Saturday, July 7, 2012

Apple Reveals Wildly Intelligent Multi-Tiered Haptics System


>>Tiered Haptics Could be applied to Flexible OLED Displays Including Video Glasses

According to Apple, the display screen noted in FIG. 10 may be any suitable type of display screen which may allow haptic interaction. For example, in some embodiments, the display screen may be a flexible organic light emitting diode screen (OLED), a graphene sheet, or any other suitable flexible display screen or any suitable combinations thereof. In some embodiments, display screen 1002 may be substantially inflexible, and may not form contoured screen surfaces. In some embodiments, display screen 1002 may include a protective cover such as, for example, clear plastic (e.g., Lexan) or any other suitable substantially transparent material. Common usages of Lexan include space and sports helmets, clear high-performance windshields and aircraft canopies, and bullet-resistant windows. 

 Update May 4, 2012: The video below covers the basics of Haptics that may be of interest to some.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Equinix looking closely at REIT conversion

from Reuters

>>Changing a company's capital structure to turn it into a REIT is complex. Equinix would need to get approvals from its shareholders and the Securities and Exchange Commission, apart from a final nod from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
"We are increasingly convinced that a transition is possible based on our discussions with an independent tax and accounting expert," Cowen and Co analyst Colby Synesael said.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Galaxy to power record $5.9 bln profit

from Reuters: 

>>Soaraway sales of the Galaxy smartphone will drive record quarterly profit of $5.9 billion at Samsung Electronics, though the South Korean tech giant is fretting over how Europe's debt crisis is denting demand in its biggest market for televisions and home appliances.

Immersion Hit By A Sell Downgrade: Why It Could Be Misleading

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha: 

>>Last week, Immersion Corporation (IMMR) was was downgraded to sell by Capstone Investments.
Subsequent to this negative recommendation the stock, which was previously trading in the $7 range, lost about 20% of its value in a few days, as shown in the following chart:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Data Center Related Stocks Close A Strong First Half Year

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha: 

>>Dupont Fabros Technologies (DFT) was the best performing data center related stock in June 2012, having gained slightly more than 12% in this month alone.
Network-neutral providers Interxion (INXN) and Equinix (EQIX) come next, with performances of 9% and 8%, respectively.
CDN providers Akamai (AKAM) and Limelight Networks (LLNW) also performed positively in the month, having gained roughly 8%.
Here is a complete review of all stocks under our coverage, which highlights a month relatively positive for the sector: