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  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    krimi: Well, since the company's CTO announced that roll-to-roll pilot production has been achieved in March 2011, the company has failed to produce and ship sucessfully even one non-defective sensor so far.

    Remember, touch sensors and modules are not rocket science. Last year, over a billion of such touch sensors/modules were shipped at a very low cost.
    Jul 16, 2014. 09:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    paulinprague: Really? What's wrong with 4GB and a 64GB SD card slot? Flash memory is cheap these days (1GB of quality Flash sells for less than $0.40 USD).

    What would be the ideal product expected from the "American companies?" HP, an American company, was selling its 8GB tablet with an Intel processor and an ITO touch sensor for $89 in November ( http://bit.ly/1rskI8V ).

    Apparently, there is no need for any metal mesh.
    Jul 16, 2014. 09:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    TimmiesRegular: Yes, anilox "rollers" exist. However, no anilox rolls exist that will allow printing 5-micron lines of UV-curable catalytic REALIABLY at a speed of 50 ft/minute (UniPixel's purported printing speed). Think about it! Printing at 5-microns would require a flexo plate that has higher resolution than 3 microns (to account for the inevitable dot gain even at this slow speed). A 3-micron plate requires an anilox roll with cell size of no more than 1 micron, or a 20,000 cpi screen (because otherwise there could be discontinuities in the printed lines due to incomplete ink wetting). Now, can you tell me where I can buy a 20,000 cpi anilox?

    On the other hand, creating 50-micron conductive lines is not a problem. The touch screen industry does it regularly for the bezel traces with silver. Flexo printing of 50-micron lines is not an issue either - Harper and others can easily supply the necessary anilox.

    Of course, the engineering tolerances of Mark Andy's equipment (UniPixel's printing press) simply do not allow for the stated UniPixel precision. Simply the mechanical vibration or a small misalignment while the roll is moving will wreak havoc and discontinue the 5-micron lines.

    And this is just the printing - the plating is another impossible mess. And don't get me started on the module assembly issues that are faced by UniPixel's customers causing 30%-50% yield on their side.
    Jul 16, 2014. 09:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    Hookskips3: Ridiculous? Quite! UNXL got three orders, as discussed on the November 7, 2013 earnings call. UniPixel's 10K lists neither any product revenues nor any products costs, meaning, the company did not ship or produce and any products. On the February 26, 2014 earnings call, the company admitted:

    "So, while in 2013, we did provide hundred, literally hundred with samples of demonstration to key potential customers, so they can do their own testing including the delivery of low volume order in December as we reported to you. Unfortunately, no commercial volume production orders were shipped."

    So, to reiterate, UNXL had three product orders and could not fulfill any of them.

    UNXL's business plan is sound - it is the typical techno Ponzi - its business is to extract as much money from gullible and greedy partners and investors, claiming that product revenues are just around the corner, until the inevitable bankruptcy (or SEC deregistration) comes.

    An extremely small number, like the number 1, is smaller than a small number. Fractions or irrational numbers are not allowed here, as functional sensors need to be whole.
    Jul 16, 2014. 09:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    Hookskips3: I have a video record of the operations at Lufkin and Rochester.

    UniPixel has no entry control at the Lufkin facility, which is operated and owned by a military contractor, Cybershield. I have visited the Lufkin facility, however, and have also observed and recorded the UniPixel plating operation there (UniPixel's management itself uses remote webcams to observe the operations from the Woodlands headquarters).

    The video of the Rochester operation is available on UniPixel's website (the video was recorded in Rochester in November 2013, after the printing line was commissioned).

    So you are misinformed.
    Jul 16, 2014. 06:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    Hookskips3: You said the same thing in November last year (your first comment here). As it turned out, Dell has given up on UniPixel (the agreement was "renegotiated" and no further money is coming), Intel is pissed off at UniPixel (now says that it has no clue when UniPixel will start production, if ever) and wants all its equipment ($10 million at book), and Kodak has suffered another delay and embarrassment (production of the UniPixel touch sensors was supposed to start in August 2013, as investors were told at the UniPixel shareholder meeting in April 2013).

    Consulting is not the only way to make money - shorting a techno Ponzi to zero and having fun while doing it could be just as lucrative.

    No need for a detailed paper: It is very easy to show that the three companies blundered, because mid July 2014 has passed and UniPixel has not started ACTUAL production. Dell and Intel each expected 1 million sq ft of touch sensors a month by last April, with the majority being made at Kodak. You should not expect to be paid millions by the three victims for that easy proof, but you can profit from it by trading the stock accordingly.
    Jul 16, 2014. 06:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    Hookskips3: Sorry, the first production-level batch shipment was made in April 2013, not April 2014, as disclosed on the earnings call in May 2013.
    Jul 16, 2014. 05:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    Hookskips3: A very small number is a very small number. Anywhere between 2 and 50 (as 50 was the number in the first first production-level batch, not roll-to-roll, shipment made by UniPixel in April 2014 - unfortunately, all the sensors in that batch were rejected by the customer).

    The remaining sensors in the roll would have been shipped, if they weren't defective, because the customer needs as many non-defective sensors as possible, so that it can confirm that the yield on its own module-assembly process is better than 30% ( see http://bit.ly/HH2Ogd ).

    Moreover, if the roll-to-roll pilot production has been indeed achieved (in 2011 or in 2014), then the customer will be receiving a full roll (500 ft or 1000 ft) of sensors, not cut pieces of plastic, with the accompanying register of the locations of the defective sensors in the roll.

    To reiterate, the major PC OEM (Dell), Intel and Kodak "made a blunder" by partnering with UNXL. These companies are obviously not very smart when it comes to making this particular strategic business decision. Intel and Dell each gave $5 million milestone payments to UNXL because they had nothing better to do with their money. UniPixel's manufacturing process is impossible, meaning, it is impossible to print and plate 5-micron conductive lines on PET reliably (that is, at any decent yield, particularly on the back-end, that is, on module assembly level). UNXL got indeed three orders for a product that cannot be produced, as proven in the 10K. Should I go on?
    Jul 16, 2014. 05:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    chkecheze: My assumptions come directly from UniPixel's own datasheet and video. That is why it is so easy to prove that UniPixel's roll-to-roll pilot yield is less than 10%.

    If it doesn't matter to you, then why were you asking questions and making false statements here?
    Jul 16, 2014. 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    chkecheze: If four 7-inch tablet sensors fit into one foot of film, then UniPixel's smallest roll will contain 2,000 sensors (as the smallest roll is 500 ft long, per datasheet). If only a "small number" of those were shipped, say 30, then the rest, or 1,970 sensors, must have been defective, so the yield is less than 2%. You just "proved" that the yield is much less than 10%.

    However, it is not true that four 7-inch tablet sensors fit into one foot of film. It can be seen very easily in the company's manufacturing video (taken at the Rochester facility, the one used in the roll-to-roll pilot) http://bit.ly/1qga4EY . Look carefully at 1:02-1:08 into the video - you will see that one tablet sensor will take more than 1 ft.
    Jul 16, 2014. 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    chkecheze: It is not true that Intel has claim only if UniPixel files for bankruptcy. UniPixel's CFO and CEO lied on the May call. According to the 10Q, "if the Company becomes subject to bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation OR COMMITS A MATERIAL BREACH OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT, certain equipment of the Company with an original cost of approximately $10.1 million will be assigned to the customer to make them whole on any remaining amounts due under the commission cap of $6.25 million."

    UniPixel cannot do any "secondary" as it is under investigation by the SEC.
    Jul 16, 2014. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    chkecheze: UniPixel burned $4,422,682 in cash from operating activities in Q1. Where did most of that money go, if not to Kodak?
    Jul 16, 2014. 03:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    chkecheze: The definition of a roll-to-roll pilot production line is that the line will print and plate an entire roll. The smallest roll, according to UniPixel's datasheet, is 500 ft.
    Jul 16, 2014. 03:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    kcchris: The CEO stated "we’ve delivered a very small number of samples at this point." A "very small number" is something more than 2 but less than 50 (50 was the shipment made in April 2013).

    300 is not very small. The entire cumulative pilot production was in the hundreds as of June 25, according to the CEO. He had delivered "a very small number of samples" at the time to the partner, and was "getting ready to deliver more." So, no, 300, is closer to the entire pilot production, including defective sensors.

    The customer cannot ask only for 30, because the customer will need to be able to process an entire 500 ft roll of sensors coming of the roll-to-roll pilot production line (the 50 sensors shipped in April 2013 were off a batch line, not a roll-to-roll line, according to the new CEO).
    Jul 16, 2014. 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It Will Take Years For Uni-Pixel To Reach Production, If Ever, Meanwhile Executives Will Still Get Rich [View article]
    Hookskips3: Here is the proof that UniPixel's yield is less than 10%. On the "operational update" call, the CEO stated: "We have – we’ve delivered a very small number of samples at this point. We are getting ready to deliver more." Now, a small UniPixel roll is 500 ft x 17 inch ( a large one is 1000 ft x 17 inch), according to UniPixel's datasheet: http://bit.ly/1oIP2bt A 7-inch tablet sensor occupies no more than 2 sq ft (depending on how it is printed). Therefore, a roll of UniPixel film contains at least 350 sensors. If only a "very small number of samples" has been shipped (say, 30), that means that the rest of the samples were defective. Yield is no better than 9% (30/350).

    End of proof.
    Jul 16, 2014. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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