By Spencer Kleyweg on September 4, 2014
Google unveiled Project Glass to the world back in April of 2012 and since that day one question remains unanswered – When will it arrive for consumers? Yes the Explorer Program is open to all who wish to purchase Glass however for the high price tag and limited functionality, many people have steered clear from making the investment.
We have heard projected release dates of late 2013 and Q4 2014 however we may now have some more stable information on the consumer launch via Glass partner, Luxottica. Earlier this year Google stated they are trying to launch Glass by the end of 2014 but yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported on a 2015 Glass release.
the following enormous thing after mobile revolution. Himax is a leading supplier of LCD timing controller to Oculus headsets. Google likewise declared an association with Luxottica of Italy to make the Google Glass more revealing. Google Glass has gotten a ton of consideration as a modern wearable gadget yet has not gotten on with the masses. Himax likewise gives Liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) for Google Glass. With the move towards wearables and virtual reality, it won't be an astonishment to see Himax also being a supplier to other big players like Microsoft, Sony and Apple.
However, as we enter into the third quarter, the company still sees a strong growth in all of its product segments, including large panel driver ICs, small and medium driver ICs and non-driver IC businesses. The demand from the Asian region, mainly Korea is also rebounding strongly and has influenced Himax to provide strong guidelines for next quarter. Revenues for third quarter are anticipated to gain in the range of 10% to 15% sequentially, while a growth of 12.1% to 17.1% is anticipated if compared with same period last year. Gross margins are also expected to be higher on sequential quarter. The Company expects the inventory level to decline by the end of the third quarter, this will have a positive impact on the margins. Non GAAP EPS is anticipated to be around $0.102 to $0.117 as compared to $0.113 year ago quarter.
While the large board segment remains an aggressive and full grown business sector, innovation empowers Himax to keep seeking after new technologies and stretching its client base. The Company is cheerful that its large panel driver business has already started recording growth in the third quarter. The Company is certain that this denote the start of a long haul development pattern which is to keep going for next few years.
Himax Technologies(HIMX) is gradually and relentlessly turning around after a woeful time in the recent past. Himax is seeing growth in every last bit of its product sections, including little and medium driver ICs, large board driver ICs, and non-driver ICs. One of the factors for the organization's development is solid interest from its Korean end client. The organization as of late was downsized by Bank of America. The liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) business of the organization, which was mostly reliant on Google Glass project, influenced the Bank’s update as the Google Glass launch was deferred. Anyhow investors ought to be hopeful about Himax's development as its products are ingredients of various gadgets & devices that are in high demand. In a long run, such updates (Bank of America pertinent to Google Glass) should not make a big deal in performance of the company.
The company recently posted its Q2-2014 results. Top line of the company was not so impressive but net income and EPS displayed growth. Revenue was flat sequentially to records $196.4 million, down 5.1% as compared to same quarter last year. Net income $24.1 million, up 24.6% as compared to same quarter last year which was $19.4 million. EPS turned out to be $0.140 as against $0.112, up 24.5% as compared to year ago quarter. Operational result in the quarter was not as strong as those of the past years mostly due to a significant inventory correction of a major Korean end customer.
Driver IC from small and medium sized applications contributed roughly 54.5% of the total revenue, while Non driver revenue contributed 19.6% in the quarter. The non-driver business of the company has been growing steadily, up by 21.6% year over year.
Recent activities in Gadget market can provide growth
As of late, two intriguing activities were witnessed in the business of gadgets. Facebook acquired virtual headset producer Oculus for $2 billion, guaranteeing that virtual reality will be t
August 26, 2014
A 3D stereoscopic image processing system comprises a receiver unit and an image processing unit. The receiver unit is adapted to receive a pair of stereoscopic images. The image processing unit is adapted to compute a first depth map from the pair of stereoscopic images, determine extreme depth values from a window selected in the depth map, determine a filter map based on the extreme depth values, and compute a second depth map by combining the filter map with the first depth map. In other embodiments, a method of processing stereoscopic images is provided, comprising computing a first depth map from a pair of stereoscopic images, generating a filter map associated with the first depth map, and combining the first depth map with the filter map to derive a second depth map.
In addition to an update to its pricing details, Google also removed portions of Glass’ sales terms that refer to it as a beta product
August 21st, 2014
Shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven analysts that are covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Net reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $10.79.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on HIMX shares. Analysts at Topeka Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Separately, analysts at Bank of America upgraded shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a $7.60 price target on the stock, up previously from $7.00. Finally, analysts at Lake Street Capital upgraded shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 4th.
Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) opened at 7.71 on Thursday. Himax Technologies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $5.70 and a 52-week high of $16.15. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $6.62 and its 200-day moving average is $9.33. The company has a market cap of $1.315 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.37.
Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) last released its earnings data on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.14. The company had revenue of $196.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $194.95 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.12 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Himax Technologies, Inc. will post $0.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Himax is engaged with multiple tier-one customers in developing head mounted display products using its Front-Lit™ LCOS technologies. AFTER TESTING several competing technologies, these TIER-ONE customers selected Himax's Front-Lit LCOS due to its superior overall performance
Google Glass: Release date
It was thought that Google Glass would be released in 2013, but that didn't happen.
If you live or visit the US, then you might be able to spot some people using Google Glass. The firm ran a competition for keen users to test the Google Glass Explorer version, although they still had to pay $1,500 for a pair.
Beyond the Explorer models, Google looks like it will be launching Google Glass to the public later this year. In it's FAQ about prescription Google Glass (see below), the firm said: "This marks the next phase in the evolution of Glass as we move towards a wider consumer launch later in 2014."
lessen the size of the the prism display but also re-position it to the inside of the frame and behind the lens instead of on the outside.
Buy only on the dips.
Check out the daily chart for the last 6 days, same pattern. very controlled and manipulated among MM's themselves. very rigged.
This will pop when the parasites have enough shares.
They set a “hold” rating and a $7.75 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $10.79
August 8th, 2014
Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Topeka Capital Markets in a note issued to investors on Friday.
Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) traded up 2.72% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $7.1799. The stock had a trading volume of 3,638,885 shares. Himax Technologies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $5.57 and a 52-week high of $16.15. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $6.39 and its 200-day moving average is $9.75. The company has a market cap of $1.224 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.99. Himax Technologies, Inc. also saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 25,309 call options on the company. This is an increase of 548% compared to the typical volume of 3,906 call options.
Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.14. The company had revenue of $196.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $194.95 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.12 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Himax Technologies, Inc. will post $0.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of other firms have also recently commented on HIMX. Analysts at Bank of America upgraded shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $7.60 price target on the stock, up previously from $7.00. Separately, analysts at Lake Street Capital upgraded shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, analysts at Brean Capital initiated coverage on shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. in a research note on Wednesday, June 25th. They
In CC the ceo mentioned Himax's LCOS has a 40,000 nits Brightness while the best OLED has only 2,000 nits
brightness. so in day light OLED will have lots of problems. for now LCOS is the only way to go.