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j_colter 13 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 22, 2014 1:11 PM Member since: Dec 14, 1997
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  • j_colter by j_colter Sep 22, 2014 1:11 PM Flag

    Does anyone know if QuickLogic has now received approval by the U.S. Patent Office for their new Sensor Hub and Smart Connectivity products?

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    QUIK Deserves a 50% haircut

    by steelingmoney Sep 11, 2014 12:59 PM
    j_colter j_colter Sep 15, 2014 2:32 PM Flag

    U. S. Industrial production declined -0.1% in August causing a decline in tech stocks generally, this morning.

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    New Apple Watch "hasn't solved the battery issue"

    by j_colter Sep 11, 2014 1:58 AM
    j_colter j_colter Sep 11, 2014 4:37 PM Flag

    You seem very knowledgable about the semiconductor industry. Could you give us your assessment of QUIK's chances at having a big success with their new S2 Sensor Hub? What do you think are the chances that a competitor will come out with a superior product to QUIK's S2? What are the advantages QUIK has (first to market?) and what are the risks QUIK faces, in your opinion?

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    New Apple Watch "hasn't solved the battery issue"

    by j_colter Sep 11, 2014 1:58 AM
    j_colter j_colter Sep 11, 2014 3:28 PM Flag

    This time ("famous last words"), the sensor hub market is exploding and according to people or investment companies that have cared to express an opinion, like Barron's and Seeking Alpha, QuickLogic's new ArticLink 3 S2 Ultra-low Power Sensor Hub is "the most advanced sensor hub produced to date", with numerous advantages oover its competition.

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    New Apple Watch "hasn't solved the battery issue"

    by j_colter Sep 11, 2014 1:58 AM
    j_colter j_colter Sep 11, 2014 3:02 PM Flag

    OK, go ahead. Tell me what are the reasons why QUIK's new products of recent years have so far not gained the acceptance in the marketplace that one would expect, given the numerous benefits and advantages QUIK's products have over its competition.

  • See today's article (Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014, Wall Street Journal, pages A1 & A2), entitled "Apple Boss Makes His Boldest Bets Yet". Here is a quote from page A2: "Apple hasn't solved the battery issue. A spokeswoman confirmed that the company will recommend that its Apple Watch be charged each night. The new iPhones looked great, the payments service looks promising but the watch has a lot to prove, said Ben Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie, who attended the Apple event . It looks beautiful, but does it provide enough utility that users will want to buy it and charge it every night"?

    It looks like QuickLogic has solved the battery issue with its ArticLink 3 S2 Ultra-low Power Sensor Hub. Here is a quote from the Sept 9, 2014 article by Joseph Dedvukaj, entitled "QuickLogc Sampling The Most Advanced Sensor Hub Produced To Date", appearing in "Seeking Alpha": "...in a recent Novus article, the key benefits of the S2 were independently highlighted: A second-generation flexible fusion engine (FFE)-Four times faster than the previous generation, allowing it to more quickly process more algorithms, with 95% less active power than typical MCU-based sensor hubs, and 40% less power than QUIK's previous generation sensor hub". The article goes on to list 7 additional benefits of QUIK's new S2 Sensor Hub.

    With Apple stating it "hasn't solved the battery issue", it would seem that Apple's competitors in watches and other "so-called wearable devices" that use a sensor hub, would be contacting QuickLogic pronto so they can get the new ArtickLink 3 S2 Ultra-low Power Sensor Hub., and a leg up on Apple.

    It would seem logical to me, that production orders for QUIK's new S2 Sensor Hub should be gaining momentum and traction very soon.

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    Good Buying Opportunity for QUIK at 4.44

    by j_colter Jul 15, 2014 12:13 PM
    j_colter j_colter Aug 31, 2014 7:55 PM Flag

    I agree, my recommendation to Buy QUIK at 4.41 was not a good one. But I seem to remember a few others who recommended buying QUIK in the 4s. Another fairly frequent poster to the board, tuttiperuno posted he went long QUIK at 4.32 on July 17. We were both wrong.

    I like any investor make mistakes in my BUY points. However, if I am able to buy a stock in the lower 1/3 of its Uptrend and sell it in its upper 1/3, I consider myself successful and make money. I don't know where QUIK's Uptrend, which has been interrupted recently, will end. I think over the next several years we will see much higher prices in QUIK. However, at QUIK's closing price of 3.39 on Friday, I am nicely profitable on my long position in QUIK.

    Also, keep in mind that Zacks is a professional investment research company that is held to a higher standard of success when making investment recommendations than are any of the posters to this board.

  • Here are Zack's recent recommendations on QUIK:
    June 10, 2014 #4 SELL day's price range: 4.97-4.78. QUIK then proceeds to rally to a high of 5.48 on June 18.

    July 16, 2014 #2 BUY day's price range 4.67-4.43

    August 28, 2014 #4 SELL current price 3.40, day's price range so far 3.49-3.40

    Not a good track record for Zacks, recently. Their last call recommending a #2 BUY on QUIK on July 16 when the stock traded between 4.67-4.43, and this morning's #4 SELL on QUIK in the 3.49-3.40 price range is especially bad. My point is, Zack's recent track record on QUIK has not been good, and I would not put a lot of credence in their #4 Sell recommendation today.

    I have been away traveling for a few weeks and have gotten behind on things. I just read QUIK's 2nd QTR conference call transcript and the "Why Investors Should Accumulate Shares of QuickLogic" by Joseph Dedvukaj (Seeking Alpha) dated 8/4/14, yesterday. I urge all QUIK owners of the stock to read them both. QUIK is now investing considerable money in preparation for production orders of their newest chips in the 4th QTR and the first half 2015, that they already have in hand. These upfront costs are one of the main reasons for QUIK's near term losses. I will not bother to elaborate here. Just read the articles. A lot of very positive things are going on at QUIK.

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    So why is this taking a massive dump?

    by northstarz2010 Jul 28, 2014 10:08 AM
    j_colter j_colter Jul 28, 2014 1:48 PM Flag

    The "Seeking Alpha" author of the negative article on QUIK today indicates he is short QUIK, but he does not even give his name. I think his negative article on QUIK is a desperate attempt to knock down the stock in price and try and protect his short position, especially in light of the very positive comments made on QUIK in this week's cover article in "Barron's, entitled "Ready to Wear", by Tiernan Ray. I will believe the positive view of QUIK that Paul Mc Williams, Roth Capital, Zack's and "Barron's" has, rather than a negative view of QUIK by an unknown author who is short QUIK,, suddenly appears, and does not give his name. Note also that at the top of the "Seeking Alpha" article there is a photo of the author wearing sunglasses, what to hide is eyes and identity?

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    Good Buying Opportunity for QUIK at 4.44

    by j_colter Jul 15, 2014 12:13 PM
    j_colter j_colter Jul 16, 2014 5:25 PM Flag

    I am bullish on QUIK and own the stock as readers of this board know. I am hopeful that Andy Pease's earlier forecast for a stronger 2nd half 2014 will prove to be accurate, and confirmed on the QUIK July 30 conference call. However, to take the "Devil's Advocate" position for a moment, I did see that in recent days 2 other tech companies, Riverbed Technology and Harmonic, reduced their revenue guidance for the 3rd Qtr., causing their stock prices to fall. I hope their situation is company specific and not indicative of a slowdown in the tech sector generally. Time will tell.

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    Good Buying Opportunity for QUIK at 4.44

    by j_colter Jul 15, 2014 12:13 PM
    j_colter j_colter Jul 15, 2014 9:52 PM Flag

    In short, I think QUIK is oversold. Today, is July 15, and there has been no warning of 2nd Qtr. results falling short of guidance. I am making the assumption that the 3rd Qtr,which we are now in, will start to show some acceleration in new product (Sensor Hubs and Smart Connectivity) revenue growth, as Andy Pease has forecast.. Then the 4th Qtr is supposed to be even better, followed by a further acceleration in growth in 2015 when QUIK is expected to be profitable.

  • In my opinion, at its current price of 4.44 and a low this morning of 4.41, QUIK is presenting a good buying opportunity to investors.

  • The current issue of TIME (July 7, 2014) has a cover article entitled, "The Smarter Home". It is a 39 page "Special Report: Homes of the Future", with multiple articles. The first article starts on page 46 and discusses the internet of your home, the internet of things, and sensors. Clearly, QuickLogic is addressing the right markets at the right time with its new Sensor Hub and Smart Connectivity products. QUIK stock is almost a "pure play" on this huge market that is developing very quickly. Excellent article.

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