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  • i_have_neat_things i_have_neat_things Jan 30, 2002 2:22 PM Flag

    question for Mr. Impartiality - soulard

    On the Gentex board in posts 1401, 1405, 1407 and 1481 you spend time discussing EC mirrors and Donnelly vs. Gentex.

    Could it possibly be that your "hatred" of REFR has to do with the fact that SPD Inc., a subsidiary of Hanglas, and run by a former Hanglas Sekurit employer, poses a threat to the existing EC markets?

    Why did you try and pose as some innocent individual with a "passing interest" in REFR. I think when I hear someone claim they "detest" something, I am going to view their "questions" with suspicion.

    Go back and tell your friends at Donnelly and Gentex that there's a new kid in town. SPD Inc. and they use SPD technology and here's who's running it:

    <<Prior to joining SPD Inc., B.C. Lee was the Vice President in charge of Sales and Marketing of Hankuk Sekurit Ltd. since 1999. Prior to that Mr. Lee worked for Hankuk Glass Industries in various new business development, manufacturing, and engineering positions since 1975. B.C . Lee graduated from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea with a Master of Industrial Science degree as well as a Bachelor of Science and Engineering. Hankuk Sekurit is a joint venture between French glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain (a world leader in the glass industry) and Hankuk Glass Industries Inc., which is Korea�s largest glass manufacturer and is a licensee of Research Frontiers Incorporated (Nasdaq: REFR), which is the developer and licensor of fast-responding SPD light-control technology.

    Seong Man Kim, President of Hankuk Glass Industries� Flat Glass Division and a Director of SPD Inc., indicated that "We now have in place the core management, technical and marketing teams necessary for SPD Inc.�s operations. During B.C. Lee�s tenure at Hankuk Sekurit, it grew to supply more than half of domestic auto glass for approximately 2.3 million passenger cars, buses, trucks, subway cars, trains and construction vehicles. In addition to outstanding business development skills, B.C. Lee has considerable experience with technical and manufacturing matters and we are extremely pleased to have him join the SPD Inc. team and to have him continue to bring new and innovative products to our customers throughout the world. His background and experience is ideally suited for our marketing of SPD film and the many end-products we will be producing.">>

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    • Aarrcc,

      You work for GNTX too? What's your extension, we'll have to get together for lunch.

    • I'm long and strong what the hell r u talking about

    • <<I can't believe I'm wasting time answering you But since you're obviously stupid I'll be charitable. You've maintained you have no economic interest in REFR when in fact, you're a GNTX employee and REFR is going to put you out of work. Therefore you are a liar and it'a a waste of time to talk to liars anonymously.>>

      You repeat two myths common among short-sellers.

      Myth No. 1: You suggest that REFR and GNTX are institutions that are necessarily in opposition or competition, and that GNTX has attempted to squash SPD technology. I am aware of no evidence for this point of view.

      GNTX has, in the past, suggested that SPD technology is not ready for marketing in mirrors - that's about the extent of GNTX's commentary on REFR. There are many possible reasons that GNTX might do this, but one obvious reason is: SPD technology was not ready for marketing in mirrors when GNTX said that.

      To my knowledge, GNTX's only recent public comment - within the last two years or so - about SPD was to include it as a technology that could benefit from a GNTX patent application. That hardly seems like implacable, treacherous hatred to me.

      There's no reason to suppose that GNTX won't be a REFR licensee by-and-by. Also, the evidence is unclear as to whether automotive mirrors will be an early, important market for REFR. Probably this would take place more quickly with GNTX or Donnelly as a licensee.

      The second myth is: REFR longs are shameless liars and buffoons who, when they lack facts, make them up. This is also unfair and untrue, although I am forced to admit you aren't the only REFR long who fits in this category.

    • <Please point out the lie. You guys are great at calling people liars and faggots. Your a class act Dr. -- razor sharp.>

      I can't believe I'm wasting time answering you But since you're obviously stupid I'll be charitable. You've maintained you have no economic interest in REFR when in fact, you're a GNTX employee and REFR is going to put you out of work. Therefore you are a liar and it'a a waste of time to talk to liars anonymously.

    • I'm biased insofar as I'm of the belief that these guys are bad news.

      If you look at the GNTX board you'll probably find that I was called a basher there. I'd been down on GNTX mainly because I believe EC rear view mirrors, fomerly an up and coming technology, is being "commoditized" since there are now two manufacturers. It turns out I was early on the call, but not wrong as recent GNTX results indicate.

      I've always been interested in DON and GNTX, which is how I first came across REFR. Both those cos. -- who are cross-town rivals and don't seem to like each other much -- share the same opinion of REFR (or did the last time I checked). I said many times that GNTX was vunerable, but not because of SPD.

      You got me chuckling again.

 
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