Traditional big business failure
Traditional sitting on a good idea because it wont make them a huge pile of cash immediately.
Interesting that HP and Hynix are publicly admitting that instead of taking their better faster product to market they are intentionally stalling and spending money, giving competing products a chance to get established first.
A few large HP and Hynix shareholders should really be asking some questions with the assistance of their lawyers.
The last case of this I heard of, was the Compact Fluorescent Lights. Company that developed them was going to pigeon hole them due to lack of profitability, but a competitor came up with the plans and began producing them.