Google Backs Glass Production With Stake In Key Supplier

Law360, Los Angeles (July 22, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. has agreed to acquire a 6.3 percent interest in Himax Display Inc., the display unit for Taiwan-based advanced display driver manufacturer Himax Technologies Inc., to fund production at facilities that produce liquid crystal on silicon chips used in Google Glass, Himax announced Monday.

The announcement comes the same month as Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, slammed Google for its “disappointing” response to a group of lawmakers' questions about its upcoming Google Glass product, saying the company failed to adequately address privacy concerns raised by the...
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