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  • pump_o_matic pump_o_matic Dec 5, 2007 2:26 PM Flag

    time for a new company direction ....

    I like D2V - direct to video - it sounds catchy and quite hypeable - we need something new to get this POS rolling again and this d2p has been just about beaten to death at this point.

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    • almost 11,000 posts for you in 4 yrs?
      yikes.

    • <<it will never make back the money that was spent on R&D to come up with it>>

      Assuming you are correct, sunk costs are of no concern to current shareholders in the current or coming quarters. That money was raised from shareholders some time ago, much at considerably higher prices. I don't have to see the stock reach those levels in order to make lots of money.

    • Yep, I've been in the horse buggy business for fifteen years, and I can tell you this young whippersnapper Ford is going to go broke. He will never make his money back on this horseless carriage idea.

    • so if it is valid as you concede it could be, what do you think will happen? - As an engineer, I'm sure you understand what Parkervision claims this technology can and will do - that it should be in every phone and pda and beyond - what's that worth? Please feel free to show your calculations.

      <I can tell you that even if the technology is valid, it will never make back the money that was spent on R&D to come up with it, and the current market cap for the company is completely out-of-whack. >

    • I agree that too many people here are focused on whether or not fraud has been committed. I don't care whether it was fraud or just a dellusional CEO. Either case is going to end in the same result.

      As an engineer who has been in the semiconductor business for 15 years (CNXT begot SWKS), I can tell you that even if the technology is valid, it will never make back the money that was spent on R&D to come up with it, and the current market cap for the company is completely out-of-whack.

    • <<The company is a business failure.>>

      Certainly, it has not succeeded thus far. Whether is succeeds or fails in the future is an issued separate from whether or not a fraud has been committed, which has been the focus of most conversation this week.

      If you think that improved batteries have rendered efficiency a moot point, you should talk to Steve Jobs.

    • << Tru - can you quantify what percentage of the incremental perfomance gain for the various Parkervision WiFi products came from the d2d technology?>>

      I cannot.

      And I haven't visited the pvnotes site in some time. Won't agree to the terms of service. Might come in handy some day.

    • OK. And Farmwald's Rambus hasn't made money for its investors in 10 years. Are you writing them off too? As usual, notios, a double standard by you. Unlike a previous poster, I think you are a failure at debate. Consistency of argument is a critical skill and you don't possess it.

    • >>>I don't hear anybody going around complaining about talk-time<<<

      This issue is in its relative infancy. The problem is growing exponentially with the addition of internet, video, music, etc. features a la the Iphone. When taken together, those lithium batteries are not going to satisfy. Don't belive me? Just read the articles previously posted here highlighting the OEM's self professed concerns over this issue.

    • you are assuming people don't want more and more power hungry features on their wireless handhelds - bogus assumption.

      Also, unifying and simplifying the transmit chain with no need for a dsp provides many other advantages you are ignoring. Whether you are looking at transmit or receive, the big question is that ultimately why wouldn't every radio use ESP, just like cars have pretty much phased out carburators for fuel injectors - they are just better.

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