".....the government twill issue electronic national ID cards to all Kenyan nationals, including minors by October 2015, according to the report."
I wonder if this is still on schedule. Hard to imagine that they could be implementing this without announcing anything. If they are working on it, there should be revenue being earned. Perhaps they worked on it in Q2 and will show some revenue and announce the contract around earnings. If this is really a 150M deal, the stock should double soon after announcement.
The comment "it was received several weeks after." doesn't make sense to me. If a receivable was collected several weeks after (the qtr end) then the AR would still be higher. The whole discussion is confusing.
commoncents, at least spcb seems to still be in the game. it seems to me that mgnt announces contracts after they have started implementing some portion of it, at least that is the wording i recall. At what point do you think spcb should announce the contract? When is it officially awarded?
without the MU news, dividend news and buy back, this would have been down today. This is dead money until the committee decides to report to the board and the board acts. Unbelievable.
it would be nice if they give us a dollar range of the contract
congrats, you can read. i didn't write it, just posted it as it relates to the CVV board in discussions here. For all we know CVD knows about this technology and is making the machines to produce it.
Growing graphene cells directly on silicon in the lab has boosted energy density of batteries by 1.8 times compared to conventional batteries.
For all of the progress we've made with mobile devices, they're still limited by relatively older technology. Namely: The batteries that power them typically get us through a day or so.
Samsung's research group may be on to something that nearly doubles that run-time by expanding the energy density -- the amount of stored power in a given area -- to 1.8 times of current batteries.
On Friday, Neowin noted that the research team published its experimental findings, explaining how it achieved this result in the labs.
Samsung's team used silicon anodes in lieu of graphite ones; an approach many efforts in this space have taken. The challenge here though is that the silicon can expand or contract during the battery charging and discharging cycles.
To counter that, Samsung's team created a process to grow graphene cells directly on the silicon in layers that can adjust to allow for the silicon's expansion:
"The graphene layers anchored onto the silicon surface accommodate the volume expansion of silicon via a sliding process between adjacent graphene layers. When paired with a commercial lithium cobalt oxide cathode, the silicon carbide-free graphene coating allows the full cell to reach volumetric energy densities of 972 and 700 Wh l-1 at first and 200th cycle, respectively, 1.8 and 1.5 times higher than those of current commercial lithium-ion batteries."
While the technology sounds promising, keep in mind that this is just a research project. Any commercial implementation won't happen quickly, so for now, you'll have to keep plugging in that phone, tablet or watch every night.
EXETER, England, June 25 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Exeter say they've developed a way to make graphene better, cheaper, faster -- and at mass scale.
Lead researcher Monica Craciun says the technology, known as the nanoCVD system, promises to usher in "a graphene-driven industrial revolution."
Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms, organized a honeycomb like structure. The material is super strong, flexible and conductive.
"The vision for a 'graphene-driven industrial revolution' is motivating intensive research on the synthesis of high quality and low cost graphene," Craciun said in a press release. "Currently, industrial graphene is produced using a technique called chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Although there have been significant advances in recent years in this technique, it is still an expensive and time consuming process."
Craciun and her colleagues, in cooperation with U.K.-based graphene company Moorfield, have tweaked CVD technology to develop a "cold wall" device. CVD technology mixes volatile vapors to create a desired deposited material (like a film of graphene) on a substrate.
The research team's new nanoCVD system reportedly grows graphene at a rate 100 times faster than traditional methods, and at one percent of the cost.
"We are very excited about the potential of this breakthrough using Moorfield's technology and look forward to seeing where it can take the graphene industry in the future," said Jon Edgeworth, the company's technical director.
Researchers have used the device to build the first graphene-based transparent and flexible touch sensor, which features ferric chloride molecules sandwiched between two graphene layers. Scientists say the material could used to create flexible, electronic skin for robots.
SB, does SPCB have options that can be traded? If not, would triple witching affect the stock? Enjoy the weekend everyone. Happy Fathers Day.
todays action will tell. I think it will dip into the 11s, but what do i know. I have all the shares i can afford at this point. Everything will take care of itself IF they announce a substantial contract (Kenya??).
when you begin to forget about the shelf registration, it hits. BAM. IMO, look for 11.50ish for a while. Let's hope for 15 by end of year now.