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marsavian 124 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 21, 2015 12:28 PM Member since: Jun 15, 2005
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  • marsavian marsavian Apr 21, 2015 12:28 PM Flag

    It's not going to happen. The stock spent 10 trading days over 1.00 and $35m market cap just before the 0.99 close day so there will be an official PR soon saying compliance has been regained.

    This company/stock appears to have a lot of long-term potential.

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    What is going on?

    by dickensonjohn270 Apr 15, 2015 11:58 AM
    marsavian marsavian Apr 18, 2015 10:36 AM Flag

    The other facet of these share gifts is that the extra GAAP loss should mean more of the ASO sale tax can be clawed back when FY2015 is fully done in June 2015 so some of the company buyback of the share gift tax portion will be paid for in a way by less tax to pay to the IRS. We shall see how much when the 10-K is reported.

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    What is going on?

    by dickensonjohn270 Apr 15, 2015 11:58 AM
    marsavian marsavian Apr 15, 2015 6:52 PM Flag

    When the company buys back shares it retires them so there is no dilution. From the looks of it the company has bought back the taxable part of these shares so the insiders won't have to find any money to pay the tax on the share gains so if they sell the rest of their shares in future there will be no tax involved i.e tax-free share gift. I am assuming that the company will not buyback the rest of these free shares so it is up to the insiders what they do with them, whether they hold or sell on the open market. That still would leave over $3m of the buyback left to buy retail shares. At the moment the 200MA and higher averages are holding so that money is probably best left in reserve unless the stock dips below 2.85 and needs supporting. The other thing to be wary of is that fourth fiscal quarter loss will not be good when you add $5m stock compensation to it. I suppose though they will report it late in September in the 10-K so there will only be 6 weeks before the next report and also the loss will be drowned out over the year by the ASO sale so there will still be overall profit for the year.

    As for John's original post I suppose the next news is going to be the earnings report in a month's time. Then you can judge how sales are growing and whether that suits your time horizon. Ultimately the only really big contact on the horizon is the NGCD one which will be many tens of millions worth to the winner. However that won't be awarded until 2017 and there are two other competitors to still beat for that.

  • marsavian marsavian Apr 10, 2015 3:25 PM Flag

    The last employee stock plan agreed by shareholders allows for free stock gifts so it is legal. Working for this company must be a dream, for 8 years you rely on legacy business to keep you going as you jerk around, then you sell that legacy business to give you more years of highly paid remuneration, both salary and stock gifts, for continuing to produce no meaningful revenue for more years to come. Nice 'work' if you can get it ;-). I am Pickens III, the Silver Surfer, the destroyer of other shareholder worlds ;-).

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    Intel Up, ARM Down

    by wallisweaver Mar 26, 2015 9:53 AM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 26, 2015 2:18 PM Flag

    The 14nm parts will have the right performance/integration/die size numbers so they won't need subsidizing which will unlock $4bn revenue in itself. Total domination can wait until 10nm ;-).

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    Intel Up, ARM Down

    by wallisweaver Mar 26, 2015 9:53 AM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 26, 2015 12:53 PM Flag

    ARMH recovered this quarter as they finally had a quarter that didn't suck. It does not take much to get ARMH pumped up as it is still considered a growth stock by the masses whereas the analysts just can't wait to pin the legacy no-growth label on INTC. Intel's 14nm products are going to take big chunks out of ARM mobile marketshare which will soon show how misguided this general sentiment is. 14nm Core-Ms, Cherry Trails, Broxtons, Sofias are all going to wreak havoc.

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    Not impressed by CEO Brian K. at all

    by back_bay_professor Mar 25, 2015 7:39 PM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 26, 2015 12:45 PM Flag

    All of Intel's current products, apart from Sofia, happened under Otellini's watch as it takes 2-4 years to bring a design to market so he can take credit for the rise. BK isn't bad with a nimble forward-looking outlook but Otellini wasn't bad either considering the mess he inherited, the disastrous dual P4/Itanium strategy. Core happened under his watch and saved Intel's No.1 position and market cap. Sure he underestimated mobile but the revenue rich core business was saved from AMD.

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    Nvidia May Use Intel to Make Some Chips, Says RBC

    by getanid61 Mar 25, 2015 7:09 PM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 25, 2015 9:35 PM Flag

    Did they bother to ask Intel ? Somehow I don't think Nvidia's low volume will interest it.

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    Intel could be the Lazerus of the Mobile market

    by wallisweaver Mar 25, 2015 12:29 AM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 25, 2015 12:41 PM Flag

    They crushed Nvidia's tablet marketshare so what did I get wrong ;-).

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    Intel could be the Lazerus of the Mobile market

    by wallisweaver Mar 25, 2015 12:29 AM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 25, 2015 10:09 AM Flag

    I told getanid61 that already but he still does not believe ;-). Perfect storm brewing for Intel of Skylake being early, mobile chips becoming more profitable and Windows 10 sparking a new PC upgrade cycle.

  • marsavian marsavian Mar 25, 2015 10:05 AM Flag

    'It appears to me like Intel has almost skipped the Broadwell designs and going directly to Skylake. It doesn't make sense to me if it is just incrementally better graphics and power'

    Tick-Tock provides insurance if either a process or design is delayed. Broadwell a bit late, Skylake a bit early, Skylake the later design gets to dance early.

  • marsavian marsavian Mar 23, 2015 11:06 AM Flag

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekism

    The KGB or FSB members usually remain in the "acting reserve" even if they formally leave the organization ("acting reserve" members receive second FSB salary, follow FSB instructions, and remain "above the law" being protected by the organization, according to Kryshtanovskaya). As Vladimir Putin said, "There is no such thing as a former KGB man". Soon after becoming prime minister of Russia, Putin also perhaps somewhat jokingly claimed that "A group of FSB colleagues dispatched to work undercover in the government has successfully completed its first mission." Moreover, the FSB has formal membership, military discipline, and an extensive network of civilian informants., hardcore ideology, and support of population (60% of Russians trust FSB), which according to Yevgenia Albats and Catherine A. Fitzpatrick makes it a perfect totalitarian political party.

    Some observers note that the current Russian state security organization FSB is even more powerful than KGB was, because it does not operate under the control of the Communist Party as the KGB in the past. Moreover, the FSB leadership and their partners own the most important economic assets in the country and control the Russian government and the State Duma. According to Ion Mihai Pacepa,

    In the Soviet Union, the KGB was a state within a state. Now former KGB officers are running the state. They have custody of the country’s 6,000 nuclear weapons, entrusted to the KGB in the 1950s, and they now also manage the strategic oil industry renationalized by Putin. The KGB successor, rechristened FSB, still has the right to electronically monitor the population, control political groups, search homes and businesses, infiltrate the federal government, create its own front enterprises, investigate cases, and run its own prison system. The Soviet Union had one KGB officer for every 428 citizens. Putin’s Russia has one FSB-ist for every 297 citizens.

  • marsavian marsavian Mar 23, 2015 10:43 AM Flag

    Let me fix that for ya 'sending ripples OF LAUGHTER through the Asian media.' ;-)

    Motor mouth Warren East also said they would get 20% of PCs by now, so how did that little fantasy turn out too then ?

    If they even get 2% of the server market by 2020 it will be a minor miracle but I suspect they will still have their perennial less than 1% market share.

  • marsavian marsavian Mar 23, 2015 9:41 AM Flag

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/astrotech-acquires-state-art-imaging-133000748.html

    Astrotech Corporation (“Astrotech” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:ASTC), a leading provider of disruptive technology solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of certain key assets and intellectual property from Image Trends, Inc., during a bankruptcy auction held in Austin, TX, on March 18th, 2015.

    Astrotech’s management team has a long track record of identifying and creating value from distressed situations. “With the acquisition of these technologies, intellectual property, and know-how, coupled with selected high performance space imaging technologies, we have created Astral Images, Inc., revolutionizing the film to digital conversion process for the new Ultra-High Definition 4K standards, ” stated Thomas B. Pickens, CEO of Astrotech.

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    Intel: 52wk Range:$24.40 ??? next???

    by shortsp500 Mar 13, 2015 5:26 AM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 22, 2015 10:30 AM Flag

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2015/03/20/openpower-unlocks-floodgates-for-an-all-chinese-server-business

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    Marsavian... a gift for you

    by getanid61 Mar 21, 2015 3:31 PM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 21, 2015 3:43 PM Flag

    This is what makes me laugh about Nvidia shareholders, they are so down on big bad Intel yet so reliant on it to sell a lot of PCs in which to stick their very expensive gpus. Be very careful what you wish for lol.

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    LTI Steve

    by getanid61 Mar 20, 2015 2:17 PM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 21, 2015 3:30 PM Flag

    Sadly I really do remember them lol ! I was very curious at the time what was making NVDA go up which is how I started posting on your board at the time. Mosesmann with his ridiculous NVDA 40 price target when it was already at 25 based on future fantasy tegra tablet sales forecasts was the straw that broke my back to first speak up then against all the hype nonsense going down over in Nvidialand.

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    LTI Steve

    by getanid61 Mar 20, 2015 2:17 PM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 21, 2015 2:38 PM Flag

    Only in your imagination. It only rose 76c on that day as it was already telegraphed earlier in the rise to 15.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=NVDA&a=00&b=9&c=2011&d=00&e=10&f=2011&g=d

    Date Open High Low Close Volume Adj Close*

    Jan 10, 2011 19.51 20.67 19.36 20.63 43,758,700 19.63
    Jan 7, 2011 19.11 19.93 18.68 19.87 64,499,600 18.91

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    LTI Steve

    by getanid61 Mar 20, 2015 2:17 PM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 21, 2015 1:59 PM Flag

    'NVDA got a spike from the initial announcement of INTC royalties...'

    only to around 15. The rise to 26 was purely on unrealistic hype which was fanned by your CEO that Tegra would become the dominant merchant mobile chip in the immediate future and I told all you fanatics at the time that would not happen due to bigger richer ARM shops (Samsung/Qualcomm) and Intel stopping you and that is exactly what happened over the next 4 years.

    'That fiasco was entirely Microsoft... the product sucked'

    No it was always doomed to failure as nobody was prepared to spend billions to port all the legacy software over or translate it as Intel has done with Android, part of that $4bn you keep bleating on about as is the LTE modem investment. WinRT was never going to beat Atom with its full windows software capability and we all told you that at the time.

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    LTI Steve

    by getanid61 Mar 20, 2015 2:17 PM
    marsavian marsavian Mar 21, 2015 1:31 PM Flag

    The subsidization at 22nm was required not because the 22nm chips were not cheap but because the 22nm Bay Trail was designed to double up as a Celeron giving it a too expensive platform price structure for tablets e.g. memory, motherboards. This is being corrected at 14nm. Everybody else in the world has accepted this explanation except you exhibiting the same inane repetitive stupidity that claimed NVDA was a buy in 2011 at 25+ when it was higher than INTC then ! INTC has outperformed your stupid NVDA since then even though you claimed the ARMy would take down Intel down even further with Windows on ARM which shows little you knew and know about the semi/micro business.

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