May 5th, 2023 | 08:05 CEST
Star Navigation Systems, AMD, Freyr Battery: Where high-tech stocks are shaping the future
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Star Navigation Systems - Securing airspace with innovative high-tech products
This week, two drones exploded over the Kremlin in Moscow. The pictures went around the world because Putin is still up to mischief in Ukraine. With a product from Star Navigation Systems, the Russian government would have been spared this embarrassment of unguarded airspace.
Star Navigation Systems (ISIN CA8551571034) is a Canadian company specializing in the development and marketing of flight safety, tracking and analysis systems for the aviation industry. Star Navigation Systems' core business is to provide advanced technologies and solutions that help improve safety, increase efficiency and reduce costs for airlines, operators and aircraft manufacturers.
Star Navigation Systems' in-flight tracking systems provide real-time information on the location and status of aircraft. This helps operators quickly identify and respond to potential safety risks such as unauthorized flights, deviations from flight plans and emergency situations.
Star Navigation Systems has a global presence with customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Star Navigation Systems' products and services are designed to work seamlessly across different geographic regions, making it a valuable partner for airlines and operators with a global footprint.
Those interested in learning more about the innovative high-tech company can take the opportunity to speak with Interim-CEO Anoop Brar at the 7th International Investment Forum - IIF - on May 10, 2023. Click here to register for the digital conference.
AMD - Q1 figures show slight growth
AMD released its Q1 2023 figures, reporting revenue of EUR 4.8 billion. The gross margin was an impressive 44%, while the operating loss was EUR 131.3 million, and the net loss was EUR 125.8 million. The diluted loss per share was EUR 0.08.
On a non-GAAP basis, however, AMD (ISIN US0079031078) presented even better results: Gross margin reached 50%, operating income was EUR 996.2 billion, net income was EUR 878.3 million, and diluted earnings per share were EUR 0.54. Strong results that underscore the strength of AMD's business model.
Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, emphasized that the Company delivered an outstanding performance in the first quarter despite fluctuating demand, with both revenue and profit growth exceeding expectations. The introduction of several leading products, as well as significant progress in the implementation of the AI roadmap and collaboration with customers, were key factors in this success. Jean Hu, EVP, CFO and Treasurer of AMD, explained that the key Data Centre and Embedded businesses were responsible for more than half of the revenue in Q1.
For Q2, the Company expects growth to increase in the Data Centre and Client segments, while it will see a slight decline in the Gaming and Embedded segments. Nevertheless, AMD is confident about growth in the second half of the year as the PC and server markets recover and new products come to market.
FREYR Battery: Strategic partnership with Siemens
Siemens and FREYR Battery (ISIN LU2360697374) have joined forces and entered into a strategic partnership. The two companies have decided to invest in automation and digitalization technology jointly. Siemens will be FREYR's preferred supplier and will equip FREYR's planned gigafactories in Norway and the US with the latest Siemens software, Industrial Operations X. By using this software, which is part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, FREYR will be able to realize its gigafactories faster and more effectively. This will increase the availability of affordable and high-performance EV battery solutions and energy storage systems.
Tom Einar Jensen, CEO and co-founder of FREYR Battery, expressed his delight at the collaboration with Siemens - an international company that shares the same goals as FREYR Battery: to develop sustainable and efficient battery solutions on a large scale and at a fast pace. Siemens' strategic decision to invest in battery production follows successful partnerships with leading companies such as NVIDIA.
For the next generation of FREYR factories, a cloud-based digital twin was created using AWS IoT TwinMaker and presented at the Hannover Fair in a customized Siemens application on the NVIDIA Omniverse platform.
Russian media claim Ukraine attacked Moscow's presidential palace with drones. It is still being determined whether this is true. Star Navigation Systems proves how valuable airspace security is in these times. Investors are invited to join the Company's live presentation on May 10 2023 - register here.
For FREYR Battery, strong partners are an important step in expanding its global network. Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, says: "Speed, size, sustainability: that is what battery manufacturers need. And our customers get that better from Siemens than anywhere else. With the FREYR Battery partnership, we are underlining our position as a top partner for battery manufacturers worldwide." The extent to which NVIDIA will compete with the chip manufacturer AMD will become clear in the coming months, especially concerning the AI and gaming market.
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