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  • Reply to

    last chance to buy

    by bigmaida Dec 17, 2014 9:38 AM

    Don't say that , I want a bit more , around 5.9 6.0 would be nice , one more drop please . SA can you print some negative sory please

  • Reply to

    Seeking Alpha new article

    by protty12 Dec 15, 2014 10:08 PM

    it will be going down next week , long term this is 15.00 stock next year maybe 25 in 2016 , I ave been in and out of HIMAX 4 times the last 4 years in at 1.4 out at 5 , in at 2.6 out at 15 , in again at 4.9 , hope it will continue it's up trend . Does it still pay that once a year dividend ?

  • Reply to

    Topeka PT increase

    by stockstranger1 18 hours ago

    Topeka analyst has ruined the hopes of those expecting to buy HIMX under $7.50 prior to the Nomura CES in Las Vegas January 6-7.

  • Reply to

    last chance to buy

    by bigmaida Dec 17, 2014 9:38 AM

    Topeka analyst price target raise from $9 to $11 today and resulting climb in share price has caused the 50day sma to begin flattening already. It won't reach the $7.45ish it was heading to by year's end. 50day sma is currently $7.64. Today's announcement has ruined the hopes of those waiting to buy HIMX under $7.50 prior to the Nomura CES in Las Vegas January 6-7.

  • Reply to

    My 2015 Prediction for HIMX

    by trumpace 14 hours ago

    Sure would be sweet

  • Reply to

    My 2015 Prediction for HIMX

    by trumpace 14 hours ago

    I would think that is possible when things finally work out. It seems like the applications are piling up. At some point the dam has to break and these things will hit the street.

  • what a great space to be a leader in.

  • Reply to

    Topeka PT increase

    by stockstranger1 18 hours ago

    Talks about Oculus with the controllers and LCD with Google glass. We just need the market to open up with gizmos.

  • Reply to

    HIMX at CES

    by protty12 16 hours ago

    I wouldn't think that you can get an invite, but what I would like to know from Himax IR is who they met with after the CES.
    Surely they can release that info? This way when analysts change their PT we can see if they actually met with Himax (and know something) or just guessing (Chardan).

  • Reply to

    Topeka PT increase

    by stockstranger1 18 hours ago

    A nice little article on the website

  • Simply put..., STOCK OF THE YEAR!

    $22 year end for 2015. Too optimistic? We shall see.

  • Reply to

    Topeka PT increase

    by stockstranger1 18 hours ago

    Don't know. Guess who pays, gets published?

  • The Company will host one-on-one meetings with interested investors during the conference dates. Conference participation is by invitation only and registration is mandatory.

    I'm wondering can I as a little guy ask for participation or is that only for investment firms? Anyone knows?
    I will be at CES and would like to hear from Himx directly. Anyone else is going from this board? Maybe we can go together? If they allow me, what questions would you ask?

  • Reply to

    Topeka PT increase

    by stockstranger1 18 hours ago

    Hoping here we have seen the last of the 6's and the 7's are the "new" playground

  • Reply to

    Topeka PT increase

    by stockstranger1 18 hours ago

    Beautiful!!

    Why isn't that on Yahoo news? Why do you have to dig and find 10 news/day and not the PR dept? If Chardan publishes something, it's all over the net. What is the requirement that has to be fulfilled for an article to be published on Yahoo under News?

    Thanks

  • In preparation for the launch of 4G services in India early next year, a number of local and foreign handset vendors are introducing low-cost TD-LTE smartphones.
    Xiaomi, Lenovo, Microsoft Devices, Xolo and Gionee have released 4G handsets priced at INR8,000-15,000 ($125-235), the Economic Times said. Karbonn, Micromax, Motorola and LG reportedly have announced plans to launch devices at similar prices.
    Smartphones from the leading foreign vendors as well as some local makers run on both TD- and FDD-LTE networks but cost twice as much – INR30,000.
    Reliance Jio Infocomm, the only operator to have a 4G licence across India, is expected to launch 4G service in some areas in March. The country’s leading player, Bharti Airtel, recently introduced 4G service in 15 cities. Both operate TD-LTE networks on the 2.3GHz band. Less than 300,000 of Airtel’s 212 million mobile connections are 4G.
    Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, with FDD-LTE spectrum (1.8GHz), haven’t announced when they will launch 4G. Vodafone said in June it would start 4G trials this year, but that target appears to have been pushed back. Idea said in October that when the ecosystem develops, it will roll out 4G.
    Xolo, which is owned by Lava, has plans to release entry-level smartphones in the INR5,000-6,000 price range in the next few months, the Times said.
    Prices of 4G handsets have plummeted over the past two to three years. In China, for example, prices have dropped from $500 in 2012 to below $100.
    With chipmakers such as Qualcomm and Mediatek planning to release low-cost chips and processors, prices are forecast to drop even lower, which will help drive uptake of 4G in developing markets such as India.

  • It is no secret that recently Intel has struggled in the mobile chipset market. This is particularly in respect to smartphones as they just cannot seem to adopt a strong enough foothold in what is quickly becoming a crowded market. This is because companies like Qualcomm and MediaTek are making grounds quickly and getting their chips into mobile devices at a rapidly steady rate. It was even reportedly recently that Intel did manage to ship their earlier in the year proposed number of chips although this was largely due to having to subsidize those chipsets in an attempt to allure manufacturers to use them.

    Well, 2015 is a new year and it looks like Intel plans to hit next year on the ground running. That said, it does seem that the direction taken next year will be a bit of a sidestep for the company The latest reports is that Intel will power two new 4G devices manufactured by Lenovo in the first few months of the year. What is interesting, is that these two devices are especially going to be engineered towards specific markets. One of the devices will be aimed towards ‘emerging markets’ and will land in early January. The other Lenovo Intel-powered device will be geared specifically towards the ever-expanding Chinese market and is due to land sometime in February.

    Although both devices will be equally important for Intel as they will be separately intended to gain some ground in these newer markets, the Chinese Lenovo device will mark Intel’s first foray into a China-based 4G smartphone. This will prove particularly important for Intel as gaining space here will be a big win for the company in an area where Qualcomm are currently having their own issues. The chips in question will consist of Intel’s 64-bit Atom processor and and also their LTE-Advanced Modem chips. The latter of these two is expected to be Intel’s best chance at rivaling the now common Snapdragon chip offered by Qualcomm. Of course, whether OEM’s are attracted to Intel’s future options remain unseen. However, with CES fast approaching in January and both Intel and Lenovo expected to be in attendance, it might not be long before we get to see what these devices will be like.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems, smart grids and building automation, according to IHS.

    Worldwide market revenues for MEMS directly used in industrial IoT equipment will rise to US$120 million in 2018, up from US$16 million in 2013, said IHS. Additional MEMS also will be used to support the deployment of the IoT, such as devices employed in data centers. This indirect market for industrial IoT MEMS will increase to US$214 million in 2018, up from US$43 million in 2013, IHS indicated.

    Global market shipments for industrial IoT equipment are expected to expand to 7.3 billion units in 2025, up from 1.8 billion in 2013, IHS noted. The industrial IoT market is a diverse area, comprising equipment such as nodes, controllers and infrastructure, and used in markets ranging from building automation to commercial transport, smart cards, industrial automation, lighting and health. Such gear employs a range of MEMS device types including accelerometers, pressure sensors, timing components and microphones.

    "The Internet of Things is sometimes called the machine-to-machine (M2M) revolution, and one important class of machines-MEMS-will play an essential role in expansion of the boom of the industrial IoT segment in the coming years," said Jeremie Bouchaud, director and senior principal analyst for MEMS and sensors at IHS. "MEMS sensors allow equipment to gather and digitize real-world data that then can be shared on the Internet. The IoT represents a major new growth opportunity for the MEMS market."

    Building automation will generate the largest volumes for MEMS and other types of sensors in the industrial IoT market, IHS suggested. Asset tracking is the second-largest opportunity for sensors in industrial IoT. This segment will drive demand for large volumes of MEMS accelerometers and pressure sensors.

    The smart grid also will require various types of MEMS, including inclinometers to monitor high-voltage power lines as well as accelerometers and flow sensors in smart meters, IHS said. Other major segments of the industrial IoT market include smart cities, smart factories, seismic monitoring, and drones and robotics.

    Accelerometers and pressure sensors account for most of the MEMS shipments for direct industrial IoT applications in areas including building automation, agriculture and medical, IHS said. MEMS timing devices in smart meters and microphones used in smart homes and smart cities will be next in terms of volume.

    To support the deluge of data that IoT will generate, major investments will be required in the backbone infrastructure of the Internet, including data centers. This, in turn, will drive the indirect demand for MEMS used in such infrastructure, according to IHS.

    Data centers will spur demand for optical MEMS, especially optical cross connects and wavelength selective switches. Big data operations also will require large quantities of ICs for memory. The testing of memory ICs makes use of MEMS wafer probe cards.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Still a buy, target from $9 to $11.
    http://www.analystratings.net/stocks/himx/

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Taiwan's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged for the fourteenth consecutive session on Thursday.

    The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) held its key rate at 1.875 percent. The decision was in line economists' expectations.

    The previous change in the discount rate was a 12.5 basis points hike in June 2011.

    Policymakers also set the target range of M2 growth at 2.5 percent to 6.5 percent for 2015, same as this year's.

    The central bank cited its assessment of moderate growth in the global economy, a negative domestic output gap, and mild inflation expectations, as the considerations for the latest policy decision.

    "Looking ahead, the central bank is unlikely to come under pressure to raise rates for some time, given that inflation will remain very low," Capital Economics Asia Economist Gareth Leather said.

    The economist expects Taiwan's large current account surplus and plentiful foreign exchange reserves to shield the country from the recent turmoil in emerging markets, allowing the central bank to focus on domestic factors.

    Further, the central bank will be keen to ensure the property market downturn does not turn into a collapse, which could have severe knock-on effects on the rest of the economy, Leather added.

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