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Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (LQMT)

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  • Thu, Sep. 17, 2:37 PM
    • Liquidmetal (OTCPK:LQMT +2.5%) states the prototype parts it delivered for an earlier order have "completed validation and acceptance testing," and have led to a follow-on production order that's in the process of being fulfilled. The company adds it has received another order (its fourth to date) from a medical device firm.
    • The dollar values of the orders are undisclosed. Shares are up moderately, but remain close to a 52-week low of $0.10.
    • Last month: Liquidmetal announces order for prototype mold/parts
    • Two months ago: Liquidmetal reports seeing 101 RFQs in Q2
    | Thu, Sep. 17, 2:37 PM | 20 Comments
  • Wed, Jun. 24, 3:40 PM
    • Liquidmetal (OTCPK:LQMT) shares are reacting well to the company's disclosure Apple has extended its exclusive consumer electronics license for Liquidmetal's IP by another year. 13.8M shares have been traded, far above a 3-month daily average of 968K. The market cap is currently at $66.4M.
    • Patently Apple, which has covered many of Apple's past Liquidmetal-related patent filings, states Liquidmetal has been used to create custom alloys for the Apple Watch.
    | Wed, Jun. 24, 3:40 PM | 12 Comments
  • Tue, May 5, 12:11 PM
    • Liquidmetal (OTCPK:LQMT) is selling off ahead of this afternoon's Q1 report. 1.8M shares have already been traded, matching the 3-month daily average.
    • The metal alloy maker's shares surged in February amid Apple car speculation, but quickly returned their gains. They's up 17% YTD.
    | Tue, May 5, 12:11 PM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Feb. 24, 10:34 AM
    • Liquidmetal (OTCQB:LQMT +9.8%) is now up 29% since Friday's close. The metal alloy developer is once again seeing big volume - 4M shares have already been traded vs. a 3-month daily average that (thanks to yesterday's volume of 24.5M) has risen to 1.6M.
    • Aside from any Samsung speculation, hopes that liquidmetal could be used by Apple's rumored car project are likely helping the company's cause. The NY Post recently reported former Ford VP Steve Zadesky, believed to be heading Apple's effort, was "the sole signatory on a 2010 business contract" with Liquidmetal.
    • The paper also notes Apple and Liquidmetal have filed 17 patents together, with 14 coming in the past year (previous).
    | Tue, Feb. 24, 10:34 AM | 15 Comments
  • Mon, Feb. 23, 6:14 PM
    • Liquidmetal (OTCQB:LQMT) rose 13.9% today to $0.164. Volume (24.5M shares) was far above a 3-month daily average of 1.2M.
    • The apparent trigger: Speculation that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 (believed to have a metal body, expected to be revealed on March 1) will make use of liquidmetal, following a teaser video that showed liquid metal animations. Animations, of course, are an imperfect predictor of a metal alloy's use within a smartphone.
    • Last May, Liquidmetal extended its exclusive license to Apple for the use of its IP within consumer electronics products. However, the extension only lasted until Feb. 5, 2015.
    • Update: There's also speculation that liquidmetal could be used in Apple's rumored car.
    | Mon, Feb. 23, 6:14 PM | 21 Comments
  • Tue, Jan. 13, 12:21 PM
    • Liquidmetal (OTCQB:LQMT) has received "a purchase order to begin manufacturing of a custom production knife" from tactical knife maker Miltner Adams. No word on the size of the contract, which is the first for a product being made in Liquidmetal's Rancho Santa Margarita production facility.
    • Shares are up 25% over the last two days. They jumped yesterday following a report from BrokerBank Securities.
    | Tue, Jan. 13, 12:21 PM | 20 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 12, 1:13 PM
    • Minnesota broker BrokerBank Securities has issued a bullish report on Liquidmetal (OTCQB:LQMT), and declared it to be "a good company with strong underlying values."
    • Investors should be aware the report is only two pages long, and arguably reads more like a penny stock newsletter than traditional sell-side research. "Given the innovative, leading, and more ready-to-go-market position of the company, the shares will likely to rise as long as the company secure a big source of revenue. LQMT is a stock with a history of  highly explosive moves and shareholders are waiting for the next one. LQMT is very much alive and it’s usually just one news story or event away from record breaking volume and a parabolic move."
    | Mon, Jan. 12, 1:13 PM | 8 Comments
  • Dec. 5, 2014, 4:34 PM
    • Liquidmetal (OTCQB:LQMT) fell 5.8% today to a new 52-week low of $0.13. The microcap is now worth $60.4M.
    • Shares have gradually slumped since Liquidmetal's Nov. 12 Q3 report, in which the company reported revenue of $97K, an op. loss of $2.3M, a net loss (diminished by a warrant gain) of $1M, and a quarter-ending cash balance of $11.9M. A recently-struck financing deal with Aspire Capital allows Liquidmetal to raise $30M over the next three years through share sales.
    | Dec. 5, 2014, 4:34 PM | 7 Comments
  • Jul. 7, 2014, 12:20 PM
    • A recent patent application (noticed last Thursday by AppleInsider) assigned to both Apple and Liquidmetal (LQMT +7.6%) covers the use of a "counter-gravity casting process" with a molten metal alloy.
    • Apple argues counter-gravity (vacuum-based) casting enables higher yields and simplified molding relative to a poured casting approach. The company has filed a number of Liquidmetal-related patent applications in recent years.
    • In May, Liquidmetal extended a patent exclusivity deal with Apple that covers consumer electronics products by a year.
    | Jul. 7, 2014, 12:20 PM | 9 Comments
  • May 9, 2014, 4:08 PM
    • Liquidmetal (LQMT -9.3%) had Q1 revenue of $160K (largely from product sales) vs. $122K a year ago. Net loss rose to $3.91M from $3.49M a year ago.
    • SG&A spend rose 41% Y/Y to $1.85M, and R&D spend 42% to $334K. The company ended Q1 with $6.95M in cash/equivalents, and $6.65M in warrant liabilities.
    • Liquidmetal says it "continued to focus on the development of prototype parts for its customers and partnering with licensees on the development of the company's technology and production processes."
    | May 9, 2014, 4:08 PM | Comment!
  • Feb. 14, 2014, 2:46 PM
    • Liquidmetal (LQMT +40.1%) states it's launching a new alloy composition that allows its components to be made without beryllium, a rare element that can be toxic in some circumstances.
    • Alloy vendor/Liquidmetal partner Materion Brush will offer the product. Liquidmetal states the alloy potentially opens "new markets where non-beryllium-containing components are preferred," such as in-body surgical devices.
    • Previous: Liquidmetal higher after new Apple patent applications uncovered
    | Feb. 14, 2014, 2:46 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 13, 2014, 3:58 PM
    • MacRumors has discovered a batch of new Apple patent applications, included 17 published last Thursday, related to the use of Liquidmetal (LQMT +9.2%) alloys. The applications cover button/switch pressure sensors, tamper-resistant screws, and touch sensor substrates, among other potential use cases.
    • Liquidmetal shares, which made new 52-week highs last week before retreating, have rallied again on the pink sheets. Shares also moved higher  in November in response to Apple patent applications covering Liquidmetal usage.
    | Jan. 13, 2014, 3:58 PM | 11 Comments
  • Jul. 17, 2013, 12:34 PM
    The iPhone 5S (AAPL +0.1%) will feature an "indestructible Liquidmetal case," thinks BGR's Jonathan S. Geller after analyzing previously-leaked SIM tray pictures and finding similarities with Vertu luxury phones that used the material. Liquidmetal (LQMT.OB +68.5%) shares have soared on the pink sheets thanks to the report. Geller also thinks (but doesn't elaborate as to why) the 5S might use sapphire cover glass; if true, that's a positive for GT Advanced (GTAT +0.4%), and an incremental negative for Gorilla Glass maker Corning (GLW -0.8%). Separately (take this one with a big spoonful of salt), Taiwan's Commercial Times reports the 5S may be delayed until year's end in order to support a 4.3" display.
    | Jul. 17, 2013, 12:34 PM | 20 Comments
  • Apr. 4, 2013, 12:57 PM
    Liquidmetal Technologies (LQMT.OB +13.4%) spikes midday after saying it delivered five new prototypes to five different customers in Q1, representing a 67% Y/Y increase. The company also says more of its active prototypes are being evaluated by customers and notes it is making inroads in the oil and gas industry.
    | Apr. 4, 2013, 12:57 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 18, 2012, 1:46 PM
    Microcap Liquidmetal Technologies (LQMT.OB +32%) soars on a rumor from Korea IT News that the next iPhone (AAPL) will make use of "liquid metal." However, AppleInsider is skeptical of the report given it also claims the next iPhone is expected to be announced in June instead of this fall. Liquidmetal, which sold Apple exclusive rights to a metal alloy in 2010, jumped in March on hopes of iPad-related sales.
    | Apr. 18, 2012, 1:46 PM | 5 Comments
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Company Description
Liquidmetal Technologies is the leading developer of bulk alloys and composites that utilize the performance advantages offered by amorphous alloy technology. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are distinguished by their ability to retain a random structure when they solidify, in... More