Alliances abound

Candescent Technologies Corp. (San Jose, CA) and Sony Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) are planning to jointly develop high-voltage field-emission-display (FED) technology for next-generation 14-in. and larger thin, flat-panel displays. Volume production is expected within two years.

Dec 1st, 1998

Alliances abound

Candescent Technologies Corp. (San Jose, CA) and Sony Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) are planning to jointly develop high-voltage field-emission-display (FED) technology for next-generation 14-in. and larger thin, flat-panel displays. Volume production is expected within two years.

Philips Semiconductors Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) and Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. in Japan have jointly agreed to develop, manufacture, and market charge-coupled-device (CCD) sensors for digital still and video cameras. The agreement covers the exchange of frame-transfer CCD-related technologies.

Sonoma Resource Corp. (Vancouver, BC, Canada) has agreed to acquire 45% of Biometric Identification Inc. (Sherman Oaks, CA), the creator of Veriprint 2000 fingerprint authorization and verification technology.

FMC Corp. (Homer City, PA) has purchased a 10% ownership of Advanced Machine Vision Corp. (Medford, OR) for $2.6 million.

Imagraph (Chelmsford, MA) has acquired the assets of Western Vision Software (Salt Lake City, UT) and its HLImage machine-vision and image-processing software.

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