Dim future for SED technology

While Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) recently confirmedthat the company will not showcase surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) panel at CES 2007, which will open in Las Vegas from January 8-11, a recent report from Reuters noted that SED, the joint venture of Canon and Toshiba, will not be able to launch their SED TV on time again due to a patent lawsuit between Canon and Nano Proprietary. The delay of the launch time or the cancellation of the SED project could possible challenge for the two companies, said the paper, adding that Toshiba and Canon will announce the final decision for SED project later this month.

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