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surrealskiller 108 posts  |  Last Activity: 13 hours ago Member since: Dec 9, 2009
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    Land Rover

    by panl2b2 22 hours ago
    surrealskiller surrealskiller 13 hours ago Flag

    Touchscreen controls in the cars is the worst design possible.
    I've seen them (not OLED though) and it is a disaster from usability point of view. You have to look on those screens to move your finger right way. I am for OLED technology to succeed but this is wrong way .
    Driver shouldn't search for turn signal control and then visually check that it is on . Or radio or lights or anything else in the car.
    OLED could be used as a thin transparent film on the windshield - that's revolutionary and it would exploit the features only OLED can provide.

  • Reply to

    OT : HIMX spanking continues

    by frankenberrylives Apr 14, 2014 12:34 PM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 14, 2014 5:52 PM Flag

    Yeah, it was one of 3 stocks I watched to get in when they get into oversold territory.
    Well, I bet on another one (FIO) and it's down only 5% today.

  • surrealskiller by surrealskiller Apr 11, 2014 2:27 PM Flag

    Who else is against high speed trading ?

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    by trailr_trash Apr 9, 2014 5:05 PM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 9, 2014 5:21 PM Flag

    The price at close is artificial , don't sweat about it.
    Yesterday it was 2.51 at 4pm and it dropped to 2.48 at 4:03pm last trade settlement time.
    Well this morning it opened at 2.52 - that drop of 3 cents pretty much never existed.
    i would not be surprised to see tomorrow open at 2.55.

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    Apple iwatch

    by sweetwummer Apr 8, 2014 8:58 AM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 8, 2014 7:22 PM Flag

    my lucky guess it's LG
    They are Samsung rival in OLED arena , they made LG G Flex phone, they demoed flexible OLED screens at CES.

  • Reply to

    LCD = Low Class Display

    by spartan69x Apr 8, 2014 3:40 AM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 8, 2014 10:04 AM Flag

    In other news :
    A class of 6th graders from Fargo , ND, beat everyone in investment challenge competition.

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    Management really should be ashamed

    by tbk4200 Apr 7, 2014 9:42 AM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 7, 2014 10:49 AM Flag

    My guess it's ongoing Apple vs Samsung iTrial 2.0 .
    Previous trial caused the dive something like 25% in a day , and then it recovered back 20% .

  • Reply to

    Management really should be ashamed

    by tbk4200 Apr 7, 2014 9:42 AM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 7, 2014 10:43 AM Flag

    Here is for you the quote from SEC official page :
    In 1982, the Commission adopted Rule 10b-18,4 which provides that an issuer will not be deemed to have violated Sections 9(a)(2) and 10(b) of the Exchange Act, and Rule 10b-5 under the Exchange Act, solely by reason of the manner, timing, price, or volume of its repurchases, if the issuer repurchases its common stock in the market in accordance with the safe harbor conditions.5 Rule 10b-18's safe harbor conditions are designed to minimize the market impact of the issuer's repurchases, thereby allowing the market to establish a security's price based on independent market forces without undue influence by the issuer.
    You're are asking for company to buy back shares in a way that you would see the effect on share price - that is illegal.

  • Reply to

    Management really should be ashamed

    by tbk4200 Apr 7, 2014 9:42 AM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 7, 2014 10:08 AM Flag

    How many more idiots are going to ask for buyback in the open market .
    UDC management job is to govern OLED licensing and manufacturing business, not trading stock on the market. The moment UDC's CFO and CEO get involved in share price management you should get out of the stock - this is not what they supposed to do .
    It's illegal for company management to use company funds (buyback program) to manipulate share price.
    I am waiting for Mr Citrone new Form 4. I haven't followed Discovery Capital for a while but if I remember it correctly the current price is below his DCA.

  • Reply to

    Re-Post: New York Times Article

    by akimed Apr 4, 2014 8:35 AM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 4, 2014 11:26 AM Flag

    I think it's more than insider trading. It's really bad overall.
    We have indices like Dow and S&P 500 that are used as daily economy health indicators. And pretty much all the stocks that comprise those indices are traded by computer algorithms. I am not advocating to going back to pre-computer era of stock market , use computers as you want but give everyone equal access to market data and then market will be working as it supposed to.

  • Reply to

    Why did he retired from PPG ?

    by surrealskiller Apr 3, 2014 5:07 PM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 3, 2014 7:42 PM Flag

    " Maybe along with his knowledge he will put some of these $$ in UDC" -???
    UDC has something like 250M in cash, do they need more ???

  • Reply to

    Seeking Alpha

    by boardwalk97 Apr 3, 2014 2:55 PM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 3, 2014 7:38 PM Flag

    My point is that there are plenty of more reasonable players out there who could have interest in acquiring EMAN. NVidia has a billion in cash, Intel is loaded, QCOM, even Atmel - that's just semis. Many defense contractors like General Dynamics may want to diversify out of DoD business a bit and such niche technology like AR is a perfect opportunity. Just because all media is talking about FB, AAPL and MSFT and their acquisitions doesn't mean we have to follow. People on this board know more about EMAN than start "AAPL/FB/GOOG is buying EMAN" rumors to get the PPS moving.

  • Reply to

    Good Ques Garce

    by zeroletdown Apr 3, 2014 12:00 PM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 3, 2014 5:13 PM Flag

    So you're telling me that there is a development ?!

  • surrealskiller by surrealskiller Apr 3, 2014 5:07 PM Flag

    Richard C. Elias
    He is about 60 now, he got options and stock grants there. He could be on the BoD in both companies .
    Is there some conflict of interests ? Retired on April 1st fron PPG only to be hired 2 days later by UDC ?
    Anyone play golf with him ?

  • Reply to

    Seeking Alpha

    by boardwalk97 Apr 3, 2014 2:55 PM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 3, 2014 4:51 PM Flag

    All those acquisition rumors and hopes (FB, Google, MSFT, AAPL and so on) are forgetting the basic of EMAN business. EMAN is making microdisplays for military applications.
    None of the potential acquirers mentioned so far have DoD clients. OK, maybe MSFT does as part of their Federal sales division. Surely, Facebook boy can throw money around but buying EMAN is liability for all of them - they would have to keep current contracts just from book keeping point. Well, maybe right now is the best moment here as EMAN reported loss but next quarter we will be profitable again and nobody throws away revenue just because they like IP.
    Any potential acquirer of EMAN should have established processes to deal with military clients . It doesn't have to be Boeing or Lockheed Martin, it could be GE. Out of technology companies I'd expect Intel or Texas Instruments rather than Apple or Facebook. If Candy Crush acquires some VR hardware maker tomorrow and have another 2B in the pocket it doesn't mean they would buy EMAN. It just doesn't make any business sense no matter how cool it would be to play tetris through Z800.

  • Reply to


    by aporeh Apr 2, 2014 10:16 AM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Apr 3, 2014 8:49 AM Flag

    And your response to "check your facts" is quoting someone's opinion you found on internet ?!
    You were reading too much of rich-from-7-11 , it's contagious.

  • Reply to

    Facebook buys Oculus for over $2B

    by jhm212 Mar 25, 2014 5:58 PM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Mar 31, 2014 7:41 PM Flag

    #$%$ !

  • surrealskiller by surrealskiller Mar 28, 2014 11:33 AM Flag

    I was at car repair shop this morning and there was Audi magazine in waiting room.
    Apparently Audi is quite serious about using OLED lighting in the future models ( 2016 or later).
    The key advantage of OLED here is the easy of application - car shapes are quite irregular and with OLED gives designers the creative freedom. OLED lighting is considered for interior and partly as exterior paint, not for headlight beams.

  • shares traded a couple days ago.
    If it would be regular flag pattern then volume wouldn't drop so dramatically.
    I was expecting more like 1/2 on the day after and 1/2 of that 1/2 and that would be around 150k for today.
    Now it looks like all that was jammed into one day of trades - morning rush and squeeze and then afternoon remorse.
    If it was all from day traders then most of them got burned and EMAN is probably on their don't-go-there list now.

  • Reply to

    With FB buying Oculus!

    by rvga128 Mar 26, 2014 10:01 AM
    surrealskiller surrealskiller Mar 27, 2014 1:53 PM Flag

    Neither Samsing nor LG produce OLED microdisplays.
    They make screens for phones and TVs.
    It's different technology. Don't fall into Cramer-type thinking "if it rhymes it must be the same" . There are very few companies that make OLED microdisplays - EMAN , MicroOLED and Sony. There is probably a Chinese company as well. You don't hear them when you search for smart phones or TV (except SONY which is everywhere) . Just like you don't find Samsung or LG when you search for night vision goggles or guided firearms.
    Different markets, different applications. As far as I know even patents are different - eMagin doesn't pay anything to UDC, no royalties, no chemical sales.

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