Via Copperhead and InTouch, that process will begin in Q3.
And don't forget KODAK's downstream customers.
April 08, 2013 08:31 ET
UniPixel Signs Multi-Million Dollar Preferred Price and Capacity License With Major Ecosystem Partner for Its UniBoss Touch Screen Technology
PP&C Licenses Are Key in Establishing a Global UniBoss Touch Module Supply Chain for OEMs and ODMs
THE WOODLANDS, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2013) - UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL), a provider of Performance Engineered Films™ to the touch screen, flexible printed electronics, and lighting and display markets, has engaged a major touch-screen ecosystem partner to facilitate the development, introduction and production of products that feature next-generation touch screens based on UniPixel's UniBoss™ pro-cap, multi-touch sensor film.
UniPixel has granted the partner a preferred price and capacity license for its UniBoss touch sensor technology. The license fees paid under the agreement will be used to build out an additional one million square feet per month of production capacity for UniBoss.
The capacity will allow the ecosystem partner to offer its global customer base a touch sensor price/performance advantage over ITO-based technology, as well as integrate UniBoss technology into its own products. The additional capacity will take UniPixel's license capacity build out to two million square feet per month. UniPixel is currently building out one million square feet per month for its PC preferred price and capacity licensee that the company announced on December 7, 2012.
In addition to establishing sensor capacity, UniPixel will work with its preferred price and capacity licensees to develop a global touch module supply chain for OEMs and ODMs, which includes die cutting, tab bonding, and lamination of the module to the display.
"As a leading designer and manufacturer of essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices, we could not ask for a more ideal ecosystems partner," said UniPixel president & CEO, Reed Killion. "This relationship allows UniPixel
The shorts have bet against them but they are only really playing the lag time between concept to production phase and lying daily through their teeth in the process. That comes to an end shortly.
KODAK is about to drop the hammer and away they go.
Wearable Computing Market on 78% CAGR Through 2018
4/17/2014 09:00 AM EDT
Shipments of wearable computer devices will reach 19.2 million in 2014, roughly tripling from the previous year, and will climb to nearly 112 million units in 2018, according to the market research organization IDC.
The ramp-up represents a compound annual growth rate of 78.4%.
Early adopters have been buying fitness monitors such as Nike FuelBand, Jawbone UP, and Fitbit, which operate partially standalone but can be connected to a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer to achieve full functionality.
Complex accessories have succeeded in drawing attention to a wearables market that has had some difficulty gaining traction, according to Ramon Llamas, a research manager with IDC.
Similar to the complex accessory, which piggybacks off pre-existing computing devices, the smart accessory comes with an ability to host third-party applications so that connection and crowdsourced information create value for the user. While not quite ready for prime time, the smart accessory market will continue to mature as users better understand and accept the value proposition and vendors refine their offerings.
The third segment of the wearables market is smart wearables, such as Google Glass, which function with full autonomy, independent of any other device except to access the Internet. IDC said the "runway" for smart wearables is long, and it will not be until 2016 that millions of units will be shipping.
Samsung is the most trusted brand with regard to wearables, followed by Apple, Sony, and Google, according to research conducted by IDC amongst 50,000 consumers in 26 countries
"Moreover, ON Semiconductor’s image sensors aren’t designed into consumer products such as smartphones or tablets -- the two biggest market drivers in the recent growth of CMOS image sensors. The company’s focus on the high-margin industrial market for machine vision tends to keep it under the radar.
But this is a general perception that’s about to change.
ON Semiconductor just last week signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truesense Imaging Inc., which for 40 years served as Eastman Kodak’s imaging division."
UNXL's marketcap is ridiculously low. The alignment with KODAK has many watching and waiting. When they begin volume production the PPS goes north, but at what point is it so cheap they become an acquisition target, if they aren't already.
KODAK plays with the "IN" touch crowd.
Just too simple and easy, to buy near the lows.
The shorts are slowly decreasing their positions and many are just sitting tight, so the low volume fluctuations are due to those churing for a dime or two. This is child's play as the big money will be made on UNXL announcing significant achievements in the weeks and months ahead. KODAK is making sure of that.
Dry up the float, add to your position, give the shorts less and less wiggle room and experience one of the best investments for 2014-15, imo.
This is getting quite real. We are in the final months before this goes into Volume production.
UNXL took a BIG step forward this week by getting its house in order.
We now look to the future with new management at the helm.
But they lie and deny realilty. They want your shares. They want you to sell LOW. They need to cover to profit or they need to churn to day trades. They need you bitter and not excited at the prospects. Are you obliging them?
This is a company that will grow dramatically over the course of the next several years. At least, that is the opportunity at hand. just look to Gorilla Glass to see what growth potential exists.
The next few announcements will send this flying.
UNXL could NOT ask for a better market situation to penetrate. It is big and yet still growing at significant rates. AND the old technology is making room for the new disruptive technology, which allows for a very opportune situation for UNXL.
UNXL has now put its house in order. The table is set and UNXL's partner is working feverishly to get it done.
"The touch market will continue its growth, particularly because touch capability will penetrate the notebook and monitor markets too. This will represent a growing addressable target market segment, although sputtering will continue to present stiff competition to printed bezels or edge electrodes. The metal mesh transparent conductive film technology (fine metallic grid) will also take market share away from ITO, particularly in large-area devices where a low sheet resistance really matters. This translates into demand for silver nanoparticles as fine lines (
The CRUSH is coming, shorty.
At $63 for the glass and touchscreen, that's $2.53 BILLION in COSTS to the manufacturers.
Whatever the advantage in cost reduction INTOUCH brings to the table, that's a lot of money in savings for the OEMs..
And that's just tablets carrying INTEL technology. What about cell phones, all in ones, lap tops, etc etc etc???
Why not provide some real information for the touch sensor costs? A cut and paste would be preferable, for accuracy purposes.
UNXL offers a huge advantage to market for those items where cost is a driver, which would be just about all of them.
Do a search on the EE Times and Samsung Galaxy to see the cost breakdown.