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clairole27 92 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 23, 2014 10:18 AM Member since: Aug 23, 2013
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  • clairole27 by clairole27 Aug 23, 2014 10:18 AM Flag

    TG hinted at this in the last Q CC

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/08/apple-reveals-a-multi-step-process-to-strengthen-sapphire-glass-in-a-new-european-patent-filing.html

  • Patent app. 20140192467
    Has to do with ion implantation and sapphire glass

  • clairole27 clairole27 Aug 22, 2014 3:44 PM Flag

    Old twitter page. Articles linked at the bottom are from earl 2013. That is why the video no longer exists. :(

  • clairole27 clairole27 Aug 22, 2014 9:25 AM Flag

    This is the latest creation of the "rumor" mill. It is all over the web. Expect many more of these till Apple reveals. LOL

  • Proposed Activity
    2. Provide a short summary (generally no more than a few paragraphs) of the activity
    that you propose to conduct under FTZ procedures.
    Project Cascade is currently approved to conduct high-tech manufacturing of
    intermediate goods/components for consumer electronics under FTZ Board approval
    number S-5-2014, on March 19, 2014. The final finished merchandise will primarily be
    exported, but other intermediate items produced in the production process may be
    shipped domestically from the Zone.
    This request is to expand that scope of authority to include additional components for use
    in production and additional finished goods that will be produced at the facility. These
    items are within the same overall scope of the original request, and are along similar
    product and HTSUS lines of product.
    This high-tech manufacturing process creates a critical new sub-component of Apple
    Products to be used in the manufacture of the consumer electronics that will be imported
    and then sold globally. By further expanding this process into the U.S., Apple will be
    2
    using cutting edge, new technology to enhance and improve the consumer products,
    making them best in class per product type.

    So, what is this product or these products? The Iwatch is an obvious guess, but, others????
    Very interesting. Seems more than one piece of finished goods involved. Just what is the "critical new sub-component of Apple Products?" Sapphire? Or could it be something we no nothing about yet?

  • Reply to

    Food for thought...

    by chelle3095 Aug 21, 2014 11:08 AM
    clairole27 clairole27 Aug 21, 2014 11:46 AM Flag

    Found it! Thanks, chelle, this is a big and important find. Still imagining all that this could mean. ; )

  • job opening for Instructional Designer posted on the 19th

    •Must have experience in web-based training, storyboard design, and Instructor-led training design
    •Must have excellent technical writing skills (however, not in lieu of training development skills)
    •Use Adult Learning Principles and Instructional Design Methodology (analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate) to create and maintain comprehensive training programs (instructor-led and asynchronous)
    •Example Topics: Sales, Customer and Industry, New Employee On-Boarding, and Product Launches, etc.
    •Develop training components, utilizing authoring tools and collaborative technology
    •Collaborate with Stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts, in the creation and revision of training curricula
    •Create/Maintain training manuals and course materials
    •Ensure proper coordination of assigned training programs, with all internal providers of training content
    •Ensure effective implementation of learning strategies and objectives
    •Monitor learners’ progress through curriculum, and then apply observations and results to program improvement
    •Ability to transfer instructor-led and hard-copy training materials to online format
    •Formulate yearly training programs, based on company, product and market objectives, and identified training needs
    •Monitor and communicate trends, influences, opportunities and best practices, in corporate training and technology
    •Participate in technology efforts, including: ◦Establishment of system requirements
    ◦Generation of training media
    ◦Facilitation of successful interactions with internal and external IT teams

    •Participate in the support of the Victaulic Learning Management System
    •Create/Update and upload online learning materials for training
    •Develop and coordinate accredited engineer and contractor continuing education programs, in accordance with applicable industry standards
    •Maintain Learning Management System database, including records of CEU/PDH credit, program attendees
    •Perform any other duties as assign

  • Reply to

    mark heller of CLSA quoting yole dev about GT

    by subkot Aug 21, 2014 4:51 AM
    clairole27 clairole27 Aug 21, 2014 9:02 AM Flag

    Agree, focus on the company, not the stock. The company will do well which will, in turn, result in a rise in s/p. If you simply follow the stock, you will get whiplash, an ulcer, and, maybe a concussion from banging your head against the wall.

  • Reply to

    Clair inspired me last night....:):)

    by yossarian2112 Aug 21, 2014 8:30 AM
    clairole27 clairole27 Aug 21, 2014 8:50 AM Flag

    It is wonderful to be inspiring. ; )
    We have couple of friends who have recently gotten into GT. I tell all of them to, research the company and everything you can find and read about it, other than the articles that are written by so-called analysts since they are mostly rumor and , many times, the authors have an agenda.
    Reading the patents and patent apps are a big part of this research. IP is so important. Even if , like me, one does not understand much of the patent , if one knows the company well, one can understand enough of the patent. The value of this company will not be found in the usual analysts' ramblings.

  • clairole27 clairole27 Aug 21, 2014 7:47 AM Flag

    Goog Apple expansion plans Mesa, and you will find an article on the expansion, published late march 2014.

  • Patent app. no. 20140160649
    [0017] The cover plate of the electronic device of the present invention comprises a modified sapphire layer having a higher dielectric constant than sapphire, described in more detail below. The cover plate may be a single, free-standing modified sapphire layer or it may comprise additional layers, including additional sapphire layers, modified sapphire layers, or layers of other materials capable of providing further beneficial properties, such as improved mechanical or surface properties, including hardness or resistance to cracking. For example, the cover plate may comprise an antireflective and/or oleophobic coating, typically having a thickness of from about 0.001 microns to about 1.5 microns. Thus, the cover plate can be a multilayer composite comprising at least one layer of modified sapphire having a higher dielectric constant than sapphire, Preferably, particularly for cost reasons, the cover plate comprises a single layer of modified sapphire.

    Come on...This is the important stuff and it is mind boggling. Ignore the so called analysts. When did one of them address something like the possibilities of a patent like this one? Their words are worthless, except that they reach many who believe them, and so, the words accomplish their goals. These people have done no real research on the company and its value and prospects. Laughable. It is all rumor rehash.

  • clairole27 clairole27 Aug 15, 2014 5:08 PM Flag

    I remember hearing him say that as well. Believe it was the last Q CC.

  • Reply to

    Is TG giving another hint?

    by clairole27 Aug 14, 2014 12:27 AM
    clairole27 clairole27 Aug 14, 2014 11:11 AM Flag

    From what I have been able to find, proton therapy was given FDA approval in 2001, and it seems that the systems must go through approval as well.

    Sumitomo Receives FDA Approval for Company’s Proton Therapy System is an article that I found from 2013.

  • Reply to

    Is TG giving another hint?

    by clairole27 Aug 14, 2014 12:27 AM
    clairole27 clairole27 Aug 14, 2014 10:06 AM Flag

    I disagree. I have worked in the VA system. There are many VA/military medical centers with the latest and most progressive medical equipment and treatments.

  • More than once, he has said that an order for Hyperion is expected this year, from military or medical. Maybe this means that, rather the order's being from one or the other sector, it can be viewed as being from both as in a Hyperion unit for a VA hospital?j

  • Reply to

    Hyperion in military

    by luckylass57 Aug 13, 2014 7:02 PM
    clairole27 clairole27 Aug 13, 2014 7:09 PM Flag

    Agree, I am waiting for word of a military contract. When it comes to our military, and a company gets a contract, how often does it not result in more contracts? Talk about recurring revenue.

  • Invest the time to listen to the presentation at the Can. Investor conference. Merlin, Hyperion, silicon carbide, bonding, etc. Wow! Nothing else need be said.

  • clairole27 by clairole27 Aug 10, 2014 11:03 AM Flag

    TG has said, during the last two CCs, that GT is expecting an order for Hyperion , this year, from the medical or military sector. I believe GT is in talks with both. When Hyperion and Merlin sales begin, many of the uninformed will have a "Ahah" moment, and will realize that GT is not just an Apple supplier slave. Then the fun begins. ; )

  • clairole27 clairole27 Aug 6, 2014 8:23 AM Flag

    That statement stood out to me as well. I heard 1800 workers, 700 as being temporary. Temps installing solar power?? Maybe just construction workers finishing up, but would those be temp GT employees?? Interesting and interesting that the temps were even mentioned.

  • clairole27 clairole27 Aug 5, 2014 4:19 PM Flag

    TG called attention to the fact that the Mesa plant was just a shell when they started there. I can't imagine how they did what they did there , in so little time. Who could build that in 9 mos? Some builders need more time than that to build a house. Everyone at GT deserves mucho credit for accomplishing that feat. Imagine what else they are going to do!

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