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To: caly who wrote (9)11/17/2005 11:50:06 AM
From: donpat
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AVC - good!

I always like companies I am invested in to have products in the real world, for sale, or in products for sale. I makes your chances of success so much better! It probably goes without saying but I, years ago, have been in companies for lengthy periods years where no products for sale ever appeared. Warrren Buffett has his investing rules - I have mine and products for sale tops the list be it a babe of a pinky or a stock with a more lofty presence.

I'm encouraged tremendously by iCurie's announcement today.

Now if the rest of the investing public will become equally enthused we may get the stock price up.

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To: donpat who wrote (10)11/17/2005 12:13:02 PM
From: caly
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I'm encouraged by the announcement also. AVC apparently has over 30% of the CPU Cooler market share. : )

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From: donpat11/17/2005 4:55:26 PM
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ICUR.OB > SEC Filings for ICUR.OB > Form 8-K on 17-Nov-2005

Form 8-K for ICURIE, INC.

17-Nov-2005

Entry into Material Agreement

Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 16, 2005, iCurie Lab Holdings, Ltd. ("iCurie UK"), a wholly owned subsidiary of iCurie, Inc., entered into a Patent License and Sales Exclusivity Agreement, dated as of November 9, 2005 ("Agreement"), with Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd. ("AVC") giving AVC a worldwide, perpetual, non-revocable license to use certain of iCurie UK's intellectual property to develop, manufacture, market and sell a new thermal management product for use in personal computers based on iCurie UK's patented microfluidic cooling system technology (the "Product"). iCurie UK granted AVC the exclusive right to sell the Product to personal computer manufacturers in the world market with the exception of companies headquartered in Korea and Japan. The Agreement also gives iCurie UK the right to purchase the Product from AVC and the exclusive right to sell the Product to (i) all third parties other than personal computer manufacturers and (ii) to personal computer manufacturers headquartered in Korea and Japan. AVC will pay iCurie UK a royalty for each Product sold, either as a stand alone product or as part of a system. The Agreement terminates on December 31, 2008, provided however, that iCurie UK has the option to terminate AVC's sales exclusivity in the event certain sales volumes are not met during a particular calendar year.

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From: donpat12/15/2005 3:14:39 PM
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iCurie Schedules Investor Update Conference Call


SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iCurie, Inc.
(OTC: ICUR), a full solution provider in the field of thermal heat management
for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, announced
today that it will hold an investor update conference call to review the
company's business progress on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in New
York.

The dial-in number for the live audio call beginning at 10:00 a.m. is
+1-201-689-8560. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on
iCurie's website at icurie.com.

A replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December
20, 2005 in New York through midnight on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in New
York at icurie.com and by telephone at +1-201-612-7415. The
account number to access the replay is 3055 and the confirmation ID number is
181895.

About iCurie
iCurie is a full solution provider in the field of thermal heat management
for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The
Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling
solutions built on iCurie's patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. iCurie's
extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea,
the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and
in China. The company has partnerships with some of the word's largest
manufacturers. For more information visit icurie.com.

Contacts:
Michael Karpheden
iCurie, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (305) 529-6290
Email: info@icurie.com

David Pasquale / Abbas Qasim
The Ruth Group
Executive Vice President
Phone: 646-536-7006 / 7014
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com / aqasim@theruthgroup.com

SOURCE iCurie, Inc.
Web Site: icurie.com

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To: donpat who wrote (13)12/19/2005 2:04:10 PM
From: caly
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Form 8-K for ICURIE, INC.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

19-Dec-2005

Entry into Material Agreement

Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Series B Offering. On December 16, 2005 (the "Closing Date"), iCurie, Inc. (the "Company") issued 3,063,402 shares of its newly designated Series B Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value per share (the "Series B Preferred"), to certain individuals and entities (the "Series B Holders"), together with warrants (the "Warrants") to purchase approximately 1,531,700 shares of the Company's common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the "Common Stock"), for an aggregate of $3,063,402 in cash. The sale of Series B Preferred and Warrants (the "Series B Offering") was effected pursuant to Subscription Agreements between the Company and the Series B Holders, each effective as of December 16, 2005. In connection with the Series B Offering, the Company entered into a Registration Rights Agreement dated as of December 16, 2005 with the Series B Holders and the Placement Agents (as defined below) (the "Registration Rights Agreement"). The terms of the Series B Preferred are set forth in a Certificate of Designation to the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, which certificate was filed on November 30, 2005. Fifty percent (50%) of the Warrants are exercisable at $1.50 per share of Common Stock and fifty percent (50%) of the Warrants are exercisable at $3.00 per share of Common Stock.
In connection with the Series B Offering, Indigo Securities LLC and Bridgehead Group Limited (collectively, the "Placement Agents") and certain of their assigns received (i) a cash fee of approximately $216,340, (ii) warrants to purchase 210,000 shares of Series B Preferred, and (iii) warrants to purchase 6,340 shares of Common Stock (collectively, the "Placement Agent Warrants") pursuant to Placement Agent Agreements between the Company and each of the Placement Agents.
The issuance of the Series B Preferred, Warrants and Placement Agent Warrants were exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") pursuant to Section 4(2) thereof. The Company made this determination in part based on the representations of the recipients of such securities, which included, in pertinent part, that such parties were either
(i) not "U.S. persons" as defined in Regulation S of the Securities Act or (ii) "accredited investors" within the meaning of Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act. Terms of Series B Preferred. Subject and subordinate to the liquidation rights of the Company's Series A Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the "Series A Preferred"), in the event of any sale of the Company, the holders of the Series B Preferred shall be entitled to receive in preference to the holders of the Common Stock a per share amount equal to $1.00 (the "Liquidation Preference"). After the payment of the Liquidation Preference to the holders of the Series B Preferred, the remaining assets of the Company shall be distributed ratably to the holders of the Common Stock. A merger, acquisition, sale of voting control or sale of substantially all of the assets of the Company in which the pre-transaction shareholders of the Company do not own a majority of the outstanding shares of the surviving corporation shall be deemed to be a sale of the Company. Subject and subordinate to the liquidation rights of the Series A Preferred, in the event of any bankruptcy filing or dissolution by the Company, the holders of the Series B Preferred shall be entitled to receive in preference to the holders of the Common Stock a per share amount equal to the Liquidation Preference. After the payment of the Liquidation Preference to the holders of the Series B Preferred, the remaining assets shall be distributed ratably to the holders of the Common Stock, the Series A Preferred, and Series B Preferred on a common equivalent basis. The holders of the Series B Preferred have the right to convert the Series B Preferred at any time into shares of Common Stock at an initial conversion rate of 1:1, subject to adjustment as provided below. At the option of the Company, the Series B Preferred shall be converted into Common Stock, at the then applicable conversion price, in the event that (i) the holders of at least a majority of the outstanding Series B Preferred consent to such conversion; (ii) all of the holders of the outstanding Series A Preferred shares convert to Common Stock; (iii) the Company receives $15 million of additional equity based financing after the Closing Date at three (3) times then current conversion price of the Series B Preferred; or (iv) the Common Stock trades at a price per share equal to three (3) times the then current conversion price of the Series B Preferred for 20 consecutive trading days and such shares are traded at an average daily dollar volume of $250,000 (average share price times the average volume) during the same 20 day trading period.
The conversion price of the Series B Preferred and the exercise price of the Warrants are subject to a weighted average antidilution adjustment (based on all outstanding shares of preferred and Common Stock) to reduce dilution in the event that the Company issues additional equity securities (other than shares issued pursuant to outstanding and reserved employee options and certain other specified issuances) at a purchase price less than the applicable conversion price in the case of the Series B Preferred or the applicable exercise price in the case of the Warrants. The conversion price is also subject to proportional adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations and the like.
The Series B Preferred vote together with the Common Stock and not as a separate class. Each share of Series B Preferred has a number of votes equal to the number of shares of Common Stock then issuable upon conversion of such share of Series B Preferred.
Registration Rights Agreement. Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company is required to file a Registration Statement (the "Initial Registration Statement") covering the Common Stock (i) into which the Series B Preferred is convertible and (ii) for which the Warrants and Placement Agent Warrants are exercisable (collectively the "Registrable Securities") within six
(6) months after the Company's Registration Statement on Form SB-2 (SEC File No. 333-127193) is declared effective. The Company is required to maintain the effectiveness of the Initial Registration Statement through the first anniversary of the Closing Date and shall use its best efforts to maintain the effectiveness of the Initial Registration Statement through the second anniversary of the Closing Date. If the Initial Registration Statement is not effective at any time during the period beginning 270 days after the Closing Date and ending one year after the Closing Date, holders of the Registrable Securities holding more than $500,000 in value of the Registrable Securities may require the Company to use its best efforts to cause such shares to be registered. The Company shall not be obligated to effect more than two (2) registrations under such demand registration provisions. Subject to certain conditions, the holders of the Registrable Securities shall be entitled to "piggy back" registration rights on all registrations of the Company. Holders of the Registrable Securities shall be entitled to unlimited demand registrations on Form S-3 (if available to the Company) so long as such registered offerings are not less than $500,000. The Company shall bear registration expenses of all such demands, piggy backs, and S-3 registrations.

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To: caly who wrote (14)12/20/2005 10:40:00 AM
From: caly
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The call was aborted due to technical difficulties. The one piece of information I learned from the CFO's discussion worth noting is that they anticipate a burn rate of $500k/month starting in January excluding cap expenditures which will be low.

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From: donpat12/20/2005 2:25:17 PM
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UPDATE: iCurie to Hold Update Call, Wednesday, 12/21/05

Tuesday December 20, 12:23 pm ET

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iCurie, Inc. (OTC: ICUR - News), a full solution provider and technology licensor of thermal heat management for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, announced today that it will hold an investor update conference call to review the company's business progress on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in New York.

The dial-in number for the live audio call beginning at 10:00 a.m. is +913-981-4913. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on iCurie's website at icurie.com .

A replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 in New York through midnight on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 in New York at icurie.com and by telephone at +719-457-0820. The pin number to access the replay is 1400793.

Hakan Wretsell, Chief Executive Officer of iCurie, said, "Due to major technical difficulties with the conference call vendor we used, we were forced to reschedule our investor update conference call for Wednesday, December 21. Investor response to the initial call was higher than our optimistic expectations. We hope investors will understand the vendor problem and join us again on tomorrow's call."

About iCurie

iCurie is a full solution provider and technology licensor of thermal heat management for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling solutions built on iCurie's patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. iCurie's extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea, the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and in China. The company has partnerships with some of the word's largest manufacturers. For more information visit icurie.com.

Contacts:
Michael Karpheden
iCurie, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (305) 529-6290
Email: info@icurie.com

David Pasquale / Abbas Qasim
The Ruth Group
Executive Vice President
Phone: 646-536-7006 / 7014
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com / aqasim@theruthgroup.com

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From: donpat12/20/2005 2:26:42 PM
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iCurie Issues Business Update

Tuesday December 20, 8:15 am ET

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iCurie, Inc. (OTC: ICUR - News), a full solution provider and technology licensor of thermal heat management for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, today issued the following business update detailing the extensive progress made during 2005.

Hakan Wretsell, Chief Executive Officer of iCurie, said, "We are encouraged with the extensive progress we made in 2005 in our operations, financing and commercialization. We have announced a series of substantial licensing agreements with industry-leading customers. We have already secured $20 million in financing of our initial $22 million target, which along with our U.S. listing gives us added credibility as we work with the world-class partners we are currently engaged with. In September we opened our new state- of-the-art, manufacturing facility at Guro Industrial Park in Seoul, South Korea. The facility has the capacity to supply more than 700,000 cooling devices a year, and can be expanded to a maximum capacity of more than 1.2 million units a year. An important purpose of the plant is to supply manufacturing test samples to a wide variety of industries. Customers will have the opportunity to test and verify new designs in close coordination with iCurie's skilled research team. We now have the resources and capabilities to rapidly supply up to 500 test units from a real manufacturing environment."

Dr. Jeong Hyun Lee, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of iCurie, said, "During the past year we have been aggressively working to commercialize our proprietary technology. Building on our business momentum, we recently announced three major partnerships. We signed a licensing and distribution contract with Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd (AVC), the world's largest CPU cooler supplier. Under the new patent license and sales exclusivity agreement, AVC plans to develop, market and sell a new thermal management product based on iCurie's patented Microfluidic Cooling System (MCS) technology for use in PCs. Their first manufacturing line is already installed and is dimensioned for a capacity of between 1 million and 3 million a year, depending on model. We believe the exciting new device we are jointly developing will be the next generation of thermal conductivity solutions for PCs and laptop computers, and potentially other industries as well. Secondly, we received an order from Central Electronics, which is a further validation of our proprietary thermal management technology. Importantly, this represents the launch of a standardized product to be offered to illumination companies, like Central Electronics, worldwide as we expand beyond PC cooling solutions. And finally, we recently announced a LOI, showing the intent to enter a strategic partnership with Advanced Energy Technology, Inc (AET). AET is a subsidiary of GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: GTI - News), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high quality synthetic and natural graphite and carbon-based products. This is a major opportunity for us to work with one of the leading companies engaged in commercializing new thermal management technologies based on expansive graphite and carbon science. Importantly, this joint development partnership could move iCurie's proprietary thermal management technology into commercialization in yet another materials environment. We have already shown very good test results in solutions based on copper, silicon and aluminum. Through AET's sales network, we expect to rapidly commercialize our products in new industries, such as the automotive and consumer entertainment industries."

Michael Karpheden, iCurie's Chief Financial Officer, commented, "iCurie will start the new year with a cash balance of approximately $6 million. We believe we now have the necessary funding in place to execute on our current business plan, including product commercialization. In line with our strict cost controls, we are taking a very conservative approach to staffing, making additions only to support specific business as we maintain a lean corporate structure. All investments made in manufacturing or development not underwritten by customers will be driven by commercialization opportunities and volume requirements."

Outlook

Looking forward, Wretsell stated, "We are very excited about our prospects. We are building a standardized product portfolio with performance ratios that shall exceed existing solutions in order to meet demand requirements of customers targeting the PC, illumination, lighting, and projector markets. We plan to make 2006 a year of commercialization for iCurie. We have the technology, portfolio of defensible patents and financing in place, with a proven team capable of executing on our business model. We are already working with several industry-leading customers and we continue to build on our active sales pipeline and technology licensing. We have created a Product Performance & Test Result Catalogue, and we are ready to launch a multi industrial product portfolio, which will happen early next year. iCurie is at the juncture of a great opportunity. Thermal management is a huge problem for electronics, lighting, communications and computing companies worldwide -- and therefore a huge opportunity for iCurie with its proven solution."

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details

iCurie will host an investor update conference call to review the company's business progress on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in New York. The conference call-in number is +1-201-689-8560. A live webcast of the conference call will be available at iCurie's website at icurie.com . A replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 in New York through midnight on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in New York at icurie.com and by telephone at +1-201-612-7415. The account number to access the replay is 3055 and the confirmation ID number is 181895.

About iCurie

iCurie is a full solution provider and technology licensor of thermal heat management for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling solutions built on iCurie's patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. iCurie's extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea, the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and in China. The company has partnerships with some of the word's largest manufacturers. For more information visit icurie.com .

Contacts:

Michael Karpheden
iCurie, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (305) 529-6290
Email: info@icurie.com

David Pasquale / Abbas Qasim
The Ruth Group
Executive Vice President
Phone: 646-536-7006 / 7014
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com / aqasim@theruthgroup.com

Source: iCurie, Inc.

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To: donpat who wrote (17)12/20/2005 3:53:40 PM
From: caly
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The company apparently had someone phone everyone who called in for the doomed call today to apologize for the technical problems and give them info on the rescheduled call.

I thought that was kind of classy.

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From: donpat12/23/2005 8:31:56 AM
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Thar Technologies/Cooler on a Chip

A novel way to cool microprocessors.

Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006
By Erika Jonietz

As computer chips become faster and smaller, they also get hotter, and the fans used to cool PCs and keep their chips from slowing or failing can't keep up.

To solve this problem, Thar Technologies in Pittsburgh, PA, has developed a microrefrigeration system that uses carbon dioxide to rapidly and effectively cool chips.

Thar's key innovation is a microcompressor only 1.25 centimeters by 5 centimeters by 5 centimeters that compresses gaseous carbon dioxide into a "supercritical" state, where its properties hover between those of a liquid and a gas.

The system cools the carbon dioxide through expansion and pipes it through an ultrathin heat exchanger. Just 125 micrometers thick, the exchanger sits directly on the microchip, drawing heat through the chip's packaging and cooling the electronics inside. This converts the carbon dioxide back into a gas; the gas is recirculated to the microcompressor, and the heat bleeds off by convection in a second heat exchanger.

Lalit Chordia, Thar's founder and CEO, says the system can cool chips to lower temperatures than other technologies that use water or liquid metal; these lower temperatures translate into longer chip life.

And the system is small enough to be used not only in desktop computers but also in laptops.

Thar is now working to scale up manufacturing to produce the microrefrigerators reliably and cheaply enough for the computing industry.

technologyreview.com

US patent 6,698,214 Chordia March 2, 2004

Method of refrigeration with enhanced cooling capacity and efficiency

Abstract
This invention relates to a refrigeration method and processes that employ a nontoxic and environmentally benign, oil-free refrigerant in a novel vapor-compression thermodynamic cycle that includes a means for enhancing cooling capacity and efficiency. A means of controlling of the process conditions and flow of the refrigerant are provided. The refrigerant in the invention in used in a transcritical cycle.

Inventors: Chordia; Lalit (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee: Thar Technologies, INC (Pittsburgh, PA)
Appl. No.: 373526
Filed: February 24, 2003

I claim:

1. A method for refrigeration using a vapor compression cycle comprising:

(a) obtaining a natural, oil-free refrigerant;

(b) compressing the said refrigerant;

(c) transferring heat from the refrigerant to an external environment through one or more heat exchangers;

(d) expanding the said refrigerant isentropically;

(e) transferring heat from another external environment to the refrigerant through one or more heat exchangers;

(f) connecting the above mentioned components in a closed loop;

(g) circulating said refrigerant in said loop through a cycle involving supercritical high pressure and subcritical tow pressure conditions;

(h) controlling mass flow rate of the refrigerant; and

(i) refrigerating the external environment in (e).

23. An apparatus for refrigeration using a vapor compression cycle comprising:

(a) a compressor to compress a natural, oil-free refrigerant;

(b) one or more heat exchangers for transferring heat from the refrigerant to an external environment;

(c) a turbine for isentropic expansion of the refrigerant;

(d) one or more heat exchangers for transferring heat from the refrigerant to an external environment;

(e) a closed loop for a fluid connection of the above mentioned components;

(f) means for circulating said refrigerant in said loop through a cycle involving supercritical high pressure and subcritical low pressure conditions; and

(g) means to control the mass flow rate.

patft.uspto.gov

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