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Jul 13, 2021
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MVIS Short Interest - As of 06/30/2021 - 29,740,942 - 2.5 million more shares added.
Shorts have doubled down on their bets.
Upcoming catalysts :
Also July 12 2021 we had an 8-k filed for CFO Steve holt
The Role of a CFO in Mergers & Acquisitions
Once a company has narrowed down a list of counterparties (either potential buyers, investors or acquisition targets), or has entered the transaction phase, the CFO’s role transforms into chief negotiator – making sure the company achieves the best deal possible. Both seller and buyer want to maximize synergy to make sure they’re extracting the most a deal can financially offer. It’s critical during this stage that CFOs from both sides maintain open communication about acquisition conditions, growth potentials, and other financial targets that will make the deal a success.
As these negotiations progress and the end of a transaction nears, the CFO must simultaneously create a comprehensive integration plan that will be ready for execution the moment a deal ends.
90,000 RSU's awarded to Holt, transferable upon change of control? $200k bonus payable NOW?
$140M ATM to show a stronger balance sheet to potential partners and customers?
Using a sample of U.S. firms during the period 2003-2012, we examine whether M&As impact the compensation of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the bidding and integration phases of M&As. Our findings indicate that CFOs total compensation is higher in the year of acquisition relative to all other CFOs. The higher total compensation of CFOs is driven by higher equity incentives. Furthermore, CFOs receive a greater proportion of their compensation in the form of equity during and immediately after the year of acquisition. We also investigate if CFO compensation during M&A years is driven by M&A characteristics. We find that CFO compensation is higher in M&A years when; the deal size is larger, the time to completion is shorter, and when the target firm has a different 2-digit SIC code. CFO compensation is not associated with the short term change in the acquiring firms share price.
Here’s a picture of microvision point cloud compared to Tesla point cloud
Also looks like waymo is looking to incorporate a “new Lidar” system for their robo taxis
Waymo to integrate new LIDAR into the autonomous driving system for Level 4 autonomous driving ?
What i found additionally interesting is Microvision has two new software development requirement opened up. And those requirements uses "CUDA" which is supported only on Nvidia GPUs
Experience with GPU Acceleration and frameworks, such as Cuda, OpenCL, or OpenGL.
So i am pretty confident that Microvision LIDAR component uses NVIDIA GPU as we speculated before by many of us. Picture of A-sample Lidar 👇
CUDA (an acronym for Compute Unified Device Architecture) is a parallel computing platform and application programming interface (API) model created by Nvidia.
CUDA works with all Nvidia GPUs from the G8x series onwards, including GeForce, Quadro and the Tesla line.
TDRL:buyout or partnership imminent. Share price go boom.