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  • hillerby55 hillerby55 Feb 27, 2012 8:56 AM Flag

    DGLs here within 4 months

    Says Alik....still don't know how much or how many

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    • Bottom line...

      ...that is why they can claim that the completed DGL product is cheaper than the well established SGL technology...right off the bat!...that means any additional costs will drop dramatiaclly in a very short period of time, shortly after volumes ramp, to reach close to parody/cost with the DBL version.

    • Thanks, I was just trying to get some idea of what DGL volumes we could expect if the production curve followed the same path as blue lasers. I guess that I'll (we'll) just have to wait and see.

    • " i would wager that all the right people already know these quotients, probably folks above our paygrade...lol"

      Minimum wage is over your pay grade, moron. Sony ate enormous loses to bring down the cost of blue lasers because millions of people wanted to buy PS3's and games from them, so they knew they'd make up those costs later. There is no Sony in this scenario.

      Projector phones don't have a sales track record like video game consoles. Maybe people will want to buy them and maybe they won't. The poor stand alone sales suggest that the products still aren't good enough that people are that interested, so no company is going to stand up and take losses like Sony did with the blue laser.

    • Oh yeah...plus...alot of the processes that go into making the 'DBL' diode/emitter itself [from how i understand it] also go into othe making of 'DGL' emitters...so even that model in comparison skewed somewhat as alot of the R&D costs have already been exhausted within this manuf. process as well.

    • He affirmed that the manufacturing process will not be different than that of DBL...

      ...to me, (and he also hinted at this) that all OEM's that were on the fence due to the knowledge of the high cost of SGL and production capacity may sit up and take notice when 3 DGL makers come online this year, that can pop DGL's out as fast as DBL's...so any of them that have already finished designs for consumer [mobile devices0 or OEM [HUD] installs will be chomping at the bit for the 'Gen-2'...

      ...again, i think it will be more like the "6 months" he mentioned as apposed to "18 months" for any of the fence sitter "NDA" folks.

    • they sounded low to me. AT only said ready for Pioneer's After Market HUD. we now that is low volume.
      OEM's with designs times needed.

      only NEWS i heard was we sent HUD's for test vehicles last year. which in my 27 years in GM's Engineering says we should see HUD's in cars by Sept 2012.
      Again very low volumes AND slow payment.

      i have to listen again. something about 6 companies or something.

 
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