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DRtightwad 1104 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 25, 2014 9:06 AM Member since: Apr 4, 1998
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  • drtightwad by drtightwad Mar 25, 2014 9:06 AM Flag

    Luxottica (MIL:LUX), the maker of Ray-Ban sunglasses, has struck a deal to design, develop and distribute glasses based on Google's (NSQ:GOOG) Internet-connected Glass eyewear, potentially bringing the new technology to a wider market.

    Guerra told la Repubblica newspaper that the new glasses would be ready to hit the market in 2015.

    Many technology experts believe wearable computers such as Google Glass will be the next big market for consumer devices, and could mirror the way smartphones evolved from personal computers.

    Imagine the AMBA stock price potential should AMBA's technology be designed into Google Glass

  • Stifel Nicolaus raises PT slightly to $35 post Ambarella earnings report. Rated Buy .

    have a nice weekend all

  • drtightwad by drtightwad Feb 7, 2014 10:52 AM Flag

    Action camera company GoPro has filed the initial documents for its initial public offering, according to a press release from the company this morning and confirmed by GoPro to TechCrunch. The announcement is brief, revealing only that the San Mateo company intends to go public as soon as the Securities and Exchange Commission completes its review process of the IPO submission draft filed today, February 7.

    ps: happy weekend to all

  • Reply to

    Premarket sell off

    by goneforever6 Jan 8, 2014 8:19 AM
    drtightwad drtightwad Jan 8, 2014 8:27 AM Flag

    Needham & Company downgraded Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA) from Buy to Hold citing valuation with shares up 42% since its announcement on December 20 of a reference design for a wearable camera as part of Google's new Helpouts service.

    "We believe the strong performance of AMBA shares over this period reflects rising investor expectations around the company's opportunity in wearable devices," analyst N. Quinn Bolton notes. "While we found AMBA's demonstration at CES of its wearable reference design for Helpouts to be impressive, we believe it will take time for the wearables market to develop into a meaningful revenue opportunity. Accordingly, we are downgrading AMBA shares to Hold from Buy as we see the near-term risk/reward in the stock as balanced."

  • drtightwad by drtightwad Dec 5, 2013 3:31 PM Flag

    http://seekingalpha.com/currents/post/1448961

  • drtightwad by drtightwad Mar 6, 2013 2:46 PM Flag

    Leading supercapacitor maker Maxwell Technologies says government regulation to limit carbon emissions from vehicles has been a big driver of demand, particularly for the stop-start function for the hybrid bus market. “Demand is also starting to grow for megapixel cameras,” says Earl Wiggins, Maxwell VP of operations, noting that battery makers are looking at ways to improve battery performance in consumer electronics by combining the battery with a thin supercapacitor.

    Consumer electronics applications will need higher power density, Wiggins notes, and key to that is very thin films. Maxwell is working on improving pressure and gap control of its deposition process, aiming to reduce the thickness of its dry film by half. But wafer-fab type sputtered thin films could also be a solution, although the films would need to be of softer carbon than the usual sputtered diamond type, and would need better pore structure. Best paths to increase energy density are to increase the voltage by doping the carbon or changing the material, and by improving the ionic liquid electrolytes. Getting voltage up from the current ~2.7V to around 4.0V would also allow most consumer electronics products to use only one supercapacitor cell instead of two, helping to bring down costs.

    By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets

    ps: although the earnings report is delayed, recent price action has improved. This investor believes Maxwell's technology has almost unlimited upside and desires to see the company capitalize on the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead.

    imo

    Sentiment: Buy

  • drtightwad by drtightwad Mar 6, 2013 2:37 PM Flag

    Fast developing supercapacitor technology may make batteries last longer in consumer gear as well as hybrid buses.

    Solid state batteries are finally seeing real revenues in some specialty niches, but scaling the technology to more demanding mainstream applications will still require significant investment. Battery makers are starting to look at silicon electrodes to improve workhorse lithium-based battery technology. But the technology most likely to significantly impact energy storage markets in the near term is supercapacitors, where there are plenty of opportunities for better processes and materials.

    “Supercapacitors are now at the tipping point,” says Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx. “They may be a way to leapfrog battery technology.” He notes that it is already a real market, revenues are growing at 30 percent a year, and technology is improving rapidly.

    Main markets so far are to supplement batteries when extra power is needed, to make the batteries last longer, or for short-term backup when other power fails. Electric or hybrid buses use them for extra power to go up hills, and for the instant starts in “stop-start” technology to make the batteries last longer. Buses also use them to open the doors in an emergency if the power fails. Trucks use them for sure starting in cold weather. Wind turbines use them to set the blades to protect from damage in big winds if the power fails. Mobile phones will use them for more powerful flash for lighting at greater distance, or for supplementing demands for power for wi-fi, to save the battery or allow use of a smaller one or cheaper one.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • drtightwad by drtightwad Feb 20, 2013 8:15 AM Flag

    Supercapacitors are a curiously neglected aspect of electronics and electrical engineering with a multi-billion dollar market rapidly emerging. Supercapacitors, sometimes called ultracapacitors, are electrostatic, not electrochemical devices. Unlike batteries, they can be fully discharged for transport and maintenance. Their behavior is more predictable and they are more tolerant of faults and damage. In the past, they have been little used because they are expensive and they hold one tenth of the electricity per unit of volume or weight.

    Little wonder that the leaders in supercapacitors are growing sales at 30% yearly nowadays. Supercapacitors are improving much faster than lithium-ion batteries and their marketing is now more imaginative, many applications not involving batteries being opened up. The future of supercapacitors may involve rivaling the size of the lithium-ion battery market within twenty years particularly as use in vehicles and grid applications take off.

    The bottom line is that almost everywhere you see next generation electronic and power technology you see supercapacitors and supercabatteries being fitted or planned because of superior performance, cost-over-life and fit-and-forget.

    The grid storage market will reach $6.1 billion by 2018 making energy storage one of the fastest growing opportunities in the smart grid industry. Supercapacitors will become integral to grid storage, as costs go down and capacities increase.

    By 2018, supercaps will generate $1.1 billion in revenues from grid-storage, especially regenerative braking on grid-attached light rail and frequency regulation. Here supercaps can result in a 30% reduction in electrical costs. The long lifetimes and near-zero maintenance for supercapacitors make them attractive for such applications.

    The default option for grid batteries today is lead-acid, accounting for more than 55% of revenues from grid batteries currently. By 2018, this share will decline to around 30% as new grid battery technologies become commercialized. The lead-acid battery will itself get an upgrade; carbon electrodes, promising a 4x performance improvement. In addition, the ultrabattery, with combination lead/carbon electrodes will compete for grid-storage markets. In 2018, lead-carbon batteries/ultrabatteries will generate around $300 million in revenues.

    note: the many benefits of supercapicitors being designed in many applications suggest the upside of this technology is very bright indeed. Maxwell's fundies continue to look better for the future.

    imo

    Sentiment: Buy

  • mxwl has always ANNOUNCED the earnings date in advance. I am aware of the data showing tomorrow is the likely date for that, but I believe mxwl is consistent with their announcements regarding this event.

    imo

    Sentiment: Buy

  • drtightwad by drtightwad Feb 10, 2013 4:25 PM Flag

    As automakers stretch to improve fuel economy, consumers will face all sorts of new technology including one that will take some getting used to because it shuts the engine down at red-lights.

    As many as 8 million vehicles sold in the United States will have the so-called "stop-start "technology by 2017, according to a study released by Lux Research, an independent research firm that monitors emerging technologies.

    Stop-start systems are common in Europe, which has long been ahead of the U.S. on fuel efficiency, but so far it is in only a few vehicles in the U.S. Is it worth it? Start-stop can improve fuel economy by as much as 12 percent, according to AAA.

    In response to climate change, governments around the world are increasing environmental regulations on vehicles to improve vehicle fuel economy and reduce emissions. For example, Europe has stipulated that by 2012, emissions from 65 percent of vehicles on its roads be reduced to 130 grams of CO2 per kilometer. By 2015, the number of vehicles expected to conform is 100 percent, followed by a mandate that by 2020 CO2 emissions be dropped to 95 g/km.

    Start-Stop technology helps cars do just that. The engine shuts off when the driver stops for a red light or heavy traffic. There’s no idling, no fuel consumed, no emissions. The engine restarts when the driver puts the car back in gear.

    The growth opportunity is enormous. By 2015, more than 35 million Start-Stop vehicles globally will be built each year.

    Start-Stop is becoming a rapidly adopted technology. By 2015, it is estimated that 70 percent of the cars in Europe alone will have Start-Stop technology. Globally, the market is expected to exceed 35 million Start-Stop batteries.

    connect the dots = Currently Johnson Controls INC offers a battery module solution {I believe their module is a hybrid battery technology {lead acid / lithium} Exide and Maxwell are working on a hybrid battery module that includes an integrated ultracapicitor! I believe at least one {if not all} of the US BIG 3 Detroit auto companies have a 48 volt robust hybrid battery module that integrates an ultracap. While this investor has no idea if that ultracap is Maxwell's, this chartist knows that Maxwell is the only USA listed company making them. Let's hope the "made in the USA" model benefits the company.

    ps: the chart remains bullish after the breakout above the $8.88 area with confirming volume

    imo

    Sentiment: Buy

  • This chartist sees MXWL breaking out should the price close above the $8.88ish area on strong confirming volume!

    ps: This chartist also likes the fundies: ultra capicitors will play a much larger role in the not so distant future in many industries and applications. I'm hearing about a major auto manufacturer designing a car using a 48 volt battery replacing the standard 12 volt one because of all the latest electrical requirements needed including electronic {not haudralic} power steering. That new battery will also have a new component to assist with the power = the ultra capacitor!

    buy the dips!

    imo

    Sentiment: Buy

  • drtightwad by drtightwad Dec 18, 2012 10:54 AM Flag

    This chartist sees good potential with TC. A market CLOSE above the $4.12ish area with strong volume {confirming the technicals} suggests the stock price will reach the $6 area in a relatively compressed time period {like around March 2013 or so} This chartist recently bought TC and added today based on the technicals.

    imo

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    We need a new plan!

    by stockfloater Sep 24, 2012 2:25 PM
    drtightwad drtightwad Sep 24, 2012 2:58 PM Flag

    minor support near the $6.40 area / better support near the $5.90ish area {that is what this technical trader sees for what it is worth}

  • Reply to

    We need a new plan!

    by stockfloater Sep 24, 2012 2:25 PM
    drtightwad drtightwad Sep 24, 2012 2:58 PM Flag

    minor support near the $6.40 area / better support near the $5.90ish area {that is what this technical trader sees for what it is worth}

  • Reply to

    We need a new plan!

    by stockfloater Sep 24, 2012 2:25 PM
    drtightwad drtightwad Sep 24, 2012 2:58 PM Flag

    minor support near the $6.40 area / better support near the $5.90ish area {that is what this technical trader sees for what it is worth}

  • drtightwad by drtightwad Sep 12, 2012 8:12 AM Flag

    Glu-Mobile-initiated-with-a-Buy-at-B-Riley note: could be a good day if most of the shorts cover on the analyst comments {target is $6.50}

    Sentiment: Buy

  • DRtightwad by DRtightwad Jun 15, 2012 5:21 PM Flag

    This chartist likes to invest in companies whose stock charts present opportunities. This chartist has seen recent bullish action overcoming resistance with volume with a "wedge formation". The recent "breakout" with volume overcoming the $4.25ish resistance is very bullish for the stock and I've taken a token position because of it. The insider buying at market prices and the upcoming FDA decision next month re-enforces the decision this chartist has made.

    good luck to all

    imo

  • http://www.marketwatch.com/story/canon-camera-production-to-go-all-robot-report-2012-05-13?siteid=bigcharts&dist=bigcharts

    not saying ADEP is involved with Canon / am saying the space {industrial robotics in mfg} is gaining traction. ADEP being one of the few pure plays in the USA industrial robotics space may help bring exposure to the company and stock.

  • http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/915324.htm

    this trader monitors OPEN MARKET buys and sells and noticed the CEO recently sold about 50% of his position which this trader does not consider bullish.

  • While TECHNICALLY the stock was indeed overbought on the huge deal with Philips, the tape seems to suggest the majority of stock holders are reluctant to sell shares. This trader thinks the support area has moved up from the $5 area to the $6 area as investors await the upcoming earnings report on May 2nd and I hope investors can get more clarity on the Philips deal in terms of financials and provide decent guidance.

    The best stock price performance of small caps usually happens when the company begins delivering actual profits and the growth story remains intact. This trader thinks that is the case here with ADEP.

    imo

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