades.

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    • Looks like Canon may scrap SED TV. So much for the bottom line.

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      Reuters
      Canon may scrap $1.7 billion panel plant plan: source
      Saturday December 30, 12:13 am ET


      TOKYO (Reuters) - Canon Inc. (Tokyo:7751.T - News) and Toshiba Corp. (Tokyo:6502.T - News) are considering delaying or scrapping their plan to build a $1.7 billion display panel plant in Japan due to a patent dispute with Nano-Proprietary Inc. (OTC BB:NNPP.OB - News), a source close to the matter said on Saturday.

      http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/061230/canon_toshiba_sed.html?.v=1

    • Reuters
      Canon may scrap $1.7 billion panel plant plan: source
      Saturday December 30, 12:13 am ET

      TOKYO (Reuters) - Canon Inc. (Tokyo:7751.T - News) and Toshiba Corp. (Tokyo:6502.T - News) are considering delaying or scrapping their plan to build a $1.7 billion display panel plant in Japan due to a patent dispute with Nano-Proprietary Inc. (OTC BB:NNPP.OB - News), a source close to the matter said on Saturday.
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      Canon and Toshiba formed a joint venture, SED Inc., in 2004 to develop and make surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) panels, which are thinner and consume less energy than liquid crystal display (LCD) and plasma panels.

      But Texas-based Nano-Proprietary brought a lawsuit against Canon in 2005, claiming that the use of its patented flat-panel technology at SED Inc. is not covered under a license agreement with the Japanese maker of cameras and office equipment.

      Canon, which has high hopes for SED TVs as a generator of growth, and Toshiba could announce their decision on the plant in January, the source said. Construction of the plant was slated to start early next year.

      Canon and Toshiba said in March they would delay the launch of SED TVs by more than a year to the last quarter of 2007 to improve cost competitiveness in a market known for steep price erosion, which has cast a shadow over the product's commercial feasibility.

      • 1 Reply to cr2al2o3
      • NANO-PROPRIETARY, INC. COMMENTS ON CANON�S PRESS RELEASE REGARDING SED, INC. OWNERSHIP

        Austin, Texas, January 12, 2007 � Nano-Proprietary, Inc. (OTC BB: NNPP), today announced that it is pleased Canon, Inc. and Toshiba Corporation have decided to continue to move forward with their SED TV.

        �Restructuring of Canon�s ownership position does not resolve the pending litigation which goes to trial in a few weeks,� said Tom Bijou, Chief Executive Officer of Nano-Proprietary, Inc. �We have terminated Canon�s license as a result of breach of contract. Moreover, our complaint against Canon includes other counts, including fraud unrelated to the ownership of SED. We are, however, willing to enter into a new license agreement with Canon on reasonable terms.�

    • They never mention the legal troubles they are having with SED and NNPP.

      Notice that?

      I sure do.

      Makes sense, though - they don't want to kill CAJ's stock price.

    • They have to pay that little NNPP outfit royalties on SED.

      NNPP trades on the otcbb at 1.29 a share. I picked up quite a few shares, as it probably has a better chance for %% appreciation than CAJ. In fact, NNPP is probably a $5 stock some time in 2007.

      TCB

      • 1 Reply to tcb_eap_zap
      • NNPP won a summary judgement and it does look like they will settle out of court. I haven't seen any royalty agreement yet though. This hurts CAJ and should put the bulleting board NNPP on the map. Market cap is approx. $125 million. They hold fundamental patents in carbon nanotube emmissions. This stock looks like a no-brainer to easily double, IMO.

 
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