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Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. Message Board

bob10697 8 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 22, 2014 7:09 PM Member since: Jan 8, 2014
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  • Sapphire is great but its not absolutely indestructible. Get ready for the media splash when someone scratches a sapphire with a diamond or emery cloth (Al2O3) and claims to have done it with a knife. Drop that phone on the floor and there is a chance the scratched sapphire will crack...the media will be all over it. Take a deep breath..relax and let the unbaised researchers have their chance. I'm sure the Apple and GTAT tecknical folks are way ahead of the naysayers.

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    3M™ Aluminum Oxide Sandpaper

    by moneytreezzz Jul 20, 2014 12:10 AM
    bob10697 bob10697 Jul 20, 2014 1:48 PM Flag

    Remember the old saying "you can only scratch a diamond with a diamond"? Yes you can scratch a sapphire with aluminum oxide (they are the same) and of course you can scratch a sapphire with a diamond because it's harder (10 on the MOHS scale verses 9 for sapphire).

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    Matt Margolis latest published statement

    by mk54321 Jul 17, 2014 9:39 PM
    bob10697 bob10697 Jul 18, 2014 10:33 PM Flag

    The elimination of the deposited dielectric layer results in a cost savings attributable to the switch to sapphire...nobody has attempted to quantify that savings. Remember that any process has associated scrap/losses and thus the elimination of that complexity has savings in both the streamlining of the process as well as yield improvement. We don't have a feel for the total economics so.we keep comparing the material cost for GG to that of the sapphire and drawing conclusions from only one piece of the story.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    What is the next GTAT?

    by whoisjackkeaton Jul 2, 2014 5:11 PM
    bob10697 bob10697 Jul 3, 2014 9:13 PM Flag

    Outrageous speculation is Liquidmetal (LQMT). Its an interesting technology that may end up in the IWatch in some shape or form. LQMT is tight with Apple but they have sold the consumer electronics rights to them several years ago. A little good news could move the stock significantly. Apple relationship has seen lots of R & D sharing and perhaps some lawyers also Yahoo price target is almost 10x the current price. It could get exciting in the next 6-18 months. Only money you can lose!

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Anyone else remember.....

    by clairole27 Jun 21, 2014 10:09 AM
    bob10697 bob10697 Jun 21, 2014 8:22 PM Flag

    I love patents like this! The competition could spend 50 scientists and 5 years to explore the possibilities and still not be sure if the " sweet spot" is even disclosed. The real techology is kept as trade secrets unless its easy to reverse engineer. This is the largest smoke screen I've seen in years.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bob10697 by bob10697 May 1, 2014 11:48 AM Flag

    Are there any clues to indicate which way this will go....recognizing LQMT won't profit but the publicity could drive the stock to .50.

  • bob10697 by bob10697 Apr 30, 2014 3:28 PM Flag

    Last split for MGA was in 2010...the stock was 88 at the time and it subsequently ran up to about 120 in the interval from the announcement to the actual split. Seems like we are overdue.

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    The Merrimack Expansion

    by johnnie_beans Apr 26, 2014 7:42 AM
    bob10697 bob10697 Apr 26, 2014 12:16 PM Flag

    This whole discussion is sapphire--sapphire---sapphire....what about silicon carbide? SiC is a substantial market an there are many technical advantages. Next big thing!

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