Mr. Groff was using a 1mm thick piece of sapphire. I don't think that is what will be the final screen product. Laminated on glass should change his figures. Right Matt???
MM's know much more to come. They won't let it run. Hope the shorts see the uptick and are shorting more.......
MM's must have buy orders out the wazoo to try to fill so they are taking it down to a ludicrous level to get the stop losses. Buy Buy Buy
A complete revamping of the business. The Hyperion machine has made a materials business necessary because of the disruptive technology it will bring about.
I seen a report that mentioned a Hyperion machine in Asia so I am assuming that it is in production and someone is throwing curves to stiffel the competition. I think it was in the CC at the last quarterly report.
Are you sure the SA article is informative? Motorola is using it for glass on their cash register scanners and the armed forces in the US use it for windshields. Writer should get his FACTS together.
Man, I hope I can sleep tonight. I don't think Matt IS sleeping while putting this puzzle together. I do think we are on the cusp of a truly space age happening. Just think. If or when this comes to being it will start a revolution in using the Sun to power this world. That's the way it should be. And I'm glad to be a part of it.
I'm thinking a stack of solar cells in the 20 micron thickness range from hyperion with insulators, possibly, sapphire between them, could make up the cell. Depending on the transparency, you could get lots of solar layers making up the cell with a thickness no more than the older solar cells. They did get a patent for layers of laminate and I presume for making solar cells. The outputs would be very effecient and propably in the range of 50+ percent depending on how many solar cell laminates were layered together.
The costs of these cells would go way down because of the way hyperion produces them although the layering process would add some costs back.
We will probably know more about this in a couple of weeks. Maybe this is what TG is going to talk about at the conference. And maybe why the delay in time for the Saudi contract. JMO
I live near the St Louis area and will in the near future go to the GTAT building and have a look around. In fact I have been so close to there several times and looked it up on Google earth. I called the St Louis county office and GTAT must have given up there lease. Not saying they can't reopen it if its available. Hopefully they will.
Producing HiCz wafers with the Hyperion would be a key factor in reducing wafer cost which TG kept emphasizing. There was a discussion awhile back about the thin laminate wafers as opposed to standard ones producing the same wattage. We should know more in a couple of weeks. Personally, I would like them to get into the wafer materials business in order to protect their business. I think TG will go all out to keep the Hyperion from being copied but someday its going to happen.
Did anyone catch that there was a Hyperion in production in Asia? Wonder who's doing that.
I've been saying lately that the technology they are working on will be disruptive. That's not saying it won't be good, it will change the way things are made and will turn technology and inventions in a new direction. I believe Hyperion is the key. JMO
With the advent of the Hyperion which can make laminates as thin as 20 Microns, the next generation of chips using SOS will be much cheaper to manufacture. Imagine trying to make a thin piece of sapphire by sawing it with a diamond saw possibly down to a 200 Micron thickness then grinding and polishing it. Very expensive! I believe with Hyperion its a one shot process so a whole new generation of SOS chips will soon be on the market and probably at 1/10 the cost. JMO