If haptics are a pervasive future trend as you imply, then Immersion would have been acquired and its patent treasure chest vigorously defended. It may be that haptics is in it's early stage of development and not quite the killer app just yet. I also believe that the Company is taking steps in the right direction albeit small steps. They are turning a profit and sitting on cash.
You really don't get it with these corporate raiders do you! Icahn does more long term damage than good for shareholders. In the short term we may see a dividend]d bump, but the devil is in the details. Like how much of the cash does Carl the raider and his ilk get. So here is an "A" rated corporation with a solid balance sheet, and healthy R&D budget, and you want a bigger dividend! I say keep the extra cash and work on bringing new products to market and up the SP.
C2R congrats you can see the forest behind the trees. When he said that we make sapphire crystal but see advantages with GG and a new generation on the way, I knew the fix was in.
I caught the CEO, Wendell P. Weeks, on CNBC this morning. He hit a home run, actually more like a Grand Slam. Great execution and poise. His response to Gorilla vs sapphire was very telling. But the best takeaway, at least imo, was his comment about keeping his customers business activity confidential, and the amount of R&D that is spent for the future.
Net-net about $100K. Sheesh!
For such a venerable and noble company like Corning, Inc., why must we see our MB polluted with off-topic rants such hateful and idiotic miscreants.
Does sapphire displace Gorilla in iPhone?
I'm from MA. Gov. Patrick is not running for reelection. However if he ran again I and many of my fellow Baystate citizens would cast a vote of approval.
It's all about balance or in this case imbalance. And mankind use of C-rich fuels is tilting the balance, irrevocably over the tipping point. There no question that since the last two decades the earth, in general, has warmed resulting in rising ocean levels. Where we may debate is whether it is from carbon rich fuels or a cyclic trend, or both.
Sit tight and wait. Personally, I like what I see with this team. Assuredly if the trials of this dry eye and conjunctivitis protein remedy is successful they will be bought out by a big pharma outfit.
Wrong, the "Sands" pipeline is a huge offender to the environment. It encourages more use of fossil fuels.
#2 Says who? The longer and more energy from alternative energy the greater the cost savings. My Prius gets 45mpg. I depict you as a Hummer person.wrong?
#3 Really a stupid comment. I suspected that you ignorant and your comment proves me correct.
#4 Right, use our power like we did in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. That went well for us!
#5 Sure that will work. See comment #3
#6 User's tax like additional gas tax, tolls, excise tax, and a graduated property tax.
#7 We're not going anywhere. Actually in a decade this country will be truly a rainbow and your generation will be old and decrepit. Oh I forgot Medicare and Social Security will ensure that you have a lifeline.
sapphire is incredibly difficult to grow crystals, laborious, and energy intensive. As a newly minted engineer I worked for a defense contractor and we grew sapphire substrates. Believe me the cost to produce even 3" glass is very high. GG will prevail as will GLW.
Common Chad, we know that for this gang in SLC, the principle objective is a cushy life in comfortable SLC. If by some chance they strike a gas they'll be emboldened to take that extra bit of bonus. No mes ami. The way I see it, this corporation is constructed to enrich themselves first and foremost.
So, why did they have to offer 9.25% in a convertible when there are institutions falling over each other for anything over 4+%.