IBM sells LCD patents

Brief: AU Optronics has bought 170 patents from IBM

LCD supplier AU Optronics has signed an agreement with IBM to acquire 170 global patents for TFT LCD technology.

The patents cover driving circuits, backlights, RGB filters, and TFT array processes amongst other technologies, according to the Electronic Engineering Times.

AU Optronics and IBM also entered into a cross licence agreement about their relative LCD patents, allowing them to share those patents TFT LCD globally.