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mkody1 12 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 17, 2014 4:22 PM Member since: Sep 23, 2009
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  • Reply to

    NQ NEWS!!!

    by schagcscha Mar 17, 2014 9:54 AM
    mkody1 mkody1 Mar 17, 2014 4:22 PM Flag

    NQ will skyrocket from here with a one two double punch, E&A.
    CY@30+

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    NQ Mobile is a must have for investors-SA

    by shkoza11 Feb 27, 2014 2:23 PM
    mkody1 mkody1 Feb 27, 2014 5:54 PM Flag

    13.5 million shares short will have to cover sooner or later that will add to the pps fast.

  • Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design


    What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels familiar, but offers a number of improvements over last year’s edition.

    The Galaxy S5’s design is a minor evolution of the Galaxy S4 — in fact, the two are almost indistinguishable from the front. The S5’s display is ever so slightly larger at 5.1 inches, but it’s still a 1080p, Super AMOLED panel that doesn’t look very different from the S4’s screen. Below the display is a new home key with integrated fingerprint scanner and capacitive keys for multitasking and Android’s back button.

    Samsung has retained the familiar metal-looking plastic surround on the S5, though the charging port (now USB 3.0) comes with an integrated port cover for waterproofing. The S5 is IP67-rated for water and dust resistance, meaning it can be submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes at a time.



    Though the S5 is extremely familiar-looking from the front, things take a turn around back, where Samsung has replaced the S4’s slimy, glossy plastic battery cover with a dimpled soft-touch finish. The company is calling this a "modern glam" look, though if you’re familiar with the original Nexus 7 released in 2012, it’s very similar to that. The new back offers a significant upgrade in they way the device feels — it’s much more comfortable to hold and doesn’t slide off of surfaces nearly as much as the S4 — but it doesn’t look as tacky as the fake-leather patterns used on Samsung’s Note line of devices. Samsung is offering the S5 in four different

  • Can American Superconductor Make a Comeback After China's Ruling?
    By Travis Hoium | More Articles
    February 24, 2014 | Comments (1)

    AMSCAmerican Sup
    CAPS Rating 2/5 Stars
    Even $1.92 $0.00 (0.00%)

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    When Sinovel "allegedly" stole intellectual property (IP) from American Superconductor (NASDAQ: AMSC ) in 2011 it set off a legal battle and controversy that lives on to this day. The fact that Sinovel agreed to pay a former employee to steal IP doesn't seem to be in doubt since the former American Superconductor employee spent a year in an Austrian jail, but what is in question is what protections U.S. companies have against IP theft in China.

    There was a small amount of clarity on that front when China's Supreme Court rejected Sinovel's efforts to move two of four cases to arbitration. But these are two small cases: one seeking $6 million for unauthorized copying and use of AMSC's control software and another for $200,000 for copyright infringement. In other words, of the $1.2 billion in damages that AMSC is seeking this is a drop in the bucket. But it may be a big deal given the market's reaction.

    Is China respecting intellectual property these days?
    It's difficult to read much into the ruling against Sinovel because it's not a final ruling, just a ruling against sending the case to arbitration. It also isn't AMSC's biggest case against Sinovel, so nearly three years later we still don't know if it will see anywhere near the $1.2 billion in damages it's seeking. But it's at least a small sign that China is taking IP enforcement more seriously than it has in the past.

    Until now, China hasn't exactly been eager to enforce intellectual property laws, especially when they help domestic growth and employment. There may be some ice breaking on that front, but investors shouldn't expect that stance to change now, even if the case is in AMSC's favor. I just wouldn't put my faith behind China's legal system.

    Can AMSC survive?
    Just last week, AMSC reported earnings and the financial situation is still dire. Revenue for the fiscal third quarter of 2013 was just $20.6 million and net loss was $8.4 million, or $0.14 per share. Financing is still required just to keep the company afloat and is the only reason cash increased from $32.8 million a quarter ago to $41.7 million to end calendar 2013.

    Even outlook for revenues over $16 million and a loss of less than $16 million don't bode well for the company.

    Buying American Superconductor's shares right now is a bet that the company will win its legal battle with Sinovel. If it does, there's huge upside considering that the company has a $132 million market cap and the suit is for $1.2 billion, but we've been waiting for a ruling for years now and value continues to evaporate. That risk is too high for me and while I hope for a comeback I'm still not willing to bet real money on one.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Go Amsc!!!

    by tomhaly76 Feb 19, 2014 10:09 AM
    mkody1 mkody1 Feb 19, 2014 12:10 PM Flag

    Nice to see this great news.......now lets see some action pps wise to $5!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mkody1 by mkody1 Feb 13, 2014 11:14 AM Flag

    CUSIP No. 030111108
    13G



    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


    Washington, D.C. 20549





    SCHEDULE 13G

    (Rule 13d-102)

    INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
    TO § 240.13d-1(b), (c) AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED
    PURSUANT TO § 240.13d-2.

    (Amendment No. 2)*

    American Superconductor Corporation
    (Name of Issuer)

    Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
    (Title of Class of Securities)

    030111108
    (CUSIP Number)

    December 31, 2013
    (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

    Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
    o
    Rule 13d-1(b)
    x
    Rule 13d-1(c)
    o
    Rule 13d-1(d)

    *The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

    The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).



    CUSIP No. 030111108
    13G



    (1)
    Names of Reporting Persons
    Capital Ventures International


    (2)
    Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)


    (a)
    o


    (b)
    o


    (3)
    SEC Use Only


    (4)
    Citizenship or Place of Organization
    Cayman Islands





    Number of
    Shares
    Beneficially
    Owned by
    Each
    Reporting
    Person With

    (5)

    Sole Voting Power
    0

    (6)
    Shared Voting Power **
    3,672,743

    (7)
    Sole Dispositive Power
    0

    (8)
    Shared Dispositive Power **
    3,672,743


    (9)
    Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
    3,672,743


    (10)
    Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) o


    (11)
    Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
    5.5%


    (12)
    Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
    CO

    ** Heights Capital Management, Inc. is the investment manager to Capital Ventures International and as such may exercise voting and dispositive power over these shares.

    2


    CUSIP No. 030111108
    13G



    (1)
    Names of Reporting Persons
    Heights Capital Management, Inc.


    (2)
    Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)


    (a)
    o


    (b)
    o


    (3)
    SEC Use Only


    (4)
    Citizenship or Place of Organization
    Delaware





    Number of
    Shares
    Beneficially
    Owned by
    Each
    Reporting
    Person With

    (5)

    Sole Voting Power
    0

    (6)
    Shared Voting Power **
    3,672,743

    (7)
    Sole Dispositive Power
    0

    (8)
    Shared Dispositive Power **
    3,672,743


    (9)
    Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
    3,672,743


    (10)
    Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) o


    (11)
    Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
    5.5%


    (12)
    Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
    CO

    ** Heights Capital Management, Inc. is the investment manager to Capital Ventures International and as such may exercise voting and dispositive power over these shares.

    3


    CUSIP No. 030111108
    13G


    Item 1.

    (a)
    Name of Issuer
    American Superconductor Corporation

    (b)
    Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
    64 Jackson Road, Devens, MA 01434

    Item 2(a).
    Name of Person Filing
    This statement is filed by the entities listed below, who are collectively referred to herein as “Reporting Persons,” with respect to the shares of Common Stock of the Company, $0.01 par value per share (the “Shares”).


    (i) Capital Ventures International


    (ii) Heights Capital Management, Inc.
    Item 2(b).
    Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence
    The address of the principal business office of Capital Ventures International is:

    P.O Box 897
    Winward 1, Regatta Office Park
    West Bay Road
    Grand Cayman KY1-1103
    Cayman Islands

    The address of the principal business office of Heights Capital Management, Inc. is:

    101 California Street, Suite 3250
    San Francisco, California 94111
    Item 2(c).
    Citizenship
    Citizenship is set forth in Row 4 of the cover page for each Reporting Person hereto and is incorporated herein by reference for each such Reporting Person.
    Item 2(d)
    Title of Class of Securities
    Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
    Item 2(e)
    CUSIP Number
    030111108

    Item 3.
    If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

    (a)
    o
    Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

    (b)
    o
    Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

    (c)
    o
    Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

    (d)
    o
    Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).

    (e)
    o
    An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

    (f)
    o
    An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

    (g)
    o
    A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

    (h)
    o
    A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

    (i)
    o
    A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

    (j)
    o
    A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(J);

    (k)
    o
    Group, in accordance with Rule 13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with
    §240.13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:____________________________

    4


    CUSIP No. 030111108
    13G


    Item 4.
    Ownership
    Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

    The information required by Items 4(a) — (c) is set forth in Rows 5 — 11 of the cover page for each Reporting Person hereto and is incorporated herein by reference for each such Reporting Person.

    The number of Shares reported as beneficially owned consists of (i) 319,910 Shares and (ii) Shares issuable upon (x) conversion of a Senior Convertible Note originally issued on April 4, 2012, as amended and exchanged on December 20, 2012 in the original principal amount of $25,000,000 (the “Note”) and (y) exercise of a warrant to purchase up to 3,094,060 Shares (the “Warrant”). The Note is not convertible to the extent that the total number of Shares then beneficially owned by a Reporting Person and its Affiliates and any other Persons whose beneficial ownership of Shares would be aggregated with such Reporting Person for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, would exceed 9.99%. The Warrant is not exercisable to the extent that the total number of Shares then beneficially owned by a Reporting Person and its Affiliates and any other Persons whose beneficial ownership of Shares would be aggregated with such Reporting Person for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, would exceed 4.99%.

    The Company’s Prospectus Supplement (to Prospectus dated September 25, 2013, Registration No. 333-191153), filed on November 15, 2013 indicates there were 63,910,609 Shares outstanding as of September 30, 2013.

    Heights Capital Management, Inc., which serves as the investment manager to Capital Ventures International, may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all Shares owned by Capital Ventures International. Each of the Reporting Persons hereby disclaims any beneficial ownership of any such Shares, except for their pecuniary interest therein.


    Item 5.
    Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class
    If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following: o

    Item 6.
    Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person
    Not applicable.

    Item 7.
    Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company or Control Person
    Not applicable.

    Item 8.
    Identification and Classification of Members of the Group
    Not Applicable

    Item 9.
    Notice of Dissolution of Group
    Not applicable.

    5


    CUSIP No. 030111108
    13G


    Item 10.
    Certification
    By signing below each of the undersigned certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

    SIGNATURES

    After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information with respect to it set forth in this statement is true, complete, and correct.

    Dated: February 13, 2014


    CAPITAL VENTURES INTERNATIONAL

    HEIGHTS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.



    By: Heights Capital Management, Inc.

    By:
    /s/ Brian Sopinsky
    pursuant to a Limited Power of Attorney

    Name:
    Brian Sopinsky


    Title:
    Secretary
    By:
    /s/ Brian Sopinsky


    Name:
    Brian Sopinsky


    Title:
    Secretary



    6


    CUSIP No. 030111108
    13G


    EXHIBIT INDEX

    EXHIBIT

    DESCRIPTION
    I

    Limited Power of Attorney
    II

    Joint Filing Agreement

    7


    CUSIP No. 030111108
    13G


    Exhibit I

    LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY

    THIS LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY given on the 3 rd day of April, 1999 by Capital Ventures International (hereinafter called “the Company”), whose Registered Office is situated at Second Floor, One Capital Place, P.O. Box 1781, Grand Cayman Islands, B.W.I.

    WHEREAS, by agreement dated March 10, 1997, by and between the Company and Heights Capital Management, the Company expressly authorized Heights Capital Management to enter into transactions in certain designated areas as defined in the Agreement attached hereto marked “Appendix 1.”

    NOW THIS DEED WITNESSETH that Ian A.N. Wight (Director) and Woodburne Associates (Cayman) Limited (Secretary) of the Company, hereby appoint on behalf of the Company the firm of HEIGHTS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT which through its officers, directors and employees is hereby formally granted limited power of attorney for the purpose of entering into transactions on behalf of and for the account of the Company and to take any actions on behalf of the Company as may be necessary to consummate such transactions, including but not limited to instructing the transfer of funds where necessary and executing required documentation.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused its common seal to be hereunto affixed the day and year above written.


    THE COMMON SEAL OF

    CAPITAL VENTURES INTERNATIONAL
    /s/ Ian A.N. Wight
    was hereunto affixed in the presence of:
    Ian A.N. Wight

    (Director)



    /s/ Woodburne Associates

    Woodburne Associates

    (Cayman) Limited

    Secretary

    8


    EXHIBIT II

    JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

    This will confirm the agreement by and among the undersigned that the Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about the date hereof with respect to the beneficial ownership by the undersigned of the Shares of Common Stock of American Superconductor Corporation, $0.01 par value per share, is being filed, and all amendments thereto will be filed, on behalf of each of the persons and entities named below in accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

    Dated as of December 31, 2012


    CAPITAL VENTURES INTERNATIONAL
    HEIGHTS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.


    By: Heights Capital Management, Inc.
    By:
    /s/ Brian Sopinsky
    pursuant to a Limited Power of Attorney
    Name:
    Brian Sopinsky

    Title:
    Secretary
    By:
    /s/ Brian Sopinsky

    Name:
    Brian Sopinsky

    Title:
    Secretary


    9

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Is this right?

    by mkody1 Feb 12, 2014 12:21 PM
    mkody1 mkody1 Feb 12, 2014 2:17 PM Flag

    I can't believe it, shorts have increased the position by more than 2 million shares, very strange indeed.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • 1/31/2014 Short interest 13,835,660 Volume 4,237,784 Days to cover 3.264834

    If this is right NQ will explode to the upside soon?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Few are positioned as well as (AMSC)

    by tomhaly76 Feb 11, 2014 2:53 PM
    mkody1 mkody1 Feb 12, 2014 9:43 AM Flag

    AMSC remains speculative, but while it once was a speculative sale, today it's a speculative buy.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mkody1 mkody1 Feb 10, 2014 4:56 PM Flag

    $20+ by then!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Point & Figure @ $26.50

    by schagcscha Feb 9, 2014 3:20 PM
    mkody1 mkody1 Feb 10, 2014 4:39 PM Flag

    NQ, with this kind of short/interest 47% could hit $25 in a days trade......hang tight.

    Sentiment: Buy

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