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aprivateinvestory 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 13, 2014 12:51 PM Member since: Oct 31, 2011
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    Buy Shares, Buy Calls or Sell Puts???

    by haschultz1 Feb 13, 2014 11:58 AM
    aprivateinvestory aprivateinvestory Feb 13, 2014 12:51 PM Flag

    This is a speculative stock in my opinion. But I am extremely bullish on it. I've taken the entire part of my portfolio dedicated to speculation and bought 10$ Jan-2015 calls with an average price of $2.86. It carries some risk in that if the stock ends at less than 2.86 by Jan-2015 then I've lost money (possibly all my money if its below 10$) but I think the risk/reward is a spectacular proposition here. I think we see GTAT close out the year at 20$ as a conservative number so my $2.86 calls will be up ~250% on the year if we hit that. I also think its entirely possible GTAT hits $30 before year end which would mean my calls are up 600% in one year.

    Just my take. My position is risky but I think it's going to pay off.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    New GTAT patent filing

    by aprivateinvestory Feb 12, 2014 5:44 PM
    aprivateinvestory aprivateinvestory Feb 13, 2014 1:31 AM Flag

    This patent application was published on February 6th 2014. I checked the US Patent Office website to see if they list a time of day it was published but unfortunately they do not so I can't tell whether it was published after market close. February 6th GTAT closed around 9.45 and February 7th is the day it closed at 10.75. So I'm wondering if the patent application came out after market close and thats why it shot up on the 7th after some big players took note and decided it meant something big to the company.

    The jump in share price could just be a coincidence, but this patent application is pretty juicy in terms of really explaining how GTAT will use Hyperion to take all their business units to the next level. It seems entirely with reason that "institutions" would see this and start to factor it into the price.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    New GTAT patent filing

    by aprivateinvestory Feb 12, 2014 5:44 PM
    aprivateinvestory aprivateinvestory Feb 12, 2014 11:55 PM Flag

    In other words, Hyperion is a game changer. GTAT has been saying that for the last year, here is the actual proof of what they are going to do.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    New GTAT patent filing

    by aprivateinvestory Feb 12, 2014 5:44 PM
    aprivateinvestory aprivateinvestory Feb 12, 2014 11:54 PM Flag

    I'm reading the patent in more detail now. One of my favorite parts (as a GTAT investor) is:

    An appropriate donor body may be a semiconductor wafer such as silicon carbide of any practical thickness, for example from about 200 to about 1000 microns thick. In alternative embodiments, the donor wafer may be thicker; maximum thickness is limited only by practicalities of wafer handling.

    What they are saying is they can cut anything as thin as they want, down to 0.2 microns. The only limitations are on the equipment and processes that need to subsequently handle such thin sheets. Gee... what a problem to have, what with everyone else having the problem of needing more saws to slice their expensive material into extra thick sheets and really expensive sawdust.

    Then the diagrams with this patent application are also quite interesting. Fig 4a shows how they can use the technique to make solar cells, 4b shows how they can use it to make LEDs, figure 5 shows how they can use it to make state of the art silicon carbide transistors.

    Oh and this final part at the end of the application is pretty great too:

    Furthermore, those of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the foregoing description is by way of example only, and is not intended to limit the invention. Thus, it is intended that the present subject matter covers such modifications and variations.

    In other words, we have tons of other examples of how we are going to use this technique but we don't want to put all our cards on the table yet, we like surprises.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • aprivateinvestory by aprivateinvestory Feb 12, 2014 5:44 PM Flag

    Has anyone seen the patent filing for " EPITAXIAL GROWTH ON THIN LAMINA"?

    It sounds like they are describing a process where in they take a sapphire boule and grow a semiconductor material on top of it then use Hyperion to cleave off a sheet from the boule where the sheet now has the semiconductor material grown on it.

    This patent sounds useful for both solar and consumer electronics like some advanced phone screens for i s. Any thoughts on what this is going to be used for?

    Sentiment: Buy

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