The Future King of Flat Screens?

Next-generation, carbon nanotube TVs offer a higher-def picture at a much lower cost. How a Texas company's technology could threaten the Asian giants

For any company hoping to jump into the flat-screen TV market, it helps to have a few things. For starters: ultra high-tech factories, a sizable labor force, and billions of dollars in cash. Nano-Proprietary Inc. (NNPP) has none of those. Yet the Austin (Tex.) research outfit's next-generation TVs just might give the industry titans a good scare.

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