Ceramic Industry

Asahi Glass Acquires License For SPD-Smart Glass Technology (6/1/06)

June 5, 2006
Research Frontiers Inc. recently announced that Asahi Glass Co. has acquired a worldwide, nonexclusive license to use Research Frontiers' patented SPD-Smart light-control technology for various automotive glass products. In December 2003, under sublicense from its AGC Automotive Americas subsidiary, Asahi began to evaluate and test the production of SPD-Smart sunroof and other automotive glass products, and has now become directly licensed to produce such products for its customers. The minimum annual royalties and other license terms were not disclosed.