NickM, my friend, Read carefully. The 12/22 Motley Fool article looks like a positive comments, BUT...
I've been following AOB nad HIMX, so showed it to my wife who immediately pointed out that the article was nothing more than MF hype to get you to subscribe. Go to the end and you see that the article was actually written for their subscription service in February, 2006 and they're using it now as a hook to show you how wonderful they are. Like every one of the junk mail, "I'm the best in the world - I'll make you rich" pitches for your dough. That "article" says nothing about prospects now or moving forward, only that they did wonderful from 2/06 to 12/07 and pay me for what MF thinks will replace them as stars moving forward.
Guess you forgot to actually read the post. Commentary was on the impression the the 12/22 Fool "Article" was actually written in Feb '06 and included as a tease to get you to buy their letter. Read it carefully - it is NOT a current reccommendation. Maybe you're perfect, but some of us need to carefully read articles before we make decisions based on erroneous info.
Having said that, I'm long, think HIMX is currently an attractive buy and will be picking up more at this depressed price. If you want to be contrary, you'd better avoid HIMX!
Only point of original post was, "Read carefully." I guess that's still true.