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marsavian 255 posts  |  Last Activity: 8 hours ago Member since: Jun 15, 2005
  • marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 1:26 PM Flag

    No, I kept buying up to 1.60 as ASTC was always worth more than its book value as the recent $61m ASO sale proved.

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 1:20 PM Flag

    ASTC from 0.20 to 4.59 is also over 20 times. I bought ASTC stock at 25c in 2008.

  • Reply to

    Stop Losses

    by tropicwatch Sep 11, 2014 11:58 AM
    marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 12:18 PM Flag

    The opening gap to 3.11 was just being filled. It's better that it was today than in following days.

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 12:14 PM Flag

    Core-M cost Intel about $10 to make i.e. similar to a Bay Trail. You don't think that they can vary the price as they see fit to win big volumes ? Intel's PC processor asp is around $100 and on that it makes billions. The $281 is just for initial low-volume adopters, it is not set in stone for eternity e.g. see the Sandy/Ivy Bridge Celerons being now sold for about $15 in Chromebooks when they too had three digit initial prices. The important thing here is that Intel is now in the performance driver seat in the fanless mobile market to use as it sees fit. 14nm Broadwell Core-M just opened up a whole new profitable market for Intel.

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    Intel Opens Door on 7nm, Foundry

    by getanid61 Sep 11, 2014 9:31 AM
    marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 10:36 AM Flag

    Good link, foundry fetishist :)

    '“My day job is working on [research for a process to make] 7 nm [chips and] I believe there is a way without EUV,” said Intel fellow Mark Bohr, responding to a question after a talk on Intel’s new 14 nm process.

    The optimism is significant given the core lithography used for patterning chips hasn’t had an upgrade in more than a decade. Chipmakers generally don’t expect the much-delayed extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography in time for 10 nm chips, but many still hold out hopes it could be ready for a 7 nm generation.

    “I am very interested in EUV [because it] could really help scaling and perhaps process simplification, reducing three or four masks to one in some cases,” Bohr said. “Unfortunately, it’s not ready yet -- the throughput and reliability are not there.”

    Bohr did not give any hints about how Intel will make 7 or even 10 nm chips without EUV. However he did note at 14 nm Intel is using triple patterning on one or more critical layers.

    Although wafer costs rose at an accelerating rate for the last two nodes due to the need for more masks, Intel continues to pack more transistors in a given area of silicon. The density offsets wafer costs, leading to the cost-per-transistor decline, Bohr said in his talk on Intel’s 14 nm process.

    “One of the fundamental benefits of Moore’s Law is smaller feature sizes, primarily to get lower cost per transistor so we can do more things” in a similarly sized chip, he said.

    Intel already announced it has started making in volume chips using a 14 nm process at a lower cost per transistor than its prior 22 nm generation. It also said it is in development of a 10 nm process that it believes will deliver lower cost per transistor.'

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 10:24 AM Flag

    'The ARMy's high end app processors typically sell for under $30.'

    Fixed that for you.

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 10:17 AM Flag

    Bulk buying OEMs typically get ~50% discount on list price. 5 times then but my fundamental point is clear, the performance leader gets to pick their own price and others fall in behind if they can.

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    Transition Services Agreement with LMT

    by marsavian Sep 11, 2014 6:49 AM
    marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 9:59 AM Flag

    You're the liar. It's in the SEC filing and I actually quoted it. Here it is again my imitating alias idiot

    "The Company has agreed to provide services to Buyer for a period of up to one year and Buyer has agreed to provide services to the Company for a period of up to six months. Each party has the option to extend the term of the services provided by the other party for a period of one year. "

    p.s. still shorting this stock ? lol

  • LMT will be paying ASTC for at least a year while ASTC is still handling the payroll/admin of ASO.

    ASO, the business that keeps giving :)


    On August 22, 2014, Astrotech Corporation, a Washington corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Asset Purchase Agreement (as defined and described below), entered into a Transition Services Agreement (the “TSA”) with Lockheed Martin Corporation, a Maryland corporation (“Lockheed Martin”) and Lockheed Martin’s wholly-owned subsidiary Elroy Acquisition Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Buyer” and, together with Lockheed Martin, the “Buyer Companies”), pursuant to which the Company and Buyer agreed to provide the other party with certain services, including, among others, services related to benefits, human resources and payroll administration, cash management, financial statements and compliance, each of a type currently provided by or for the Company or the ASO Business (as defined below), as applicable, after the consummation of the Asset Sale (as defined below).

    The Company has agreed to provide services to Buyer for a period of up to one year and Buyer has agreed to provide services to the Company for a period of up to six months. Each party has the option to extend the term of the services provided by the other party for a period of one year. Services provided pursuant to the TSA may be terminated by the party receiving such services on an individual basis upon 30 days’ notice to the providing party. The party receiving services shall pay the providing party, as consideration for such services, on a time and materials basis, fees based upon a set fringe rate and fee rate and the salary of the employee of the providing party who is providing such services.

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 5:46 AM Flag

    'Intel won both the architectural and design wars' and fabrication war of course as well which is what your particular attention has been on.

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    Mysteries About the Apple A8 SOC

    by wallisweaver Sep 11, 2014 1:54 AM
    marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 5:44 AM Flag

    A8 looks a beefed up Cyclone core, still dual-core, with a tad more clockspeed. They really are following the DEC Alpha roadmap which is what Cyclone's design is based on, but in mobility, as Apple hired some of their ex-Architects and Alpha was the best Risc in its day. The main increase in transistors in the A8 is for the gpu.

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 11, 2014 5:40 AM Flag

    Core-M needs to be twice as quick as the ARMy so Intel can continue to charge 4 times as much as them for Core in the tablet space as it does against AMD in PCs and Intel's teams delivered the goods. There is nothing on the immediate ARM horizon that will come close to Core-M and Skylake will only increase the distance. Intel won both the architectural and design wars against ARM as both of us said will happen, twice now if you include the original PC battles of the 80s/90s.

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 10, 2014 4:30 PM Flag

    Where did I say the sales were great ? I have said consistently that there have been some sales and the SEC filings show that yet you claim that there are no sales when that clearly is a lie especially as the company initially reported them in earnings PRs as was also a lie your initial claim that Rigaku was hosting a competitor tandem MS when it is clearly 1stDetect's.

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 10, 2014 3:42 PM Flag

    It's good that Apple is still being innovative but really it should be a stand-alone device like Intel's bracelet as tethering will limit its sales. Why not go the whole hog and turn the watch into a phone too ? Something like that is where the Watch innovation should lead to make it a futuristic wearable communication device that can create its own separate market. Intel, are you listening ? ;-)

  • Reply to

    You were warned

    by itakebackmyapology Sep 10, 2014 10:44 AM
    marsavian marsavian Sep 10, 2014 3:36 PM Flag

    It should be patently obvious by now that this character must be paid to bash INTC every day as no self-respecting individual would write such incorrect drivel time after time if they were concerned about the accuracy of their predictions and their reputation because at the moment Baghdad Bob looks more believable. Just ignore the clown like you should that other Marco character too who I suspect is also paid. I could do a much better self-consistent job of bashing than these clowns which shows what poor value their employees are getting.

  • marsavian marsavian Sep 10, 2014 1:40 PM Flag

    All the Spacetech revenue is attributable to 1stDetect sales and it has been consistently non-zero for years now.

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    Your new level of support is 2.79

    by astcboy1 Aug 29, 2014 1:55 PM
    marsavian marsavian Sep 10, 2014 12:21 PM Flag

    'a level your stock cannot maintain because it has no fundamental reason to be there to begin with'

    yeah sure, $61m cash is no fundamental reason at all !!! LOL YOU IDIOT !!! I supposed you are so not used to companies making money that you don't appreciate it when you see it !

    IMSC is one big money losing joke and has already peaked and still not gone beyond its 1.84 peak of years ago and never will because it has $60m debt, 60m dilutive options and is unable to make money no matter how many sales it makes and it is still running well below sale breakeven despite all the recent fluffy PRs. Look forward to more millions of losses at your 10-K annual meeting end of September where your pump balloon stock deflates some more while this stock stays serenely above $3.

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    Your new level of support is 2.79

    by astcboy1 Aug 29, 2014 1:55 PM
    marsavian marsavian Sep 10, 2014 10:21 AM Flag

    I suppose an idiot pumper like you makes up his own facts has never bothered to ever read a 10-Q or even know they exist lol


  • marsavian marsavian Sep 10, 2014 12:00 AM Flag

    Every claim I have made I have substantiated unlike the dumb stupid bashers like you. Sales have been documented ever since the MMS-1000 has been released if you had bothered to actually check both earlier PRs and the SEC filings. The revenue amounts are accounted for in the SpaceTech Division.

    p.s. the 1stDetect technology has also been validated against heavier quadrople mass spectrometry as published in a recent scientific journal that was posted here but again let's not reality and facts get in the way of your mindless stupid bashing and shorting.

  • Reply to

    Your new level of support is 2.79

    by astcboy1 Aug 29, 2014 1:55 PM
    marsavian marsavian Sep 9, 2014 4:06 PM Flag

    Read any 10-Q/K, look for SpaceTech revenue, that's where the 1stDetect sales are registered and they are consistently non-zero. As for IMSC sales they are immaterial as IMSC can't make any profit at any sale volume because its costs/expenses/debt interest are too high e.g. it still lost many millions in its biggest revenue (India) quarter. All the suckers buying now listening to all the pumpers over there like you don't realize how bad its economics are but they soon will when they see the losses continue to pile up. It's a very badly run company that burns up $20m in debt every year !!

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