Monday, November 20, 2017

Statement from New CEO Perry Mulligan

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Perry Mulligan issues a statement as he assumes the CEO role at MicroVision (MVIS):
As I start my first full week as MicroVision CEO, I want to share my thoughts on the opportunities ahead. Through my time on the company’s board of directors, I am familiar with the management team and the business plan and that has been an advantage while stepping into the CEO role. I am now getting the chance to meet more of the MicroVision team working on the development programs for both our engine products and the custom display solution for a major technology company. We have top-tier technical talent working on these programs, and I am impressed with the people in place, the plans to supplement existing expertise and the progress being made.
My plan is to continue executing the business plan while surveying the market, meeting our current and potential customers and evaluating the technology platform to determine where it can be applied to best advantage in addition to the opportunities we are already pursuing. One of the things that made a big impression on me as I talked to employees last week is the enthusiasm and optimism for the opportunities to apply our PicoP® scanning technology to the mobility, IoT, and LiDAR markets and the pride in the developments this team is making to the platform to align to those opportunities. I look forward to leading the team as we go after these opportunities and to getting to know the shareholders who have been the backbone of our company for many years.
Perry Mulligan, CEO and director
November 20, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

This is a technology company, not a personality company....

Ultimately this is a technology company, not a personality company.... no change

The tech is still incredible... no change.

Microvision is still transitioning from bleeding-edge to leading edge.... no change

Microvision is still transitioning from pre-revenue to revenue generating company....no change

There are still orders out there waiting to be finalized (a couple larger, a couple smaller)...no change.

there is still room for MVIS in at least 10% of the world's smartphones.... no change.

And still available for key roles in multiple emerging technologies.

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Strategic Investor? --- Seeking Alpha

I occasionally have my doubts about this source. 

I will let this link stand without without commentary. 


Strategic Investor? A leading Automotive or Technology Giant Is Likely to Invest in MicroVision

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tesla Truck

People and companies are willing to pay big bucks for sensors that are part of saving big bucks.


Tesla Truck USA TODAY



"Even with 80,000 pounds it'll get to 60 mph in 20 seconds," Musk said, hopping out of a truck. "What about up a hill?"

More significantly for trucking companies, Musk said that a standard diesel truck would be 20% more expensive to operate than a Tesla truck: $1.26 per mile compared to $1.51 per mile.

Musk said that if Tesla Semis were to drive in a convoy, in which trucks can draft off each other while letting computers and sensors keep them just feet apart at highway speeds, it could compete on cost with trains. "This beats rail," said Musk, throwing up an 85 cents per mile cost.


Voga V... Walmart "Quantum" / Now available in Brazil / #12 new Android

Mobile PC online

  1. New product
    Millet A1
    1
  2. ¥ 599
    God 6A
    2
  3. ¥ 3299
    Hammer Nuts Pro2 6GB + 256GB
    3
  4. ¥ 2699
    Hammer Nuts Pro2 6GB + 128GB
    4
  5. ¥ 2299
    Hammer Nuts Pro2 6GB + 64GB
    5
  6. ¥ 980
    Philips S310X
    6
  7. ¥ 2299
    U11 Life
    7
  8. New product
    Jin M7Plus
    8
  9. New product
    Jin Li S11Plus
    9
  10. New product
    Jin Li S11
    10
  11. New product
    Asus Pegasus 4s
    11
  12. ¥ 3999
    Orange VOGA V mobile phone
    12


Now Sold in Brazil 


Announced at the end of August , the V is an intermediate smartphone of the Brazilian Quantum (subsidiary of Positivo) and stands out for an unusual feature: it has a projector of 31 lumens embedded in its body , being able to display images up to 80 inches with HD resolution. Although it was introduced about three months ago, the model was still being offered only in the pre-sale, leaving many people eager to get their hands on the novelty.
Fortunately, Quantum has just announced that, starting this week, the V will finally begin to be sold through the brand's official website and in its kiosks scattered around Brazil. Available only in blue color, the gadget can be bought for R $ 1,7 thousand in the boleto banc├írio; if you opt for the credit card, the total amount rises to R $ 2 thousand. Still, these figures are lower than the price suggested by the company outside the launch promotion, which is R $ 2.2 thousand.

Walmart Brazil



Good finds Tom.

HC Wainwright -- price target $4.00


Ledger Gazette

Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS) received a $4.00 price objective from research analysts at HC Wainwright in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the electronics maker’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price target indicates a potential upside of 154.78% from the stock’s previous close.
MVIS has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Microvision from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Northland Securities set a $3.00 price objective on Microvision and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Microvision from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, S&P Equity Research increased their price target on shares of Microvision from $1.75 to $2.22 in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.34.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sprint Bundling Hulu

Another reason I'm looking forward to the Voga V

CNBC

Sprint will offer its unlimited data plan customers free subscriptions to the streaming service Hulu, the companies said on Wednesday, marking the latest move by a U.S. wireless carrier to bundle content with mobile service.
Under the agreement, Sprint's unlimited plan, priced at $60 a month for a single line, will cover Hulu's $7.99 a month basic subscription. The No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier is also working on plans to offer Hulu's $39.99 live TV streaming service to customers next year, potentially at a discounted price, said Allan Samson, senior vice president of marketing at Sprint, in an interview.
U.S. wireless carriers are seeking ways to provide content to win over customers in a saturated market. In September, T-Mobile said it will offer free subscriptions to Netflix with its unlimited data family plans.
AT&T, which is in the process of buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion, has already started bundling the premium channel HBO with wireless service. Earlier this year, Sprint tested a promotion with Dish Network's streaming service Sling TV in Chicago and Atlanta.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Perry Mulligan in As CEO

I have great confidence in Mr. Mulligan. I have mixed feelings about this, but we'll see how it turns out.

I will not be selling anything.



MicroVision, Inc. (MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display and sensing technology, today announced that it has named Perry Mulligan, a company director, as chief executive officer, replacing Alexander Tokman who has resigned as chief executive officer and director.
Mulligan has served as a director at MicroVision since January 2010 and assumes the role of chief executive officer (CEO) immediately. Tokman will remain as president through the end of 2017 to assist with the transition.
“Perry is very familiar with MicroVision, its vision and management through his seven-year tenure as a member of the Board of Directors. Perry brings a track record of success and a strong background in executive leadership, operational management and global supply chain design,” said Brian Turner, chairman and independent director at MicroVision. “Alex has worked tirelessly for MicroVision, and we appreciate his contributions, energy and commitment to the company’s success. We are grateful that Alex has agreed to stay on as president through the end of the year and to be available to support the company and Perry as we move forward.”
“I am very excited to join MicroVision as CEO and I look forward to carrying on the vision of the company and building on its success,” said Perry Mulligan, incoming CEO. “There are many opportunities ahead, and I am pleased that Alex will be available to help ensure a smooth transition, enabling the company to continue to execute on our business plan.”
“After a decade of guiding MicroVision, I have decided it is time to step back and spend more time with my family,” said Alexander Tokman, outgoing CEO. “I believe that Perry is the right person to take the company to the next stage and am pleased that he was chosen to helm the next era of growth for the company.”
Mulligan was formerly senior vice president of operations for Emulex Corporation, where he oversaw Emulex operations, including supplier management, test engineering, logistics, IT and facilities. Prior to Emulex, Mulligan was senior vice president, operations for QLogic, where he was responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing and delivery of products to the customer in addition to overall supply chain design and manufacturing strategy.

GOERTEK - CES 2017

CES 2018 is in a couple of months. Goertek was at work last year there. Turns out it may be useful to stop by their booth in January. 


Goertek at 2017 CES  (PR NEWSWIRE -- SOURCE)


Unmanned System Layout and Planning

As per capita disposable income increase has led to more adoption of the Internet of Things, human-computer interaction and other technology will go through rapid iterations of advancement with robots and other unmanned systems accelerating the development pace in the industry. Goertek maintains its core competence with market trends by active planning of unmanned system layout and development. In the field of robot development, Goertek hasbrought office assistant, home assistant, and technology enthusiast robotic product solutions. Products such as theRobot Bell office assistant, a compact robot capable of flexible movement can achieve simple operation through voice control to send and receive messages, schedule customization and reminders with micro-projection and interactive functions. In the UAV drone category, Goertek has also brought mainstream consumer UAV product solutions.

From components to integrated one-stop services, Goertek has a wealth of high-quality electronic components, with vertical integration to build system and accessory products. In the CES exhibition area, Goertek has also brought its leading MEMS microphone, sensors, antennas, speakers, and receiver component products. Goertek is committed to providing the necessary components to build future systems for the Internet of Things.

Goertek Optical Components