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jcreamer and his multitude of split personalities is a troll with proper name David DeSerres who was fired for cause by Cree some years ago and who has no raison de etre' other than to try to discredit Cree and anyone who has an interest in Cree.
It's a pleasure to see a few notes with a rational coherent message. I am a long time investor who recognized the great opportunity Cree presented over a decade ago. Before I retired 12 years ago, I was employed as a professional in the semiconductor materials industry. My background is the chemistry of producing these materials not the electronics of semiconductors. I was pretty well connected with the electronic materials industry and at that time it was common knowledge in the community that Cree was decades ahead of the community in the production of Semiconductor SiC and the production of LEDs. Since then I know of at least one supplier who feels they make similar quality SiC, but I doubt that anyone can match Crees technology regarding the production of LEDs. In any case those that have kept current with the literature and recent market studies are aware of the fact that the sale of LEDs will continue at a double digest growth rate and Cree is obviously a market leader and the only pure play from an investment point of view.
In spite of the great opportunity Cree presents there appears to be a hedge fund who got themselves in trouble with a very large naked short position about ten years ago. Ever since, it appears they have worked very hard to manipulate the price, to their advantage. Although they have had a few moments of success, eventually they will lose, because of the growth achieved by Cree. In the meantime we will have to put up with these flunkies posting nonsense.
In any case, for those serious Cree investors out there, I suggest you hang on and eventually you will probably be very well rewarded.