Technicolor strengthens IP portfolio in display technologies

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 13-02-2014

Technicolor has announced the acquisition of 156 patent assets from Thales, further strengthening its intellectual property related to display technologies.

The acquired patent assets, granted and pending in the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China, will provide added value to Technicolor's licensing programmes.

Thales retains a licence to continue its leadership in its industry.

The assets cover many technologies related to displays – including driving methods and circuits, LCD backlight, panel structure and touch screen – which are or will be deployed in a broad range of devices, in particular next-generation mobile devices, digital TVs and colour display monitors.

"The acquisition of these pioneering assets, aligned with the group's strategy, will provide Technicolor with added value to existing and future licensing programmes, especially in the digital TV, smartphone and tablet spaces," the company says.