Take responsibility for your own actions. Grow up. Don't risk what you can't afford to lose.
Good article, with a great video explaining the process for getting the thin slices of sapphire (if you're talking about the article that came out Monday), for those who haven't seen it.
"Meeting these industry standard reliability criteria is an important milestone as we move toward commercial availability of our Merlin metallization and interconnect technology," said Venkatesan Murali, senior vice president and general manager of advanced systems development at GT. "Going forward, we plan to continue reliability testing these modules to failure to validate that the Merlin-based modules are substantially more robust by design than what is required."
In addition to the silver reduction and efficiency improvement at the module level, Merlin metallization and interconnect technology improves the reliability and durability of modules. Merlin allows panel manufacturers to offer custom solar module form factors in addition to their traditional offerings. These new offerings are expected to play a role in improving costs across the solar value chain.
"We are in active discussions with select lead customers who continue to validate the unique value proposition of Merlin as it is substantially differentiated from the traditional three busbar-based modules as well as the various flavors of multi-wire busbar solutions," continued Murali. "Our comprehensive testing of Merlin goes beyond what is traditionally required for such a product. We are taking this approach in order to ensure a smooth and seamless integration into our customers' manufacturing lines when we roll this out in 2015."
The company estimates that if Merlin achieved a market penetration in the eight to twenty percent range by 2018 it could represent a $400 million to $1 billion business. The company has already begun shipping sample quantities of Merlin grids to its lead customers and remains on track to commercially release Merlin in early 2015.
....Matt mentioned this possibility back in Jan, and several other tech sites picked up on it (not sure who was first, but several mention it as Matt's thought).
I hate to agree, cuz I'd love it to be real, but the larger phone is clearly a photoshop for the 'notes' app.
If you're shocked, then you didn't do your homework. This is a volatile stock (shock!), and you should find something less volatile. We wouldn't want you to be shocked when it starts jumping up again. Find something that sort of eases gradually up/down so that the experience isn't such a surprise to your system.
Looks like it'll be close to 8M shares within the first 30 min of market open. Not mom and pop, for sure. On the other hand, I was able to buy more :-)
They may need to expand the parking lot, because it was not far from maxing out when I drove by yesterday! (not joking about the drive-by)
A few months ago there was a lot of conjecture that the iPhone6 was going to include the sapphire glass cover with solar charging. IMHO, gotta think that's what this is about. Seems like a great way to go, if they can incorporate it into the devices!
I have a question for those more engineering-adept members (I am not an engineer and not trying to pump...honest question here). Back in Jan, Matt and several other writers talked about the possibility of the sapphire cover and solar charging for the phones. It seems to me that this 'all glass' approach would be related directly. With this 'all glass encasement' idea popping up recently, I am wondering if others have heard anything related (especially from the engineering perspective) to the solar charging of devices that might be an indication of the possibility (soon or not?).
Someone must have heard you. Today, they didn't buy it like there was no tomorrow.