In August 2011 Samsung signed a long-term license agreement with Universal Display . This agreement (which runs till 2017, and will probably be extended) included a license fee and allowed Samsung to acquire and use UDC’s patented phosphorescent OLED materials. In total, Samsung is set to pay (and already paid) UDC hundreds of million of dollars in royalties and materials. This got me wondering – why didn’t Samsung acquire UDC back then, which would have given them a lock on the OLED market? Let’s look at the numbers, but the answer is probably not related to the financials, really. Read more about Why didn't Samsung acquire Universal Display back in 2011?

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Why didn’t Samsung acquire Universal Display back in 2011?