lol, Sony has been tossing around a LOT of money over the past year. Here is a list I compiled to give you an idea of their various transactions
-Sony bought out of the mobile joint venture with Ericsson for $1.47 billion dollars
-Sony sold off its shares in the LCD joint venture with Samsung for $939 million dollars
-Sony sold off its shares in the LCD joint venture with Sharp for $125 million dollars
-Sony buys EMI publishing for $2.2 billion dollars
-Sony announces a joint venture with Panasonic to develop next gen OLED TV displays
-Sony has pledged to invest about a billion dollars into CMOS development over the next year.
-Sony spun off its small to medium LCD business to join with Hitachi and Toshiba to form Japan Display Inc.
-Sony sold off some of its chemical business to the Japanese government for $730 million dollars.
-Sony bought Gaikai for $380 million dollars
-Sony invested $397 million into Olympus
-Sony is selling its US HQ for $1.1 billion now
I have no idea what QD Vision is worth or if they would consider selling, but if Sony sees potential in their quantum dot tech, I don't think it's unreasonable to think Sony might make a move for them.
Give and take then. I just figure they *have* to be tightening their belts given current financial realities. Some entities (whose names will go unmentioned) do, however, think they can spend without abandon or consequences, so I'm sure there's a lot of that going around in this day and age.
So look, I have no idea if this technology is strategic enough to own or whether the supplier would make sense as part of Sony, but I'm quite sure Sony can afford to buy the company. It's not especially valuable at this point.