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needinfo117 45 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 22, 2014 9:16 AM Member since: Jan 3, 2011
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  • needinfo117 by needinfo117 Aug 22, 2014 9:16 AM Flag

    very bullish on TQNT/RFMD merger read the article

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • needinfo117 by needinfo117 Aug 22, 2014 9:14 AM Flag

    Very bullish on TQNT/ RFMD merger

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    100 % natural

    by needinfo117 Aug 22, 2014 7:54 AM
    needinfo117 needinfo117 Aug 22, 2014 8:02 AM Flag

    By Jamie Van Bergen

    A billion years ago, the Earth was an exceptionally unpleasant place. Temperatures were unbearable and the air was unbreathable, with carbon dioxide comprising about one-third of the atmosphere.

    Then a tiny new life form entered the picture and changed everything.

    Known as microalgae, these single-celled organisms evolved from the primordial soup, absorbing atmospheric gasses and reducing CO2 levels to a fraction of a percent, fostering an environment in which higher life could form and, eventually, breathe.

    “We wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for algae; it was algae that originally oxygenated the atmosphere,” said Scott Franklin, vice president of molecular biology at Solazyme, a San Francisco-based company that specializes developing sustainable oils and products from microalgae.

    Eons later, microalgae remain firmly established at the base of the food chain, fueling all sorts of creatures, including humans. Centuries ago, some African populations and Aztecs in Central and South America were already farming algae for food. Seaweed, a form of algae, remains to this day a dietary staple in Japan.

    Scientists now suspect that it was a single type of water-dwelling algae that came ashore hundreds of millions of years ago, kick-starting the evolution of all terrestrial plant life.

    Microalgae itself has evolved in remarkable ways, allowing it to survive in nearly every corner of the planet. These resilient organisms can thrive in environmental extremes that include subzero glaciers and hot springs with temperatures that top 100 degrees Celsius. They are found in the deepest parts of the ocean and on the highest mountain peaks.

    “They’ve had a long time to evolve and occupy a variety of different habitats, as opposed to humans, who aren’t very old,” said Franklin.

    It’s that adaptability that makes modern microalgae so useful to humans, said Tammy Yasier, Solazyme’s vice president of product development and head formulator for its skincare line, Algenist.

    “Microalgae has been able to adapt and evolve because of its unique composition, which includes oils, antioxidants and amino acids,” she said. “There’s nothing else like it in nature, and so it’s incredibly important not just for the planet, but for nutrition, as well.”

    Microalgae can pull energy from two distinct sources — sun and sugar — to survive. Like higher plants, some microalgae species use photosynthesis (taking in carbon dioxide and churning out oxygen), while others have shed their ability to photosynthesize. The latter, “which Solazyme uses as the foundation of its biotechnology platform, can take in sugars externally and turn them into energy, just like you or I do,” said Franklin.

    Microalgae store that energy as oil. And it’s that oil that has scientists so excited.

    Franklin’s company, Solazyme, works with three species of algae, each of which consumes sugars to produce oil. By exposing the sensitive but adaptable organisms to changes in temperature, light or nourishment, Franklin’s team can encourage microalgae to generate various varieties of oil.

    “One of the oils we can produce is very much like palm oil,” he said. “But unlike palm oil, which is tied to rainforest destruction, Solazyme’s palm oil is sustainable.”

    The company’s algal oil can be used in a wide array of products, including heart-healthy foods, eco-friendly laundry detergents, renewable fuels and green industrials. It can be used to replace animal fats, vegetable oils and petroleum.

    “That’s an industry that’s really looking for ways to use more renewables,” said Franklin of petroleum. “And microalgae is completely renewable.”

    Just add sugar.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • needinfo117 by needinfo117 Aug 22, 2014 7:54 AM Flag

    google this

    Living History: Meet One of Earth’s Oldest Residents

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Quiet Here

    by stocktivity Aug 12, 2014 11:27 AM
    needinfo117 needinfo117 Aug 21, 2014 9:42 AM Flag

    wow volume and increase in price . Maybe we are getting close to the news , I wonder if anyone in the trade can tell us if the actual price of R22 is going up and what is the current price being paid for recovered gas. If both of these are trending up that for sure is the best leading indicator.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • needinfo117 by needinfo117 Aug 20, 2014 8:26 AM Flag

    GaAs IC market to grow to $8bn in 2017

    The gallium arsenide integrated circuit market will grow to $8bn in 2017, according to a new report ‘The GaAs IC Market’ by The Information Network.

    The biggest enabler of the mobile data increase and the most important driver of the GaAs RF IC market is the handset segment. Much of the content of a handset is silicon-based, but power amplifiers (PAs) and switches in the front-end of the phone use GaAs devices.

    Since every cell phone contains power amplifiers (PA) to enable the handset to transmit voice and data back to the base station tower (to route a call to another phone or Internet address), power amplifiers are the most critical radio frequency component in the phone, and are currently dominated by circuits made with GaAs.

    3G handsets often contain up to five PAs, and GaAs makes up 100% of the market, which is close to $5bn. In addition, the number of PAs per handset is growing because of: complex 3G systems, global roaming support, and data roaming support. Pricing for PAs has risen from $0.80 per handset to $2.90 currently and is projected to exceed $3.50 after long-term evolution (LTE) and advanced wireless services (AWS) spectrum emerge in advanced handsets in the marketplace.

    While industrialized countries are using 3G networks, there is currently a mixture of 2/2.5G and 3G networks globally, and the majority of subscribers are actually on 2G-based networks — and are predicted to remain so for a number of years.

    2G handsets contain one PA, so it represents a sizable market. But because they are not as technologically advanced as 3G cell phones (particularly smartphones), silicon is making inroads into the GaAs domain. In 2013, only 90% of PAs were made in GaAs, 5% in silicon CMOS, and 5% in silicon LDMOS, reckons the report. Nevertheless, Between 70% to 80% of Skyworks’ and RF Micro Device’s GaAs businesses is in PA.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    I have to be honest

    by ericas_2001 Jul 28, 2014 1:18 PM
    needinfo117 needinfo117 Jul 28, 2014 2:10 PM Flag

    I do not understand on how any investor would own a lot of shares of a company at this stage that is trying to reinvent the wheel. I think it is wise to have an investment in this company and industry that has huge Potential. But what you describe sounds more like a GAMBLE. Buy some SZYM now and more later at hopefully higher prices as real sales and income are indicated. If SZYM revolutionary food and oil potential really start to develop paying up will not make a difference. I think SZYM is a strong buy but with lots of discipline on the size of the investment

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • needinfo117 by needinfo117 Jul 23, 2014 8:08 AM Flag

    The very few HVAC folks I know are saying they are hearing the new EPA rulings will cut the amount of virgin R22 by extreme levels. But this is all rumor so we just have to wait.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Article

    by asenarens Jul 21, 2014 12:50 PM
    needinfo117 needinfo117 Jul 21, 2014 1:47 PM Flag

    This must be an old article as this joint project has been dissolved
    will no doubt soon see products into the company made from Solazyme Roquette Nutritional imagination flour. Roquette Brothers and joint ventures, the company produced seaweed powder can replace eggs and butter..

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • If you invest in something that you think will change the food and fuel supplies of the world ( revolutionary) you study ,invest in the project now and wait for developments ( who knows how long) when real results materialize sales and reorders you invest more. No way you can bet the ranch on a start up. Anything else is making huge bets on a long shot without a track record just like plain old gambling .

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • needinfo117 by needinfo117 Jul 19, 2014 7:14 AM Flag

    FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant
    July 18, 2014 21:36 GMT

    By PAMELA SAMPSON Associated Press

    ATLANTA (AP) -- A refrigerant called R22 has enjoyed widespread use for decades in the U.S. as an essential ingredient for residential air conditioners.

    But R22 harms the ozone layer and is being gradually phased out.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a list of approved substitutes for R22, but cheaper, unapproved coolant has cropped up on the black market.

    The EPA says some substitutes for R22 could be flammable and pose a risk to homeowners and air conditioning technicians. So far, explosions have been rare.

    The FBI has issued a warning about the sale of flammable refrigerants and is conducting an investigation with the EPA.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Conclusive study finds big nutritional benefits for organic

    place in search

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Approaching Bottom of Long Term Channel

    by doc.reality Jul 15, 2014 12:24 PM
    needinfo117 needinfo117 Jul 16, 2014 8:50 AM Flag

    U.S. Averts Energy Crisis with Shale Revolution

    This worked in search

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Approaching Bottom of Long Term Channel

    by doc.reality Jul 15, 2014 12:24 PM
    needinfo117 needinfo117 Jul 16, 2014 8:35 AM Flag

    Very interesting article about shale oil in the FT today I think it the bullish story is very important to the future of Encapso. Maybe someone can link it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • needinfo117 by needinfo117 Jul 10, 2014 7:43 PM Flag

    I am looking for increases in volume and price

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • needinfo117 needinfo117 Jul 4, 2014 12:49 PM Flag

    I own the stock have confidence in the future. IMHO this will be a huge part of food production and many other things for years to come a real disruption. But right now I am not in a hurry to invest more , let things move ahead give it more time . If this is as big as I think it is I will be buying more at $25 and enjoy the run to a ten bagger.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • put in Google search

    Aversion to GMOs becoming driving factor to buying organic

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Risk/Reward OT

    by styoung111 Jun 27, 2014 8:53 PM
    needinfo117 needinfo117 Jun 28, 2014 10:19 PM Flag

    LWAY

    Yogurt explosion

    With cereal on the decline, yogurt consumption has surged.

    It's a $4.2 billion industry, according to IBISWorld, with nearly a third made up of Greek-style yo

    "The growth in establishments can be attributed to the increasing popularity of Greek-style yogurt and the rising per capita consumption of yogurts products in general," according a September report from the research firm. "Even during the height of the recession, consumption of yogurt products rose 5.5 percent in 2009, according to the USDA."

    Consumer Edge Research looked at breakfast consumption from 2003 to 2013 and found that adults regularly starting the day with yogurt jumped to 49 percent, from 36 percent.The gains are spread across all age groups, from 18-year-olds to those 65 and older.

    Bill Pecoriello, CEO of Consumer Edge Research, said it's the private companies such as Chobani that are growing the fastest. Earlier this month the yogurt maker said that it will launch its largest portfolio expansion in history.

    "To continue to fuel our growth, we're further expanding and growing the category and we're just getting started," Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya said

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Lots of talk about breakfast today

    by needinfo117 Jun 25, 2014 4:00 PM
    needinfo117 needinfo117 Jun 28, 2014 7:22 AM Flag

    Yogurt explosion

    With cereal on the decline, yogurt consumption has surged.

    It's a $4.2 billion industry, according to IBISWorld, with nearly a third made up of Greek-style yo

    "The growth in establishments can be attributed to the increasing popularity of Greek-style yogurt and the rising per capita consumption of yogurts products in general," according a September report from the research firm. "Even during the height of the recession, consumption of yogurt products rose 5.5 percent in 2009, according to the USDA."

    Consumer Edge Research looked at breakfast consumption from 2003 to 2013 and found that adults regularly starting the day with yogurt jumped to 49 percent, from 36 percent.The gains are spread across all age groups, from 18-year-olds to those 65 and older.

    Bill Pecoriello, CEO of Consumer Edge Research, said it's the private companies such as Chobani that are growing the fastest. Earlier this month the yogurt maker said that it will launch its largest portfolio expansion in history.

    "To continue to fuel our growth, we're further expanding and growing the category and we're just getting started," Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya said.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • needinfo117 needinfo117 Jun 25, 2014 4:22 PM Flag

    As I have said before this is long term disruption with HUGE potential , buy some wait for the real signs of growth and buy more ( at higher prices) in five years the pennies or even the dollar difference will not mean much. Plenty of money will be made even if you wait until the company is actually making money but IMHO I would get started now !!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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