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  • Comment On UniPixel

    Dear UniPixel

    It was fun while it lasted. You created a cult of blind followers with lies and deceptions and it was up to me to bring you down and expose you for the scam that you were. You were supposed to be the goose of the golden eggs but the gold was all fake.

    I got attacked and name called and ridiculed just because I saw through you. I was accused of having a short position when I didn't even know what a short position was. I did it because it was the right thing to do.

    Your mechanical process doesn't lend it self for mass production, not at 6 microns. This I knew.

    Green River Assets, Alpodel and Chris all said that I was buffoon but now we know who the buffoons were.

    Well it was fun but the game is now over.

    And here concludes the story of UniPixel of a little Texas scam. Many people were hurt and some still believe. But by all practical purposes this game is over.

    Good bye!

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: UNXL
    Jan 07 8:13 AM | Link | 2 Comments
  • XSense Colorado Fab Tour & Video

    The Gazette

    Serving Colorado Springs & the Pikes Peak region since 1872

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    Atmel in Colorado Springs devotes part of plant to touchscreen technology

    "Taiwanese computer manufacturer ASUS became the first this year to incorporate XSense into a product, its 7-inch MeMO Pad tablet computer. Hewlett-Packard introduced a 10-inch Omni tablet that uses XSense last week and Atmel told stock analysts last month that it will soon begin generating sales from products made by other manufacturers that it did not identify."

    "XSense is being used in a smartphone with a 3.2-inch screen and tablet computers with 6-, 7- and 10-inch screens and that it could be used in a laptop computer with a screen of up to 15.6 inches."

    Price: "$2 to $25 for each unit, depending on the size of the screen on the device where it will be installed."

    "XSense offers thinner, lighter, faster and cheaper. We have cutting-edge technology that can be used in a flexible form (can be folded or bent) and high performance. This technology totally revolutionizes the way we go forward. If companies don't adopt the new technology, they will be left behind."

    The process

    "The rest of the manufacturing process includes sending the film through a bath of chemicals for conditioning, adding a protective layer and then testing each sensor before it is shipped to the mobile device manufacturer."

    Analysts Take

    "Craig Hettenbach, a technology analyst for Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, estimated in October that Atmel could capture as much as 25 percent of the market for sensors in touchscreens 9 inches and larger within three years, representing $250 million in annual sales."


    (click to enlarge)Clean Room

    Plating line?

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    The Visual Tester

    This is a standard vial tester by Northfield Automation Systems. This is probably done after the film has been printed and before the film is metalized.

    Also electrical test will be required after metalization.

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    This pic didn't had a description - I think is just another visual test station.

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    The Finisher (I think this step ads a protective film for shipping. "Adding a protective layer" )

    The Video

    YouTube: Atmel - A behind-the-scenes look at the XSEnse fab tour in Colorado Spings

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    Plating Line

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    Photo-Engraver (Opto-something...)

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    Chemical bath? This section is an ad-on to the plating line.

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    Here you can see the electrical test points of the sensor. These test point will be cut off during die cutting.

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    Here you can see the electrical test. The tester clamps on the test points for the test.

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    Disclosure: I am long ATML.

    Tags: ATML, UNXL
    Dec 02 9:15 AM | Link | 30 Comments
  • CIT 1, UniPixel 0

    UniPixel CIT Defeats CIT UniPixel in First Round of Litigation

    The U.K. High Court takes the CIT vs. UniPixel case

    Why CIT won?

    The reason the CIT won is because the 2005 non-disclosure (NDA) agreement was upheld. The 2010 NDA that mentioned Texas as the sole litigation avenue was not valid.

    The 2005 NDA was between UniPixel Displays and Xennia for the TMOS project. In 2010 UniPixel approached Xennia interested in CIT technology. Xennia informed UniPixel that they were not longer working with CIT and advised UniPixel to ask CIT directly.

    CIT requested a NDA from UniPixel to work with them. UniPixel did the NDA but later UniPixel asked for the NDA to be revoked because no exchange of information took place.

    "Since CIT is not in a position to supply the materials to UniPixel Displays, and as no information exchange has taken place between CIT and UniPixel, we feel that the NDA that we mutually signed is not valid."

    24 March 2010, Mr Ram Ramakrishnan, the director of materials and process engineering at UniPixel Displays

    The 2010 NDA was not a continuation of the 2005 NDA. The parties were different and the scope of the NDA was different (no longer for the TMOS project). And both parties agreed that the 2010 NDA was not valid.

    The 2005 NDA has been upheld and CIT is free seek litigation in the U.K. at UniPixel's expense. Many longs believe that the case is fishing expedition and it is. But it is a fishing expedition likely to catch fish.

    I would like to mention that any ruling in the U.K. will be upheld by the European Union.

    Here is a link of the ruling.

    Tags: UNXL
    Oct 29 8:45 AM | Link | 1 Comment
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