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From: N. Dixon7/18/2019 10:58:11 PM
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Wow, someone's got their knickers in a knot!

Could this be far behind?



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From: Auger507/19/2019 1:02:05 AM
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Corning ramping up spend:
globenewswire.com

Also, Corning has a neat interactive “360 view” which highlights this below.


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To: Auger50 who wrote (27673)7/19/2019 9:30:37 AM
From: JoAnnBarbour
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And this giant in the glass industry was Refr's guest at the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony in February. Gee, I wonder why that could possibly be? Maybe the all-knowing Dash can tell us, if he's still not sleeping it off.

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To: JoAnnBarbour who wrote (27671)7/19/2019 10:01:48 AM
From: dimtint
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One of the very biggest advantages of Gauzy's vertical integration (read full SPD supply chain/ distribution channel) is the concurrent development/deployment that it affords:
Sales gives feedback to engineering and emulsion gets tweaked.
Customer needs different functionality and software/electronic hardware changes happen internally.
Logistics reviews come in from international licensed partners and shipping/receiving makes changes.

Other than the glass itself(read AGC, NSG, St Gobain--only Guardian is not in the SPD supply chain) Gauzy is as full stack SPD as is possible in a way Hitachi never came close to. Add Vision to that stack and you actually have a pretty decent sized organization offering complete solutions at the tier 1,2,3,4 etc level.

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To: dimtint who wrote (27675)7/19/2019 10:03:52 AM
From: JoAnnBarbour
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And Dash C isn't smart enough to grasp those important facts, dt.

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To: JoAnnBarbour who wrote (27660)7/19/2019 10:34:50 AM
From: Rancon56
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If that was the case I would be here 9 days out of 10, because REFR is in the red everyday. Been that way since I have been watching this junk.

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To: Auger50 who wrote (27673)7/19/2019 11:03:52 AM
From: firstresponder
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Also, Corning has a neat interactive “360 view” which highlights this below.



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To: JoAnnBarbour who wrote (27671)7/19/2019 12:38:25 PM
From: DashernComet
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Hitachi has never been any more than a contract producer of film. Yeah, Joe did a license, blah blah blah. But many of your longish compadres here have complained that Hitachi did not do much (or nothing) to promote or expand the applications of SPD. It has been 10 years with Hitachi, and you have ONE platform at Mercedes for autos (the S Class) and the limited production McClaren. Panasonic and their signs? Even you Longs don’t mention that anymore. Hitachi doesn’t care about the piddling business of producing SPD film.

Gauzy sales people talk far more, and more constructively about their PLDC than they do SPD. People at Gauzy, Polytronics and the little guys in Faribault (Sage) all say the biggest part of the cost of switchable glass is in the glass and laying up the film, and then the controls and wiring.

So how big is the SPD Industry? (Thank you NDixon for that term). Based on the last 4 years recap of REFR revenues that seem to reliably “Cap out” at $1.5 million, it seems a 10% royalty says the finished product Total of SPD is $15 million. How exciting is it to be producing the film, which is the smallest part of the total product?

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To: DashernComet who wrote (27679)7/19/2019 1:53:29 PM
From: N. Dixon
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little guys in Faribault (Sage)
Is your friend John Van Dine worried? Is that why you're posting the "death of SPD?" Sorry Sage....bye...bye...bye.

Message 31629381

the employee parking lot was full


As for Gauzy not promoting SPD, check out number 1!



ND

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From: JoAnnBarbour7/19/2019 2:04:59 PM
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Hmmm. Interesting that RFI just happened to tweet this today. A week ago Corning was celebrating the opening of another plant for auto glass in China.

Have you ever wondered how our #SmartGlass would look inside a #luxurycar? See how it looks inside a #LincolnContinental



Lincoln Continental Concept with SPD-SmartGlass Technology

The new Lincoln Continental Concept with SPD-SmartGlass technology featured at the 2015 New York International Auto Show and Auto Shanghai 2015 Follow us on:...

youtube.com

11:00 AM · Jul 19, 2019 · TweetDeck

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