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    schrieb am 23.05.02 21:29:58
    Beitrag Nr. 1 (6.473.929)
    Profile:Liquidmetal Technologies develops, manufactures, and markets products made from amorphous alloys and believes that it is the only company dedicated solely to the commercialization of bulk amorphous alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies has the exclusive right to develop, manufacture and sell what it believes are the only commercially available bulk amorphous alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies` amorphous alloys, or Liquidmetal® alloys, possess a combination of performance, processing, and cost advantages that the company believes makes them preferable to other materials in a variety of applications. With respect to performance, Liquidmetal alloys are in many cases stronger, harder, more elastic, and more wear and corrosion resistant than commonly used high-performance alloys. With respect to processing, bulk Liquidmetal alloys possess advantages that are typically associated with plastics, such as the ability to be molded into highly finished products without costly post-finishing processes. Liquidmetal Technologies markets and sells Liquidmetal alloy industrial coatings and makes products and components from bulk Liquidmetal alloys that can be incorporated into the finished goods of its customers.




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    schrieb am 24.12.02 19:38:17
    Beitrag Nr. 2 (8.169.825)
    Samsung Electronics Announces First Mobile Phone Incorporating Revolutionary Liquidmetal Alloy
    Friday October 4, 8:00 am ET


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2002--Liquidmetal Technologies (NASDAQ:LQMT - News)
    (Liquidmetal Part Is Featured in Innovative SCH-X199 Model Being Introduced to Market by China Unicom)
    Liquidmetal Technologies (NASDAQ:LQMT - News) today announced that its high-performance Liquidmetal® alloy is featured in a new line of stronger, thinner cellular phones to be launched by Samsung Electronics Company, affirming a Samsung announcement reported in the September 29 edition of Korean-language business publication The Korea Economic Daily.

    Samsung teamed up with Liquidmetal Technologies to produce a super-thin LCD screen frame component for its innovative SCH-X199 mobile phone model. The phone is being introduced in China by leading wireless service provider China Unicom under an initial contract order with Samsung.

    "Samsung is focused on reshaping the future of consumer electronics through technical excellence and superior design. Our application of Liquidmetal`s revolutionary alloy in this exciting new phone concept is an excellent example of that spirit of innovation and product leadership," says G.H. Yoon, Vice President of Design Group, Telecommunication Network Business, Samsung Electronics. "With its exceptional strength, durability and processing advantages, Liquidmetal® alloy is poised to be a significant part of Samsung`s growing family of cutting-edge products."

    John Kang, Liquidmetal Technologies` president and chief executive officer, comments, "We are delighted with the close working partnership we have achieved with Samsung. With two-to-three times the strength of high-performance metals, including stainless steel and titanium, Liquidmetal® alloys are ideally suited to meet the design and technical advancements customers expect and for which Samsung is being recognized in the global marketplace. This is particularly true in premium-quality cell phone markets, where consumers are demanding smaller, thinner and more aesthetically pleasing designs along with increased functionality," Kang said.

    The SCH-X199 parts are being produced at Liquidmetal Technologies` manufacturing operations near Seoul, South Korea, the global headquarters of Samsung Electronics. Liquidmetal Technologies is currently in production at its 13,000 square foot plant in Pyongtaek, South Korea. Construction of an adjoining 153,000 square foot building was completed as scheduled in September. Machinery, equipment and supporting infrastructure are now being installed as that facility begins ramping-up its manufacturing capacity.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Liquidmetal Technologies (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal® alloys are two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    Liquidmetal Technologies, Tampa
    David Townsend, 813/314-0280, ext: 127
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    schrieb am 24.12.02 19:39:30
    Beitrag Nr. 3 (8.169.829)
    Liquidmetal Technologies and DePuy Orthopaedics to Co-Develop Implants Using Liquidmetal Alloys
    Friday December 20, 10:28 am ET
    Multi-year Agreement Targets $2.4 Billion Knee Replacement Market


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2002--Liquidmetal Technologies (NASDAQ:LQMT - News) today announced it has entered into an exclusive, multi-year agreement with DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, to co-develop orthopaedic implants and instruments for the $2.4 billion knee replacement market.
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    The agreement gives DePuy Orthopaedics the exclusive worldwide right and license to engage with Liquidmetal Technologies in the development of knee replacement devices based on Liquidmetal`s patented amorphous alloy technology and to sell knee replacement devices that incorporate components made from Liquidmetal® alloys.

    Under terms of the agreement, Liquidmetal will receive scheduled cash payments upon completion of specific prototype milestones, culminating in the receipt of FDA marketing approval. Thereafter, Liquidmetal will receive royalty payments from net sales of knee replacement devices developed under the program and marketed by DePuy. All product components will be manufactured by Liquidmetal Technologies and sold to DePuy, with DePuy providing full marketing and distribution services. The agreement is initially expected to run the life of related Liquidmetal Technologies patents extending to 2020.

    John Kang, Liquidmetal Technologies` President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our decision to partner with DePuy was an easy one. They are the acknowledged leader in this large market arena and are dedicated to bringing state-of-the-art products to their customers. We believe the combination of our revolutionary alloy technology and DePuy`s world class team of product development, engineering and marketing personnel can be a potent force in driving the creation of higher performance components and knee replacement devices. We look forward to working with them in this exciting and highly visible product area."

    The joint product development program combines the advanced materials technology of Liquidmetal alloys with DePuy`s industry leadership in design innovation, manufacturing and marketing of orthopaedic devices. Liquidmetal Technologies is the leading developer of products made from bulk amorphous alloys. Liquidmetal alloys possess a unique atomic structure that provides strength more than two times greater than titanium yet have the ability to be molded into precision, net-shaped components for an array of product applications spanning multiple industries. The medical device market is a major focus of the company`s research and product development efforts.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Liquidmetal Technologies (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal® alloys are two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    Liquidmetal Technologies
    Media
    Otis Buchanan, 813/314-0280 ext. 109
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com
    Investors
    David Townsend, 813/314-0280 ext. 127
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    schrieb am 20.02.03 12:14:22
    Beitrag Nr. 4 (8.668.254)
    Liquidmetal Technologies Announces 2002 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
    Thursday February 20, 6:03 am ET
    Quarterly Revenues of $5.9 Million Exceeded Prior Year by 572% and Grew 61% On a Sequential Quarterly Basis


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2003-- Liquidmetal Technologies (Nasdaq:LQMT - News) today announced results for its 2002 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2002.
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    Revenues for the fourth quarter achieved a nearly seven-fold increase to $5.9 million from revenues of $874,000 in the fourth quarter of 2001. On a sequential basis, fourth-quarter revenues were 61% higher than the $3.7 million in revenues reported for the 2002 third quarter ended September 30. Revenues for the year grew to $13.1 million compared to $3.9 million in 2001, a 238% increase.

    "These results mark an exciting milestone for the company: the start of full production at our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility," said John Kang, Liquidmetal Technologies` President and Chief Executive Officer. "Perhaps more important, they signal our trajectory of growth as we enter 2003. With each passing week and month, we are gaining momentum and demonstrating the viability of our revolutionary material technology in a high-volume manufacturing environment."

    The revenue gains largely resulted from a sharp rise in volume of products manufactured from the company`s proprietary bulk Liquidmetal® alloys. Construction of the company`s first full manufacturing plant was completed in September, accelerating the ramp-up of manufacturing capacity and providing a platform for the growth in sales of bulk alloy products and related revenues achieved in the fourth quarter.

    The company`s bulk alloy segment accounted for 88% of 2002 fourth quarter revenues, while sales of Liquidmetal coatings contributed 12%. This compared to 19% and 81%, respectively, in the prior year fourth quarter, reflecting the company`s strategic shift in product mix. Although led by production of parts made from Liquidmetal alloys, bulk alloy segment results also include research and development revenues and furnace equipment sales. Liquidmetal® coatings are sold mainly to the oil drilling and power generation industries as a protective application in extreme-wear conditions.

    As expected, higher expenses stemming from the company`s rapid scale-up resulted in losses for the fourth quarter and full year. For the quarter, the company reported a loss from continuing operations of $5.9 million, or $0.14 per share, compared with a loss of $2.9 million, or $0.08 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2001. For the year, the loss from continuing operations was $19.9 million, or $0.51 per share, compared with a loss of $5.2 million, or $.15 per share, from continuing operations in 2001. Including the effect of discontinued operations, the net loss for the quarter totaled $6.3 million, or $0.15 per share. This compared with net income of $3.0 million, or $0.09 per share, in the prior-year fourth quarter, which included a non-recurring gain of $5.8 million, or $0.17 per share, from a change in management`s estimate of the loss on disposal of a discontinued, pre-IPO business. For the full year, the net loss including discontinued operations amounted to $18.4 million, or $0.47 per share, compared with a net loss of $23.1 million, or $0.69 per share, in 2001.

    Earnings per share calculations were based on 40,995,375 weighted average shares outstanding for the 2002 fourth quarter and 38,713,878 shares for the full year, compared with 34,993,723 and 33,323,217 shares in the respective prior year periods.

    Fourth quarter and full year gross profits were sharply higher on the strength of the company`s revenue growth; however, gross margins were lower than in the prior year as an anticipated outgrowth of the accelerated shift in product mix toward a greater percentage of bulk alloy sales. Bulk alloy revenues currently carry a lower margin than the substantially higher-margin coatings sales that dominated the company`s smaller base of revenues in preceding quarters and the prior year. As a result, the gross margin was 27.1% in the current fourth quarter versus 54.0% in the fourth quarter of 2001. For the year, the gross margin was 33.9% versus 50.4% in 2001.

    Manufacturing during the fourth quarter centered on production of cell phone casing components for Samsung Electronics, as well as prototyping of various products in development with other customers representing the company`s four main target markets for its bulk alloy products -- electronic casings, medical devices, sports and leisure products, and defense products.

    Capital expenditures totaled $11.2 million for the fourth quarter and $23.8 for the year, principally reflecting the costs of construction and equipment for build-out of the company`s manufacturing operations. Cash and marketable securities totaled $29.1 million at December 31.

    "In virtually all respects, 2002 was a year of tremendous progress completed in an extraordinary timeframe and against the inevitable challenges of building a new manufacturing company literally from the ground up," Kang said.

    Among its significant accomplishments in 2002, the company:

    -- Successfully completed its initial public offering and on May 22,

    2002 began trading of its common stock on the Nasdaq National

    Market;

    -- Entered new product development agreements with leading global

    customers, including TAG Heuer (watch casings and components),

    LVMH (luxury goods), the U.S. Army/General Dynamics Corporation

    (armor-piercing ammunition), Surgical Specialties (ophthalmic
    blades), DePuy Orthopaedics (knee replacement systems) and

    Lockheed Martin (defense armor systems), while continuing product

    development programs with Rawlings, Head Sports, PING, Cleveland

    Golf, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Motorola and the U.S.

    Department of Defense;

    -- Achieved an additional $5.25 million allocation for ongoing

    Department of Defense research and testing of Liquidmetal alloys

    for defense-related applications;

    -- Completed construction of its first full-scale manufacturing

    plant -- a state-of-the-art, 166,000 square foot facility in

    Pyongtaek, South Korea -- in September 2002 and accelerated the

    ongoing ramp-up of its production capacity;

    -- Began mass production of Liquidmetal parts from the newly

    dedicated plant during the fourth quarter.

    "While we are gratified by these and other accomplishments, our focus now is on taking Liquidmetal Technologies to dramatically higher levels of operating performance and achieving our objective of profitability in 2003," Kang said. "As we enter 2003, many of our customers are poised to launch their first Liquidmetal products. We are excited by the prospect of multiple Liquidmetal products entering multiple markets and the momentum this will build for our company."

    These results and other highlights of the 2002 fourth quarter and year will be presented in a webcast conference call hosted by Kang and Brian McDougall, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, at 8:30 a.m. EST today (February 20). Interested parties are invited to access the conference call live via the Internet from Liquidmetal Technologies` Web site at http://ir.liquidmetal.com or at www.companyboardroom.com. The dial-in number for investors participating in the operator-assisted call is toll-free 800/915-4836 or toll 973/317-5319 for international callers. Institutional investors can also access the call via CCBN`s password-protected event management site, www.streetevents.com. A rebroadcast of the call will be available after 11 a.m. today on the company`s Web site at http://ir.liquidmetal.com or at toll-free 800/428-6051 or 973/709-2089 for international callers, access code 28174.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Liquidmetal Technologies (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal® alloys are two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
    (in thousands, except per share data)
    (unaudited)

    For the Three Months For the Twelve Months
    Ended December 31, Ended December 31,
    -------------------- ---------------------
    2002 2001 2002 2001
    ---- ---- ---- ----

    REVENUE $ 5,877 $ 874 $ 13,139 $ 3,882
    COST OF SALES 4,286 402 8,679 1,924
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    Gross Profit 1,591 472 4,460 1,958
    -------- -------- -------- --------

    OPERATING EXPENSES:
    Selling, general and
    administrative 3,726 1,837 12,767 3,970
    Research and development 4,817 1,171 11,825 2,057
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    Total expenses 8,543 3,008 24,592 6,027
    -------- -------- -------- --------

    LOSS BEFORE INTEREST AND
    OTHER INCOME, INCOME TAXES,
    MINORITY INTEREST AND
    DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (6,952) (2,536) (20,132) (4,069)
    Interest expense (4) (319) (1,113) (1,103)
    Interest income 117 5 510 8
    Gain on sale of
    marketable securities 832 -- 832 --
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES,
    MINORITY INTEREST AND
    DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (6,007) (2,850) (19,903) (5,164)

    Income taxes (123) -- (123) --
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    LOSS BEFORE MINORITY
    INTEREST AND DISCONTINUED
    OPERATIONS (6,130) (2,850) (20,026) (5,164)

    Minority interest in income
    of consolidated subsidiary 204 -- 118 --
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    LOSS FROM CONTINUING
    OPERATIONS (5,926) (2,850) (19,908) (5,164)

    Loss from operations of
    discontinued retail golf
    segment, net -- -- -- (5,973)
    Gain (loss) from disposal
    of discontinued retail
    golf segment, net (418) 5,837 1,556 (11,949)
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    NET (LOSS) INCOME (6,344) 2,987 (18,352) (23,086)

    Foreign exchange
    translation gain (loss) 306 (23) (28) (24)
    Net unrealized gain on
    marketable securities
    held-for-sale 1,486 -- 1,668 --
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    COMPREHENSIVE LOSS $ (4,552) $ 2,964 $(16,712) $(23,110)
    ======== ======== ======== ========

    PER COMMON SHARE BASIC
    AND DILUTED:
    Loss from continuing
    operations $ (0.14) $ (0.08) $ (0.51) $ (0.15)
    ======== ======== ======== ========
    Income (loss) from
    discontinued operations $ (0.01) $ 0.17 $ 0.04 $ (0.54)
    ======== ======== ======== ========
    Net income (loss) $ (0.15) $ 0.09 $ (0.47) $ (0.69)
    ======== ======== ======== ========



    LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (in thousands, except share data)
    (unaudited)

    December 31, December 31,
    2002 2001
    ---- ----
    ASSETS

    CURRENT ASSETS:
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 26,003 $ 2,230
    Marketable securities held-for-sale 3,068 --
    Trade receivables (net of allowance
    for doubtful accounts of $319 in
    2002 and $30 in 2001) 6,404 911
    Inventories 2,506 503
    Prepaid expenses and other current
    assets 2,142 967
    --------- ---------
    Total current assets 40,123 4,611
    PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 23,505 1,163
    INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET 785 723
    GOODWILL 184 --
    OTHER ASSETS 408 183
    --------- ---------
    Total assets $ 65,005 $ 6,680
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    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS` EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)

    CURRENT LIABILITIES:
    Accounts payable and accrued
    expenses $ 11,174 $ 2,706
    Net liabilities of discontinued
    operations 1,148 7,492
    Deferred revenue 1,397 830
    Other liabilities 19 167
    Current portion of notes payable
    to shareholders -- 2,988
    --------- ---------
    Total current liabilities 13,738 14,183
    OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 74 --
    --------- ---------
    Total liabilities 13,812 14,183
    --------- ---------
    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

    MINORITY INTEREST 21 --
    --------- ---------
    SHAREHOLDERS` EQUITY (DEFICIENCY):
    Preferred stock, no par value;
    10,000,000 shares authorized and
    none outstanding at September 30,
    2002 and 456,857 outstanding at
    December 31, 2001 -- 5,577
    Common stock, no par value;
    200,000,000 shares authorized and
    41,009,245 issued and outstanding
    at December 31, 2002 and 35,023,515
    issued and outstanding at December
    31, 2001 106,554 29,752
    Paid-in capital 20,326 22,401
    Unamortized stock-based compensation (480) (6,717)
    Accumulated deficit (76,940) (58,588)
    Accumulated comprehensive (loss)
    income 1,712 72
    --------- ---------
    Total shareholders` equity
    (deficiency) 51,172 (7,503)
    --------- ---------
    Total liabilities and
    shareholders` equity
    (deficiency) $ 65,005 $ 6,680
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    Contact:
    Liquidmetal Technologies
    David Townsend (investors), 813/314-0280 ext. 127
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com
    or
    Otis Buchanan (media), 949/206-8020
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com



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    schrieb am 04.04.03 00:11:41
    Beitrag Nr. 5 (9.079.134)
    World-Renowned Watchmaker, TAG Heuer, Merges Liquidmetal Alloys and Groundbreaking Precision, Creating A New High-Performance Timepiece
    Thursday April 3, 1:04 pm ET
    -Special Edition Watch Unveiled at Prestigious Swiss Show-


    TAMPA, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Liquidmetal Technologies (Nasdaq: LQMT - News), the leading developer and manufacturer of amorphous alloys, announced that TAG Heuer, the fourth brand in luxury watch making, is featuring high-performance Liquidmetal® alloy as the casing of a new special edition, state-of-the-art digital movement timepiece. The internationally renowned luxury brand watchmaker is presenting the new product during the BASEL 2003 World Watch & Jewelry Show that opened today in Basel, Switzerland.
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    "This merger of new material technology and legendary quality validates the superior strength, finish and performance characteristics of our revolutionary alloys," said Liquidmetal Technologies` president and CEO John Kang. "We are delighted that TAG Heuer has chosen this prestigious watch and the renowned BASEL Show to introduce Liquidmetal alloys into their product line and showcase our attributes before the world`s watch and jewelry industry."

    The chronograph timepiece was unveiled at BASEL as the Microtimer Concept Watch. Built upon TAG Heuer`s international reputation for precision, endurance and technological innovation, it is fitted with the first Swiss electronic movement accurate to 1/1000th of a second and other complex electronics tailored to reflect the performance-driven technology of Formula One motor racing.

    According to TAG Heuer officials, the selection of Liquidmetal alloys for the Microtimer exemplifies the exacting standards of technological innovation and performance established in 1860 by the watchmaker`s founder, Edouard Heuer. Liquidmetal alloys are 2.5 times the strength and twice the hardness of commonly used titanium alloys, making them ideal for luxury watches and jewelry. Their properties translate into a watchcase that is both scratch and dent resistant, while at the same time provides a high gloss that can be polished to a luxurious jeweler`s finish. The unparalleled ability of Liquidmetal alloys to be cast into precision net-shape parts offers additional opportunities and advantages for their application in unique and sophisticated jewelry designs. Liquidmetal Technologies began product development efforts with TAG Heuer, and its parent company, LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton), in 2002.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Liquidmetal Technologies (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal® alloys are two-to-three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.




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    schrieb am 09.04.03 22:42:26
    Beitrag Nr. 6 (9.132.033)
    Liquidmetal Alloy Is Material of Choice for First Full-Featured, Pocket-Size Personal Computer
    Wednesday April 9, 8:30 am ET
    Liquidmetal Technologies to Supply High-Strength, Thin-Profile Casing Component for the OQO Ultra-Personal Computer


    TAMPA, FL--(INTERNET WIRE)--Apr 9, 2003 -- OQO Incorporated has selected Liquidmetal Technologies (NasdaqNM:LQMT - News) to produce a Liquidmetal® alloy casing component for its much-awaited OQO Ultra-Personal Computer (UPC), slated for launch in the second half of 2003.

    At roughly the size of a wallet -- measuring just 4.1 by 2.9 by 0.9 inches and weighing less than nine ounces -- the OQO UPC will be the smallest high-performance, full-featured personal computer running Microsoft Windows XP in pocketable form factor. Its innovative design features an exterior color screen that will be encased in a Liquidmetal alloy frame.

    Liquidmetal alloys possess a unique, amorphous atomic structure that enables them to be cast into very thin-profile, precision net-shape parts while maintaining strength and hardness two-to-three times greater than titanium and other commonly used metals. These properties are particularly appealing to electronic product designers faced with the challenge of incorporating ever-increasing functionality and durability into ever-smaller personal devices.

    "Having struggled in the past with the limitations of various plastics and metals, including the Apple® Titanium PowerBook® design, we were excited to discover Liquidmetal alloy`s exceptional strength and thin-wall capabilities," said OQO CEO Jory Bell. "And unlike magnesium and titanium components, Liquidmetal alloy is both chemically and aesthetically suitable to be used in a natural, unpainted state and still meet our design criteria. Liquidmetal alloy is among a select group of 21st century technologies that enabled OQO to create the world`s first high-performance pocketable Microsoft Windows XP computer."

    "The OQO UPC is an excellent example of the advantages of Liquidmetal alloys when design flexibility, appearance and performance are the driving factors," said Liquidmetal Technologies President and CEO John Kang. "It`s gratifying to see our two technologies come together in this cutting-edge product. We look forward to working with the OQO team as we move to production in the months ahead."

    About OQO

    Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, OQO Inc. is developing the OQO ultra-personal computer (UPC), a full-power, full-featured personal computer running Microsoft Windows XP in a pocketable form factor. For additional information about the company and its products, visit www.oqo.com.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Tampa, Florida-based Liquidmetal Technologies (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal® alloys are two-to-three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



    Contact:
    Contact: Otis Buchanan
    Title: Media
    Voice: 949-206-8020
    Email: otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com

    Contact: David Townsend
    Title: Investors
    Voice: 813-314-0280 ext. 127
    Email: david.townsend@liquidmetal.com


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    cosine
    schrieb am 13.04.03 14:49:22
    Beitrag Nr. 7 (9.161.484)
    Amorphous metal combines high strength
    with ease of processing
    Medical Product Manufacturing News, March 2003

    Imagine a metal alloy whose strength exceeds that of steel and titanium, but that can be processed like a plastic. Sound far-fetched? Not to the people at Liquidmetal® Technologies (Tampa, FL; www.liquidmetal.com). A zirconium-based alloy marketed by the company exhibits 2.5 times the strength of some titanium alloys and twice the strength-to-weight ratio of some aluminums. In addition to these exceptional characteristics, the alloy can be cast into net-shaped forms that significantly reduce the need for secondary finishing processes.

    The secret to this innovation lies in the alloy`s amorphous structure that eliminates the inherently weak spots found at molecular grain boundaries. "All metals have an amorphous structure in their liquid state," says vice president of medical products Barry Canon. "But our alloy retains this characteristic in its solid state, essentially making it like a metallic glass." Other physical benefits that result from this amorphous structure include a 2% elasticity and twice as much hardness as some stainless steels.

    The lack of phase transformation during solidification also holds benefits from processing. With a lower melting machining operations. Because it does not crystallize, the surface finish of parts made from the alloy is smoother and more consistent than that of die-castings.

    Combine all of these characteristics with bio-compatibility and resistance to corrosion and wear, and it is easy to see why some companies are seeing applications for the alloy in the medical field. Surgical Specialties Corp.(Reading, PA; www.surgicalspecialites.com), for instance, began producing ophthalmic scalpel blades using Liquidmetal® technology in the third quarter of 2002. Another company, Depuy Orthopedics Inc. (Warsaw, IN; www.depuy.com), recently began using the alloy to produce knee-replacement devices. other possible product applications include pacemaker casings and medical instruments.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 13.04.03 14:53:33
    Beitrag Nr. 8 (9.161.495)
    Liquidmetal Behaves Like Plastic
    Tech-front
    (SME)Society of Manufacturing Engineers, March 2003

    Scientists at Caltech (Pasadena, CA) and Liquidmetal® Technologies (Tampa, FL) have developed a technology that causes metal to behave like plastic.

    These alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. This class of alloys is called Liquidmctal due to its amorphous or liquid-atomic structure. Rather than changing the atomic structure from a liquid state to a crystalline state, Liquidmetal® alloys gradually increase their viscosity as the temperature decreases. All other metals are either in a solid or liquid state, depending on the temperature.

    The superior properties of Liquidmetal alloy are made possible by scientific and technological innovations. First, its amorphous atomic structure is unprecedented for structural metals.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 13.04.03 15:02:19
    Beitrag Nr. 9 (9.161.514)
    Liquidmetal Pioneers the Materials Frontier
    Seated around a midtown Manhattan conference table packed with hedge fund managers, the pitch sounded familiar: A new materials technology that represented the latest materials frontier since steel and thermo-plastics. Developed by a scientific dream team at Caltech, this material`s unique atomic structure makes it stronger and lighter than its counterparts, augmenting a broad array of products ranging from mobile phones to golf clubs.

    Is this a product of nanotechnology® Close, but not quite. But there are several reasons investors should keep an eye on Tampa, Florida`s Liquidmetal Technologies (LQMT). With strong management, clients, and technology validation, we think Liquidmetal is an outstanding investment prospect. Its characteristics also boast a striking resemblance to nanostructured materials and Liquidmetal represents a blueprint that nanomaterials startups would be wise to emulate.

    CEO John Kang has become the Daniel Boone of the materials landscape, corralling vast IP and traveling into uncharted territory. He founded software firm Medical Manager and sold it to WebMD [HLTH] in 2000 for $3.2 billion. His belief that Liquidmetal could have a commercial impact as big as plastics in the 1960s drew him out of retirement: He went from being an investor to the company`s CEO in 2001 and guided it to a NASDAQ IPO last May.

    Amorphous Metals

    Liquidmetal is an amorphous alloy containing five elements: zirconium, beryllium, titanium, copper, and nickel. Most metals used today are alloys, mixed together to get desired properties. They form ordered crystalline structures as they solidify.

    But Liquidmetal rapidly cools its alloy to create a tightly packed, but random atomic structure. While one single crystal is close to perfect, a crystalline structure is not. The problem lies in the gaps where the crystals touch each other, which cause weakness and rust. Corrosion happen when the crystals with open ends attract oxygen. But with Liquidmetal, the atoms` different sizes and random arrangement means that no groups of atoms can easily move past one another. This makes it very dense and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Liquidmetal`s greater performance, however comes with a tradeoff. It has poor electrical and thermal conductivity and melts at 900 degrees Celsius. Titanium, for example, melts at 1700 degrees Celsius. This rules out many automotive and aerospace applications.
    Liquidmetal Pioneers the Materials Frontier
    (Cont`d --- Reprinted courtesy of Forbes Nanotech Report -- www.forbesnanotech.com)
    Real Products on the Market

    Liquidmetal alloys are melted and molded into precision net-shaped parts like plastics. Low-cost thin plastic is the standard in most of today`s mobile phones. Handset vendors would love to incorporate stronger metals into their phones, but they are costly and heavy. Liquidmetal offers superior benefits to other metals - 5 times stronger than titanium with a strength-to-weight ratio more than double that of steel - and yet also lightweight and not too expensive.

    Liquidmetal is gaining traction in the $60 billion worldwide mobile handset market because its casing is light and sturdy enough to hold the large color displays flying off the shelves in Asia. This quarter, it supplied the casings for Samsung`s new SCH-X199 phone as part of a $400 million order from China Unicorn [CHU]. Samsung, one of the world`s fastest growing major handset manufacturers, has indicated that in 12 months, 50% of its phones will have color displays. This is a huge potential windfall for the company.

    Depending upon the sales, the total order for the SCH-X199 could range from 1-12 million units. Liquidmetal expects more than 60% of 2003 revenues will come from the mobile handset market, with the Samsung revenues recognized in Q4 `02.

    The company has other markets in mind, particularly the defense industry. It has already gained momentum in this market, with $5.25 million from the 2003 Defense Appropriations bill to explore military and defense applications of its alloys and a $2 million DARPA grant to make stronger armor piercing ammunitions to penetrate tanks. A major hedge fund manager I talked to that owns LQMT thinks this business alone could be worth $1 billion by 2005.

    There are many other Liquidmetal products in development today including TAG Heuer watch cases, surgical instrument components for a Johnson & Johnson [JNJ] subsidiary and golf clubs. Ping and Cleveland Golf will introduce clubs made with Liquidmetal in the first half of 2003 that can outdrive titanium counterparts.

    Lessons for Nanomaterials Companies

    Liquidmetal made it to the public market without funding from venture backers, but it took years of development to create a commercial product. One of the hurdles for Liquidmetal and other new material producers is the substantial increase in cost to customers. With nanomaterials, the challenge is to make added performance economically viable. Liquidmetal was only able to break through commercially after development partners saw that its high performance could be achieved at a reasonable cost. The company continues to try to drive down the cost of its materials through manufacturing efficiency.

    As Liquidmetal creates more success, the amorphous metals arena is bound to get crowded. Several industrial leaders are already working on developing their own amorphous metals. Honeywell [HON] began its amorphous metal R&D efforts in 1970 and its Metglas Solutions division now produces thin amorphous metals used in electrical distribution transformers, high frequency magnetic components for power electronics, and material for anti-theft tags. GE [GE] is also developing iron-based amorphous materials for transformer cores and aircraft chassis. Boeing [BA] is funding research of aluminum-based amorphous alloys to reduce the weight of its planes. Alcoa [AA) is also committing R&D dollars to create a low-cost sheet making process for iron and aluminum-based amorphous alloys. Liquidmetal`s main focus is to maintain a dominant position as the industry grows. "There will be competition, but we want to make sure there are no competing standards," says Kang. "We want one standard, and we want to be it."

    Liquidmetal has claimed all pieces of IP relating to amorphous metals and also partnered with more than 25 universities. "We can`t stop all discoveries, but we want to make sure that without us, their dis- coveries are worthless." Says Joe Poon, a UVA physics professor working with Liquidmetal on developing amorphous steel alloys. "There are two important aspects to amorphous metals. The discovery and the processing - Liquidmetal has cornered both.
    Liquidmetal Pioneers the Materials Frontier
    (Cont`d --- Reprinted courtesy of Forbes Nanotech Report -- www.forbesnanotech.com)
    LQMT Stock

    Right now, LQMT stock is a battleground. The stock has overwhelming insider ownership amounting to north of 65% of outstanding shares. The largest institutional shareholders Fidelity and Putnam, Represent less than 5% of outstanding shares. Another notable institutional holder is legendary commodities trader Paul Tudor Jones` Tudor Investments. Aggressive short-sellers are currently short an overwhelming 3 million of the company`s 5 million shares in public float.

    The biggest weakness short-sellers point to is manufacturing: the company`s inexperience in high-volume manufacturing and its yield problems in previous quarters. Liquidmetal initially struggled with low molding yields on its phone casings, but Kang says the problem was temporary and is being addressed. One major step was Liquidmetal`s recent hiring of a leading manufacturing exec from Alcoa who ran the $1.3 billion Howmet Castings structuring castings business.

    A recent Barron`s article said that manufacturers are unlikely to use a single-source supplier like Liquidmetal? valid concern because the company is the only one mass producing bulk alloys. Yet cell phone manufacturers will always be able to use their current plastic material as a back up, given the mold designs are interchangeable. This is another of LQMT`s advantages. Barron`s also downplayed LQMT`s Samsung deal as a "limited contract." But Kang tells me their just in time relationship with Samsung is sound and ongoing. Without mobile handset revenues, Liquidmetal still tripled revenues year over year in its recent Q3 ending September 30, with sales of $3.7 million from coatings, development contracts and bulk alloy parts for an MP3 player. Before its IPO, Wall Street forecast Liquidmetal revenues of $200 million in 2003. This estimate has since been ratcheted down to $140-160 million. At a recent price of $9.50, LQMT is trading at less than 3 times expected 2003 sales - hardly a nosebleed valuation for a company expected to improve next year`s sales by more than 1,000% over 2002. With $40 million in cash and equivalents and no long-term debt, Liquidmetal`s balance sheet is sound, but can support only a limited expansion of manufacturing capabilities.

    Merrill Lynch forecasts LQMT sales of $7 million in Q4 `02 and $15 million in Ql `03, with major orders coming in from Samsung, LG Electronics, and TCL. Hedge fund manager Edward Neugeboren of Third Ridge Capital owns a big chunk of the stock and thinks it is worth over $15a share in the near term based upon a valuation of 4 times estimated 2003 revenues.

    "This is a revolutionary technology with payoff today," says Neugeboren. "Liquidmetal has a similar reward profile to investing in biotech and nanotech, but with significantly reduced risk given that there is product on the market today and virtually limitless applications.

    Published jointly by Forbes Inc. & Angstrom Publishing LLC
    www.forbesnanotech.com
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    cosine
    schrieb am 13.04.03 15:05:35
    Beitrag Nr. 10 (9.161.521)
    Technologies Of The Year -- LiquidMetal Alloys
    Innovative material is stronger than titanium but can be formed like a plastic.

    By Tonya Vinas / IndustryWeek.com

    We have all witnessed technological advances lead to revolutionary improvements in a variety of everyday products (consider the number of wireless devices encountered in homes, offices, hospitals, manufacturing plants, etc). So, too, can advances in materials launch a burst of simultaneous breakthroughs in other areas.

    According to the developers and marketers at Liquidmetal Technologies, the bulk amorphous alloys they manufacture represent one of those breakthroughs.

    Liquidmetal Technologies says its alloys are about 250% stronger than commonly used titanium alloys but are malleable at 750 degrees F and can be molded like plastic. (An alloy is a human-made material resulting from two or more metals being dissolved into each other in a molten state.) The company`s alloys gain their strength by retaining at room temperature an amorphous (noncrystalline) structure typical of conventional alloys when molten. The resulting random atomic structure of Liquidmetal avoids weakness that a crystalline structure can exhibit.

    Prior to 1993, amorphous alloys could be created only in thin solid forms, which limited their use. In that year, researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) developed commercially viable bulk amorphous alloys, which can be used up to one inch in thickness. This meant amorphous alloys could be used in the manufacturer of more things, not just as powders and coatings.

    Another advantage of the Liquidmetal alloys are their ability to be cast like a plastic, which reduces the need for finishing. Some surgical instruments, for instance, could be made from a single mold using Liquidmetal.

    "The whole aim of the movement toward net shape forming in recent years has been to either very much reduce, or ideally completely eliminate, subsequent costly finishing processes after the initial one," says Merton Flemings, former head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Material Science and Engineering and a Liquidmetal board member.

    Tampa-based Liquidmetal Technologies has licensed the bulk amorphous alloy technology from the Caltech researchers and in 2002 offered 5,000,000 shares of stock in the company (LQMT) on the Nasdaq.

    The company sees a wide variety of uses for the alloy including electronic product casings, defense applications, industrial powders and coatings, medical devices, sporting goods and space-exploration projects.

    Liquidmetal is being used in golf clubs and cell phones, among other things, and is part of research and product development projects under way at NASA and the Department of Defense. Its three biggest customers are TCL Mobile Communication Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Johnson & Johnson.

    The company has used outsourced manufacturing but does have a 13,000-square-foot plant in Pyongtaek, South Korea. Construction of an adjoining 153,000-square-foot building was completed in September.

    The plant will help supply Samsung with screen frame components for the company`s new SCH-X199 cell phone models.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 13.04.03 15:25:22
    Beitrag Nr. 12 (9.161.567)
    OUR TECHNOLOGY

    Liquidmetal® alloy is a revolutionary class of materials that redefines performance and cost paradigms. The superior properties of Liquidmetal alloy are made possible by revolutionary scientific and technological innovations. Liquidmetal alloy represents the first enabling materials technology since the creation of thermoplastics and possesses characteristics that make it superior in many ways to any other commercially-viable material. First, it has an "amorphous" atomic structure, which is unprecedented for structural metals. Second, it has a multi-component chemical composition, which can be optimized for various properties and processes. Finally, it lends itself to process technology similar to that possessed by plastics.

    Liquidmetal Alloy



    The technology of Liquidmetal alloy provides for the optimization of properties for specific applications by tailoring the combination of process, chemistry and atomic structure. The technology of Liquidmetal alloy is proprietary and covered by numerous existing or pending patents.



    Atomic Structure of Liquidmetal Alloy
    The atomic structure is the most striking characteristic of the Liquidmetal alloy as it fundamentally differentiates Liquidmetal alloy from ordinary metals.

    The atomic structure of ordinary or conventional metals and alloys is periodic, where the layout of atomic elements shows repeating patterns over an extended range. This atomic structure is called "crystalline" and limits the overall performance of conventional metals.

    Liquidmetal alloy possesses an "amorphous" atomic structure, which is truly unique. By contrast to the crystalline structure, no discernable patterns exist in the atomic structure of the unique Liquidmetal alloy. As such, properties superior to the limits of conventional metals can be achieved.








    Crystalline Structure


    Amorphous Structure

    Properties of Liquidmetal Alloy

    This amorphous atomic structure leads to a unique set of characteristic properties for the family of Liquidmetal alloys.
    These characteristic properties are:

    High Yield Strength
    High Hardness
    Superior Strength/Weight Ratio
    Superior Elastic Limit
    High Corrosion Resistance
    High Wear-Resistance
    Unique Acoustical Properties
    One of the direct consequences of the unique atomic structure of Liquidmetal alloy is very high yield strength, which approaches the theoretical limit and far exceeds the strength currently available in crystalline metals and alloys. For example, yield strength of over 250 ksi has been achieved in Zr-base and Ti-base Liquidmetal alloys (VIT-001 series). This is more than twice the strength of conventional titanium alloys.


    Crystalline Structure

    Amorphous Structure




    Another unique property of Liquidmetal alloy is the superior elastic limit; i.e., the ability to retain its original shape (memory) after undergoing very high loads and stress. Furthermore, the Liquidmetal alloy has much higher corrosion and wear resistance than its conventional (crystalline) counterparts due to its unique atomic structure. These and other properties show some variation with chemical composition of a specific Liquidmetal alloy. As such, optimization of some properties can be achieved to a certain degree by varying chemical composition.

    Near-net Shape Fabrication of Liquidmetal Alloy

    One of the most unique characteristics of Liquidmetal alloy is the availability of its superior mechanical properties in as-cast form. This is in distinct contrast to conventional metals where the as-cast forms have inferior mechanical properties compared to their wrought and forged forms, which limits the fabrication of intricate and sophisticated designs.

    The solidification of Liqudmetal alloy shows fundamentally distinct characteristics compared to the solidification of ordinary metals. This is due to the lack of phase transformation from the molten metal state during solidification. In addition, Liquidmetal alloy has very low melting temperature relative to its constituent metals. As a result, it is possible to fabricate Liquidmetal alloy in intricate and sophisticated designs without costly post-finishing processes.

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    Composites of Liquidmetal Alloy

    The above mentioned qualities, specifically the availability of superior properties in as-cast form and low melting temperature, provides exceptional opportunities for processing Liquidmetal alloy in composite forms with a variety of reinforcements. The near-net shape processing characteristics of Liquidmetal alloy make the fabrication of highly sophisticated and sound composite structures possible. This allows us to further improve or tailor the following properties of Liquidmetal alloys for specific applications:

    Fatigue Resistance
    Yield Strength
    Density
    Elastic Modulus
    Impact Resistance
    Thermal and Electrical Conductivity
    Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
    Acoustic and Dampening Characteristics

    Conclusion



    This very unique combination of superior properties in the domain of high-strength metals and the fabrication characteristics of plastics positions the family of Liquidmetal alloys as the new paradigm in materials science. This revolutionary material will enable applications that will render obsolete current technology based on materials from titanium to plastic.
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    MRASTA
    schrieb am 25.04.03 16:45:06
    Beitrag Nr. 13 (9.267.262)
    Halli, hallo,

    cosine, ganz alleine auf weiter Flur ?

    Don´t Panic, wir kommen und schon ist der Untergang nahe. :D

    Etwas undurchsichtig der Laden, obwohl das Produkt doch sehr vielversprechend zu sein scheint.

    Da Du dich ja schon länger damit zu beschäftigen scheinst, mal ne kurze persönliche Stellungnahme möglich ?

    Soweit ich es sehe ist Samsung der, der den Umsatz bringt zur Zeit. Die anderen Dinge sind wohl eher Beiwerk bzw. gehen Richtung Test oder Entwicklung.

    Warum sind die denn so abgeschmiert die letzten Monate ?

    Gruß
    mrasta
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    Grennhorn
    schrieb am 25.04.03 23:08:16
    Beitrag Nr. 14 (9.271.467)
    @ cosine und mrasta

    danke für die Thread Nummer Mrasta.
    habs gefunden!!!!

    Habe heute im Nanopierce Thread berichtet
    das Liqiud im HSI als die Innovation der
    nächsten Jahre gesehen wird??

    Kenne da noch viele viele andere Aktien
    ( siehe OTC-Board).
    Cosine Du scheinst dich ja sehr gut in dieser
    Aktie auszukennen, kannst Du bitte uns Unwissenden
    weitere Infos zu dieser Company beisteuern??
    Wie heißt es so schön in neu Deutsch " habe die
    Aktie in meiner Watchlist " aufgenommen...
    Mir geht es darum zu wissen wie die Company überleben
    will bzw. Übernahme, Aktienverwässerung, Konkurenzfirmen,
    usw.

    Für praktische Anfragen bezüglich der Legierung könnte ich
    mich kümmern.

    also auf gehts.... Interessant ist es für mich allemal


    mfg Grennhorn
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    cosine
    schrieb am 26.04.03 00:24:52
    Beitrag Nr. 15 (9.272.089)
    Hallo

    Schön das sich jemand für diese Zukunfsfirma intressiert!


    @mrsta
    LQMT ist für mich noch ein Start up Unternehmen.....
    im Moment mit tollem Wachstum.
    Wenn es so weiter geht....dann wird das eine Perle!

    @Greenhorn
    meines wissens gibt es keine andere Firma (was LQMT so einzigartig macht)

    Also ich würde euch mal empf. die Homepage mal gründlich durchzuschauen!

    Ich bin NOCH nicht eingestiegen bei LQMT,warte erst auf die Quartalszahlen bzw. den weiteren Ausblick der Zahlen!
    Was mich positiv stimmt ist das es Insiderkäufe gibt.


    und das langsam die Shortanzahl fällt,die wesentlich höher war.


    Viele grüße

    p.s. am 1.Mai am Donnerstag(vorbörslich) kommen die Zahlen
    erwartet wären -0,12
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    cosine
    schrieb am 26.04.03 01:03:58
    Beitrag Nr. 16 (9.272.517)
    Ich werde mal ein paar Artikel über LQMT posten....


    New Metal Alloy is Super Strong


    It could be the new superhero of metals. More than twice as strong as titanium and steel, it doesn’t rust and it can be cast like plastic and honed to an edge as sharp as glass. And like any superhero, it has a weakness: don’t heat it too much, or it loses its strength.
    THE FRUIT of a 1992 discovery at the California Institute of Technology, the alloy, called Liquidmetal, has already been used in golf clubs. And it may soon show up in cell phone casings, baseball bats and scalpels.

    Liquidmetal Technologies, the Lake Forest, Calif. company that is trying to commercialize the alloy, is not shy about calling it revolutionary.

    “It combines uniquely a material with exceptional properties and the ability to process the material to exceptional shapes,” says Dr. Michael Ashby, professor of engineering at Cambridge University in Britain and an advisor to the company.

    Liquidmetal’s surprising properties come of a structure different from ordinary metals.

    When a conventional metal cools, it forms grains, each a small crystal where the atoms are oriented in a grid. The boundaries between these grains are a metal’s weak points — it’s where cracks can form and rust starts, for instance.

    Scientists discovered in 1959 that if some alloys are cooled very quickly the atoms don’t have time to form crystals. Instead, they remain jumbled, as in a liquid or in glass.

    However, the only way to cool the molten metal fast enough was to make it in thin strips or as a sprayed coating. The strips couldn’t be joined, because they were hard to forge, and heat allowed the atoms to crystallize again.

    Because of their unique magnetic properties, the strips are still found in the anti-theft tags used by retail stores and in electrical transformers. The metal was also used to spray-coat oil drill pipes to protect them from wear.

    In 1992, Dr. William Johnson and Dr. Atakan Pekers at the Caltech discovered a way around the cooling problem.

    They made an alloy of elements that fit very poorly together: titanium, copper, nickel, zirconium and beryllium. These elements’ atoms are of different sizes so they don’t readily form crystals, even when cooled slowly. Pieces up to an inch thick could now be made.

    Liquidmetal Technologies seized on the opportunity, and together with Caltech and Howmet Metal Mold of Whitehall, Mich., developed casting techniques.

    FROM GOLF CLUBS TO CELL PHONES

    In the mold, Liquidmetal reveals another quality: it doesn’t shrink when it solidifies. Ordinary metals do, meaning the product is rough out of the mold and needs machining.

    “What happens with Liquidmetal, in essence, is that you can form parts sort of the way you form plastics,” says John Kang, chief executive of Liquidmetal Technologies.

    Liquidmetal can be cast with a precision down to 1 micron, or 1/25,000th of an inch, according to Johnson, now an advisor to Liquidmetal Technologies. Given a good die, it is possible to cast a scalpel blade and have it come sharp out of the mold.

    Liquidmetal Technologies’ first product was golf club heads, because of another exotic property of the metal: it transfers more of the club’s energy to the ball than steel or titanium, at least in theory.

    But golf equipment is a fiercely competitive field, and Liquidmetal has since decided to stop making its own clubs and is working instead with major golf club manufacturers because, in Kang’s words “we came to the realization that we are not in the consumer products industry.” At the same time, it is looking to expand the uses for the alloy. Using money from an initial public offering in May, it is building a factory in South Korea to make, primarily, casings for cell phones.

    While cell phones are not the first use that comes to mind for a super-strong metal, Kang says Liquidmetal’s strength and ease of casting makes it ideal.


    “Cell phone makers want to go smaller and thinner ... we create an ability for cell phones to be smaller than any other material,” he says. The project has attracted interest from cell phone giants Motorola and Samsung.

    Liquidmetal Technologies is also working with Rawlings on baseball bats and HEAD on skis, for much the same reason they tried their hand on golf clubs — Liquidmetal gives good bounce.

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is also investigating several different uses of the alloy. One project is looking at using it in armor-piercing shells as a replacement for depleted uranium, which has been a focus of health and environmental concerns.

    HEAT, COST AT ISSUE

    For all its promise, Liquidmetal is still largely untried, which is why the company is concentrating on industries where there is a readiness to explore the new.

    John Perepezko, professor of materials science at the University of Wisconsin, says making sports equipment is a safer place to start, than, for instance, the aircraft industry.

    “Nobody is going to fall out of the sky, no ship is going to sink if you make a mistake,” he says. “If you break a golf club, you usually brag about being too strong, rather than blame it on a weak club.”

    Then there’s the issue of heat.

    Much like glass, Liquidmetal softens when heated — the earliest alloy at about 750 degrees Fahrenheit. By comparison, steel becomes malleable at about 2,100 degrees. Some newer amorphous alloys are, however, much more resistant to heat, Johnson says.

    Cost also limits Liquidmetal. The raw materials run at $10 to $15 a pound, about as much as titanium, while aluminum costs about 50 cents a pound.

    Caltech researchers are trying to create alloys consisting of cheaper metals.

    “If we can make a processable amorphous iron alloy with a raw material cost of a dollar a pound, it could be an enormously pervasive material,” Johnson says. “It could even make its way into cars.”

    Perepezko, who is not affiliated with Liquidmetal Technologies, believes that even at its present cost, the alloy is likely to see widespread use once its reliability has been proven.

    “It’s not going to replace the aluminum in soda cans, it just doesn’t work that way. But in critical applications, it will happen. Perhaps the most important use out there is one we can’t imagine yet,” he says.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 26.04.03 01:08:14
    Beitrag Nr. 17 (9.272.540)
    Hasta La Vista, Titanium
    LiquidMetal is harder and stronger than any other alloy. So why can`t anyone make money selling the stuff?
    By Bill Richardson, October 2002 Issue

    Think plastic," John Kang says with a smile, holding up a small slab of blue-gray metal and passing it over for inspection in his Lake Forest, Calif., office. The shiny ingot doesn`t look or feel like plastic. It looks more like coal and hefts like gold.

    But when heated in its raw form to 750 degrees Fahrenheit at Kang`s new factory in South Korea, the mysterious alloy does something that amazes even the most unflappable metallurgist. It softens into a viscous tar that can be molded like plastic. Then, when cooled rapidly, it congeals into a solid that`s twice as hard as titanium or stainless steel, and so smooth that paint won`t stick to it. The alloy, which scientists liken to "metallic glass" is called LiquidMetal.


    Kang, 39, is CEO of LiquidMetal Technologies (LQMT), which owns the licensing rights to the new substance. An impressive roster of manufacturers have lined up to test the stuff for new products. The U.S. Department of Defense is working on new armor-piercing shells that will use LiquidMetal instead of depleted uranium. Cleveland Golf, a maker of high-end golf clubs, is working with LiquidMetal on a driver that can outgun its own titanium clubs. Surgical Specialties, a medical equipment manufacturer, is developing a new LiquidMetal scalpel to replace its stainless-steel blades. And the alloy even has one bona fide production customer: LiquidMetal will begin making superthin cell-phone casings for Motorola (MOT) in Korea this fall, and eventually for the company`s tiny V70 cell phones. Kang is so confident of the material`s potential that he`s even hired Silicon Valley industrial design firm Ideo to help create a LiquidMetal-encased laptop that would roll up like a piece of paper.


    Here`s what has all of those companies interested: Because LiquidMetal behaves like plastic at certain temperatures, a single die can cast thousands of precision parts. The alloy`s closest relatives -- steel and titanium -- take separate molds each time they are cast, and require additional machining to get them to spec. When Chrysler makes a steel pinion rod in its steering assemblies, 97 machining steps are required before the rod arrives on the assembly line. By contrast, Kang boasts, LiquidMetal scalpel blades would emerge from their molds razor-sharp and ready for surgery, since the metal can be cast with unprecedented accuracy -- to within 1 micron, or a 25,000th of an inch.


    What gives LiquidMetal its wondrous properties is its atomic structure, or lack thereof. Instead of forming into tight crystalline clusters when it cools, the way traditional alloys do, LiquidMetal -- a meld of beryllium, copper, nickel, titanium, and zirconium -- forms with its atoms strewn haphazardly. The result is a material that doesn`t give under pressure, making it harder and more elastic than ordinary alloys at normal temperatures, yet more malleable under heat. Todd Hufnagel, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Johns Hopkins University, calls "amorphous alloys" such as LiquidMetal "probably the most significant development in metallurgy in 50 years."


    Strangely, the one thing the miracle alloy hasn`t yet done well is make money. LiquidMetal Technologies raised $70 million in its initial public offering in May (the stock, which opened at $15, has since slid back to about $7). But apart from some small research-and-development contracts from the Defense Department, the main sources of its $4 million in revenue last year were energy companies, which used the prized alloy as a spray coating for oil pipelines. Except for Motorola, most of LiquidMetal`s business at the moment is for limited development of new products, not full-scale production.


    The company`s slow start traces back to a strategic gamble it made in 1997, four years before Kang was named CEO. The firm developed, built, and marketed a line of LiquidMetal-branded golf clubs through a subsidiary called LiquidMetal Golf. The clubs were technological marvels, twice as hard and four times as elastic as competing titanium drivers, but commercially they were a double bogey. PGA pro Paul Azinger, a paid endorser, credited LiquidMetal with giving him an extra 12 yards on his drives. But high production costs made the clubs too expensive for all but the pros, and the startup didn`t have the marketing savvy of companies like Callaway.


    Last year, as the IPO drew near, Kang finally pulled the plug on the venture, which had lost $23 million, most of it in marketing costs, on $16 million in revenue. "It was all very new and all very expensive," says Peter Thomson-Smith, the former president of LiquidMetal Golf, who is now a vice president at the parent company.

    At that point, Kang could have simply begun licensing his alloy to equipment makers like Motorola and collected fees, as most research firms do. But knowing that his profit margins would be higher if he continued to manufacture products himself, Kang has since repositioned the company as an industrial supplier of all things made with LiquidMetal. Kang is spending as much as $45 million of his newfound capital on the 150,000-square-foot factory in Korea, where the firm will make those cell-phone casings for Motorola and shells for the Army.


    At the same time, Kang`s production engineers will work on fixing LiquidMetal`s biggest commercial drawback: its cost. A pound of LiquidMetal currently costs $12 to $15 to produce (compared with $3 to $5 for stainless steel and aluminum, and $6 to $15 for titanium). They have already made significant progress. If LiquidMetal`s partnership with Cleveland Golf pans out, Kang says, producing the new golf-club parts will eventually cost only 10 percent of what it did during the days of LiquidMetal Golf. Kang claims, for example, that the cost of making the "hozel," the joint between the head of a club and the shaft, has dropped from $14 to $2.


    That matters, because LiquidMetal won`t own the market for amorphous alloys forever. Hufnagel says Alcoa (AA), Boeing (BA), and Honeywell (HON) are all working to come up with their own versions of the material. Bill Johnson, a Caltech scientist who co-developed LiquidMetal and continues to work as a researcher for the company, is experimenting with an alloy that would perform like LiquidMetal for a fraction of the cost, but he`s still tinkering with the formula.


    To Kang, making parts for somebody else`s golf clubs or cell phones might seem more prosaic than hanging around with PGA stars -- but it should also be more profitable. For the time being, he is the sole supplier of a metal that`s very precious indeed. The question is, Will he be able to cash in before his rivals catch up, or is he merely sitting on a pile of strong yet pliable fool`s gold?

    Stronger, Lighter, Shapelier
    LiquidMetal has some distinct advantages over
    stainless steel and titanium.
    Titanium Stainless Steel LiquidMetal
    Yield strength (1,000 lbs./sq. in.)
    Stress level at which damage occurs. 115 126 275
    Strength-to-weight ratio
    Higher is better. 26 16 45
    Elasticity Extent a material can be bent without damage. 0.69% 0.44% 2.0%
    Hardness The "Vickers" test -- higher is better. 340 325 550


    The Alloy`s Allies
    Who`s pouring LiquidMetal into new products.
    CUSTOMER PRODUCT STATUS
    Motorola Superthin casings for cell phones Set to begin production this fall
    Department of Defense Armor-piercing shells $2 million contract for design and prototypes
    Surgical Specialties LiquidMetal scalpel blades to replace stainless-steel models Purchase order to make prototypes
    Head Sports Downhill skis Purchase order to make prototypes
    Cleveland Golf LiquidMetal-branded drivers and clubs Purchase order to make prototypes
    LVMH/Tag Heuer Casings for watches Purchase order to make prototypes
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    cosine
    schrieb am 26.04.03 01:13:01
    Beitrag Nr. 18 (9.272.624)
    New `Liquidmetal` is super strong, easy to cast

    By Peter Svensson, Associated Press

    NEW YORK — It could be the new superhero of metals.

    More than twice as strong as titanium and steel, it doesn`t rust and it can be cast like plastic and honed to an edge as sharp as glass.
    Liquidmetal Technologies chief executive John Kang and a sample of an armor-piercing shell made with Liquidmetal, the alloy his company is trying to commercialize.










    And like any superhero, it has a weakness: don`t heat it too much, or it loses its strength.

    The fruit of a 1992 discovery at the California Institute of Technology, the alloy, called Liquidmetal, has already been used in golf clubs. And it may soon show up in cell phone casings, baseball bats and scalpels.

    Liquidmetal Technologies, the Lake Forest, Calif. company that is trying to commercialize the alloy, is not shy about calling it revolutionary.

    "It combines uniquely a material with exceptional properties and the ability to process the material to exceptional shapes," says Dr. Michael Ashby, professor of engineering at Cambridge University in Britain and an advisor to the company.

    Liquidmetal`s surprising properties come of a structure different from ordinary metals.

    When a conventional metal cools, it forms grains, each a small crystal where the atoms are oriented in a grid. The boundaries between these grains are a metal`s weak points — it`s where cracks can form and rust starts, for instance.

    Scientists discovered in 1959 that if some alloys are cooled very quickly the atoms don`t have time to form crystals. Instead, they remain jumbled, as in a liquid or in glass.

    However, the only way to cool the molten metal fast enough was to make it in thin strips or as a sprayed coating. The strips couldn`t be joined, because they were hard to forge, and heat allowed the atoms to crystallize again.

    Because of their unique magnetic properties, the strips still found use in the anti-theft tags used by retail stores and in electrical transformers. The metal was also used to spray-coat oil drill pipes to protect them from wear.

    In 1992, Dr. William Johnson and Dr. Atakan Pekers at Caltech discovered a way around the cooling problem.

    They made an alloy of elements that fit very poorly together: titanium, copper, nickel, zirconium and beryllium. These elements` atoms are of different sizes so they don`t readily form crystals, even when cooled slowly. Pieces up to an inch thick could now be made.

    Liquidmetal Technologies seized on the opportunity, and together with Caltech and Howmet Metal Mold of Whitehall, Mich., developed casting techniques.

    In the mold, Liquidmetal reveals another quality: it doesn`t shrink when it solidifies. Ordinary metals do, meaning the product is rough out of the mold and needs machining.

    "What happens with Liquidmetal, in essence, is that you can form parts sort of the way you form plastics," says John Kang, chief executive of Liquidmetal Technologies.

    Liquidmetal can be cast with a precision down to 1 micron, or .505,000th of an inch, according to Johnson, now an advisor to Liquidmetal Technologies. Given a good die, it is possible to cast a scalpel blade and have it come sharp out of the mold.

    Liquidmetal Technologies` first product was golf club heads, because of another exotic property of the metal: it transfers more of the club`s energy to the ball than steel or titanium, at least in theory.

    But golf equipment is a fiercely competitive field, and Liquidmetal has since decided to stop making its own clubs and is working instead with major golf club manufacturers because, in Kang`s words, "we came to the realization that we are not in the consumer products industry."

    At the same time, it is looking to expand the uses for the alloy. Using money from an initial public offering in May, it is building a factory in South Korea to make, primarily, casings for cell phones.

    While cell phones are not the first use that comes to mind for a super-strong metal, Kang says Liquidmetal`s strength and ease of casting makes it ideal.

    "Cell phone makers want to go smaller and thinner ... we create an ability for cell phones to be smaller than any other material," he says. The project has attracted interest from cell phone giants Motorola and Samsung.

    Liquidmetal Technologies is also working with Rawlings on baseball bats and HEAD on skis, for much the same reason they tried their hand at golf clubs — Liquidmetal gives good bounce.

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is also investigating several different uses of the alloy. One project is looking at using it in armor-piercing shells as a replacement for depleted uranium, which has been a focus of health and environmental concerns.

    For all its promise, Liquidmetal is still largely untried, which is why the company is concentrating on industries where there is a readiness to explore the new.

    John Perepezko, professor of materials science at the University of Wisconsin, says making sports equipment is a safer place to start, than, for instance, the aircraft industry.

    "Nobody is going to fall out of the sky, no ship is going to sink if you make a mistake," he says. "If you break a golf club, you usually brag about being too strong, rather than blame it on a weak club."

    Then there`s the issue of heat.

    Much like glass, Liquidmetal softens when heated — the earliest alloy at about 750 degrees Fahrenheit. By comparison, steel becomes malleable at about 2,100 degrees. Some newer amorphous alloys are, however, much more resistant to heat, Johnson says.

    Cost also limits Liquidmetal. The raw materials run at $10 to $15 a pound, about as much as titanium, while aluminum costs about 50 cents a pound.

    Caltech researchers are trying to create alloys consisting of cheaper metals.

    "If we can make a processable amorphous iron alloy with a raw material cost of a dollar a pound, it could be an enormously pervasive material," Johnson says. "It could even make its way into cars."

    Perepezko, who is not affiliated with Liquidmetal Technologies, believes that even at its present cost, the alloy is likely to see widespread use once its reliability has been proven.

    "It`s not going to replace the aluminum in soda cans, it just doesn`t work that way. But in critical applications, it will happen. Perhaps the most important use out there is one we can`t imagine yet," he says.


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    Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 26.04.03 01:17:05
    Beitrag Nr. 19 (9.272.650)
    Motorola, Samsung to build phone casings from Liquidmetal

    October 05, 2002 15:13 GMT


    Timo Poropudas






    Samsung has just become the second mobile phone maker to start using Liquidmetal in its phones. Motorola already earlier signed a production agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies, at the moment the only company producing Liquidmetal in commercial quantity.

    Liquidmetal, discovered already in 1959, is an alloy of several fairly exotic metals. The name refers the fact that it has the same kind of random atomic structure as liquids do. Yet it is two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant.

    The Bulk Liquidmetal alloys have another great advantage over metals. They can be molded into precision shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. The Liquidmetal products can be cast thousands of time with the same mold to the accuracy of one micron. The method is being used to produce surgical scalpels, which come out ready to use without any milling or sharpening.

    Samsung teamed up with Liquidmetal Technologies to produce a super-thin LCD screen frame component for its SCH-X199 mobile phone model. The phone is being introduced by China Unicom under an initial contract order with Samsung.

    Liquidmetal is a meld of beryllium, copper, nickel, titanium, and zirconium. The drawback of Liquidmetal is its cost. A pound of Liquidmetal currently costs USD 12 to 15 to produce compared with USD 3 to 5 for stainless steel and aluminum, and USD 6 to 15 for titanium.

    The list of current partners of Liquidmetal Technologies includes Samsung, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson, LG Electronics, TCL Mobile, General Dynamics, Ping Golf and Head Sports. The company does not license its process but insists in producing the parts in its South Korean facility.







    Futuristic Alloys Being Introduced into Mobile Devices for Weight, Strength, Durability



    By Matthew A. Peretz
    Managing Editor
    allNetDevices.com

    October 04, 2002

    Developments in the area of material sciences can have a critical impact on the form factors, weight, and ultimately the strength of the devices in which they are used. Liquidmetal Technologies produces a unique alloy that is about to be introduced into the mobile device world, in the structure of a Samsung cell phone. Liquidmetal Technologies today announced that its high-performance Liquidmetal alloy is featured in a new line of stronger, thinner cellular phones to be launched by Samsung Electronics Company, affirming a Samsung announcement reported in the September 29 edition of Korean-language business publication The Korea Economic Daily.

    Liquidmetal Technologies products are made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys are two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs.

    Samsung teamed up with Liquidmetal Technologies to produce a super-thin LCD screen frame component for its SCH-X199 mobile phone model. The phone is being introduced in China by leading wireless service provider China Unicom under an initial contract order with Samsung.

    John Kang, Liquidmetal Technologies` president and chief executive officer, comments, "We are delighted with the close working partnership we have achieved with Samsung. With two-to-three times the strength of high-performance metals, including stainless steel and titanium, Liquidmetal alloys are ideally suited to meet the design and technical advancements customers expect and for which Samsung is being recognized in the global marketplace. This is particularly true in premium-quality cell phone markets, where consumers are demanding smaller, thinner and more aesthetically pleasing designs along with increased functionality," Kang said.

    The SCH-X199 parts are being produced at Liquidmetal Technologies` manufacturing operations near Seoul, South Korea, the global headquarters of Samsung Electronics. Liquidmetal Technologies is currently in production at its 13,000 square foot plant in Pyongtaek, South Korea. Construction of an adjoining 153,000 square foot building was completed as scheduled in September. Machinery, equipment and supporting infrastructure are now being installed as that facility begins ramping-up its manufacturing capacity.

    Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 26.04.03 01:23:31
    Beitrag Nr. 20 (9.272.667)
    Liquidmetal, Lockheed enter partnership

    Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. in Tampa and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control announced Monday that they entered an agreement to test potential applications for Liquidmetal alloys in current and future armored weapon systems.




    The initial one-year program will focus on development of armor tiles formed from ceramics and Liquidmetal alloys to enhance the performance of current composite armor systems as well as potentially reduce the vulnerability of armored weapons in battlefield conditions, a release stated.



    Lockheed Martin, a defense contractor, will be responsible for system designs, sensor testing and ballistic testing. Liquidmetal Technologies will supply all required test components.



    The two companies will jointly pursue business opportunities for products developed under the current agreement or any subsequent contracts. Lockheed Martin is interested in the potential of Liquidmetal alloys to reduce weight and improve strength in a variety of products, a release stated.



    Testing of Liquidmetal alloys for military applications is also underway through ongoing programs with the U.S. Department of Defense, under the auspices of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and under a contract with the U.S. Army. These programs are focused primarily on development of higher-performance kinetic energy penetrator rods for use in armor-piercing ammunition systems.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 26.04.03 01:26:19
    Beitrag Nr. 21 (9.272.675)
    so zuletzt noch dieser Bericht;)

    23.04.2003
    Liquidmetal kaufen
    Hot Stocks Investor

    Zu einer Investition in Aktien von Liquidmetal Technologies (ISIN US53634X1000/ WKN 764551) raten die Experten vom Börsenbrief "Hot Stocks Investor".

    Bei diesem Wert handle es sich um den führenden Hersteller von amorphen Legierungen beziehungsweise Flüssigmetallen. Die Materialwissenschaft spreche von der Flüssigmetall-Technologie als der "dritten Revolution" nach der Erfindung der Stahlveredelung und der Kunststofftechnik

    Die Liquidmetal-Legierungen seien dreimal so widerstandsfähig wie Titan-Legierungen, härter als Stahl und ungeheuer strapazierfähig. Die Flüssigmetalle seien mittels der speziellen Technik formbar wie Plastik.

    Die Flüssigmetalltechnik stehe noch ganz am Anfang ihrer Entwicklung. Liquidmetal sei zudem das einzige Unternehmen, dass diese neue Technik kommerziell nutzbar anbiete. Im letzten Jahr seien die Umsätze um 238% auf 13,1 Millionen USD geklettert.

    Eine Vielzahl von Firmen würden ihr Interesse bekunden. Neben dem Uhren-Hersteller TAG Heuer würden auch Motorola, Samsung, Öl- und Erdgas-Förderunternehmen, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics sowie die US-Army Interesse zeigen. Es gebe also quasi keine Industrie, die keine Verwendung für diese Zukunftstechnik hätte.

    Anleger sollten sich nach Meinung der Experten von "Hot Stocks Investor" einige Aktien von Liquidmetal Technologies ins Depot legen.



    Viele grüße
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    Grennhorn
    schrieb am 26.04.03 12:02:09
    Beitrag Nr. 22 (9.273.410)
    morgens cosine,

    bist wohl ein Nachtjäger,
    danke für die Berichte über Liquid.
    Interresant Deine Bemerkung über Insiderkäufe.
    Weist Du wer und wieviel Aktien gekauf wurden?

    Für mich sind das dann positive Infos wenn das
    Mangement an sich und die Aussichten Ihrer
    Firma glauben!!!

    Vieleicht sollte man schon mit einer kleinen Position
    vor den Zahlen einsteigen. Immerhin wurden in D ca.
    12.000 Stück gehandelt.
    Das die erst mal wieder fallen nach einem HSI-Bericht
    kennt man schon.
    Für mich zählt nur die Zukunft eines Unternehmensund deren Produkte und diese Erfindung kommt ja nun
    auch bei potenziellen Kunden immer mehr in den Blickpunkt.
    So schönes Wochenende @

    mfg Grennhorn
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    epipoly
    schrieb am 26.04.03 12:26:58
    Beitrag Nr. 23 (9.273.480)
    @Greenhorn

    Hat Kang Jones nicht neulich 127.600 Aktien verkauft?

    Gruß epipoly
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    MRASTA
    schrieb am 28.04.03 13:18:18
    Beitrag Nr. 24 (9.288.181)
    ja hat er, aber bei der Menge, die die beiden Kang´s besitzten, Peanuts.

    Hier die Insider Trades :

    http://biz.yahoo.com/t/l/lqmt.html

    cu
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 28.04.03 15:21:54
    Beitrag Nr. 25 (9.289.478)
    Na, also als peanuts würde ich die verkauften Anteile unter Berücksichtigung seines Gesamtanteils nicht bezeichnen:
    ANTEILE
    2002-05-22
    658,633 LQMT Statement of Ownership
    VERKAUF
    2003-04-14 - 2003-04-16
    127,600 LQMT Sale at $4.25 - $4.9 per share.
    (Proceeds of about $584,000)

    Ich bin doch sehr erstaunt, daß Kang beachtliche 19,4% seiner Anteile verkauft bei nahezu Tiefststand der Aktie, zudem in Anbetracht angeblich kommender Top-Deals und in Anbetracht eines, als revolutinär zu bezeichnenden Produkts.Sowas kommt mir immer etwas mysteriös vor.
    Bin auf der Lauer zum Einstieg aber werde mir die Historie der Seriosität der Manager vorher mal noch etwas genauer anschauen.
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    MRASTA
    schrieb am 28.04.03 20:44:05
    Beitrag Nr. 26 (9.293.670)
    ups,

    hast recht, habe mich doch glatt um eine Stelle verlesen.
    Ist doch schon ein ganz schöner Batzen.

    Vor allem, weil er einen Teil wohl um die 8$ gekauft haben soll, da verkauft man doch nicht für 4.6$.

    Hast recht, sollte man mal versuchen zu erkunden warum er es gemacht hat.

    Thanks
    cu
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    panik
    schrieb am 01.05.03 12:57:59
    Beitrag Nr. 27 (9.322.355)
    Liquidmetal Technologies Reports 2003 First Quarter Results
    Thursday May 1, 6:03 am ET


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2003--Liquidmetal Technologies (NASDAQ: LQMT - News):

    -- Quarterly Revenues Total $6.6 Million, A 12% Sequential Increase--

    New Agreement With Growell Metal Extends Product Reach to South Korea Automotive Industry--
    Liquidmetal Technologies (NASDAQ: LQMT - News) today announced results for its 2003 first quarter ended March 31, 2003.

    Revenues for the first quarter were $6.6 million, a 348% increase over revenues of $1.5 million for the first quarter of 2002 and a 12% sequential increase over revenues of $5.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2002.

    The company`s bulk alloy segment accounted for $5.8 million, or 88%, of total revenues, versus $171,000, or 12%, in the prior year first quarter. The prior year contribution from this segment was comprised solely of research and development revenues. The $5.6 million increase was attributable to the addition of manufacturing equipment sales and production of bulk Liquidmetal alloy parts and prototypes that were not a factor in prior year results. Higher R&D revenues stemming from ongoing development contracts with the Department of Defense and U.S. Army for defense-related products and with DePuy Orthopaedics for orthopedic implant products also positively impacted results for the quarter.

    "We are pleased to report solid growth in our bulk alloy segment versus the prior year and sequentially. These results reflect the positive impact of an expanded business strategy, increased revenues from product development, and the manufacturing of first components for LG Electronics and new parts for Samsung, demonstrating their continued commitment to incorporating Liquidmetal alloy across multiple products," said John Kang, President and Chief Executive Officer.

    The company`s coatings segment contributed revenues of $772,000, or 12% of total first quarter revenues, compared with $1.3 million, or 88% in the same period last year. The year-over-year decline was largely due to a slowdown in oil drilling activity from the prior year as well as lower maintenance expenditures at power generating plants stemming from the general downturn in the U.S. economy. Proprietary Liquidmetal® coatings are sold to the oil drilling and power generation industries as a protective application for equipment in extreme-wear and corrosion conditions.

    The reversal in percentage revenue mix between the bulk alloy and coatings segments from the prior year first quarter is a direct outgrowth of the company`s planned transition from its original coatings business to the development and manufacture of Liquidmetal alloy parts for OEM customers. The initial focus of this effort has been on four core product areas--electronic casing components, medical devices, sports and luxury goods, and defense--where the superior strength, hardness and processing characteristics of Liquidmetal alloys have attracted a roster of prominent companies engaged in ongoing product development or production. In support of these efforts, the company completed construction of its first manufacturing plant in September 2002. The plant, located in Pyongtaek, South Korea, is in close proximity to the company`s initial base of customers in the electronic products industry.

    During the first quarter, parts and prototype revenues in the bulk alloy segment included shipment of eight different casing components to Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. This was an increase from two parts produced in the preceding fourth quarter of 2002, the company`s first full quarter of production at the Pyongtaek plant; however, volumes per part and in the aggregate for the first quarter were lower than in the fourth quarter, resulting in a sequential decline in part-related revenues. The revenues from coatings, research and development, and manufacturing equipment sales offset the decline.

    "Interest in our alloys and development of new products continues to grow. While we are experiencing a longer development-to-production cycle than expected with our parts customers, the number of parts in production during the second quarter is expected be greater than in the first, and new product and partnership announcements will accelerate in the months ahead," Kang said. He noted that the first quarter included announcements relating to product development programs with Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and OQO Inc. In early April, a luxury watch featuring Liquidmetal alloy was debuted by TAG Heuer at the renowned Basel Watch and Jewelry Show, and announcement of product launches by Rawlings and HEAD Sports, among others, are expected in coming weeks.

    Revenues from equipment sales during the quarter included $2.5 million from the sale of Liquidmetal alloy casting machines to South Korea-based Growell Metal, Inc., a KOSDAQ-listed company, as part of a five-year strategic agreement finalized in March 2003. The agreement provides Growell Metal with the right to manufacture and market an exclusive line of automotive parts made from Liquidmetal alloys for customers in South Korea. Liquidmetal Technologies will receive royalty payments from the sale of Liquidmetal alloy parts produced and sold by Growell.

    First quarter gross profit grew to $2.7 million from $781,000 in the prior year, a result of the company`s increased revenues; however, gross margins were lower than in the prior year first quarter as a result of the swing in revenue mix toward a much greater percentage of revenues from the company`s bulk alloy segment. Bulk alloy segment revenues currently carry a lower margin than the substantially higher-margin coatings sales that dominated the company`s smaller base of revenues in the prior year. This effect was partially offset in the first quarter by higher margins from equipment sales and research and development revenues. Gross margin for the quarter was 40.8% versus 53.4% in the first quarter of 2002.

    Costs associated with the ramp-up of company operations resulted in a loss from continuing operations of $5.8 million, or $0.14 per share, compared with a loss of $4.5 million, or $0.13 per share, in the first quarter of 2002. The net loss for the current quarter also totaled $5.8 million, or $0.14 per share, compared with a prior year net loss of $5.0 million, or $0.14 per share.

    Earnings per share calculations were based on 41,229,476 weighted average shares outstanding for current first quarter versus 35,079,644 in the prior year period.

    Capital expenditures totaled $1.7 million for the quarter versus $385,000 in the prior year, mainly reflecting costs of manufacturing and R&D-related equipment. Cash and marketable securities totaled $20.4 million at March 31, 2003.

    The agreement with Growell Metal capitalizes on Liquidmetal Technologies` advanced alloy technology and Growell`s 30 years of experience die casting products for South Korea-based companies in the automotive, farm machinery and electronic product industries. It signals a first step in the expansion of Liquidmetal Technologies` business strategy by establishing an alliance with a proven partner to introduce the company`s alloy technology into a previously untapped market. It also expands a strategic partnership between the two companies that began in July 2002 when Growell contracted to manufacture alloy ingots as feedstock for Liquidmetal`s Pyongtaek, South Korea plant.

    "This new agreement is a logical progression of our bulk alloy business strategy. Growell has a long history in metal die-casting, extensive experience with our unique alloy technology, and existing relationships with our team of engineers and technical staff. Moreover, their established presence in South Korea`s automotive marketplace opens a new market opportunity to Liquidmetal Technologies that might otherwise have taken us years to develop organically," said Kang.

    "Recognition of our technology is spreading as we continue product development with our established customers and introduce Liquidmetal alloys to potential new partners across a diverse range of markets. The heightened validation this brings us is generating inquiries from various strategic third parties interested in joining forces to pursue new product applications or manufacturing processes that would enhance our present resources and market penetration. Our fundamental objective is to make Liquidmetal a pervasive technology. Toward that objective, we will weigh all viable opportunities to accelerate our progress while steadfastly protecting our valuable intellectual property assets."

    These results and other highlights of the 2003 first quarter will be provided in a webcast conference call hosted by Mr. Kang and Brian McDougall, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, at 8:30 a.m. EST today (May 1). Interested parties are invited to access the conference call live via the Internet from Liquidmetal Technologies` web site at http://ir.liquidmetal.com or at www.companyboardroom.com. The dial-in number for investors participating in the operator-assisted call is toll-free 1-800-915-4836 or toll 1-973-317-5319 for international callers. Institutional investors can also access the call via CCBN`s password-protected event management site, www.streetevents.com. A rebroadcast of the call will be available after 11 a.m. today on the company`s website at http://ir.liquidmetal.com or at toll-free 1-800-428-6051 or 1-973-709-2089 for international callers, access code 288517.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Liquidmetal Technologies (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal (R)alloys are two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSIDIARIES

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
    (in thousands, except per share data)
    (unaudited)

    For the Three Months
    Ended March 31,
    2003 2002

    REVENUE $ 6,559 $ 1,463
    COST OF SALES 3,883 682
    Gross Profit 2,676 781

    OPERATING EXPENSES:

    Selling, general, and administrative 4,507 2,269
    Research and development 4,038 2,696
    Total expenses 8,545 4,965

    LOSS BEFORE INTEREST EXPENSE AND INCOME,
    MINORITY INTEREST AND DISCONTINUED
    OPERATIONS (5,869) (4,184)

    Interest expense (63) (312)
    Interest income 131 --

    LOSS BEFORE MINORITY INTEREST AND
    DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (5,801) (4,496)

    Minority interest in income of
    consolidated subsidiary (7) --

    LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (5,808) (4,496)
    DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS:
    Gain (loss) from disposal of
    discontinued retail golf segment, net -- (530)

    NET LOSS (5,808) (5,026)
    Foreign exchange translation loss (940) (124)
    Unrealized loss on marketable securities
    held-for-sale (1,141) --
    COMPREHENSIVE LOSS $ (7,889) $ (5,150)

    PER COMMON SHARE BASIC AND DILUTED:
    Loss from continuing operations $ (0.14) $ (0.13)
    Income (loss) from discontinued operations $ 0.00 $ (0.02)
    Net loss $ (0.14) $ (0.14)


    LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (in thousands, except share data)
    (unaudited)

    March 31, December 31,
    2003 2002

    ASSETS

    CURRENT ASSETS:

    Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,472 $ 26,003
    Marketable securities held-for-sale 1,927 3,068
    Trade receivables, net 8,134 6,404
    Inventories 3,556 2,506
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,101 2,142
    Total current assets 33,190 40,123

    PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 22,374 23,505
    INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET 855 785
    GOODWILL 184 184
    OTHER ASSETS 469 408
    Total assets $ 57,072 $ 65,005

    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS` EQUITY

    CURRENT LIABILITIES:

    Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 6,932 $ 11,174
    Net liabilities of discontinued operations 138 1,148
    Deferred revenue 984 1,397
    Other liabilities, current portion 20 19
    Total current liabilities 8,074 13,738

    LONG-TERM NOTE PAYABLE 5,175 74
    OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITES, NET OF CURRENT PORTION 69 --
    Total liabilities 13,318 13,812

    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

    MINORITY INTEREST 28 21

    SHAREHOLDERS` EQUITY

    Common stock, no par value; 200,000,000 shares
    authorized and
    41,576,523 issued
    and outstanding at March 31, 2003 and
    41,009,245 issued and
    outstanding at December 31, 2002 106,954 106,554

    Paid in capital 20,326 20,326
    Unamortized stock-based compensation (437) (480)
    Accumulated deficit (82,748) (76,940)
    Accumulated comprehensive (loss) income (369) 1,712
    Total shareholders` equity 43,726 51,172

    Total liabilities and shareholders` equity $ 57,072 $ 65,005



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    Contact:
    Liquidmetal Technologies
    Investors
    David Townsend, 813/314-0280 ext. 127
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com
    Media
    Otis Buchanan, 949/206-8020
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com



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    Grennhorn
    schrieb am 01.05.03 15:40:45
    Beitrag Nr. 28 (9.323.226)
    @ panik
    danke für den Geschäftsbericht

    könntest Du bitte mal eine Einschätzung derseits zu der Aktie geben?

    mfg Grennhorn
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 02.05.03 12:12:08
    Beitrag Nr. 29 (9.331.428)
    @Grennhorn
    Wenn Du mir eine `aktionärskollegialen` Rat erlaubst:
    Kein Mensch kann diese Aktie einschätzen!
    Das einzig sichere ist, daß es sich um ein Produkt mit langfristiger Zukunft handelt. Allerdings kann LQMT auch von einem Big-Player mit ähnlichem Produkt überrannt werden. Lediglich das qualifizierte Management ist ein nicht zu unterschätzendes Plus, vielleicht auch noch die frühe Marktreife des LQMT-Metalls und das damit verbundene Interesse div. Unternehmen. Aber das sagt zum jetzigen frühen Zeitpunkt noch nichts über die langfristige Zukunft dieser Firma.
    Auch Einschätzungen über kurzfristige Kursentwicklungen sind kaum vorhersehbar, vergleiche Nanotechnologie welche trotz Präsenz an den internationalen Märkten noch keinen Hyphe hervorgerufen hat.
    Steck ein paar Euro rein und übe Dich in Geduld.
    wie gesagt nur ein Rat.
    MfG
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    Grennhorn
    schrieb am 02.05.03 15:53:14
    Beitrag Nr. 30 (9.333.920)
    @ Aston

    Ratschlag für die Brokerseele, Danke

    wie jeder " Aktionär " such auch ich eine
    kleine Microsoft....
    Beruflich bin ich in der Metallindustrie tätig.
    Vielleicht auch deshalb der Hang zu dieser Aktie.
    Wir haben schon sehr viele aussichtsreiche Patente
    zu den Akten gelegt weil es einigen Herren so nicht
    passte.
    Auf dem Mond waren auch damals schon Brennstoffzellen
    dabei und heute??? ( 1969 )

    Erst wenn eine sogenannte Gruppendynamik losgeht
    kommt das Eine oder Andere Projekt zum laufen!
    In erster Linie liegt es auch nicht an der immer gern
    zitierten Finanzierung sondern an den Köpfen der
    Anbieter. Beispiel IQ Power....

    Es gab viele und noch mehr gute Patente die irgendwo
    in einer der unteren Schreibtischschubladen
    landen.. auf nimmer sehn..


    So hab mir ein wenig Frust von der Seele geschrieben

    an alle Leidgeprüften

    schönen Sonntag noch

    mfg Grennhorn
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 02.05.03 18:01:25
    Beitrag Nr. 31 (9.335.605)
    Na ja ganz so frustig mußt Du es auch nicht sehn` LOL (siehe heutigen Anstieg)
    Die Chancen liegen bei smallcaps/pennystocks wie LQMT leider meistens nicht in der Langfristanlage sondern im Ausbeuten der spontanen Langfristphantasien anderer ;-) - das nennt sich dann ja bekanntlich `Hyphe` - und das meinte ich auch mit Geduld haben. Der lukrative Glaube an eine neue Mikrosoft kann sich nur erfüllen wenn Du von 5-10 1A-Pennystocks jeweils wenigstens 100k Papiere besitzt.
    Just IMO

    Ein `liquides` Wochenende wünscht
    AM
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    cosine
    schrieb am 07.05.03 23:27:07
    Beitrag Nr. 32 (9.385.901)
    Liquidmetal Technologies And Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. Announce The Launch Of Next Generation Baseball Bats
    Wednesday May 7, 9:42 am ET
    A New Standard In Materials Technology Hits The Playing Field


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2003-- The leading manufacturer of baseball sports equipment, Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc, an Official Supplier to Major League Baseball for over 30 years, has teamed with Liquidmetal® Technologies (NASDAQ:LQMT - News) to introduce a new standard in high-performance materials to the world of baseball products.
    ADVERTISEMENT


    At its 2003 global marketing and product launch meeting held May 1 in St. Louis, Rawlings unveiled a new line of baseball bats featuring Liquidmetal Pure Energy TransferTM technology that are scheduled to hit retail outlets in early Fall 2003. Hailed as "the future of bats" to Rawlings sales and marketing teams at the annual meeting, the product group will feature a full line of Rawlings® Liquidmetal (R)bats--adult and youth baseball as well as women`s fast-pitch softball--targeted to a batting market estimated at $300 million in the U.S. alone.

    Taking advantage of Liquidmetal Technologies` proven history in high-performance coatings, Liquidmetal engineers and Rawlings designers worked with numerous product variations to develop a baseball bat that would offer superior durability while dramatically reducing the energy loss experienced with other materials upon impact with the ball. The revolutionary Liquidmetal technology is currently exclusive to Rawlings for baseball and softball bats.

    According to Stan Lippelman, Rawlings` Vice President of Marketing, Research and Development, "Today`s Rawlings is about excitement and performance, and the Liquidmetal® bat`s pure energy transfer delivers a new dimension of power behind the plate. It is truly a revolutionary product and an exciting new entry to our line-up."

    Peter Thomson-Smith, Vice President-Sports and Leisure Products for Liquidmetal Technologies, said, "This is a defining event for Liquidmetal Technologies in the high-profile realm of sports products. We are delighted that our first launch of the year introduces Liquidmetal technology with such style and great brand visibility."

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Liquidmetal Technologies (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal (R)alloys are two-to-three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third RevolutionTM in material science.

    About Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.

    Rawlings is a leading marketer and manufacturer of baseball equipment and other sporting goods in the United States. Rawlings is the official baseball of Major League Baseball and the NCAA® baseball championships. Over half of Major League players use a Rawlings` glove, including such stars as Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey, Jr., Randy Johnson, Troy Glaus, Torii Hunter, Shawn Green, Jim Edmonds, Mike Piazza, Nomar Garciaparra, Barry Zito, Jorge Posada and Pedro Martinez. Rawlings is also the official basketball for the NAIA, NJCAA, AAU and many other organizations, as well as official football of the NAIA. Rawlings is the official basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer ball of the National High School Federation.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    Contact:
    Liquidmetal(R) Technologies
    Media
    Otis Buchanan, (949) 206-8020
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com
    or
    Investors
    David Townsend, (813) 314-0280 ext. 127
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    Source: Liquidmetal(R) Technologies
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 14.05.03 14:25:11
    Beitrag Nr. 33 (9.447.300)
    Der heutige Hot Stock Investor covert wieder massiv LMQT.
    Der Neukunde Orthopädie-Spezialist DEPUY dürfte auch meiner Meinung nach wesentlich zu zukünftigen Umsätzen im medizinischem Bereich beitragen, auch aufgrund der Aufmerksamkeit die LMQT in diesem wichtigen Bereich gewinnt. Bin sehr angetan von dem Produkt und habe die Firma gebeten mir mitzuteilen wie man eine Metallprobe als `Studienobjekt`erhalten kann.
    Werde heute in USA bei diesen extremen lows aufstocken und laß die Geschichte mal zwei Jahre laufen. Da kommt noch einiges positive, eventuelle Shortverkäufe rühren mich in diesem Falle wenig.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 17.05.03 16:17:00
    Beitrag Nr. 34 (9.480.888)
    Liquidmetal sieht gut aus.

    höheres Handelsvolumen-steigender Kurs





    grüße
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    panik
    schrieb am 22.05.03 14:11:45
    Beitrag Nr. 35 (9.528.521)
    Liquidmetal Technologies Joins With Sony Corporation to Develop High-Performance Casing for Digital Still Cameras
    Thursday May 22, 8:00 am ET


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2003--Liquidmetal® Technologies (Nasdaq:LQMT - News) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Sony Corporation to develop an exterior casing made from Liquidmetal® alloys for Sony digital still cameras.
    ADVERTISEMENT


    This represents the first product development initiative between the global consumer products giant and Liquidmetal Technologies, the leading developer and manufacturer of products made from amorphous alloys. It targets the fast-growing market for digital cameras produced by Japanese manufacturers, which industry sources report grew to an estimated 23.1 million units in 2002 from 14.8 million the previous year.

    "Developing casing components for a world-wide consumer electronics company in the class of Sony Corporation is obviously a significant advance in our efforts to establish Liquidmetal alloys as the material of choice for product applications where superior strength, durability and aesthetics are driving design considerations," said John Kang, Liquidmetal Technologies President and CEO. "With strength two-to-three times greater than titanium and the ability to be molded to precision net shapes, our alloys are ideally-suited for use as a high-performance camera casing."

    The agreement with Sony signals the latest product application Liquidmetal Technologies is developing for its unique alloys. The company is currently manufacturing prototype or production-quantity components for cell phones and other consumer electronics, sporting goods, fine jewelry, medical devices and defense-related products with industry leaders including Samsung Electronics, Rawlings, HEAD Sports, TAG Heuer, DePuy Orthopaedics, Surgical Specialties, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Tampa, Florida-based Liquidmetal Technologies (http://www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal (R)alloys are two-to-three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    Contact:
    Liquidmetal Technologies, Tampa
    Investors:
    David Townsend, 813/314-0280 ext. 127
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com
    or
    Media:
    Otis Buchanan, 949/206-8020
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com



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    panik
    schrieb am 10.07.03 22:30:34
    Beitrag Nr. 36 (10.063.613)
    HEAD Serves up New Liquidmetal Racquets
    Thursday July 10, 10:08 am ET
    Liquidmetal Technology Redefines Performance On The Court


    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2003--HEAD (NYSE: HED - News) Racquet Sports continues its legacy of innovation with the 2003 launch of the Liquidmetal® racquet line, incorporating Liquidmetal® technology - the only material that uses all the energy your swing generates.
    Developed by the California Institute of Technology and Liquidmetal® Technologies (NASDAQ: LQMT - News), Liquidmetal® alloy provides 29% more power than Titanium. As its name implies, Liquidmetal® alloy is different from conventional materials because of its liquid (or "amorphous") atomic structure. This means that Liquidmetal® alloy does not deform on impact, resulting in ultimate energy return.

    HEAD has maximized the benefits of Liquidmetal® alloy by applying it to four strategic areas of the racquet`s head, integrated in the main layer of the frame`s construction. This allows all energy from ball impact to be used for a power return -- so what a player puts into his or her swing is exactly what they get out.

    "In less than five years we`ve been able to create two #1 selling racquet technologies with Titanium and Intelligence. Now we are bringing to the market an unbelievable new power technology that will again revolutionize the sport," said Johan Eliasch, CEO of HEAD N.V. "Tennis players will immediately feel the advantages of this technology on the courts."

    Benefits of HEAD`s Liquidmetal® racquets are enhanced by three additional unrivaled components:

    Total Sweetspot Construction, which increases torsional stability in the racquet head and extends the sweetspot throughout the entire racquet head, resulting in ultimate control.
    The NoShox Dampening System, which consists of a newly developed "memory foam" integrated into the racquet handle that reduces vibrations 27% better than systems in conventional racquets.
    Integrated String Dampener, which is affixed to the grommets at the base of the head and absorbs string vibration. Now even the most powerful racquet is easy on the arm and completely comfortable, no matter what style of play.
    HEAD will introduce three racquets as part of the Liquidmetal® line this summer, each designed for players of different swing styles: The flagship of this line will be the Liquidmetal® 8 (112 sq. in. head size, retail $250) for players with a short, compact swing looking for more power; the Liquidmetal® 4 (102 sq. in. head size, retail $225), a mid plus frame for players with moderate swing who need a racquet with great power and control; and the Liquidmetal® Radical, a racquet for more aggressive players with longer, faster swing styles and available in two head sizes - an oversize frame (107 sq. in. head size, retail $200), which is the choice of world #1 top star Andre Agassi, and mid plus (98 sq. in. head size, retail $200).

    "HEAD delivers innovative new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment every time," says Andre Agassi. "Now they`ve done it again with the exciting new HEAD Liquidmetal® racquets, and my Liquidmetal® Radical."

    HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports is a division of HEAD N.V. (NYSE: HED - News) which owns such premier sporting goods brands as HEAD (tennis, racquetball, and squash racquets; alpine skis and boots; snowboards, bindings and boots; athletic and outdoor footwear; accessories and apparel), Penn (tennis balls and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), Mares and Dacor (both scuba diving equipment). www.head.com.

    Liquidmetal® Technologies

    Liquidmetal Technologies (NASDAQ: LQMT - News) recently licensed the use of the technology to TAG Heuer, who is featuring a high-performance Liquidmetal® alloy as the casing of a new special edition, state-of-the-art digital movement timepiece. Additional applications include medical devices, telecommunications equipment, golf clubs, even space missions. www.liquidmetal.com.



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    Contact:
    For HEAD
    Esther Lippman/Kristen Tate, 404-262-3000



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    b742418
    schrieb am 25.07.03 13:07:06
    Beitrag Nr. 37 (10.225.925)
    24.07.2003
    Liquidmetal spekulativ kaufen
    Focus Money

    Dem spekulativ ausgerichteten Investor empfiehlt derzeit das Anlegermagazin "Focus Money" die Aktien von Liquidmetal Technologies (ISIN US53634X1000/ WKN 764551) zum Einstieg.

    Nach Stahl und Kunststoff beginne jetzt die dritte Revolution der Werkstoffe - mit Liquidmetal. Das verkünde zumindest James Kang, Chef der jungen US-Gesellschaft Liquidmetal Technologies. Sein Unternehmen sei weltweit der erste Hersteller des neuen Wundermaterials. Dessen erstaunliche Eigenschaft: Obwohl dreimal so hart wie Titan und härter als Werkzeugstahl, lasse es sich wie Plastik bei nur 400 Grad Celsius in Formen gießen.

    TAG Heuer habe bereits einen Chronometer mit Liquidmetal-Gehäuse präsentiert, Sony und Samsung würden mit dem Stoff Gehäuse für Digitalkameras und Mobiltelefone produzieren wollen, andere Unternehmen künstliche Kniescheiben oder Schutzkleidung.

    Noch arbeite Liquidmetal mit Verlust. Analysten würden jedoch schon im kommenden Jahr einen Gewinn erwarten. Im ersten Quartal 2003 habe das Unternehmen aus Florida 6,6 Millionen Dollar Umsatz geschafft, zwölf Prozent mehr als in den vorausgegangenen drei Monaten. Werde das neue Material Liquidmetal wie erhofft ein Verkaufserfolg, sollte die Gesellschaft stark steigende Gewinne erzielen.

    Mutige Investoren sollten nach Ansicht des Anlegermagazins "Focus Money" einige Stücke von Liquidmetal limitiert in Frankfurt ordern. Der Stoppkurs sollte bei 4,80 Euro platziert werden.
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    B.ST.
    schrieb am 26.07.03 09:27:03
    Beitrag Nr. 38 (10.233.466)
    Ich habe den Bericht auch gelesen. Bin allerdings seit geraumer Zeit bei solchen Berichten der Zeitschrift "Focus Money" sehr vorsichtig. Manchmal könnte man meinen, die versuchen zu puschen.
    Ausserdem fand ich die vorherigen Beiträge zu dieser Gesellschaft sehr interessant....
    Vorsicht !:confused:
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 29.07.03 16:03:41
    Beitrag Nr. 39 (10.268.837)
    Vielleicht solltest Du Dich mit dem Produkt amorphe Metalle beschäftigen bzw. mit LQMT und Dir Deinen eigenen `Fokus` schaffen...wer braucht schon die Zeitschrift `Fokus` oder sonst ein Börsenpamphlet wenn er in die Zukunft investieren will und dabei nur seinen eigenen Kopf benutzen könnte.
    Andere Frage: Lehnst Du grundsätzlich alles ab nur weil mehr oder weniger fragwürdige Journalien sich auch damit befassen? Dann muß man allerdings vor jedem Investment Angst haben LOL
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    cosine
    schrieb am 29.07.03 21:40:49
    Beitrag Nr. 40 (10.272.446)
    @Aston

    genau meiner Meinung!


    grüße
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 30.07.03 11:32:08
    Beitrag Nr. 41 (10.277.488)
    wenn die im nächsten jahr echt den break even schaffen, ist das potential doch unendlich!

    "fast in jedem industriebereich könnte liquidmetal zum einsatz kommen" (aktionär)
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    Magdal.ena
    schrieb am 01.08.03 11:41:34
    Beitrag Nr. 42 (10.309.430)
    Press Release Source: Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.


    Liquidmetal Technologies Reports 2003 Second Quarter and Six-Month Results
    Thursday July 31, 6:02 am ET


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2003--Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News):
    Quarter Revenues Total $6.4 Million, $13.0 Million for Fiscal First Half
    Company Announces Strategic Licensing Agreement To Expand Luxury Product Markets for Liquidmetal® Alloys
    Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News) today announced results for its 2003 second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2003.

    Revenues for the second quarter increased 199% to $6.4 million from revenues of $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2002. On a sequential quarterly basis, revenues were slightly below the $6.6 million generated in the first quarter of 2003, while roughly in line with management`s previously announced revenue outlook for the quarter. Revenues for the first six months of 2003 were 260% higher, at $13.0 million versus $3.6 million a year ago.

    "As outlined during our last quarterly update, we have engaged in intensive efforts to restructure the company`s operations and sharpen our product focus in support of our stated objective of achieving profitability in the fourth quarter of 2003," said John Kang, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This involved a rigorous assessment of both our progress and shortcomings as a still emerging company and resulted in a substantial realignment of our organizational size, facilities, marketing and manufacturing emphasis. With these efforts now largely behind us, we are realizing benefits that we believe will be reflected in our results going forward, beginning with our ongoing third quarter."

    Kang recounted the following major restructuring steps undertaken during the second quarter:

    company wide headcount has been reduced by approximately 43%;
    unprofitable parts that disproportionately consume plant resources and impact costs are being eliminated from the company`s manufacturing and R&D pipeline or phased out as obligations are fulfilled;
    manufacturing and administrative facilities have been consolidated; and
    new pricing and manufacturing feasibility thresholds have been instituted to optimize product development efforts and personnel utilization.
    As a result of cost reduction measures, the company incurred approximately $0.8 million in severance, fixed asset write-down, and facility consolidation expenses during the second quarter. Cost of goods sold for the quarter included approximately $1.3 million associated with production of certain unprofitable parts that have now been discontinued and $0.8 million for a part that is being phased out of production. In aggregate, these amounts equaled $2.9 million.

    "While negatively affecting second quarter results, the restructuring actions have positioned the company for lower operating expense and future growth. Our previously stated target was to achieve 40% lower operating expenses in the third quarter versus our first quarter run rate. We are well on track to reach this goal. At the same time, we have narrowed our manufacturing focus to those products combining the shortest time to market with the highest margin opportunities, as we drive to boost revenues on the foundation of a lower cost structure," Kang said.

    The loss from continuing operations in the second quarter totaled $6.3 million, or $0.15 per share, compared with a loss of $4.3 million, or $0.11 per share, in the second quarter of 2002. For the first six months of 2003, the loss from continuing operations was $12.1 million, or $0.29 per share, compared with $8.8 million, or $0.24 per share, for the same period in 2002.

    Including discontinued operations, the company posted a second quarter net loss of $6.3 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to a net loss of $3.2 million, or $0.09 per share, for the second quarter of 2002. Net loss including discontinued operations for the six months was $12.1 million, or $0.29 per share, versus a loss of $8.3 million, or $0.23 per share, for the first six months of 2002.

    Second quarter gross profit was $20,000 compared to $957,000 in the same period last year. The corresponding gross margin for the second quarter was nominal, compared with 44.6% in the prior year quarter. Gross profit for the 2003 six months was $2.7 million versus $1.7 million for the first six months of 2002. The six-month gross margin was 20.8% versus a 48.2% gross margin in the prior year six months. In addition to the aforementioned cost reduction measures, the declines in gross margin for the current periods were due to the following factors: a revenue mix of lower-margin business both year-over-year and sequentially; higher unit costs resulting from low yields on a new cell phone component introduced into production during the second quarter; inadequate pricing on a second cell phone component that has since been re-priced; and a higher percentage of plant operating costs allocated to manufacturing, as opposed to research and development expense during previous quarters as new plant operations were being brought on line. Also affecting comparisons is the fact that prior year revenues were derived mainly from the company`s high-margin industrial coatings business, which now represents a comparatively small portion of revenues.

    Earnings per share calculations were based on 41,586,986 and 41,409,218 weighted average shares outstanding for the 2003 second quarter and six months, respectively, versus 37,697,190 and 36,395,648 average shares in the respective prior year periods.

    Capital expenditures of $1.2 million for the quarter and $2.9 million for the six months mainly reflected manufacturing and R&D-related equipment costs that are expected to continue to decline through the balance of the year. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $14.0 million at June 30, 2003.

    Second Quarter Revenue Highlights

    The year-over-year growth in second quarter revenues was driven by the company`s bulk alloy segment, including: sales of proprietary manufacturing equipment by the company`s equipment division; production of bulk Liquidmetal alloy casing components for electronic product manufacturers; prototyping of parts for customers in ongoing product development; and revenues from ongoing research and development programs with defense and medical product customers. Bulk alloy segment revenues totaled $5.7 million, or 89% of total company revenues for the quarter. The company`s industrial coatings segment contributed the remaining $0.7 million, or 11%.

    Revenues benefited significantly from a new strategic alliance established during the second quarter. In June, the company entered into an exclusive 10-year license agreement with LLPG, Inc., a corporation headed by Jack Chitayat, a former director of the company. The purpose of the agreement is to accelerate efforts to commercialize Liquidmetal alloys, particularly emerging precious metal-based compositions, in the jewelry and high-end luxury products market. The agreement gives LLPG and its strategic partners in the Swiss jewelry and luxury goods industry the right to exploit markets for platinum and gold-based amorphous Liquidmetal alloys currently being developed or commercialized by Liquidmetal Technologies. Liquidmetal Technologies, in turn, will receive royalty payments over the life of the contract on all products produced and sold by LLPG. In conjunction with its technology licensing contract, LLPG purchased two proprietary Liquidmetal alloy melting machines and three proprietary Liquidmetal alloy casting machines in the second quarter for a total purchase price of $2.0 million.

    The number of different bulk alloy parts in production during the second quarter totaled nine components for six products, compared with eight components for five products in the preceding first quarter. Part shipments in the second quarter were to ongoing customer Samsung and a new cell phone component customer, KTF (Korea Telecom). An additional 15 parts for eight products were in active prototyping during the second quarter, for electronics, medical and sporting goods customers.

    Product news during the second quarter included the announcement of an agreement with Sony Corporation to develop a new digital camera featuring a Liquidmetal alloy casing, and the launch of major Liquidmetal branding campaigns by sporting goods manufacturers HEAD Sport and Rawlings. On July 25, HEAD released a new line of HEAD Liquidmetal® tennis racquets, including Andre Agassi`s new "weapon of choice", the HEAD Liquidmetal® Radical. Rawlings has announced plans to roll out a full line of Rawlings® Liquidmetal® baseball bats in the Fall of 2003.

    The company also reported that in early July it was awarded the first of two contracts under a previously announced $5.25 million 2003 Defense Appropriations allocation for the continued development of Liquidmetal alloy-based products and materials for defense-related applications. The second contract is expected to be awarded by early August.

    "These second quarter accomplishments--the efforts to restructure our operations and reduce our costs, the growth in number of parts in production and active prototyping, a major new customer relationship, and the addition of a new strategic partner dedicated to promoting Liquidmetal products across a large target market--underscore our commitment to achieving profitability in the fourth quarter of 2003 while progressing toward our fundamental objective of building the Liquidmetal family of alloys into a pervasive technology," Kang said. "We look forward to building on our renewed foundation and focus."

    Additional perspective on the company`s 2003 second quarter results will be provided in a webcast conference call hosted by Mr. Kang and Brian McDougall, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, at 8:30 a.m. EDT today (July 31). Interested parties are invited to access the conference call live via the Internet from Liquidmetal Technologies` web site at http://ir.liquidmetal.com or at http://www.companyboardroom.com. The dial-in number for investors participating in the operator-assisted call is toll-free 1-800-915-4836 or toll 1-973-317-5319 for international callers. Institutional investors may also access the call via CCBN`s password-protected event management site, http://www.streetevents.com. A rebroadcast will be available after 11 a.m. today on the company`s website or at toll-free 1-800-428-6051 (or 1-973-709-2089 for international callers), access code 301706.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.

    Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (http://www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal (R)alloys are two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
    OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
    (In thousands, except per share data)
    (unaudited)

    For the Three For the Six
    Months Ended June 30, Months Ended June 30,
    --------------------- ---------------------
    2003 2002 2003 2002
    ---- ---- ---- ----

    REVENUE $ 6,409 $ 2,144 $ 12,968 $ 3,607
    COST OF SALES 6,389 1,187 10,272 1,869
    -------- -------- -------- --------

    Gross Profit 20 957 2,696 1,738
    -------- -------- -------- --------

    OPERATING EXPENSES:
    Selling, general,
    and administrative 4,704 2,860 9,211 5,129
    Research and
    development 2,809 1,660 6,847 4,356
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    Total expenses 7,513 4,520 16,058 9,485
    -------- -------- -------- --------

    LOSS BEFORE INTEREST,
    OTHER INCOME, INCOME
    TAXES, MINORITY
    INTEREST AND DISCONTINUED
    OPERATIONS (7,493) (3,563) (13,362) (7,747)

    Interest expense (115) (791) (178) (1,103)
    Interest income 102 96 233 96
    Gain on sale of
    marketable securities
    held-for-sale 1,178 -- 1,178 --
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    LOSS BEFORE INCOME
    TAXES, MINORITY
    INTEREST AND
    DISCONTINUED
    OPERATIONS (6,328) (4,258) (12,129) (8,754)
    Income taxes (8) -- (8) --
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    LOSS BEFORE MINORITY
    INTEREST AND
    DISCONTINUED
    OPERATIONS (6,336) (4,258) (12,137) (8,754)
    Minority interest
    in loss (income)
    of consolidated
    subsidiary 10 (10) 3 (10)
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    LOSS FROM CONTINUING
    OPERATIONS (6,326) (4,268) (12,134) (8,764)
    Gain from disposal
    of discontinued
    retail golf
    segment, net -- 1,038 -- 508
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    NET LOSS (6,326) (3,230) (12,134) (8,256)
    Foreign exchange
    translation gain 1,099 161 159 37
    Net unrealized loss
    on marketable
    securities
    held-for-sale (527) -- (1,668) --
    -------- -------- -------- --------
    COMPREHENSIVE LOSS $(5,754) $ (3,069) $ (13,643) $ (8,219)
    ======== ======== ======== ========

    PER COMMON SHARE BASIC AND DILUTED:
    Loss from continuing
    operations $ (0.15) $ (0.11) $ (0.29) $ (0.24)
    ======== ======== ======== ========
    Income (loss) from
    discontinued
    operations $ 0.00 $ 0.03 $ 0.00 $ 0.01
    ======== ======== ======== ========
    Net loss $ (0.15) $ (0.09) $ (0.29) $ (0.23)
    ======== ======== ======== ========



    LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (in thousands, except share data)
    (unaudited)

    June 30, December 31,
    2003 2002
    ---- ----
    ASSETS

    CURRENT ASSETS:

    Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,998 $ 26,003
    Marketable securities held-for-sale -- 3,068
    Trade receivables, net 9,190 6,404
    Inventories 4,270 2,506
    Prepaid expenses and other
    current assets 1,208 2,112
    -------- --------
    Total current assets 28,666 40,093
    PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 22,896 23,505
    GOODWILL 184 184
    OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET 911 785
    OTHER ASSETS 337 438
    -------- --------
    Total assets $ 52,994 $ 65,005
    ======== ========


    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS` EQUITY

    CURRENT LIABILITIES:

    Accounts payable and accrued
    expenses $ 7,975 $ 11,174
    Net liabilities of discontinued
    operations 135 1,148
    Deferred revenue 930 1,397
    Other liabilities, current portion 110 19
    -------- --------
    Total current liabilities 9,150 13,738
    LONG-TERM NOTE PAYABLE 5,449 74
    OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITES, NET OF
    CURRENT PORTION 257 --
    -------- --------
    Total liabilities 14,856 13,812
    -------- --------

    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

    MINORITY INTEREST 23 21
    -------- --------

    SHAREHOLDERS` EQUITY:

    Common stock, no par value;
    100,000,000 shares authorized;
    41,599,652 issued and outstanding
    at June 30, 2003 and 41,009,245
    issued and outstanding at
    December 31, 2002 107,050 106,554
    Paid in capital 20,331 20,326
    Unamortized stock-based compensation (395) (480)
    Accumulated deficit (89,074) (76,940)
    Accumulated comprehensive income 203 1,712
    -------- --------
    Total shareholders` equity 38,115 51,172
    -------- --------
    Total liabilities and
    shareholders` equity $ 52,994 $ 65,005
    ======== ========



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    Contact:
    Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc., Tampa
    David Townsend, 813/314-0280 ext. 127
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    Source: Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.
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    Magdal.ena
    schrieb am 01.08.03 11:44:05
    Beitrag Nr. 43 (10.309.472)
    Liquidmetal Tech. Spiegel- und New Scientist-Bericht erwähnt:

    US-MILITÄR
    Sauberer töten mit Wolfram

    Von Markus Becker

    Das US-Militär erwägt offenbar die Abschaffung seiner umstrittenen Uranmunition. Eine exotische Wolfram-Legierung wird möglicherweise schon in zwei Jahren das bisher im Kampf gegen Panzer eingesetzte, strahlende und hochgiftige Uran ersetzen.
    (...)
    Laut "New Scientist" hat Liquidmetal Technologies mit der US-Regierung bereits einen Vertrag über Tests mit 30-Millimeter-Munition abgeschlossen. Die neuen Projektile könnten demnach schon in zwei Jahren einsatzbereit sein.


    Kompletter Bericht: http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,259401,00.h…
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    panik
    schrieb am 11.08.03 14:50:52
    Beitrag Nr. 44 (10.407.578)
    Liquidmetal Technologies Awarded New $3.0 Million Contract to Develop Armor-Piercing Ammunition for Ground Attack Jets
    Monday August 11, 8:45 am ET


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2003--Liquidmetal® Technologies (NASDAQ:LQMT - News)
    Funding Provided Under $5.25 Million 2003 Defense

    ADVERTISEMENT


    Appropriations Allocation

    Liquidmetal® Technologies (NASDAQ:LQMT - News) today announced that it has signed a new, $3.0 million research and development contract with the U.S. Army for continuing development of high-performance Liquidmetal® alloy composite Kinetic Energy Penetrator (KEP) rods for use in armor-piercing ammunition systems.

    The 16-month contract will be directed to development of PGU-14B KEPs for the Air Force`s tank-killing A-10 "Warthog" ground attack jet. Because the Liquidmetal-KEP technology would also be beneficial to the Air Force and Navy, the Army is managing the development efforts as a joint service program. The new contract follows a successful first-year, $2 million program dedicated to initial ballistic testing and the design of equipment and processes required to produce batch sizes of Liquidmetal alloy composite KEPS.

    Liquidmetal Technologies has selected Alliant Techsystems (ATK) as a subcontractor to conduct full-scale systems integration and ballistic testing. ATK is the current prime contractor for the production of PGU-14Bs. The overall goal of the program is to develop higher-performance, environmentally safe KEPs as an alternative to depleted uranium rods currently used by the military.

    Liquidmetal alloys possess a unique amorphous atomic structure that combines strength 2-3 times greater than titanium with the ability to be molded into precision parts, similar to plastics. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, and the alloys are considered a breakthrough in material science.

    The Army contract is the second of two contracts awarded to Liquidmetal Technologies in recent weeks under a previously announced, $5.25 million 2003 Defense Appropriations allocation approved last fall for the continuing study of Liquidmetal alloys. On July 1, the Air Force awarded Liquidmetal Technologies an $811,000 corrosion study contract to document the anti-corrosive properties of various Liquidmetal alloy compositions in environments of military interest.

    In addition, Liquidmetal Technologies is currently finalizing a Small Business Innovative Research contract with the U.S. Navy to design lightweight fragmentation bombs using Liquidmetal alloys as the primary casing. With this contract in place, Liquidmetal Technologies will be engaged in development programs will all branches of the military as well as the Department of Defense, under the auspices of the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Product development programs are also underway with several leading defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.

    These defense-related activities are part of a growing list of current and future applications for Liquidmetal alloys. The company is currently manufacturing prototype or production-quantity components for consumer electronics, sporting goods, fine jewelry and medical products with industry leaders including Samsung Electronics, Sony Corporation, HEAD Sports, Rawlings, LVMH and TAG Heuer, Surgical Specialties and DePuy Orthopaedics. In addition, proprietary Liquidmetal® coatings products are used in various industrial applications.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Tampa, Florida-based Liquidmetal Technologies (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal® alloys are two-to-three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    Contact:
    Liquidmetal Technologies
    Otis Buchanan, 949-206-8020 (Media)
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com
    David Townsend, 813-314-0280 ext. 127 (Investors)
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    Source: Liquidmetal Technologies
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 12.08.03 00:31:21
    Beitrag Nr. 45 (10.413.287)
    Wird wohl eine Kapitalerhöhung und Verwässerung der Aktie geben, denn cash burn ist zu hoch, bei ausstehendem Cash von 14 Millionen $ bei 6 Mio Verlust in Q2.
    Short seller drücken weiter kräftig auf den Kurs, selbst diese, wenn auch erwartete Meldung, verpuffte beinahe ohne Wirkung. (+1.82 Prozent)
    Ich denke wir werden bis Ende August unter die 4 Dollar gehen, um dann einen Seitwärtskurs bis zum nächsten Quartalsergebnis zu sehen.
    Sollte dann keine signifikante Besserung zu sehen sein,d.h. Umsatzsteigerund + Minimierung des Verlustes, dann gute Nacht.
    Die Margen sind im Industriebereich am höchsten, wo LQMT kaum vertreten ist. Liquidmetal wird nur überleben, wenn sie sich in einem Nischenmarkt wie z.B. Defence behaupten können, allein von Tennis- und Golfschlägern wird man nicht überleben können.
    Strong Sell
    bei 2 - 2.50 Dollar (nach Kapitalerhöhung) könnte man vielleicht auf einen Rebound spekulieren, vorher Finger weg!!
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 12.08.03 12:39:20
    Beitrag Nr. 46 (10.418.497)
    @multicash
    Pardon, selten so einen dummen Kommentar gelesen.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 12.08.03 15:31:05
    Beitrag Nr. 47 (10.421.245)
    @Aston Martin
    Pardon, selten so einen dummen Anleger gesehen.

    so kriegst du dein Auto nie:laugh:

    LQMT : strong sell
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 13.08.03 18:56:13
    Beitrag Nr. 48 (10.437.195)
    Was Du bezüglich LQMT und bezüglich meiner Fahrzeuge alles zu wissen glaubst - Respekt!

    Bezgl. LQMT:
    1. Aus dem neuen Contract mit der U.S. Army, bei welcher LQMT definitve $3m Entwicklungsgelder erhält `eine Kapitalerhöhung und Verwässerung der Aktie` zu schließen ist wohl doch etwas dümmlich.

    2. `Short seller drücken weiter kräftig auf den Kurs, selbst diese, wenn auch erwartete Meldung, verpuffte beinahe ohne Wirkung`
    Da hast Du wohl etwas zu schnell geschossen wie üblich für viele WO-Alleswisser hier die keinen Tag warten können um das Marktverhalten eines Papiers erst mal zu beobachten und dann `wichtige` Kommentare abzugeben.

    3. `Liquidmetal wird nur überleben, wenn sie sich in einem Nischenmarkt wie z.B. Defence behaupten können, allein von Tennis- und Golfschlägern wird man nicht überleben können.`
    Deine Fähigkeit Firmeninfos zu ignorieren im Interesse eines geringwertigen Abstrafens eines vielversprechenden Unternehmens ist bemerkenswert, besonders bezüglich Verhandlungen und Verträge mit Lockheed Martin, Tag Heuer, OQO Incorporated, Sony Corporation, DePuy Orthopaedics, Samsung Electronics, Surgical Specialties Corporation,LVMH,
    u.a. sowie US Army, US Navy, US AirForce etc. etc.

    Tja, da wollen wir doch mal schauen wer hier länger überlebt:
    ein Unternehmen mit Havard-Köpfen voller neuer revolutionärer Ideen für amorphe Metalle,
    ein junger WO-Alleswisser der gerner kindische gelbe Männchen in Kommentaren verwendet
    oder ein alter `dummer` Anleger, der sein Geld schon in Microsoft gesteckt hat als Gates noch seine Garage selber gereinigt und der kleine WO-Mann noch in die Windeln gepullert hast.


    Dennoch, alles Gute.
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    MONSIEURCB
    schrieb am 13.08.03 19:03:22
    Beitrag Nr. 49 (10.437.316)
    @Aston Martin:
    Wacker gegeben - chapeau!
    Übrigens meine Lieblings-Automarke ;--))
    Hab heute auch noch mal nachgelegt - und werde auch den Herbst-Dip überdauern...bei diesem Wert wird LONG sich noch erfreulich auszahlen. Cheerio! Chris
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 15.08.03 21:02:05
    Beitrag Nr. 50 (10.467.540)
    Ich empfehle Interessenten die Lektüre der Managements Discussion ab Seite 26 des US-Filings Form 10 vom August

    Nebenbei verweise ich insbesondere auf den Passus welcher auf die Liquidation der`...golf assets and liabilities...` hinweist und damit eindeutig darauf daß diesbezügliche Produkte seit einiger Zeit absolut keine Schwerpunkte der Firma mehr darstellen (mit Bezug auf das post von `Multicash`). Wäre i.Ü. bei der vielfältigen Verwendbarkeit des Metalls auch nicht sehr sinnvoll.


    Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition And Results of Operations

    This management’s discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and notes included elsewhere in this report on Form 10-Q...................etc.

    OVERVIEW

    We are a materials technology company that develops, manufactures, and markets products made from amorphous alloys. Our Liquidmetal® family of alloys consists of a variety of coatings, powders, bulk alloys, and composites that utilize the advantages offered by amorphous alloy technology. We develop, manufacture, and sell products and components from bulk amorphous alloys that are incorporated into the finished goods of our customers, and we also market and sell amorphous alloy industrial coatings. We have the exclusive right to develop, manufacture, and sell what we believe are the only commercially viable bulk amorphous alloys.

    Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are distinguished by their ability to retain a random atomic structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys when they solidify. Liquidmetal alloys possess a combination of performance, processing, and cost advantages that we believe makes them preferable to other materials in a variety of applications. The amorphous atomic structure of our alloys enables them to overcome certain performance limitations caused by inherent weaknesses in crystalline atomic structures, thus facilitating performance and processing characteristics superior in many ways to those of their crystalline counterparts. For example, our zirconium-titanium Liquidmetal alloys are approximately 250% stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, such as Ti-6Al-4V, but they have processing characteristics similar in many respects to plastics. We believe these advantages could result in Liquidmetal alloys supplanting other incumbent materials in a wide variety of applications. Moreover, we believe these advantages will enable the introduction of entirely new products and applications that are not possible or commercially viable with other materials.

    Our revenues are derived from two principal operating segments: Liquidmetal alloy coatings and bulk Liquidmetal alloy products. Liquidmetal alloy coatings are used primarily as a protective coating for industrial machinery and equipment, such as drill pipe used by the oil drilling industry and boiler tubes used in coal-burning power plants. The historical operating information for the three and six months ended June 30, 2002 contained in this section is based substantially on sales of Liquidmetal alloy coatings; however, this is a diminishing percentage of our business. In the second half of 2002, we began producing bulk Liquidmetal alloy components and products for incorporation into our customers’ finished goods. Bulk Liquidmetal alloy segment revenue includes sales of parts or components of electronic devices, medical products, and sports and leisure goods; tooling and prototype parts (including demonstration parts and test samples) for customers with products in development; metal processing equipment; and research and development revenue relating primarily to defense and medical applications. We have been focusing our initial commercialization efforts for bulk Liquidmetal alloys primarily on applications for products with high unit volumes that are sold in major industries. We expect that these new sources of revenue will continue to significantly change the size and character of our revenue mix.

    The cost of sales for our Liquidmetal coatings segment consists primarily of the costs of outsourcing our manufacturing to third parties. Consistent with our expectations, our cost of sales has been increasing over historical results as we further build our bulk Liquidmetal alloy business. Although we plan to continue outsourcing the manufacturing of our coatings, we will internally manufacture many products derived from our bulk Liquidmetal alloys and could require continued capital expenses as we expand our manufacturing capabilities.

    Selling, general, and administrative expenses currently consist primarily of salaries and related benefits, travel, consulting and professional fees, depreciation and amortization, insurance, office and administrative expenses, and other expenses related to our operations.

    Research and development expenses represent salaries, related benefits expense, stock-based compensation, depreciation of research equipment, consulting and contract services, expenses incurred for the design and testing of new processing methods, expenses for the development of sample and prototype products, and other expenses related to the research and development of Liquidmetal alloys. Costs associated with research and development activities are expensed as incurred. We plan to enhance our competitive position by improving our existing technologies and developing advances in amorphous alloy technologies. We believe that our research and development efforts will focus on the discovery of new alloy compositions, the development of improved processing technology, and the identification of new applications for our alloys.

    Our historical operations, prior to 2002, included our coatings business and our retail golf operation conducted through our majority owned Liquidmetal Golf subsidiary. On September 29, 2001, our board of directors and the board of directors of Liquidmetal Golf voted to discontinue the retail golf operations of Liquidmetal Golf in order to conform our operations to our broader corporate business strategy, although Liquidmetal Golf continues to market and develop golf club components for other golf club manufacturers. Pursuant to Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 30, Reporting the Results of Operations — Reporting the Effects of Disposal of a Segment of a Business, and Extraordinary, Unusual and Infrequently Occurring Events and Transactions, we reclassified our consolidated financial statements to reflect the discontinuation of Liquidmetal Golf’s retail golf operations. The revenue, costs and expenses, assets and liabilities, and cash flows of the retail golf business were segregated in our Consolidated Balance Sheets, Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss, and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. The net operating results, net assets, and net cash flows of the retail golf business were reported as discontinued operations in our annual consolidated financial statements and in the condensed consolidated financial statements included in this report on Form 10-Q. On April 30, 2002, management terminated the operations of the retail golf segment by completing the liquidation of the retail golf assets and liabilities.

    In May 2003, we completed a reincorporation from a California corporation to a Delaware corporation. The reincorporation changed the legal domicile of our company but did not result in any change to our business, management, employees, fiscal year, assets or liabilities, or location of facilities. As part of the reincorporation, each share of the California corporation was automatically converted into one share of the Delaware corporation.

    The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations focuses on the historical results of our continuing operations.

    Results of Operations

    Comparison of the three months ended June 30, 2003 and 2002

    Revenue. Revenue increased $4.3 million to $6.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2003 from $2.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2002. The revenue increase was due to the $4.9 million increase in revenue earned by our bulk Liquidmetal alloys segment in the three months ended June 30, 2003. This increase in our bulk Liquidmetal alloy segment consisted of a revenue increase of $3.4 million from the sale of metal processing equipment primarily for use in the processing of bulk Liquidmetal alloy products, an increase of $0.6 million from research and development services related primarily to defense and medical applications, and an increase of $0.9 million from the sale and prototyping of parts manufactured from bulk Liquidmetal alloys. The increase in revenue earned by our bulk Liquidmetal alloy segment was
    offset by a decrease of $0.6 million in the revenue earned by our coatings business as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2002.

    Cost of Sales. Cost of sales increased to $6.4 million, or 99.7% of revenue, during the three months ended June 30,2003 from $1.2 million, or 55.4% of revenue, in the three months ended June 30, 2002. The cost of sales as a percentage of revenue increased due to several factors, including: our continued shift in revenue mix to a higher percentage of bulk alloy products, which currently carry a lower margin than coatings; inadequate pricing on one cell phone component that has since been re-priced; and a higher percentage of plant operating costs allocated to manufacturing, as opposed to research and development expense, compared to the same period of 2002. Additionally, during the second quarter of 2003, $1.3 million of costs were incurred associated with the production of certain unprofitable parts that have now been discontinued and $0.8 million for a part that is being phased out of production. A factor that offsets the increased cost of sales as a percentage of revenue is the lower percentage of costs of sales related to equipment sales and certain research and development revenue included in the bulk Liquidmetal alloy business during the three months ended June 30, 2003.

    Although the cost to manufacture parts from our bulk Liquidmetal alloys is variable and differs based on the unique design of each product, we expect gross margin to improve in the upcoming quarters, based on experience and development of new gate-keeping measures to more effectively determine which products are profitably suited for us, along with continued improvements to plant costs and manufacturing process. However, the cost of sales for the products sold by the coatings business is expected to remain generally consistent because Liquidmetal coatings products are produced by third parties and sold wholesale to various industries.

    Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses. Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased to $4.7 million, or 73% of revenue, in the three months ended June 30, 2003 from $2.9 million, or 133% of revenue, in the three months ended June 30, 2002. This increase was primarily a result of: costs associated with restructuring our business which includes severance costs of $0.5 million and costs for consolidating our manufacturing and administrative facilities of $0.3 million; increased professional fees, consultant fees, and contract services of $0.2 million; increased insurance expense of $0.2 million; increased travel expenses of $0.1 million; increased property rent of $0.2 million; increased product warranty expense of $0.1 million; and increased depreciation expense of $0.1 in the three months ended June 30, 2003. These and other increases in selling, general and administrative expenses are associated with the development of our bulk Liquidmetal alloy business.

    Research and Development Expenses. Research and development expenses increased to $2.8 million, or 44% of revenue, in the three months ended June 30, 2003 from $1.7 million, or 77% of revenue, in the three months ended June 30, 2002. This increase was partially a result of expenses related to the continued research and development of new Liquidmetal alloys and related processing capabilities, including the hiring of additional research employees, developing new manufacturing techniques, and the cost of supplies and prototype samples for newly developed products. Salaries and wages increased $0.1 million; travel decreased $0.1 million; professional fees, consultant fees, and contract services decreased $0.1 million; and laboratory and prototyping expenses increased $1.2 million.

    Interest Expense. Interest expense was $0.1 million, or 2% of revenue, in the three months ended June 30, 2003 and was $0.8 million, or 37% of revenue, in the three months ended June 30, 2002. During the three months ended June 30, 2003, the interest expense was primarily due to interest accrued on the Kookmin Bank loan to our South Korean subsidiary funded on February 4, 2003. During the three months ended June 30, 2002, the interest expense was primarily due to the amortization of the fair value of warrants granted in connection with subordinated promissory notes we issued in February 2001.

    Interest Income. Interest income was $0.1 million, or 2% of revenue, in the three months ended June 30, 2003 due to interest earned on short-term, investment grade, interest-bearing securities. During the three months ended June 30, 2002, interest income was $0.1 million, or 4% of revenue.

    Comparison of the six months ended June 30, 2003 and 2002

    Revenue. Revenue increased $9.4 million to $13.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2003 from $3.6 million in the six months ended June 30, 2002. The increase was due to the $10.5 million increase in revenue earned by our bulk Liquidmetal alloys segment in the six months ended June 30, 2003. This increase in our bulk Liquidmetal alloy segment revenue consisted of a revenue increase of $6.3 million from the sale of metal processing equipment primarily for use in the processing of bulk Liquidmetal alloy products, an increase of $2.2 million from the sale and prototyping of parts manufactured from bulk Liquidmetal alloys, and an increase of $2.0 million from research and development services related primarily to defense and medical applications. The increase in revenue earned by our bulk Liquidmetal alloy segment was offset slightly by a decrease of $1.1 million in the revenue earned by our coatings business as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2002.

    Cost of Sales. Cost of sales increased to $10.3 million, or 79% of revenue, during the six months ended June 30,2003 from $1.9 million, or 52% of revenue, in the six months ended June 30, 2002. The cost of sales as a percentage of revenue increased due to several factors including: our continued shift in revenue mix to a higher percentage of bulk alloy products, which currently carry a lower margin than coatings; inadequate pricing on one cell phone component that has since been re-priced; and a higher percentage of plant operating costs allocated to manufacturing, as opposed to research and development expense, compared to the same period of 2002. Additionally, during the second quarter of 2003, $1.3 million of costs were incurred associated with the production of certain unprofitable parts that have now been discontinued and $0.8 million for a part that is being phased out of production. A factor that offsets the increased cost of sales as a percentage of revenue is the lower percentage of costs of sales related to equipment sales and certain research and development revenue included in the bulk Liquidmetal alloy business during the six months ended June 30, 2003.

    Although the cost to manufacture parts from our bulk Liquidmetal alloys is variable and differs based on the unique design of each product, we expect gross margin to improve in the upcoming quarters, based on experience and development of new gate-keeping measures to more effectively determine which products are profitably suited for us, along with continued improvements to plant costs and manufacturing process. However, the cost of sales for the products sold by the coatings business is expected to remain generally consistent because Liquidmetal coatings products are produced by third parties and sold wholesale to various industries.

    Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses. Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased to $9.2 million, or 71% of revenue, in the six months ended June 30, 2003 from $5.1 million, or 142% of revenue, in the six months ended June 30, 2002. This increase was primarily a result of: increased wages of $0.5 million; severance costs of $0.5 million; costs for consolidating our manufacturing and administrative facilities of $0.3 million; increased professional fees, consultant fees, and contract services of $0.7 million; increased insurance expense of $0.4 million; increased travel expenses of $0.3 million; increased property rent of $0.4 million; increased product warranty expense of $0.4 million; and increased depreciation expense of $0.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2003. These and other increases in selling, general and administrative expenses are associated with the development of our bulk Liquidmetal alloy business.

    Research and Development Expenses. Research and development expenses increased to $6.8 million, or 53% of revenue, in the six months ended June 30, 2003 from $4.4 million, or 121% of revenue, in the six months ended June 30, 2002. This increase was partially a result of expenses related to the continued research and development of new Liquidmetal alloys and related processing capabilities, including the hiring of additional research employees, developing new manufacturing techniques, and contracting with consultants and providing research grants to various institutions to advance the development of Liquidmetal alloys. Salaries and wages increased $0.3 million; travel decreased $0.1 million; professional fees, consultant fees, and contract services increased $0.2 million; laboratory and prototyping expenses increased $1.5 million; depreciation of research equipment increased $0.4 million; and research grants to educational institutions increased $0.2 million.

    Interest Expense. Interest expense was $0.2 million, or 1% of revenue, in the six months ended June 30, 2003 and was $1.1 million, or 31% of revenue, in the six months ended June 30, 2002. During the six months ended June 30, 2003, the interest expense was primarily due to interest accrued on the Kookmin Bank loan to our South Korean subsidiary funded on February 4, 2003. During the six months ended June 30, 2002, the interest expense was primarily due to the amortization of the fair value of warrants granted in connection with subordinated promissory notes we issued in February 2001.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 21.08.03 16:40:12
    Beitrag Nr. 51 (10.521.681)
    Ich bin ja ein netter Mensch und würd ich raten endlich aus dieser Nullnummer rauszugehen, ihr seht ja selbst ein, dass das keinen Zweck hat.
    Wenn ihr wirklich Aktien mit Potenzial sehen wollt, empfehl ich euch mal zwei meiner Depothighflyer reinzuziehen:
    NVE Corp.
    SteelCloud

    Jetzt wo ihr die Aktie besitzt, pickt ihr euch nur das Positive heraus, die vielen Nachteile seht ihr nicht.
    Warum wohl ist die Aktienkursentwicklung diametral entgegen zur derzeitigen Marktentwicklung?
    Mit anderen Aktien hättet ihr schon mehrmals lockere 100% machen können:laugh:
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 21.08.03 17:10:29
    Beitrag Nr. 52 (10.521.990)
    multicash
    Es ist schön dass Du Dich als netten Menschen bezeichnen kannst. Dies wird jedoch nichts daran ändern, dass auch nette Menschen unter Kurzsichtigkeit leiden können.

    Im Übrigen käme ich nicht auf die Idee Lesern hier Marvel Enterprises aus meinem Depot als Alternative zu Liquidmetal zu empfehlen nur weil meine Investment in Marvel seit 2002 meinem Depot einen Gewinn von 900% gebracht hat. Damals hat man übrigens auch über Marvel gelästert.
    Es ist schon etwas merkwürdig dieser Community Aktien aus Deinem Depot zu empfehlen deren unbenommen beachtliche Performance gelaufen ist, Du jedoch wohl gerne hier mit Stolz zu präsentieren scheinst. Dann sage es doch einfach mit diesen Worten ohne sie zu empfehlen! LOL

    Wie wäre es wenn Du zwei Paar Schuhe einfach als zwei Paar Schuhe betrachtest und stattdessen so schlau bist bis 2004 ein vielversprechendes Investment wie Liquidmetal beobachtest...wenn Du sowas in Deiner jugendlichen Ungeduld überhaupt kannst.
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 21.08.03 17:18:35
    Beitrag Nr. 53 (10.522.064)
    PS. Nanotitel befinden sich am Beginn eines Hypes. Da Liquidmetal kein Nanotitel ist und noch nicht derart im Fokus steht stellt sich auch nicht die Frage warum LQMT diesen Hype nicht mitmacht. Im Übrigen möchte ich nicht wissen wie negativ über NVE noch 2002 argumentiert wurde.
    Wir werden sehen wo LQMT 2004 steht und wo vielleicht NVE.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 25.08.03 15:57:46
    Beitrag Nr. 54 (10.548.758)
    Meine Prognose des Aktienkurses nimmt Konturen an.
    Ich habs doch gesagt, dieses Unternehmen ist hoffnungslos überbewertet, ich fahr jedenfalls short sehr gut :)
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 25.08.03 16:32:25
    Beitrag Nr. 55 (10.549.466)
    Jetzt gehts auch schon unter die 4 Dollar, wer möchte nochmal nachkaufen?:laugh:
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 25.08.03 16:37:51
    Beitrag Nr. 56 (10.549.537)
    da freut sich aber einer :))
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 25.08.03 16:43:18
    Beitrag Nr. 57 (10.549.618)
    3,65 Dollar :laugh: :laugh:
    Wacker gegeben - chapeau!
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 25.08.03 17:05:54
    Beitrag Nr. 58 (10.549.931)
    ich muss mich korrigieren,
    bei 1 - 1.50 könnte man vielleicht auf einen Rebound spekulieren
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 25.08.03 18:43:44
    Beitrag Nr. 59 (10.550.986)
    Es ist immer wieder interessant festzustellen das Schadenfreue im WO mehr Posts hervorbringt als fundamentale oder charttechnische Überlegungen.
    Trotz eines solchen unerfreulichen Tagesverlustes sind Investoren in neue und gute Business-Ideen oder Produkte
    keine Daytrader und somit mehr langfristig valueorientiert.

    Allerdings LQMT im Rahmen der Schadenfreude gleich in die $1.00-Region zu schicken....naja, mache sich jeder selber seine Gedanken.

    Nach meiner Meinung für Mutige eine gute Chance in ein revolutionäres Produkt einzusteigen unverhofft billiger einzusteigen. Oder...man kann sein Geld auch anders verlieren oder gewinnen. Jedem das seine.
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 25.08.03 23:12:10
    Beitrag Nr. 60 (10.553.568)
    bei aller schadenfreude, hat multicash euch gewarnt und recht behalten.

    wäre gut wenn ihr mal postet wie es zu dem kursverfall kam !?!?


    http://www.marketwatch.com/news/yhoo/story.asp?source=blq/yhoo&siteid=yhoo&dist=yhoo&guid=%7B2EDE6414%2DC280%2D48CE%2D9433%2D79F5C59C3736%7D

    das ist das downgrade!

    kursziel: 2$

    *heftig*
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    ClintEastwood
    schrieb am 26.08.03 08:57:34
    Beitrag Nr. 61 (10.555.137)
    Liquidmetal in meltdown as rating cut

    By Michael Baron, CBS.MarketWatch.com
    Last Update: 2:30 PM ET Aug. 25, 2003







    NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- Liquidmetal Technologies` shares plunged almost 22 percent Monday after Robert W. Baird dropped its rating on the stock, citing diminished growth prospects.

    Analyst Robert McCarthy lowered his rating to `underperform` from `hold,` saying a hard look at the company`s near-term prospects had caused him to sharply scale back growth expectations.

    "Our forecasts have historically assumed that growth would be extremely rapid once early adopters became LQMT (Liquidmetal) customers, but we are no longer comfortable with that assumption," McCarthy wrote in a research note.

    Shares (LQMT: news, chart, profile) fell almost 22 percent to $3.83 on heavy volume of 2.5 million in recent trades. Earlier in the session, the stock plumbed a 52-week low of $3.44.

    McCarthy, the only analyst currently covering Liquidmetal, according to Thomson First Call, also dropped his price target on the stock to $2 from $6.

    Based in Tampa, Fla., Liquidmetal develops products made from amorphous alloys, which are characterized by random atomic structure rather than the crystalline structure of ordinary metals and alloys.

    The company describes its bulk Liquidmetal alloys as "two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant." It also touts the alloys` ability to be molded into "precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs."

    But, to date, revenue remains slight, totaling $13 million for the six months ended June 30. The company has made progress in expanding parts available for production, but McCarthy says unit volumes have been low, "suggesting that customers remain wary of awarding high-volume parts requirements to LQMT."

    McCarthy`s previous investment thesis was dealt a blow by recent difficulties between Liquidmetal and Motorola (MOT: news, chart, profile). The companies have worked together for more than a year, but this interest has yet to result in an order.

    Liquidmetal recently disclosed that a potential application it was working on for Motorola, a casing for a cellular phone, had been delayed indefinitely. For another application, Liquidmetal said it was unable to meet Motorola`s price point.

    "With Motorola now unlikely to become a customer until 2004 at the earliest, we believe LQMT has foregone important validation from a key high-profile, quality-focused potential customers that could influence its prospects with other potential customers," McCarthy said.

    McCarthy said this could delay targets for reaching annual revenue of $100 million to 2008-2009, from a previous expectation of 2005-2006. For the year, McCarthy now projects a loss of 43 cents per share, wider than his prior estimate for a loss of 40 cents.

    There`s also a chance Liquidmetal could need additional capital as soon as the first half of 2004, McCarthy said.

    McCarthy viewed favorably news Friday that President and CEO John Kang would take on the additional role of chairman. He said this move, along with other changes, better aligns management titles and responsibilities with actual functions.

    James Kang, the former chairman, will remain on the board and work on further development of the company`s technology and institutional research partnerships, while CFO Brian McDougall was given the additional role of chief operating officer.

    Michael Baron is a reporter for CBS.MarketWatch.com based in New York.



    http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B2EDE6414%2…

    Gruß
    Clint
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    golfer!
    schrieb am 26.08.03 10:12:42
    Beitrag Nr. 62 (10.555.966)
    für was brauche ich bei so einem Wert irgendwelche up/down/hoch/runter/hin und her grades????

    http://www.nasdaq.com/asp/ExtendFund.asp?mode=&kind=&symbol=…

    http://www.nasdaq.com/asp/quotes_reports.asp?mode=&kind=&sym…

    die Zahlen der letzten 3 Jahre, immer im Vergleich zum Folgejahr, sind wirklich nicht berauschen....

    wieso wartet Ihr nicht einfach bis ein Gewinn ausgewiesen werden kann???
    Oder wollt Ihr wirklich immer nur für die nächsten 14 Tage investiert bleiben???
    :confused: :confused: :confused:
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 26.08.03 16:46:06
    Beitrag Nr. 63 (10.560.481)
    Du willst den kurssturz von gestern doch nciht positiv bewerten, oder ?

    das machen pusher gerne ;)
    und auch ein downgrade von 6$ auf 2$, ach was heisst das schon... hätte er von 6$ auf 12$ upgegraded, hättet ihr 30 neue threads aufgemacht um es allen zu erzählen

    ;))

    nach der analyse sind die aussichten sehr schlecht.

    was hlatet ihr dagegen ?
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 26.08.03 18:46:20
    Beitrag Nr. 64 (10.561.854)
    Sulay, es gibt einfach keine Argumente,
    ich hab ja versucht zu warnen, aber wurde als dumm abgestempelt.
    Arroganz muss bestraft werden.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 26.08.03 18:51:36
    Beitrag Nr. 65 (10.561.919)
    übrigens ist die Marktkapitalisierung bei knapp 150 Mio Dollar,
    nicht ansatzweise mit den vorgelegten Zahlen zu rechtfertigen.
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 26.08.03 19:25:32
    Beitrag Nr. 66 (10.562.289)
    Ich habe hier gegen kein Community Mitglied etwas und mir ist völlig gleichgültig ob ein Poster recht hatte mit seinen Prognosen.
    Bedauerlich finde ich jedoch, daß sich Community Mitglieder mit Argumenten Lorbeeren verdienen wollen die nicht die Ursache für den Preiseinbruch bei LQMT waren:
    Kein Argument von Multicash in seinem Post vom 12.8. war der Grund für den Kurssturz gestern sondern ausschließlich das Rating von R.Blaird verbunden mit der derzeit problematischen Geschäftverhandlungen zwischen Motorola und LQMT und den daraus fehlenden Einnahmen 2003.
    multicash hat lediglich vor Preisstürzen gewarnt...das kann jeder und macht in 1000 Threads hier jeder. Und wenn es dann mal stimmt, was bei Venturetiteln nichts ungewöhnliches ist, so basierte dies nicht auf ungewöhnlich guten Analysen: Am 12.8. waren die Ergebnisse zwischen Motorola unf LQMT noch nicht bekannt und insofern eine `Überbewertung` noch nicht vorhersagbar.
    Davon abgesehen: Eine Markkapitalisierung von 150 Millionen Dollar bei jährlichen Umsätzen von 13 Millionen ist bei Techstocks seit Jahren nichts ungewöhnliches.
    Wer sich im TechDax, an der NASDAQ etc. umschaut wird dies ohne Ende bestätigt finden. Bei all` diesen Titeln kann ich mit Leichtigkeit vor Preisstürzen warnen.

    Multicash, Du bist ein toller Hecht und meine `Arroganz` ist bestraft worden.
    Ich werde aber deswegen nicht vor eine Blase bei Deinem Favoriten NVE warnen, allerdings erlaube ich mir die Zahlen dort:
    Marktkapitalisierung 77 Millionen bei einem Quartalsumsatz von gerade mal 2,8 Millionen Dollar, wohlbemerkt Umsatz nicht Gewinn...der liegt bei 300.000.
    Über eine Überbewertung oder Unterbewertung mag sich jeder selber seine Gedanken machen - aber nicht vergessen multicash empfiehlt in diese Falle die Marktkapitalisierung bei NVE.
    Und damit ist für mich diese fruchtlose Diskussion auch beendet.

    Viel Glück - mit welchem Papier auch immer.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 26.08.03 19:47:15
    Beitrag Nr. 67 (10.562.566)
    Die Marktkapitalisierung von NVE ist nach dem heutigen Kurssprung wohl nicht mehr aktuell.
    Übrigens was soll eigentlich an LQMT so revolutionär sein wie bei NVE ?
    Amorphe Metalle sind ja nichts Neues und das Problem war und ist, dass der Herstellungsprozess technologisch sehr aufwendig ist. Billig herzustellen sind nur sehr dünne Materialien, was ja auch von Siemens z.B. gemacht wird.
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    cosine
    schrieb am 26.08.03 19:48:55
    Beitrag Nr. 68 (10.562.587)
    @Astonmartin

    genau meiner meinung!


    @multicash+sulay:laugh:

    dürft ihr an papas pc ran?:laugh:


    lqmt is eine zukunftsaktie!


    grüße
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    ClintEastwood
    schrieb am 26.08.03 23:57:21
    Beitrag Nr. 69 (10.565.049)
    Sagt mal,
    brauchen wir Anal-ysten?
    Ja, als Kontraindikatoren!
    Baird hat sicher heute gekauft oder plant das; außerdem hat der heut sicher ne`Flasche Champus (vom Besten!!!) aufgemacht!
    Ich habe heute gekauft.
    Ein Abstauberlimit liegt außerdem bereits.
    Man könnte meinen, manche Leute lernen nie aus Fehlern.
    Und:
    Was ist an den Zahlen der vergangenen Jahre so schlecht??

    Das Teil wächst gigantisch schnell!


    Alles was wir brauchen ist etwas Zeit und publicity.

    YO!

    Gruß
    Clint
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 27.08.03 07:47:21
    Beitrag Nr. 70 (10.565.619)
    wieso arbeiten die 1 jahr mit mototrola zusammen ohne das da 1$ rausspringt...

    kann schon sein, das an seiner kritik was dran ist.
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 27.08.03 10:37:59
    Beitrag Nr. 71 (10.567.368)
    Eine `Zusammenarbeit` mit Motorola bestand vorerst lediglich in dem Versuch Prototypen aus dem Metall LQMRTs herzustellen.
    Des Weiteren sollten Anleger wissen, daß Geschäftsverhandlungen sich monatelang hinziehen können ohne Ergebnis. Wenn zudem LQMT versucht zwischenzeitlich Verfahren zu entwickeln um den Preis für die Herstellung des Metalls zu senken und muß dennoch einen gewissen Preis verlangen so ist auch möglich, wie leider geschehen, daß Motorola den Preis glaubt nicht akzeptieren zu können.
    Motorola steht nicht unter Druck mit LQMT zusammenzuarbeiten und hat somit Zeit. Zudem ist Motorola selber nicht in bester Verfassung und ist generell sicher vorsichtig mit neuen Produkten.
    Wenn also nach einem Jahr mit Motorola noch keine Ergebnisse auf dem Tisch sind so ist dies im Geschäftsleben leider nichts ungewöhnliches. LQMT ist bereits seit 1987 auf dem Markt und gewinnt erst jetzt zunehmend Ausmerksamkeit. Auch dies gilt für viele Technologien die bereits seit den 80igern/90igern entwickelt werden und u.U. erst jetzt Umsätze generieren.
    Erst Börsengänge führen dazu, daß die Firmen durch Privatanleger unter Druck gebracht werden resp. der Kurs. Investoren, welche `unternehmensintern` vor einem Börsengang Aktien erworben haben, sind weit geduldiger als 99% der Anleger und Zocker die hier im WO posten.
    Ich denke damit ist die Frage geklärt warum 1 Jahr bei neuen Technologien kein langer Zeitraum sein muß.

    multicash empfehle ich höflich sich besser zu informieren, dann entsteht die Frage nicht was an dem amorphen Metall LQMTs revolutionär sein soll. Quellen: www.liquidmetal.com und insbesondere Forbes-Report zu Liquidmetal Technologies.

    PS. Wenn der Kurssprung bei NVE laut multicash nun noch höher ist, so bestätigt dies leider auch bei NVE eine beachtliche Überbewertung. Dies soll natürlich nicht heissen, daß ,man sich über Gewinne daraus nicht freuen soll - aber Überbewertung auch hier bleibt Fakt.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 27.08.03 19:11:39
    Beitrag Nr. 72 (10.574.097)
    @Cosine


    "Dürft ihr an Papas PC ran?"

    :laugh:

    Je dümmer, desto arroganter, langsam wirds lächerlich.
    Ich würd selbst mit Taschengeld mehr Vermögen erwirtschaften als du jemals besitzen wirst Spacko!
    NVEC und SCLD übrigens heute wieder gigantisch !
    LQMT:laugh:
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    service26
    schrieb am 29.08.03 08:14:21
    Beitrag Nr. 73 (10.586.759)
    leute leute

    können wir solche postings nicht mal lassen...

    ich habe mich seit dem spiegelartikel ein wenig über lqmt eingelesen und kurz gesagt sehe ich ein innovatives produkt, eine relativ kleine firma und eine menge risiko sowohl kaufmännischer als auch technischer natur.

    als bausparer wirklich nicht zu empfehlen aber mit dem risiko kommt eben auch die möglichkeit eine menge geld zu verdienen.

    ausserdem: sollte sich die verwendbarkeit im militärischen bereich wirklich realisieren lassen - irgendwo in dem thread ist eine nachricht über eine forschungskooperation mit lockheed - kann so eine solche kooperation auch schnell ausgebaut werden und das bis zur übername.

    mfg
    service26
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 29.08.03 08:55:29
    Beitrag Nr. 74 (10.587.064)
    das potential bestreitet keiner, aber wenn es in so einem thread aussieht als gäbe es in aktien keine alternative zu dem 10.000% lqmt, dann ist das doch peinlich.

    gibts risiken ?
    ehhh klar, keine!

    na, dann..
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 29.08.03 22:27:52
    Beitrag Nr. 75 (10.596.703)
    LQMT ist genauso risikoreich oder -arm wie jede andere neue Technologie welche sich erst beweisen muß. Das gilt sicher nicht für Aktien wie BASF, Siemens, AOL...darum meine frage: Warum beschäftigt Ihr euch eigentlich mit solch` einem Risikounternehmen LQMT?!

    Das WO hat sich in den letzten Jahren leider nicht im Stil geändert, darum allen viel Glück, ich verabschiede ich.
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    avci
    schrieb am 30.08.03 01:11:42
    Beitrag Nr. 76 (10.597.708)
    @Aston....

    laß dich doch nicht ärgern von diesen kindern!



    ich schätze sehr deine postings..es wäre sehr schade..wenn du nichts mehr von dir gibst!:cry:



    viele grüße
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 30.08.03 18:19:03
    Beitrag Nr. 77 (10.600.406)
    ich hab nur in frage gestellt ob liquidmetal den erfolg haben wird den ihr euch WÜNSCHT.

    wenn das zuviel ist, dann öffnet einen neuen thread und macht darauf aufmerksam das man nur positives posten soll.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 04.09.03 16:31:58
    Beitrag Nr. 78 (10.647.477)
    LQMT werde ich noch bis 1.50 shorten,
    die sehen wir früher oder später.
    John Kang war übrigens in einige interessante Aktivitäten verwickelt:laugh:

    NEW YORK -- Federal Bureau Of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service agents, executing a search warrant, conducted a raid on three WebMD Corp. (NasdaqNM:HLTH - News) offices Wednesday morning that the company said relates to an inquiry into its WebMD Medical Manager unit and a 1999 financial restatement.
    Jeff Westcott, a spokesman from the FBI`s office in Jacksonville, Fla., said the raids occurred at the company`s Elmwood Park, N.J., headquarters, as well as offices in Tampa and Alachua, Fla. The latter two are offices for the company`s Medical Manager unit.

    Mr. Westcott declined to comment further on the raids. He said affidavits are under seal in federal courts in New Jersey and Florida.

    From July 1996 to September 2000, Mr. Kang served variously as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Medical Manager Corporation, a public company traded on the Nasdaq National Market until its sale in September 2000 to WebMD Corporation

    Kommentar dazu :)
    This issue will linger for awhile for both WebMD and LQMT.

    For LQMT it will slow down any deal-making, fund-raising, or other such activity.

    This issue, plus the low stock price, and poor cash position will also tend to scare off/slow down product development with other companies-- Why spend money to develop products with a company that may not be around 6 months from now?


    John Kang was the CEO/Chairman of Medical Manager at the time. Medical Manager became part of WebMD in Sept 2000.

    Yes, It is John Kang not James Kang who was in charge of Medical Manager. John Kang is now in charge of LQMT.

    from the WebMD press release:

    WebMD spokeswoman Jennifer Meyer characterized the Department of Justice investigation as a "major mistake."

    She couldn`t immediately say when the company fired the two employees that it alleges were the genesis of the inquiry.

    Ms. Meyer said the company wasn`t connected to Medical Manager at the time of the $5.5 million restatement in 1999. WebMD, then known as Healtheon/WebMD, merged with Medical Manager and its CareInsite unit in a stock swap in September 2000.

    The restatement, Ms. Meyer said, related to Medical Manager`s acquisitions of dealers. At one time, Medical Managers distributed its software through independent dealerships. In the past six years, however, Medical Manager has been acquiring a number of those dealers
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 04.09.03 16:35:56
    Beitrag Nr. 79 (10.647.525)
    Wer wirklich noch ernsthaft in dieses Unternehmen investiert ist,
    sollte sich mal fragen, ob er mir nicht direkt sein Geld überweisen sollte.
    über kurz oder lang steht beim Kurs von LQMT nämlich dieses Zahl :

    0
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 04.09.03 16:46:17
    Beitrag Nr. 80 (10.647.652)
    Wo sind denn jetzt die ganzen Pusher hin?
    :laugh:
    Habt ihr auch germerkt, dass hier keine Substanz hinter steckt?
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    Aston Martin
    schrieb am 05.09.03 12:04:20
    Beitrag Nr. 81 (10.655.601)
    Ich habe gestern nachgekauft, empfehle jedoch allen die vernünftig sein möchten unbedingt LQMT zu verkaufen -Totalverlust ist hier vorprogrammiert!

    Gefällt Dir das so besser, multicash? Ist doch das Niveau welches bei WO so beliebt ist, oder? Na denn zum letzten Mal: viel Spaß!
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 30.09.03 16:26:50
    Beitrag Nr. 82 (10.890.599)
    Gute Empfehlung von dir, Respekt.
    Wenigstens reißt du keine mit ins Verderben.
    Diese Woche gibt es Liquidmetal unter 3 $ das Stück.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 30.09.03 16:29:04
    Beitrag Nr. 83 (10.890.629)
    ein Bild sagt mehr als 1000 Worte
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 30.09.03 19:35:17
    Beitrag Nr. 84 (10.892.797)
    multicash will unbedingt recht haben. was willst du eigentlich hier in diesem board wenn dich liquidmetal nicht interessiert, machst dir auch noch die mühe den abwärtstrend zu präsentierst. schon mal was von venture capital gehört? es gibt leute die anders investieren anders als du und die möglicherweise auf dauer mehr erfolg haben....von dir habe ich nämlich ausser deinem nve noch nicht viel vernommen. nimmt nicht den mund so voll bevor du hier nicht mehr präsentiert hast, hast halt mal bei einer aktie glück gehabt...na und?!
    im übrigen halte ich liquidmetal auch für eines der interessantesten unternehmen an der nasdaq. das zeitweilige desinteresse an neuen technologien während probleme bei der einführung in den markt ändert langfristig nichts am kurspotential. das solltest auch du als frischling schon gelernt haben: über internet hat man auch vor 20 jahren genauso gelacht wie über vieles andere. ob man hier die $3 sehen wird wird man sehen. ich halte langfristig betrachtet die aktie für kaufenswert.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 30.09.03 20:58:47
    Beitrag Nr. 85 (10.893.580)
    sicher interessiert mich LQMT, schonmal was von short gehört?
    wenn jemand eine Aktie hochpusht ist das ok, negative Dinge werden ausgeblendet
    in den USA/Canada hab ich nur drei spekulative Werte Nvec,Scld und Wedx und ich werde nicht blind folgen, wenn ich merke, dass sich der Wind dreht, dann bin ich raus, im Gegensatz zu dir, du würdest bis zum bitteren Ende investiert bleiben
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 01.10.03 10:46:54
    Beitrag Nr. 86 (10.896.857)
    ich finde auch liquid gehört zu den interessantesten unternehmen, bin begeistert von der idee, und dem material das sie produzieren, keine frage!

    aber die geschäftsentwicklung ist extrem schlecht, und die aktie spiegelt das wieder.

    und ich bin jetzt kein lqmt-liebhaber oder lqmt-hasser.
    es ist mir völlig egal, wo der kurs landet...

    wenn der wind mal dreht, überleg ich es mir..
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 01.10.03 15:44:42
    Beitrag Nr. 87 (10.899.947)
    multicash was erzählst du für ne scheisse über leute hier.wer pusht hier liquidmetal? mag aston ein fan von lqmt sein so lese ich in seine posts nur sachliche auseinandersetzungen und kein gepushe.
    und wo steht in meinem post ich würde `bis zum bitteren Ende investiert bleiben`. junge, du hast scheins eine profilneurose oder kannst nicht lesen. allerdings sagt mir dein post eines: in threads zu einer aktie darf man sich nicht positiv äussern...dann kann man natürlich nur eines sein: ein pusher. ein armutszeugnis für typen wie dich und deren verständnis von diskussion. du bist halt schlichtweg eine ausgangspforte des verdauungstraktes.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 02.10.03 09:12:34
    Beitrag Nr. 88 (10.906.481)
    armes Stockskater,
    du bist schlichtweg gefrustet
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 02.10.03 09:14:24
    Beitrag Nr. 89 (10.906.502)
    und nochwas
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 03.10.03 17:44:55
    Beitrag Nr. 90 (10.921.593)
    Punktlandung unter 3 Dollar,
    los nachkaufen Stockskater.
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 03.10.03 19:50:33
    Beitrag Nr. 91 (10.922.670)
    und ???? hast du auch mal was sinnvolles drauf ?
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    Lichtblick
    schrieb am 03.10.03 23:05:57
    Beitrag Nr. 92 (10.923.604)
    Nach unten bleibt aus allen Perspektiven noch Platz, wenn die 3 USD vielleicht auch noch einige Tage halten. Einstiegskurse sehe ich bei 2.50 - 2.70$.
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 04.10.03 15:03:05
    Beitrag Nr. 93 (10.926.723)
    auch uninvestiert bleibt das einer meiner lieblingsthreads!

    und auch wenn multicash alleine dasteht, hat er als einziger recht!
    :look:
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 06.10.03 18:29:25
    Beitrag Nr. 94 (10.939.569)
    recht hat er - aber auch nur mit seinen kursprognosen... ist ja auch nicht schwer bei einer aktie die downgegradet wurde, sich somit in einem eindeutigen abwärtstrend befindet und in einem volatilen markt geshortet wird. was ist da schon besonderes einen abwärtstrend vorauszusagen. was ändert all dies jedoch an den langfristigen chancen einer revolutionären technologie. auseinandersetzungen zu lqmt fundamentals habe ich hier jedoch noch nicht viel gelesen. ist ja auch nicht so wichtig, wer befasst sich in bei w:o schon ernsthaft mit dem was us technologie unternehmen tun ... eine menge hier können noch nicht mal die news ohne babelfish lesen - wie sollen sie diese dann erst verstehen lol

    btw habe heute nochmals 3500 stück zu 2.75 an der nasdaq gekauft - natürlich nur um multicash eine freude zu machen lol- aber wie heisst es so treffend: wer zuletzt lacht...usw.
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 06.10.03 19:30:28
    Beitrag Nr. 95 (10.940.117)
    sulay, wieso ist dies dein lieblingsthread - was macht dich hier so an? das sinnlose gelabere hier ohne etwas über die aktie wirklich auszusagen? na ja........
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 06.10.03 19:41:50
    Beitrag Nr. 96 (10.940.306)
    erstens steh ich auf lqmt,total spannendes produkt.
    zweitens finde ich die diskussion interessant.

    bei einer investition interessiert mich in ersten linie die rendite, sonst ist es eine spende.

    hättest Du gewusst was multicash schon vor monaten wusste, hättest Du nciht gekauft, und das kannst Du jetzt abstreiten oder auch nicht.
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 07.10.03 10:44:42
    Beitrag Nr. 97 (10.945.460)
    so wie multicash scheinbar shortet kaufe ich langfristig: kaufen wenn keiner die aktie mehr will. von shorten halte ich übrigens persönlich nichts mehr weil man sich im falle spontaner markteuphorie schnell verkalkulieren kann. das ist bezüglich multicash alles auch nicht das problem sondern seine große klappe weil er mit nve glück hatte und andere wege des spekulierens nicht respektiert. ich habe kein problem damit wenn andere recht haben mit kursbewegungen, mich interessieren langfristchancen. ich habe auch kein bedürfnis danach leute die sich verspekuliert haben in den dreck zu ziehen und sich lustig darüber zu machen nur weil diese von einer technologie überzeugt sind. multicash ist ein idiot trotz seiner nve erfolge und dabei bleibe ich.
    btw klar kaufe ich mit einem 5-10 jahres horizont auch in einem abwärtstrent: für mich sind kurse zwischen 2 und 5 dollar bei lqmt kaufkurse bei solch einer technologie - für andere nicht. so ist das nun mal. wir sprechen uns wieder zwischen $10-30. im übrigen hat multicash eine investition von €55000 bei nve angegeben - ob er nun lügt oder nicht - aber in diesem falle hätte er recht: spektakuläre spekulationsgewinne macht man nur mit scheinen und nicht mit münzen. entsprechend kaufe ich lqmt zug um zug über monate. +230% im depot in den letzten drei crashjahren scheinen dieser strategie recht zu geben. da braucht ich kaum einen schlauen multicash lol
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    MrRipley
    schrieb am 07.10.03 12:05:13
    Beitrag Nr. 98 (10.946.633)
    Panik ?:rolleyes:
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 09.10.03 15:42:03
    Beitrag Nr. 99 (10.973.399)
    :laugh:
    Super Timing Stockskater

    Wer nicht hören will, ...

    Liquidmetal Technologies Provides Third Quarter Revenue Estimate, Introduces New Operating Strategy Focused on Strategic Partnerships
    Thursday October 9, 6:00 am ET


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2003--Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News) today provided a revised revenue estimate for its third quarter ended September 30, 2003, and announced a significant change in its operating and market focus.
    Full details of third quarter results will be announced on October 30; however, based on preliminary results, the company today said it expects revenues for the third quarter to be in the range of $3.2 to $3.5 million. This compares to revenues of $3.7 million generated in the same quarter of 2002 and $6.4 million recorded in the 2003 second quarter.

    The company noted that revenues in the preceding second-quarter benefited from a one-time, $2.0 million sale of Liquidmetal® alloy processing machinery as part of a new strategic partnership, and that there were no comparable machine sale transactions in the just-ended third quarter. Second quarter 2003 revenues also included $1.5 million in sales of other manufacturing equipment by the company`s equipment manufacturing division. Sales of this type of equipment were significantly lower in the third quarter. In addition, revenues for the third quarter were below previous company guidance of $6.4 million as a result of various factors, the largest of which were lower-than-expected shipments of cellular phone casing components and a less-than-anticipated revenue increase from the company`s coatings segment. The shortfall in casing component shipments was largely due to a company-driven decision to halt production of a large customer order that was determined could not be manufactured at planned costs, as well as cancellation of another large volume order as a result of a customer-driven decision to discontinue a cell phone model.

    Modified Business Strategy Announced

    In addition to providing revised revenue guidance, the company announced a major shift in its operating strategy. Key elements of the modified strategy are:

    Manufacturing of casing components for mass-market cell phones has been unprofitable and is being sharply curtailed. Future production of electronic casing components will be limited to select products that require the high-performance qualities of Liquidmetal alloys and can be priced accordingly.
    In keeping with this emphasis on performance-driven product opportunities, internal manufacturing and marketing emphasis will be focused on higher-margin, value-added products in the company`s targeted sports and medical markets.
    Strategic partnerships, principally in the form of technology licensing and product distribution relationships, will be aggressively pursued with industry partners whose resources, market position and established technologies or processes will facilitate more rapid and effective development and commercialization of new products employing Liquidmetal alloys. This will enable the company to operate on a less capital-intensive basis than under its previous, internal-only manufacturing strategy.
    "We initially targeted the mass-production cell phone casings market because of its potential for high product volumes and branding opportunities; however, current manufacturing process limitations, higher-than-expected production costs, unpredictable customer adoption cycles, short product shelf life, and intense pricing pressures have made it difficult to compete profitably in this commodity-driven market at this stage of our company`s evolution," said Chairman and CEO John Kang.

    "Our revised strategy addresses the reality that our unprecedented technology is still new in the marketplace, and that while we have made great progress in developing and improving our proprietary processes over the past year, they are not yet refined to the point that we can cost-effectively manufacture price-sensitive, commodity products. Our core competency is alloy development, and we believe that a business model heavily weighted to funded, strategic partnerships will provide a more direct path to revenue growth and success," Kang said.

    In support of this transition, the company is intensifying cost improvement programs initiated in previous quarters that to date have substantially reduced operating expenses. Further cost reduction actions are planned in the current fourth quarter to more fully align expenses with the company`s limited near-term manufacturing focus.

    To further support these initiatives and strengthen its cash resources, the company reported that it is actively exploring potential sources of funding in the form of equity or debt financing.

    Going forward, funded research and development activities, principally for defense-related and medical products, and stable demand for the company`s coatings products are expected to continue to provide a baseline of revenues. However, the company said that while it continues to progress with development of sports and medical products, the timeframe for bringing these products to market is being extended.

    As an outgrowth of this timing shift, the company said it no longer expects to reach profitability in the fourth quarter of 2003. Profitability will continue to be a primary focus of operations, and with the deployment of the modified business strategy, the company will make further statements about its outlook for reaching profitability when appropriate.

    Conference Call Scheduled

    For additional perspective on today`s announcement, the company has scheduled a web cast/conference call for 9 a.m. ET today. This call is not intended to replace the company`s regularly scheduled earnings conference call on October 30. Today`s call will not focus on detailed financial results for the third quarter, but will primarily focus on the modified strategy initiatives outlined in this release. Interested parties may access the conference call live via the Internet from Liquidmetal Technologies` web site at http://ir.liquidmetal.com or at www.companyboardroom.com. The dial-in number for analysts and investors participating in the operator-assisted call is toll-free 1-800-915-4836 or toll 1-973-317-5319 for international callers. Institutional investors may also access the call via CCBN`s password-protected event management site, www.streetevents.com. A rebroadcast will be available after 11 a.m. the day of the call on the company`s website or at toll-free 1-800-428-6051 or 1-973-709-2089 for international callers, access code 309533.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.

    Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal® alloys are two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting and improving our intellectual property and manufacturing processes; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 09.10.03 15:48:05
    Beitrag Nr. 100 (10.973.500)
    herrlich wie meine Shorts laufen :)
    2.20 und es nimmt kein Ende
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 09.10.03 16:12:26
    Beitrag Nr. 101 (10.973.889)
    @ Stocki

    Informier dich mal über die John Kang und seine Verstrickungen in dubiose Geschäfte.
    Vielleicht hält dich das dann ab nachzukaufen, wenn es schon die schlechten Zahlen nicht tun.
    Hab ich übrigens schonmal gepostet.

    NEW YORK -- Federal Bureau Of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service agents, executing a search warrant, conducted a raid on three WebMD Corp. (NasdaqNM:HLTH - News) offices Wednesday morning that the company said relates to an inquiry into its WebMD Medical Manager unit and a 1999 financial restatement.
    Jeff Westcott, a spokesman from the FBI`s office in Jacksonville, Fla., said the raids occurred at the company`s Elmwood Park, N.J., headquarters, as well as offices in Tampa and Alachua, Fla. The latter two are offices for the company`s Medical Manager unit.

    Mr. Westcott declined to comment further on the raids. He said affidavits are under seal in federal courts in New Jersey and Florida.

    From July 1996 to September 2000, Mr. Kang served variously as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Medical Manager Corporation, a public company traded on the Nasdaq National Market until its sale in September 2000 to WebMD Corporation
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 09.10.03 16:18:05
    Beitrag Nr. 102 (10.973.997)
    Hier noch mehr, Kang ist richtig kleines A......
    wie du siehst.
    Würd mich schon interessieren, wem ich mein Geld anvertraue.

    Psst! Got a Great Idea?
    Here`s how to grow your business without giving away your trade secrets
    By LAIRD HARRISON

    Monday, May. 20, 2002
    Dwane Pass had a great idea for a new business: a proprietary wireless system that would allow physicians to check medical records and write prescriptions on handheld computers. All he needed to launch the product that his company was developing was a partner with an established customer base. So he approached Medical Manager Health Systems of Tampa, Fla., whose software had helped thousands of doctors manage their medical practices. In return for access to those physicians, says Pass, 45, he gave plans for his wireless system to John Kang, then co-CEO at Medical Manager. But after he handed over his company`s secrets in November 2000, Pass alleges, he waited in vain for Kang to supply the customers.

    In April 2001, Medical Manager announced it was rolling out a wireless system that sounded to Pass exactly like the one he had offered to build. Last May, deprived of the millions of dollars it expected from a collaboration with Medical Manager, Pass`s company, LynkUs Communications of Brandon, Fla., went out of business. And Medical Manager — now part of WebMD in Elmwood Park, N.J.--is facing a lawsuit. Officials of Medical Manager and WebMD say they never made a deal with Pass or got any secrets from LynkUs. Kang declined to comment.

    ....
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 09.10.03 16:34:27
    Beitrag Nr. 103 (10.974.209)
    ok, Dir ist also egal das andere bzgl. der Kursentwicklung recht haben und Du nicht. Fein, denn ich dachte es geht darum Kursgewinne zu erzielen.

    Und mich würde es nciht interessieren welches "arschloch" was empfiehlt oder nicht, solange das "arschloch" recht hat.

    by the way, scheint Dich die geschäftsentwicklung auch nciht sonderlich zu interessieren... oder wir tief sind Deine Erwartungen an LQMT ?
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 09.10.03 16:51:34
    Beitrag Nr. 104 (10.974.433)
    multicash
    1. deiner 1. nachricht (FBI) fehlt das datum. warum?
    2. besagter nachricht ist lediglich zu entnehmen das Kang zwischen 1996 und 2000 CEO von Medical Manager Corp. war - mehr auch nicht!
    3. dein 2. post ist ein artikel von Mai 2002 - sehr aktuell also! davon abgesehen geht aus dem Artikel eindeutig hervor dass hier behauptung gegen behautung stehen. wenn Dwane Pass recht hätte, dann hätte er bereits gerichtlich forderungen beachtlichen ausmasses einfordern können. davon ist allerdings nichts zu vernehmen. insofern könnte hier auch ein neidischer konkurrent Medical Manager Corp. unterstellt haben eine technologie gestohlen zu haben. übrigens im internet zeitalter bekanntlich ein beliebte aktion bei angeblich geprellten.
    wie dem auch sein, auch hier sehe ich bisher nichts verwerfliches....bill gates steht ständig vor Gericht, pharmafirmen beschuldigen endlos generika unternehmen wegen angeblich noch patentierter pharmaka, internet firmen
    schlagen sich patente um die ohren die sie nie besassen.
    deine zitate solcher artikel ist nicht besonders ergiebig
    4. ein CEO ist noch lange nicht identisch mit einer revolutionären technologie die wissenschaftler erfunden haben und nicht der CEO. für mich bleibt amorphes metall doch noch was anderes als ein CEO.
    5. ein CEO mit entsporechenden aktienanteilen hat bekanntlich das allergrößte interesse `sein` produkt zu vermarkten...da mache ich mir absolut keine sorgen. bei dem derzeitigen kurs verkauft nicht das größte A...wie du Kang ja bezeichnest.
    6. die verfehlenten umsätze sind spätestens klar nach bekanntgabe des vorerst beendeten motorola deals. also nichts neues. entsprechende panikverkäufe sind nach solchen news üblich obwohl schon längs durch kursverfall vorweggenommen.

    schön für dich das deine shorts laufe. ein multicash ändert jedoch nichts an meiner strategie. wenn du erst einmal dein geld in 1,5 millionen aktien eines small caps gesteckt hast und 4-5 jahre warten konntest sprechen wir uns wieder. dann war dein shorten im rückblick wahrscheinlich auch nur ein spiel um ein paar tausender lol
    wie festzustellen ist sind daytrader und short verkäufer immer mit einer riesigen unterlippe im wo wenn kurse verfallen, wenns dann wieder nach oben geht sind sie wieder weg. und was hats gebracht? lediglich dass die wenigen ernsthafte investoren im wo ihre zeit mit solchen qatschköpfen vertrödelt haben.
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 09.10.03 17:06:50
    Beitrag Nr. 105 (10.974.647)
    mich interessieren geschäftsentwicklungen auf den zeitraum von 3-5 jahre nach ipos oder reverse take-over. dies ist erfahrungsgemäß der zeitraum in dem ein notiertes unternehmen bewiesen haben muß dass es sein produkt vermarkten kann und dafür bereits entspechende käufer mit signifikanten umsätzen generieren konnte. wer 5-10-jahres charts von technologie unternehmen vergleicht mit der entsprechenden firmenentwicklung wird dies bestätig finden.
    dies gilt übrigens auch für biotech unternehmen. innerhalb dieses zeitraums entwicklen sich kurse rasant um dann nach einführung des produkts häufig seitwärts nach oben zu laufen oder aber durch politische oder wirtschafliche crashs wieder terrain abzugeben. dann entscheide ich ob ich investiert bleibe oder das papier abstosse.
    bei lqmt wird es nicht anders verlaufen.
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    Plusquamperfektus
    schrieb am 09.10.03 20:58:13
    Beitrag Nr. 106 (10.977.609)
    @Stockskater

    ...SORRY, das ich mich einmische. Bin auch bestimmt kein Freund von Bashern oder Schwarzmalern.
    Aber zeig doch hier einmal Größe und gib einfach zu, das du dich verspekuliert hast.
    Du hast viel zu teuer gekauft, ganz egal, wo der Kurs in 5 Jahren steht.:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    Übrigens wünsche ich dir Kurse um 20 Euro, nur ist dann MC mit dickem Gewinn schon zig mal raus und vielleicht sogar beim Anstieg dabei, da er Trends beachtet!!!

    Also, einfach mal SORRY sagen!

    Gruß PQ:kiss:
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 10.10.03 11:05:19
    Beitrag Nr. 107 (10.983.203)
    ich habe mich selbstverständlich gelegentlich verspekuliert und bei manchen investitionen sehr viel verloren. ich habe absolut kein problem fehlspekulationen einzugestehen und jeder meiner verluste ist schmerzhaft und unerfreulich. das einzige womit ich bei lqmt nicht gerechnet habe ist das der motorola deal platzt bzw. generell das unternehmen sich gedanken macht die massen herstellung von cell phone cover zu überdenken. selbstverständlich verfällt nach solch einer nachricht der kurs was soll er denn sonst tun? das heisst jedoch für mich nicht keine aktien einzusammeln. das ipo war bei $20, der kurs derzeit bei $2.21, d.h. seit dem ipo hat die aktie fast 90% nachgegeben. ich fände es schon sehr erstaunlich wenn alle spekulanten die innovative und hochmoderne technologien als spekulationsobjekt im visier bei solchen kursrückgängen nicht zugreifen. Ich habe zwischen $2.75 und 4.80 gekauft und beabsichtige nach bodenbildung weiterzukaufen. wie andere spekulieren oder meine vorgehensweise einschätzen ist nicht meine angelegenheit. wenn die hier anwesenden glauben sie würden bereits heute das kurstief kennen dann wünsche ich allen viel glück beim einkaufen...wenn ihr überhaupt noch den mut dazu habt vor lauter angst vor weiteren kursverlusten.

    im übrigen, die ist tummelplatz anonymer anleger, zocker, und sonstige gestalten - größe beweise ich nur menschen gegenüber deren namen ich kenne und deren charakterstärken mir bekannt sind.
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 10.10.03 15:01:34
    Beitrag Nr. 108 (10.986.388)
    ein nachtrag: ich weiss nicht was hier manche immer mit diesem multicash haben. ich gönne dem mann jeden gewinn ob beim shorten oder beim kauf nach bodenbildung. mich stört nichts ausser seine gehäßigkeit.
    wie dem auch sei, ist sowieso nicht von interesse.
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    sulay!
    schrieb am 10.10.03 15:08:27
    Beitrag Nr. 109 (10.986.447)
    eine normale reaktion wäre:
    "oh, mist, meine aktien entwickeln sich total schlecht, das unternehmen enttäuscht in der entwicklung, es sieht immer schlechter aus, und hätte ich auf den tollen multicash gehört, dann hätte ich noch so vie geld und könnte noch mehr in innovationen investieren. ach, multicash, Du bist einfach der beste, ich wünschte ich wäre ein bisschen mehr wie Du..."

    wieso schreibst Du nicht was Du denkst ?
    ;)
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 10.10.03 18:52:36
    Beitrag Nr. 110 (10.988.758)
    So,
    ich hab mich heute komplett aus LQMT verabschiedet,
    jetzt gilt es woanders mehr Geld zu verdienen;)
    Schön eingedeckt bei Eröffnung und jetzt wieder verkauft.
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 14.10.03 11:00:59
    Beitrag Nr. 111 (11.013.487)
    da hier nur (wie üblich bei wo)gepostet wird wenn zwei sich streiten verabschiede ich mich aufgrund allgemeinem desinteresse an content bezgl. lqmt ebenfalls - wohlbemerkt nicht aus lqmt, ganz im gegenteil.
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 15.10.03 18:02:12
    Beitrag Nr. 112 (11.032.883)
    kann mir ein ps. nicht verkneifen: wenn ein rebound von 33% in 4 tagen kein geld ist kann #110 wohl gerade mal schlechte nachrichten interpretieren (was sehr leicht ist) aber keine positive wie strategiewechsel eines unternehmens....aber ein multicash hat ja immer recht lol
    man sieht sich bei $10-20.
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    Plusquamperfektus
    schrieb am 15.10.03 21:23:08
    Beitrag Nr. 113 (11.034.576)
    ...halt den Ball flach!!!

    Du beschwertest dich über den Hohn von MC, lass dich nicht aufs gleiche Niveau herab.;) ;) ;)

    Dir gönn ich den Anstieg, du mußt aber auch zugeben, das MC am Ende alles richtig gemacht, sprich, zum optimalen Zeitpunkt verkauft hat! (Ist nachzulesen)

    ...und noch was , was sind 33% in 4 Tagen, wenn sich der Kurs vorher gezehntelt hat, sie kommt immerhin von 20 Euro.
    Denn wenn du die Tiefststände als Maßstab nimmst, solltest du auch die Höchstkurse nehmen.

    So, nichts für Ungut und ich hoffe, du bleibst ab jetzt wieder so sachlich und fair wie vorher, denn das brachte dir Anerkennung.

    Gruß PQ!!!
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 16.10.03 11:00:27
    Beitrag Nr. 114 (11.039.264)
    bitte korrekt lesen und nicht lügen!!!! siehe #107: habe höchststand genannt: $20.
    hier hat jemand respekt vor mir? ist wohl ein scherz und auch nicht notwendig.
    wirklich ein letztes wort: amorphes metall ist - fakt - revolutionär. wer damit tradet: ok. wer darin langfristig anlegt und hier veräppelt wird der hat hier nichts zu suchen - dies ist ein zocker-board und ich habe hier nichts verloren...darum auf ein entgüliges `viel glück`
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 16.10.03 18:56:26
    Beitrag Nr. 115 (11.045.721)
    Was du machst ist zocken,
    das andere ist traden. Du spielst Roulette und hoffst auf den dicken Gewinn. LQMT hat bisher nichtmal im Ansatz bewiesen, dass sie die Fähigkeit besitzen unternehmerisch klug und sinnvoll zu handeln. Der CEO hat eine fragwürdige Vergangenheit, die plakative marktschreierische Werbung verpufft ohne Wirkung, das ganze stellt sich bis jetzt als großer Hype dar.
    Der kurze Anstieg von dem du hier berichtest, war nicht mehr als Shorteindeckungen, heute gibt die Aktie wieder 7% ab.
    Was hier gemacht wurde, war mehr oder weniger den Inhalt der Webseite von Liquidmetal auf deutsch wiederzugeben.
    Wenn du einen Wissenvorsprung vor anderen Anlegern haben solltest, dann lasse uns teilhaben. "Amorphe Metalle sind die Zukunft" ist für mich keine fundierte Aussage, da müsste schon mehr kommen.
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    matrixpeter
    schrieb am 17.10.03 12:59:46
    Beitrag Nr. 116 (11.054.321)
    Langsam Ihr macht mir ja die Pferde scheu.
    Zualererst Zählt bei einer Aktie die Fantasie die sieht bei
    LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES sehr gut aus.Nach dem geldverdienen fragt man erst später.
    die Idee ist geboren,das Produkt erstellt und jetzt muss es vermarktet werden (die schwierige Phase).
    Ich bin auf der Käuferseite von Stockskater und gebe ihm vollkommen recht (vielleicht ein wenig zu verbissen)und nun zu dem shorti MultiCash .:wenn die ander richtig zwischen denn zeillen lesen, konnten sie lesen das MultiCash der ja auf short macht aus LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES ausgestiegen ist (und das aus gutem grund).
    Schlussvolgerung:der kurse kann nicht viel weiter nach unten fallen,(wenn solche fragwürdige Talente)aus den shortpositionen aussteigen.
    SO und wenn ihr aufgepasst habt zieht die US Wirtschaft momentan sehr stark an (das heist steigende Kurse),des weiteren kommen momentan immer mehr Fonds in den Nanotechbereich wo ich auch LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES dazu Zähle.
    Nachrichten die waren ,waren Kurse von gestern.
    Wenn die Nanotechhype kommt (wie die biotechhype damals)geht es nach oben und ich garantiere euch die kommt nur wann kann ich nicht sagen.
    Also bringt einfach ein bischen gedult ,ausdauer,Fantasie mit und ihr werdet belohnt werden.
    Ps.(mommentan gibt es Drakonische strafen Für vorstände und Firmen die in den USA Bescheissen .als glaube ich nicht an einen beschiss)
    als dann hören wir uns wieder bei Kursen von 5€ wiedere.
    :kiss: :cool:
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    George_Sand
    schrieb am 17.10.03 15:12:39
    Beitrag Nr. 117 (11.055.757)
    @#115 Was für ein Quatsch! Stockskater mag verbissen sein aber dämlich ist er nicht und mit Sicherheit kein Zocker. Muß leider auch mal Stockskater verteidigen. Deine Abneigung gegen Vorgehensweise anderer hier ist eindeutig. und selbstverständlich hoffen alle auf dicke Gewinne so wie du auch, was soll Deine blödsinnige Bemerkung.Mit Sicherheit ist Liquidmetal kein Dreck und was interessiert mich wenn ein CEO früher mal irgendwo verstrickt war: G. Bush hat bekanntlich auch mit seinem Vater, mit Ölfirmen bis zur Anlegerabzocke gemauschelt und ist heute US-Präsident.
    Vielleicht beschäftigst du dich besser mal ernsthaft mit dem potential von Liquidmetal und nicht mit Kleinkram den die Börse bekanntlich mit einer einzigen guten news wegputzt. übrigens habe ich von Stockskater bisher mehr an ernsthaften Überlegungen über Liquidmetal gelesen als von Dir. Du hast dich ganz offensichtlich gegen Liqudimetal eingeschossen und insofern sind deine Argumente nicht mehr objektiv und gröstenteils unbrauchbar. Dein Shorten prima, aber wenn einer sich nur noch das möglichst negative bei einem Titel raussucht dann sollte er Aktienkäufe auch nur tätigen um Shortpositionen einzudecken. I.Ü. ich dachte Du hast Dich bei Liquid verabschiedet, was machst Du dann noch hier? Weitersticheln?
    Habe auch Aktien und werde sie mit Sicherheit noch einige Zeit halten.
    Wer schön hier mal mehr ernsthafte Diskussionsbeiträge zu Liquid zu lesen und anderen Mist wegzulassen.
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    matrixpeter
    schrieb am 21.10.03 23:47:38
    Beitrag Nr. 118 (11.094.191)
    10% dann 20% und dann eine leicht Korektur (wie es sich gehört) und weiter aufwärts mit 7%.
    Ja,ja die shorties kriegen jetzt auf den SACK und LQMT steigt und steigt .
    Wie gesagt bei 5€ sprechen wir uns wieder.
    PS: Sollten jetzt noch erste aufträge kommen wierd der Kurs sich in regionen von 10€ steigen.
    Wie ich schon sagte ,ETWAS GEDULT,FANTASIE und ihr werdet Belohnt.:laugh: :cool:
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    matrixpeter
    schrieb am 05.11.03 07:40:46
    Beitrag Nr. 119 (11.237.405)
    lqmt scheint sich bei 2€ - 3€ zu Stabilisieren.
    laut rsi index werden wir uns bald bei kursen um die 5€ sehen.
    ihr müsst nur abwarten können.:cool: :D

    Also bis dann und lasst euch nicht gleich ins bockshorn jagen
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    pomade
    schrieb am 27.11.03 17:16:20
    Beitrag Nr. 120 (11.463.372)
    bin gestern zu 1,99$ eingestiegen!




    grüße
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    panik
    schrieb am 09.12.03 14:51:37
    Beitrag Nr. 121 (11.557.627)
    HEAD Liquidmetal Tennis Racquet Spotlighted Among Best Products of 2003 by Fortune and BusinessWeek Magazines
    Tuesday December 9, 8:45 am ET


    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 2003--The HEAD Liquidmetal® tennis racquet, featuring Liquidmetal® alloy technology, has been named one of the best new products of 2003 in the current issues of Fortune and BusinessWeek magazines.
    In selecting "The 25 Best Products of the Year" with input from a host of design experts, Fortune magazine searched for "great consumer-product design" among mass-produced products introduced to the U.S. market in 2003. The HEAD Liquidmetal® Radical was singled out for its use of Liquidmetal® alloys in four strategic areas of the racquet head, which "distributes energy more efficiently than conventional models. The result: more powerful shots."

    BusinessWeek focused on "innovation, big and small" to pick 31 winners for its special report, "The Best Products of 2003." Among the winning attributes of HEAD`s line of tennis racquets featuring Liquidmetal® alloys: "players say it has changed their games."

    The HEAD Liquidmetal® series has been a top pick of tennis enthusiasts and product reviewers since its introduction in July as Andre Agassi`s "new weapon of choice." Full text of the Fortune and BusinessWeek reports can be found in issues now available at newsstands or online at http://www.fortune.com and http://www.businessweek.com. For detailed information about HEAD Liquidmetal® racquets, visit http://www.head.com.

    Liquidmetal® alloys are a product of Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News), the leading developer of coatings, powders, 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 atomic structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys. For additional information, please visit the Liquidmetal Technologies website at http://www.liquidmetal.com.



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    matrixpeter
    schrieb am 10.12.03 00:31:49
    Beitrag Nr. 122 (11.563.159)
    LQMT
    Liquidmetal Technologien Inc. Nasdaq-NM


    Zurück zu Überschriften



    Führen Sie Liquidmetal Tennis Racquet Aufmerksamkeit gelenkt Unter Besten Produkten von 2003 durch Glück und BusinessWeek Zeitschriften AN



    TAMPA Fla. - (GESCHÄFTSLEITUNG) - am 9. Dez 2003 - ist Der KOPF Liquidmetal (R) Tennis racquet, Liquidmetal (R) Legierungs-Technologie kennzeichnend, eines der besten neuen Produkte von 2003 in den gegenwärtigen Ausgaben(Problemen) Des Glückes und BusinessWeek Zeitschriften genannt worden.

    In Vorwählen " Die 25 Besten Produkte des Jahres " mit Eingang von einem Gastgeber von Designexperten entwirft Glück-Zeitschrift gesucht " großes Verbraucherprodukt " unter serienmäßig hergestellten Produkten eingeführt in den US-amerikanischen Markt 2003. Der KOPF Liquidmetal (R) Radikaler wurde für seinen Gebrauch von Liquidmetal (R) Legierung in vier strategischen Gebieten des Racquet-Kopfes ausgesucht, welcher " Energie mehr effizient austeilt als herkömmliche Modelle. Das Resultat: stärkere Schüsse. "

    BusinessWeek konzentriert " Innovation, groß und klein ", um 31 Gewinner für seinen speziellen Bericht, " Die Besten Produkte von 2003 aufzupicken. " Unter den gewinnenden Attributen der Linie DES KOPFES des Tennis racquets, Liquidmetal (R) Legierung kennzeichnend: " Spieler sagen, dass es ihre Spiele geändert hat. "

    Der KOPF Liquidmetal (R) Reihe ist eine oberste Auswahl von Tennisenthusiasten und Produkt-Rezensenten seit seiner Einführung im Juli als Andre Agassi " neue Waffe der Wahl gewesen. " Voller Text des Glückes und BusinessWeek-Berichte kann in Ausgaben(Problemen) jetzt vorhanden an Zeitungskiosken oder On-line-an Http: // www.fortune.com und Http: // www.businessweek.com gefunden werden. Für ausführliche Information über KOPF Liquidmetal (R) racquets, besuchen Sie Http: // www.head.com.

    Liquidmetal (R) Legierung sind ein Produkt von Liquidmetal Technologien, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS:LQMT) (Nasdaq:LQMT), der Hauptentwickler von Schichten, stapeln Puder(Pulver), Legierung und Zusammensetzungen auf, die die durch amorphe Legierungs-Technologie angebotenen Leistungs-Vorteile verwerten. Amorphe Legierung ist einzigartige Materialien, die durch ihre Fähigkeit bemerkenswert sind, eine zufällige Atomstruktur zu behalten, wenn sie, im Gegensatz zur kristallenen Atomstruktur fest werden, die sich in gewöhnlichen Metallen und Legierung formt. Für zusätzliche Information, besuchen Sie bitte die Liquidmetal Technologien (NASDAQ-NMS:LQMT) website an Http: // www.liquidmetal.com.

    Setzen Sie sich IN VERBINDUNG: Liquidmetal Technologien (NASDAQ-NMS:LQMT)
    , TampaDavid Townsend, 813/314-0280 ext. 127 david.townsend@liquidmetal.com QUELLE: Liquidmetal Technologien (NASDAQ-NMS:LQMT)



    Dies ist nur eine Grope übersetzung über Lycos.
    Wenn jetzt noch solche nachrichten im Rüstungsbereich kommen sehen wir uns wieder bei 5 us dollar.
    :cool: :laugh:
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    panik
    schrieb am 16.01.04 14:34:27
    Beitrag Nr. 123 (11.864.710)
    Liquidmetal Technologies Announces Private Placement Agreement
    Friday January 16, 8:30 am ET


    LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2004--Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell between $5.0 and $7.0 million of 6.0% senior convertible notes due 2007 to Michigan Venture Capital Co., Ltd. ("Michigan"), a South Korea-based institutional investment firm, in a private placement under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended.
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    The notes will be convertible at any time into LQMT common stock at a price of $3.00 per share. Michigan also will receive a warrant to purchase up to 1.0 million shares of common stock, exercisable at $3.00 per share for a period of 100 days after the closing of the transaction. In addition, Michigan will have the right to call for repayment of the notes prior to maturity at any time after the second anniversary of the closing.

    Net proceeds from the transaction will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

    The transaction is expected to close by February 16, 2004, subject to certain closing conditions, including: executing and delivering to Michigan a registration rights agreement whereby the company agrees to file a registration statement relating to the resale of any shares of the company`s common stock issued upon the conversion of the notes; granting Michigan a subordinated security interest on the building and equipment comprising the company`s South Korea manufacturing facility; granting Michigan a security interest in certain patents owned by the company; Michigan obtaining standard regulatory approvals for investment of funds outside of the Republic of Korea; and other customary closing conditions.

    This private placement was made under an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the purchasers may not offer or sell the securities sold in the offering in the absence of an effective registration statement or exemption from registration requirements.

    This notice is issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act of 1933 and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.

    Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (www.liquidmetal.com) is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of products made from amorphous alloys. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are characterized by a random atomic structure, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure possessed by ordinary metals and alloys. Bulk Liquidmetal® alloys are two to three times stronger than commonly used titanium alloys, harder than tool steel, and relatively non-corrosive and wear resistant. Bulk Liquidmetal alloys can also be molded into precision net-shaped parts similar to plastics, resulting in intricate and sophisticated engineered designs. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. The combination of a super alloy`s performance coupled with unique processing advantages positions Liquidmetal alloys for what the company believes will be The Third Revolution(TM) in material science.

    This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting and improving our intellectual property and manufacturing processes; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; our ability to consummate the private placement of the notes; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    panik
    schrieb am 21.01.04 15:17:06
    Beitrag Nr. 124 (11.916.025)
    Liquidmetal Technologies Produces Over 1 Million --And Counting-- High-Performance Hinge Components For Samsung Cell Phones
    Wednesday January 21, 9:12 am ET
    Purchase Order For New E715 and E3200 Models The Latest In Emerging Product Niche For Superior-Strength Amorphous Alloys


    LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2004-- Liquidmetal® Technologies (Nasdaq:LQMT - News) today announced that Samsung Electronics is using high-strength Liquidmetal® alloys for the hinge housings of its new SGH-E715 and SCH-E3200 model mobile phones--the latest in a growing line of Samsung models featuring the revolutionary material in this critical-performance application.
    The E715 and E3200 join Samsung`s high-end SCH-E250 and SCH-V330 models already on the market and employing Liquidmetal hinge components. Shipments of hinge components for these models surpassed one million units in December, the amorphous alloy manufacturer reported.

    All four Samsung models are flip-phone designs offering state-of-the-art multi-media features, including camcorder functionality, which require more complex circuitry in the handset and place greater demands on the performance of internal structural components.

    Enter Liquidmetal alloys, revolutionary materials that are two-to-three times stronger than titanium but can be molded into precision cast parts. Samsung, the world`s third-largest mobile phone maker, is the first to utilize Liquidmetal alloys in the housings that protect the all-important hinge on the flip-type handset of its top-performing models. The E715 and E3200 phones are among various Samsung models expected to launch in 2004 incorporating Liquidmetal alloy components produced at Liquidmetal`s Pyongtaek, South Korea manufacturing plant.

    "Samsung is setting new industry standards for design innovation and quality in their cell phone products, and Liquidmetal alloys are ideally suited for critical-performance, close-tolerance applications like hinge housings, where incumbent materials such as zinc, magnesium, stainless steel and even titanium have inherent design and performance limitations," said Liquidmetal Chairman and CEO John Kang. "This has the potential to be the launching point for a range of similar niche applications that would benefit from the strength and performance advantages of Liquidmetal alloys."

    Kang explained that hinge components made with lower-strength metals have less resilience to impact from dropping or the daily wear-and-tear of repeated flip-phone action--factors that can cause a hinge housing to "deform" and impede the smooth action of the hinge. Liquidmetal alloys, on the other hand, have superior yield strength and elasticity, properties that resist deformation and provide exceptional durability. In addition, structural parts made from Liquidmetal alloys can be die cast to thinner profiles while maintaining their superior strength, allowing more design space to accommodate new technology--an important advantage in light of increasing consumer demand for smaller products with ever-increasing functionality.

    "It`s an excellent example of the value proposition of Liquidmetal alloys: design flexibility and superior performance," Kang said. "We are pleased to be playing a supporting role in Samsung`s acknowledged reputation for high-quality, cutting-edge products."

    About Liquidmetal Alloys

    Liquidmetal® alloys are a product of Lake Forest, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News), the leading developer of coatings, powders, 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 atomic structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries.

    For additional product and marketing contact information, please visit the Liquidmetal Technologies website at http://www.liquidmetal.com, or direct phone inquiries to Liquidmetal Technologies-Marketing at 949-206-8021.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    David Townsend, 813/314-0280
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    panik
    schrieb am 07.02.04 02:55:12
    Beitrag Nr. 125 (12.082.191)
    Liquidmetal Technologies and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company Sign Multi-Year Agreement to Develop High-Performance Baseball Equipment
    Friday February 6, 1:31 pm ET
    New Contract Follows Successful Launch of Rawlings-Liquidmetal Bat Line


    LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2004-- Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News) and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, a subsidiary of K2 Inc. (NYSE:KTO - News), announced today that they have signed a new, multi-year exclusive agreement to develop the next standard in high-performance baseball equipment utilizing Liquidmetal® alloys.
    This new pact follows last year`s launch of Rawlings` inaugural line of baseball and softball bats featuring Liquidmetal Pure Energy Transfer(TM) technology and extends a previous license and product development agreement. Rawlings and Liquidmetal Technologies have been working together on the development of breakthrough innovations in performance bats since 2001.

    "The launch of the Liquidmetal line has been the most successful bat introduction in Rawlings` history," reports Stan Lippelman, Rawlings` Vice President of Marketing. "While Rawlings has historically dominated the glove and ball product market, we have always had opportunities for growth in performance bats. The Liquidmetal line is catapulting us into this category. It`s a perfect combination: the number one baseball brand in the world, and the performance and branding power of Liquidmetal® technology."

    Rawlings is the number one brand of fielding gloves, batter`s helmets, baseballs and catcher`s protective equipment, and the number two brand in wood bats, according to Lippelman. Rawlings is also the Official Baseball of Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball and the NCAA, and the Official Helmet of Major League Baseball.

    The current Rawlings® Liquidmetal® product group features a full range of metal performance bats in four categories--youth, high school/collegiate and senior league baseball, and fast pitch softball. Under the new agreement, Rawlings maintains an exclusive license to develop and market Liquidmetal technology in the softball and baseball category, in exchange for royalties to Liquidmetal Technologies on all product sales. Through joint development efforts, the two companies intend to improve and expand upon current bat products as well as explore opportunities for other baseball and softball-related product applications.

    Peter Thomson-Smith, Vice President-Sports and Leisure Products for Liquidmetal Technologies, said, "Our success with Rawlings has been exciting and gratifying, and we look forward to expanding the relationship and product offerings under the new agreement. Combined with the overwhelming response to last year`s launch of the award-winning HEAD Liquidmetal® tennis racquet line, 2003 was truly a turning point for Liquidmetal Technologies in the high-profile realm of competitive sports. Our goal is to capitalize and build on that momentum in 2004 with innovative new sporting goods products."

    About Liquidmetal Alloys

    Liquidmetal® alloys are a product of Lake Forest, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News), the leading developer of coatings, powders, 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 atomic structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries.

    For additional product and marketing contact information, please visit the Liquidmetal Technologies website at www.liquidmetal.com, or direct phone inquiries to Liquidmetal Technologies-Marketing at 949-206-8021.

    About Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.

    Rawlings, a K2 Inc. company, is a leading marketer and manufacturer of baseball equipment and other sporting goods in the United States. Rawlings is the official baseball of Major League Baseball and the NCAA® baseball championships and the official helmet of Major League Baseball. More Major League players choose a Rawlings` glove than any other brand, including such stars as Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey, Jr., Randy Johnson, Troy Glaus, Torii Hunter, Shawn Green, Jim Edmonds, Mike Piazza, Nomar Garciaparra, Barry Zito, Mark Prior and Pedro Martinez. Rawlings is also the official basketball for the NAIA, NJCAA, AAU and many other organizations, as well as official football of the NAIA. Rawlings is the official basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer ball of the National High School Federation.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    Contact:
    Liquidmetal(R) Technologies, Lake Forest
    Media:
    Otis Buchanan, 949/206-8020
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com
    or
    Investors:
    David Townsend, 813/314-0280
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    panik
    schrieb am 12.02.04 22:36:57
    Beitrag Nr. 126 (12.138.376)
    Luxury Personal Communication Company Vertu Launches New Ascent Collection Featuring Liquidmetal Alloy As Integral Design and Performance Component
    Thursday February 12, 1:01 pm ET


    LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2004--Liquidmetal® Technologies (Nasdaq:LQMT - News), the world`s leading developer of amorphous alloy materials, announced today that Vertu Limited, the world`s first luxury personal communication company, is featuring the revolutionary Liquidmetal® alloy in the design of its new collection of luxury mobile phones. The new Vertu Ascent Collection was recently unveiled at launch events in Paris, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.
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    The Vertu Ascent Collection complements the Signature Collection, launched in January 2002, which pioneered the use of ceramic, sapphire crystal, stainless steel, and precious metals in creating the world`s first luxury personal communication instruments. In the Vertu Ascent Collection, Liquidmetal alloy has been selected exclusively for the phone`s prominent front bezel and battery cover.

    Vertu selected Liquidmetal alloy for its exceptional durability and scratch resistance. Liquidmetal alloys possess a unique amorphous atomic structure that combines strength and hardness two-to-three times greater than titanium with the ability to be molded into precision parts.

    Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, and the alloys are considered a breakthrough in material science. Other current and developing applications for Liquidmetal alloys include sporting goods, electronics, defense products and medical devices, where high strength and performance are driving factors in product design and material selection.

    The Vertu Ascent Collection and its accessories are available at Vertu Stores in Paris and Singapore, Vertu Client Suites in Hong Kong and Singapore, and in select fine jewelry and department stores worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vertu.com.

    About Liquidmetal Technologies

    Lake Forest, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News), is the leading developer of coatings, powders, 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 atomic structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries.

    For additional product and marketing contact information, please visit the Liquidmetal Technologies website at www.liquidmetal.com, or direct phone inquiries to Liquidmetal Technologies-Marketing at 949-206-8021.

    About Vertu

    Vertu is the first luxury personal communication company specializing in handcrafted mobile communication products. Vertu is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in Paris, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.

    Vertu is a registered trademark of Vertu Limited. Vertu`s product names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Vertu Limited.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    Liquidmetal(R) Technologies, Lake Forest
    Media:
    Otis Buchanan, 949/206-8020
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com
    or
    Investors:
    David Townsend, 813/314-0280
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    panik
    schrieb am 24.02.04 20:32:44
    Beitrag Nr. 127 (12.247.759)
    Liquidmetal Technologies Receives Order for New Samsung Mobile Phone
    Tuesday February 24, 12:06 pm ET
    SCH-X850 Is Latest Model to Feature Liquidmetal Alloy Hinge Components


    LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2004--Liquidmetal® Technologies (NASDAQ:LQMT - News) today announced that Samsung Electronics is utilizing high-strength Liquidmetal® alloys for the hinge housings of its new SCH-X850 mobile phone.

    The SCH-X850 is the latest in a growing line of Samsung cell phone models featuring the revolutionary material in this critical-performance application. Like other Samsung phones featuring Liquidmetal alloy hinge components, the SCH-X850 is a high-end flip-design phone featuring state-of-the-art multi-media features, including camera and advanced graphics functionality, which require more complex circuitry in the handset and place greater demands on the performance of internal structural components.

    Liquidmetal alloys are revolutionary materials that are two-to-three times stronger than titanium but can be molded into precision cast parts. Hinge components made with other, lower-strength metals have less resilience to impact from dropping or the daily wear-and-tear of repeated flip-phone action--factors that can cause a hinge housing to "deform" and impede the smooth action of the hinge. Liquidmetal alloys, on the other hand, have superior yield strength and elasticity, properties that resist deformation and provide exceptional durability. In addition, structural parts made from Liquidmetal alloys can be die cast to exceptionally thin profiles while maintaining their superior strength, allowing more space inside the phone to accommodate new technology--an important advantage for product designers challenged with incorporating ever-increasing functionality and durability into ever-smaller personal communication devices.

    About Liquidmetal Alloys

    Liquidmetal® alloys are a product of Lake Forest, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT - News), the leading developer of coatings, powders, 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 atomic structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries.

    For additional product and marketing contact information, please visit the Liquidmetal Technologies website at www.liquidmetal.com, or direct phone inquiries to Liquidmetal Technologies-Marketing at 949-206-8021.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our plans, future events, objectives, expectations, forecasts, or assumptions. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and in some cases, words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the anticipated outcomes or result, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. These risks and uncertainties may include: our limited operating history in developing and manufacturing products from bulk amorphous alloys; the adoption of our alloys by customers; the commercial success of our customer`s products; our ability to identify, develop, and commercialize new applications for our alloys; competition with suppliers of incumbent materials; the development of new materials that render our alloys obsolete; the ability to manage our anticipated growth; our limited direct experience in manufacturing bulk alloy products; scaling-up our manufacturing facilities; protecting our intellectual property; problems associated with manufacturing and selling our alloys outside of the United States; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including risks described in subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K, and other filings). Liquidmetal Technologies disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



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    Liquidmetal Technologies, Lake Forest
    Media
    Otis Buchanan, 949-206-8020
    otis.buchanan@liquidmetal.com
    or
    Investors
    David Townsend, 813-314-0280
    david.townsend@liquidmetal.com



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    Kaserer
    schrieb am 29.02.04 12:17:32
    Beitrag Nr. 128 (12.288.315)
    Liquidmetal: Speziallegierung mit besonderer Härte und Flexibilität setzt sich im Markt durch
    Liquidmetal Technologies produziert und vermarktet eine Speziallegierung, die als besonders harter, aber leichter Werkstoff zur Herstellung superharter Oberflächen oder Produkte mit hoher Widerstandsfähigkeit bei gleichzeitiger Flexibilität verwendet wird.

    Neuartige Legierung setzt sich am Markt durch

    Nach langwieriger Anlaufzeit kommen jetzt viele neuartige Industrie-, Militär- und Konsumerprodukte auf den Markt, die die besonderen Eigenschaften der Werkstofflegierung mit seiner einzigartigen Atomstruktur nutzen.

    Liquidmetal ist ein völlig neues, aus Nickel, Zirconium, Titanum, Copper und Beryllium bestehendes Material, das mit herkömmlichen Metallen nicht zu vergleichen ist. Es ist doppelt so fest wie Titanium, aber elastischer als Stahl und vermittelt neue Erfolgserlebnisse für Tennis- oder Golfschläger. Die Medizintechnik verwendet das Material in der Orthopädie, Militärs schätzen die Festigkeit bei geringem Gewicht. In der Konsumelektronik findet das Metall Einsatz bei eleganten Gehäusen oder Flip-Covers bei Handys.

    Samsung wird demnächst ein neues Multimedia-Handy mit einem besonders stabilen Flip-Cover aus Liquidmetal anbieten. Weitere Aufträge wie von Ski-Fabrikant K2 für einen Baseball-Schläger führt in 2004 zu einem Umsatzsprung von 19,6 auf 36 Millionen Dollar. Allerdings werden nach 53 Cents Verlust in 2003 mit einer Verlustprognose von 22 Cents auch in 2004 noch keine Gewinne abgeliefert.

    Der Kurs ist bei aktuell 3,60 Dollar jetzt wieder im Aufwärtstrend, nachdem der Kurs sich seit Hoch bei 22 Dollar kurz nach dem IPO im Juni 2002 auf ein Tief von 2 Dollar im November 2003 begeben hat.

    Kaufen Sie die Aktie im Bereich von 3,55 bis 3,70 Dollar mit Kursziel 5,20 Dollar.
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    Stockskater
    schrieb am 05.03.04 19:10:17
    Beitrag Nr. 129 (12.347.730)
    Quelle dieser Empfehlung ???????????????
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    cosine
    schrieb am 21.03.04 23:23:27
    Beitrag Nr. 130 (12.510.352)
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    cosine
    schrieb am 21.03.04 23:25:28
    Beitrag Nr. 131 (12.510.375)
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    cosine
    schrieb am 21.03.04 23:31:28
    Beitrag Nr. 132 (12.510.435)

    The latest application developed for Liquidmetal ® alloys is in the field of hinge components for electronic housings in the mobile phone industry. With the increased complexity in handset circuitry, a greater demand is placed on the performance of internal structural components. As a result, the use of conventional materials becomes inadequate to meet the new performance benchmarks.

    Liquidmetal alloys are ideally suited for critical-performance applications where close manufacturing tolerances are vital. Cell phone hinge housings represent a perfect example of critical performance needs where incumbent materials such as zinc, magnesium, stainless steel and even titanium have inherent design and performance limitations. Hinge components made with other lower-strength metals have less resilience to impact from dropping or the daily wear-and-tear of repeated flip-phone actions. On the other hand, Liquidmetal alloys have superior yield strength and elasticity, properties that resist deformation and provide exceptional durability. In addition, structural parts made from Liquidmetal alloys can be net-shape formed to thinner profiles while maintaining their superior strength, resulting in more design space to accommodate consumer demands for new technology.


    Key Liquidmetal alloys advantages for hinge components include:



    Reliability for repeated load-bearing conditions
    Flexibility of design to meet customer needs
    Much higher yield strength & hardness greater than any commercially cast alloys
    More room for FPCB design and accommodation
    High dimensional accuracy and stability
    Outstanding surface finish with near net shape casting process
    Superior corrosion resistance


    Liquidmetal alloys also provide both a competitive price-performance combination and a quick development cycle using a concurrent engineering process, leading to a large production capacity with high quality control.

    Liquidmetal alloys hinge application represents the launching point for a wide range of similar niche categories that will benefit from the strength and performance advantages of Liquidmetal alloys.
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    MultiCash
    schrieb am 30.04.04 15:56:41
    Beitrag Nr. 133 (12.932.248)
    Bevor ihr weiter fantasiert, hier die Realität,
    Kursabfrage bitte unter LQMTE ;)
    Last Trade: 1.93
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    Change: 0.92 (32.28%)

    Liquidmetal Technologies Receives Nasdaq Notice of Potential Delisting, Responds to Recent Filing of Shareholder Lawsuit; Nasdaq National Market Trading to Continue During Listing Appeal Process
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    29 April 2004, 7:33pm ET

    LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2004--Liquidmetal(R) Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LQMT) announced that it received a Nasdaq Staff Determination on April 28, 2004 indicating that, because the company has not timely filed a Form 10-K with the SEC for the period ended December 31, 2003 as required by Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(14), its common stock is subject to delisting from the Nasdaq National Market.

    Under Nasdaq rules, the scheduled delisting is stayed pending the outcome of a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel. The company said it intends to request this hearing, which it expects will be held in approximately four to six weeks. Pending a final decision by the Listing Qualifications Panel, the company`s stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq National Market.

    Nasdaq`s delisting determination would be remedied by the company`s filing of its Form 10-K. As previously reported by Liquidmetal Technologies, the filing of its Form 10-K has been delayed by a review and analysis by the company and its audit committee relating to an expected restatement of results for certain prior year periods. The company said the restatement process is ongoing, but reiterated that it intends to file the 10-K as quickly as possible.

    Separately, the company announced that it has received notice that a lawsuit was filed on April 26 in United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, against the company and certain of its current and former officers seeking unspecified damages on behalf of a purported class of purchasers of the company`s common stock. The complaint alleges violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), Rule 10b-5 under the Exchange Act and Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act in connection with the dissemination of financial results and other information that allegedly had the effect of artificially inflating the price of the company`s common stock. The proposed lead plaintiff named in the complaint reportedly purchased 25 shares of the company`s common stock on March 1, 2004. The company said it believes that the allegations are without merit and intends to vigorously defend the litigation.
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    schrieb am 11.05.04 21:40:29
    Beitrag Nr. 134 (13.078.668)
    NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Law Firm of Geller Rudman, PLLC announced today that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of purchasers of Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. ("LQMT" or the "Company") common stock during the period between May 22, 2002 and March 30, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period"). A copy of the complaint filed in this action is available from the Court, or can be viewed on the firm``s website at http://www.geller-rudman.com/view_case.asp?cID=285.

    The complaint charges that LQMT, John Kang, and Brian McDougal violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b- 5 promulgated thereunder, by issuing a series of material misrepresentations to the market between May 22, 2002 through March 30, 2004, about its financial results. More specifically, the Complaint alleges that the Company failed to disclose and misrepresented the following material adverse facts which were known to the defendants or recklessly disregarded by them; (1) that LQMT failed to make its product commercially feasible due to its high manufacturing cost; (2) that LQMT, struggling with the lack of market acceptance for the product, attempted to boost revenues through fraudulent means via a deal with a South Korean metals processing company; (3) that LQMT``s improving financial results were only made possible though improper revenue recognition practices in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP").

    On February 20, 2004, the Company disclosed that it would have to restate revenues for the third and fourth quarters of 2002 and the first quarter of 2003 due to improper revenue recognition. On March 30, 2004, defendants revealed that the Company``s 10-K has been indefinitely delayed due to its inability to complete the audit of prior years`` financial results. On April 29, 2004, LQMT announced that it received a Nasdaq Staff Determination indicating that because the company has not timely filed a Form 10-K with the SEC for the period ended December 31, 2003, LQMT faces delisting from NASDAQ. In response to the news, the price of LQMT stock declined during the class period to close at slightly over $3 per share on March 30, 2004, a drop of over 80% from the stock``s Class Period high.

    If you bought LQMT common stock between May 22, 2002 and March 30, 2004, inclusive, and you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than July 9, 2004. If you are a member of this class, you can join this class action online at http://www.geller-rudman.com/. Any member of the purported class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through Geller Rudman or other counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.

    Geller Rudman, PLLC is a national law firm that represents investors and consumers in class action and corporate governance litigation. It is one of the country``s premier firms in the area of securities fraud, with in-house finance and forensic accounting specialists and extensive trial experience. Since its founding, Geller Rudman, PLLC has grown to become one of the most respected and successful firms representing investors and consumers in class action litigation. The firm came of age under the client focused realities of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which provided new opportunities for institutional investors to assume leadership in combating securities fraud.

    The firm``s lawyers have achieved substantial recoveries for aggrieved investors and consumers in class action lawsuits prosecuted in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Geller Rudman, PLLC maintains a widely recognized reputation for excellence, as courts have repeatedly appointed the firm to major positions in intricate multi-district or consolidated litigations. In this regard, Geller Rudman, PLLC has successfully pursued hundreds of class action lawsuits, has taken a lead role in numerous complex litigations on behalf of defrauded investors and consumers and has been responsible for billions in recoveries as well as landmark corporate governance changes. The firm maintains offices in Boca Raton and New York.

    If you have any questions about how you may be able to recover for your losses, or if you would like to consider serving as one of the lead plaintiffs in this lawsuit, you are encouraged to call or e-mail the Firm or visit the Firm``s website at http://www.geller-rudman.com/.

    Geller Rudman, PLLC

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    OTCBBTrader
    schrieb am 16.07.04 18:12:48
    Beitrag Nr. 135 (13.722.571)
    Time to buy! Bargain for traders!
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    AbhoerwandC
    schrieb am 20.07.04 21:43:03
    Beitrag Nr. 136 (13.758.361)
    LQMT.PK kaufen (0,9USD)

    USGA kaufen (0,34USD)



    Unbeschriebenes Blatt;)
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    Lemmingway
    schrieb am 03.09.04 21:23:58
    Beitrag Nr. 137 (14.209.581)
    clever wer da eingestiegen ist:D
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    MrRipley
    schrieb am 05.09.04 17:16:18
    Beitrag Nr. 138 (14.216.143)
    Wonach sieht -oder besser- sah das aus?

    Lemmingabschlachterei? :D;)







    Vor...und nach dem NASDAQ-Delisting:






    Ich werde mir auf jeden Fall ein paar tausend Stück zumindest ins Online-MD legen
    - hoffentlich bekomme ich dbzg. auch welche in Deutschland!:confused:




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    53
    47
    47
    43
    41
    39
    36