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Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX) Message Board

haschultz1 162 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 7, 2014 1:14 AM Member since: Apr 27, 2001
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  • haschultz1 haschultz1 Apr 28, 2014 10:45 AM Flag

    I also saw the bit from Corning on CNBC.

    - How does the Corning CEO know that Gorilla Glass is 1/10 the price of sapphire when Corning doesn't make sapphire?

    - If Gorilla Glass was 'perfect', why are they still doing R&D to improve it?

    - Why no answer when asked why sapphire was selected for camera lenses and the finger print button?

    - How effective is the anti-microbial characteristic when phones are put in cases to protect said screen from scratches?

    I think there are markets for both products............but cell phone screens and perhaps tablets might be better off with sapphire.........with the savings from protective cases and screen insurance more than covering the incremental cost? But, the big windows and windshields which do not have to be 'bullet-proof' will be huge markets for Corning's Gorilla Glass.

    If Corning can put an anti-microbial coating on Gorilla Glass, I suspect GTAT could do the same for sapphire.

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    GTAT expansion plans

    by goatbeaches Apr 25, 2014 1:00 PM
    haschultz1 haschultz1 Apr 25, 2014 6:12 PM Flag

    Hey tomfranklin,

    I was just there on 15-April and posted my finding on this board.

    I am currently in Phoenix and should be here in early June and perhaps can help you find the plant site, save you a rental car and discuss what I have seen over time if you want (have been there 3 times now).

    Give me some notice of when you are coming and perhaps I can give you a ride there. That way, I can drive and you can shoot the photos. That could be helpful as some photos have to be taken from the road (Elliott Road on the north and South Butte Road on the east). There is a delivery road on the south but you can only drive so far and then hit security for deliveries. There is no road on the west side with the water tanks and cooling towers located on the southwest (solar panels on the southeast side).

    Perhaps I should upload my photos to Shutterfly or Google + and share them???????

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