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  • After Mark Hurd resigned as H-P's (HPQ) CEO in 2010, Steve Jobs told Hurd and other friends he feared H-P's board would now "send the company spiraling into chaos," according to BloombergBusinessweek. As Jobs' fears have arguably been realized, many inside H-P have accused Hurd of mortgaging H-P's future. But while some of those critiques may be valid, "they fail to capture why HP’s prospects got so much worse so quickly after Hurd left," the magazine notes The constant through it all has been chairman Ray Lane, accused at times of filling H-P's oft-criticized board with cronies. [View news story]
    Carly, Mark, Leo and now Meg. Compaq, Palm, EDS, and Autonomy. A ship of fools and their foolish moves. HP's recovery, if it indeed happens, will take a long time.
    Jan 12, 2013. 05:01 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP Employee Disgruntlement Runs Deep [View article]
    I'd have to agree with most of the negative comments listed in the posts above. I took the early retirement package offered in May of 2007 after a 26 year career with HP. Neighbors and friends asked me why since I wasn't even 50 years old yet?

    I was tired of not being able to give any of my employees annual salary increases or nothing more than a 1% increase while top management was raking in millions in salary, stock and options. I had also had it with the WFR process. The last few years I was forced to lay off many of my employees that were doing excellent work while we "transitioned" our business to India and Costa Rica.

    Speaking of that...what HP did to their customers as we outsourced our work to foreign countries was criminal! No company should abuse their customers that way. We took our customers from receiving the care and treatment of highly qualified and dedicated people and putthem in the hands of people that were not the least bit ready to support our customers in any way shape or form.

    Eventually, I believe HP's gross lack of focus on it's employees and customer's will come back to bite it in the butt. I remember the first 16 years at HP very fondly...the last 10 were somewhat bitter.

    One more comment on something a previous poster said in regards to working 8:30 - 5:00. When HP still had Bill & Dave active in the company or when John Young or Lew Platt were CEO, the atmosphere was such that employees gladly stayed after 5:00 to finish work they were doing on projects or to pull together to get things done and accomplish goals. That feeling started to die when Carly arrived and Hurd killed it for good when he arrived. Now the parking lots empty quickly at 5:00.

    Long live the "Old HP Way" even if only in our memories.
    Oct 10, 2009. 10:25 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MicroVision: Why We Don't See The Vision [View article]

    Hint: The company is located in Seattle and trades under the symbol MVIS. Don't be mislead by this article full of inaccuracies.
    Mar 23, 2015. 11:56 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With Ultra HD Emerging, Is Apple Eyeing Pixelworks? [View article]
    As always...nice article Mark. Pixelworks opportunities in the 4k TV market are nice but it's looking to me like Iris may be the really huge driver going forward for the company. It's getting some great reviews from Computex and of course the volume possibilities in the mobile world are mammoth.

    SAN FRANCISCO — As mobile devices have become the video-watching "first screen," for more consumers, the gadgets have revealed a glaring weakness: They can't reliably display HD content on their high-resolution screens without video artifacts.

    Large-screen living-room HDTVs are equipped with a video post-processing IC designed to enhance images, but mobile devices come with no such processing pipelines today. They frequently produce images with motion blur and judder.

    Pixelworks is the first chip vendor to address this issue. It has developed a small, hardwired mobile video display processor that sits between a mobile SoC and the mobile device's panel. The co-processor uses MIPI for input and small eDP for output.

    Expect other vendors (including MediaTek, Qualcomm, Imagination, and NXP Software) to join the mobile video post-processing race, but with vastly different approaches. So far, Pixelworks is the only company launching a small, standalone co-processor to do the job.
    Jun 7, 2014. 09:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uni-Pixel: Still The Best Investment For 2013 [View article]
    Geez Dude, cover your short position, lick your wounds and move on.
    Mar 4, 2013. 10:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LeapFrog Shares Could Double In 2013 [View article]
    Really liked your article - quite thorough.
    Dec 28, 2012. 08:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uni-Pixel Finally Completes Its 'Go To Market' Strategy [View article]
    Yeah, but UniPixel still has Diamond Guard to fall back on. LOL.
    Apr 18, 2015. 10:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rebutting The Bear Case On Pixelworks [View article]
    I've noticed that the author that wrote the article (Eassa) has a pattern of writing a negative article on small caps and micro caps right after they do a stock offering. Coincidence? No. SA a has some very good Contributors like Mr Gomes....and some with distinct agendas. There are plenty of hacks too. You have to filter everything and be sure to do your own DD.

    Thanks for the great response Mark.
    Aug 20, 2013. 08:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uni-Pixel: Still The Best Investment For 2013 [View article]
    Mar 4, 2013. 10:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uni-Pixel: Possible Securities Regulation Violations And A 109-Page Lawsuit Are Questioning Management's Credibility And UniBoss [View article]
    You should really change your disclosure just a tad to:

    "Disclosure: I am short UNXL and wayyyyyy underwater"

    Nice try at a desperation hit piece though.
    Mar 1, 2013. 11:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is Uni-Pixel Falling? [View article]
    As for the MDB Research reports...if you click on the links for any of the companies you'll see none of them are currently working - not just UniPixel's.

    Also, in full disclosure you should have disclosed your short position.
    Jan 25, 2013. 11:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Touch Sensors: The Next Generation [View article]
    Eduard, in my opinion you should check out UNXL and think about picking up some of their shares. Only about 9 million shares outstanding, great future prospects and increasing institutional ownership. The possible stock price appreciation is truly great.
    Nov 18, 2012. 02:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hewlett-Packard's Focus On Tablet Market And Restructuring Efforts Make It A Buy [View article]
    "HP suffered a considerable loss of $8.9 billion in the last quarter, primarily due to the drastic decrease in computer sales, the economic turmoil in Europe and slow growth in China."

    That was to adjust for the goodwill on the books from the EDS purchase not "a drastic decline in computer sales". The company is still not anywhere near a buy at this point but that statement is way off base.
    Aug 25, 2012. 10:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OK, You Sold In May... Now What? [View article]
    The piece was not intended to provide "new ideas" for investments. It was aimed more as a reminder to new investors to be cautious in their investing during less than certain economic times.

    I obviously have just started to contribute to SA and haven't written the number of articles that you have. However, the first two I wrote were in my opinion excellent investment opportunities. The first was on UNXL which has fantastic growth potential and the other was on MDU which provides a nice dividend and a growth as well. You might want to check them out. Thanks for being so critical.
    Jun 6, 2012. 09:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pixelworks - Misunderstood Semiconductor Stock With 50%+ Downside [View article]
    Hope you didn't work up to much of sweat with your boring cut and paste article. Zzzzzzzz.
    Feb 12, 2015. 03:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment