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April 4, 2010

 Stock Market – OTC – TICKER :    QTMM

If there was any time you thought about investing and didn’t, this would be the time to rethink that decision. March thru May was the first drop of what will most likely be the waterfall in the future of news about the company accomplishments that will develop in the years to come. Industry advancements in Quantum Dot (QD) technologies that have been developing for the last 20 years are about to be released due to Quantum Materials Corp./Solterra’s revolutionary process for producing Quantum Dots and their flexible Solar Cells. Dr. Glass and CEO Stephen Squires have an oil pollution solution and are providing answers for improving the Environmental & Energy needs of the future!  Their new Nanotechnology developments will benefit our earth and mankind in general. Consider owning a part of history in the making before it’s another event in the history books you had a chance to capitalize on and didn’t.
Do your DD to make sure it’s environmentally, economically and personally right for you. Go to this link to learn the most important reasons WHY you should consider investing in the Nanotechnology field.   

Previously released before the name change from Hague to Quantum Materials Corp (QMC):

Hague Corp.’s Subsidiary, Solterra Renewable Technologies, Announces the Appointment of Renowned Technologist Dr. Bob Glass as Chief Technical Officer–  QMC has since announced the Appointment of Andrew Robinson to the Newly Created Position of Senior Director Middle East Business Development  and Toshi Ando to the position of Senior Director Asian Business Development along with forming a strategic alliance with JETRO.                                                                

QTMM (Quantum Materials Corp) is to the Nano technology field what is to the discount retail field and very few are aware of this.

That is about to change in the next couple months. Quantum Materials Corp has developed a way to mass produce economically the Tetrapod Quantum Dots. This significant breakthrough allows what no other company has been able to do to date and that is provide commercialization of the QD’s to the various industries in kilogram quantities economically. The subsidiary Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. is bringing the solar phase of nanotechnology to the forefront.  Solterra will be producing and distributing a Thin Film Quantum Dot PV Solar Cell which is differentiated from other PV cells by a unique technology that results in lower cost, higher efficiency, and broader spectral performance. Solterra’s Quantum Dot Solar Cell achieves a dramatically lower manufacturing cost per watt because no vacuum equipment is required, no expensive silicon is required and low-cost screen printing and/or inkjet techniques are used on inexpensive substrates. Secondly, the Solterra Thin Film Quantum Dot Solar Cell has the potential to generate multiple excitons from each proton providing the potential for exponential improvements in conversion efficiency. Third, Solterra’s PV cell is not only more efficient in the early morning and late afternoon compared to crystalline silicon PV cells, but it also has the potential to harvest light energy in the infrared and ultraviolet spectra. Solar power at night!

This QD technology is truly revolutionary with uses and applications still being explored that will open doors to advances in medical, aerospace, waste heat recovery, biotechnology & optoelectronics. Are you willing to risk loosing out on the next technology revolution that’s been in the making for some twenty years? At least put it on your radar screen to monitor.  Investing in QTMM may make your chance to retire early a possibility or at least a little more luxurious! IMO QTMM is a global play that’s about to pay.

Note: Significant business development announcements should commence in the 1st Half of 2011.  Here’s a couple since then: 

The Best Of Both Worlds

Dot Continuous Flow Processing Breakthrough Achieved

QMC’s Quantum Dots to give NanoAxis a helping hand


January 28, 2010

Over enthusiastic jubilance, for once I’ve never been closer, is this the WHAT IF coming true!   Not too often in our life times does that feeling of unadulterated joy peak its head around the corner and pop into your life.  Can I cherish the moment? Should I indulge in the wafty aroma of life to its fullest? No, it very seldom happens and it has always been that carrot dangling in front, I’ve never seemed to be able to get to.  So what if this is the real deal? Fire works, cannons, orchestra’s and a stadium size choir singing Hallelujah, you finally made it before you hit the pearly gates.

We’ve been given more clues to this gravy train than you can shake a stick at. I’ve read more in this year than I’ve read in my lifetime, unfortunately I can’t recall worth a darn when I need to. So that brings me to where I’ve been half my life, I can dream can’t I?

The real reason I wrote this was to look at another side, failure. What’s the probability a start up can succeed? The odds we have a winner are stacked against us at 30 in 100 make it.  History has pretty well defined that startups are going to fail. So we must consider that possibility, as remote as it may seem to us following this company.

The average is within 10 years only 30% of the companies are still around, that’s an astonishing failure rate!  20% gone by the first year another 15% the second,  10% the third and another ~ 10% by the fourth year. So after 4 years almost 60% of the startups are history and over the next 6 years another 10 % vaporize. But how many of those were bought out, merged, or sold for a profit? We don’t know, so maybe it’s not as gloomy as it looks, but it still doesn’t look good.

So ask yourself, if it were to happen were would you be? Overextended should not be one of the answers.  At the minimum you should be no worse then you are now at paying your bills. This is a speculative stock even if it is very promising.  So if it goes belly up you should be able to keep your head above water, just like yesterday. Does it get any worse? Probably not now. One year ago it was a different story.  It was totally speculative with everything being based on pretty much a promise they would be able to do as they proposed in the business plan. Are they still speculative, as of this week the answer is still yes. In a couple weeks if our suppositions are on the money based on our puzzle piecing, less speculative is an understatement. Have we set our bar too high with our expectation for profit. Most likely.  So if we don’t actually make it the full mile and only make it to an average size solar and Quantum dot company stock price or worse, we only get ¼ the way, is that reason to be disappointed? Yes and no, Yes because we set the bar too high on our expectations of success and no because we still made money.  However you didn’t make any money if you didn’t sell any of your shares. Nothing goes straight up except Dell 1990 – 2000, DDRX, GMCR. So set your exit limit for a % of your shares and let the rest ride. I’m sure some of the Krispy Kream, ENRON, Citigroup, GM share holders wish they had done just that.

With that being said, how concerned should you be for success and company growth? What makes QMC and Solterra so different  from other companies?

IMO the economics associated with the technology, Managements resilience and drive and the public NEED for the service and products to be offered. They are not in just a single industry; their product crosses the gamut into a multitude of industry uses.

The company already has an equal 50/50 chance of being ahead simply from the fact there are two companies, a quantum dot company and a solar cell company. How many companies reduce your chance of failure by 50% from the get go?

One of the most compelling and least credible reason is scifi. Think of every cartoon adventure and gadget you can remember as a kid growing up. They all have come to reality in some form or another. Spaceships, 2 way wrist radio/tv, lasers…  This is the start of the next generation of nano technology gadgets,that QMC and Solterra will be major suppliers of product and like Bill Gates & Microsoft first to commercialize home computers, IBM computers, Hertz auto rentals, McDonalds fast food, Amazon discount on line retailer – they were the market leaders for many years during their growth development; and everyone of them came out of nowhere. Just like Quantum Materials Corp and Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. are coming out of nowhere, I’m telling you this is the somewhere you want to be for the future.

So is it really over enthusiastic jubilance? Not until the dream is reality!

Profit from Nano HISTORY in the making!

January 10, 2010

What if I told you news that this nanotechnologies thing was a sure bet. Yeah right. Well, as we all know nothing is guaranteed but taxes and dying, or is it? Didn’t someone say history tends to repeat itself. Wars, famine, droughts, locust, the typical dooms day type of stuff. But that’s looking at the negative side, what about the positive, Lets look at investment opportunities.
First is understanding the maze of opportunities and filtering hype from reality which by itself isn’t trivial. There are four major industry sectors nanotechnology will impact — manufacturing and materials, electronics and IT, healthcare and life sciences, and energy and environment. In these industry sectors there are eight markets — aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, energy and environment, manufacturing, medical & pharmaceutical, and oil & gas.
How big is this nanotechnologies thing? PRETTY MASSIVE as you can see above, it has tentacles everywhere.
Market size forecasts as presented in 2007
“When you read about the market size forecast for nanotechnology the National Science Foundation’s “$1 trillion by 2015” inevitable gets quoted. Lux Research even estimates $2.9 trillion by 2014. These are huge numbers! By comparison, the entire U.S. consumer goods sector in 2005 was $877 billion. Even the entire industrial production of the United States in 2005 was a little less than $2.9 trillion.”
The hype here is even though one piece of the puzzle fits they count all the pieces of the puzzle in their numbers above. Even so the key is the numbers involved with the nanotechnologies is going to be pretty overwhelming.

Now take a look at the Investment Outlook as it looked in 2004 for Nanotechnology – It looks like the overall status is behind schedule pg 19.

But this is really the meat and potatoes Page 5 Figure 5 holds the key to our future!  See the Senate Committee Testimony article below. 
Nanotechnologies are starting the commercialization phase and exiting the developmental ~20 year phase. Which if you think about it, Quantum Materials Corp (QTMM) will be mass producing the Quantum Dots that have for so long only been grown in miniscule amounts. You can’t commercialize a product with limited quantities. QTMM has now solved that problem. Being an ECONOMICAL Nanomaterial provider to these numerous industries will be a boom to all. (This is the testimony by Matthew Nordan, President of Lux Research Inc 2008 to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation)

And if that wasn’t convincing here is an excerpt further enforcing that HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, an article from was dated January 25, 2007.

Golden opportunity or bad idea?
Whether investing in nanotechnology stocks today is an opportunity or not is to be answered by every investor for himself. It never hurts to be on the cautionary side though, and here are some concluding thoughts:
Truly revolutionary nanotechnology products and materials available as commercial products are years in the future (some say only a few years; some say many years) and the companies dealing with these products and materials probably are not listed yet or don’t even exist yet. Economist Norm Poire at Merrill Lynch tracks a series of historical growth innovations. He argues that growth innovations drive the economy and the stock market. It takes about 28 years for a new technology to become widely accepted, which then fuels a period of rapid growth lasting about 56 years. Some 112 years after invention the innovation reaches maturity and grows in line with population increases.
Growth Innovations

You’ll have to go to the chart from the link above that is below “Growth Innovations” showing Textiles, Railroad, Automotive, Computer, Nanotech?

Source: Norman Poire, Merrill Lynch
Whether nanotechnology becomes such a historical growth innovation remains to be seen. What is certain, though, is that the timeframe involved will span decades.

As you can see from the chart above we are in the infant stage of the development of this Info Revolution. I don’t believe it’s an “If” or “Whether” any longer, the nanomaterial phase (Quantum Materials Corp – QTMM) has just matured to allow the nanointermediate phase to start manufacturing for the nano-enabled product phase to deliver the end product. Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. will be the nanointermediate company mass producing the solar cells and this is only the beginning! Some times it pays to take a lesson from history and step back to look at the big picture. Don’t let procrastination get in the way and miss this investment opportunity. You’ll have to decide for yourself the right vehicle to invest with, QTMM/ Solterra is one of several. IMO they are on the cutting edge of the technology and will emerge as one of the market leaders many will try to emulate.

Here’s some more positive comments not as technical but more from the heart:
Some comments on the internet about Nanotechnology For Dummies by Richard D. Booker, Mr. Earl Boysen
My prediction (and the authors) is that this is going to be the hot science subject of the next generation.
While the authors do tend to be wonderfully enthusiastic about the nanotech future, I think that their optimism is somewhat warranted. They show you the edge of the future that we are about to enter, and even after dismissing the hype, there’s some intriguing stuff out there.
Before reading this book, I didn’t know, nor did I care about nanotechnology. But now, I see all the applications of it in every day life!

The message is it really doesn’t matter where you get on board the nano train, you just need to get on board for the ride.


Stock Market – OTC.BB – Ticker =  QTMM

Why would I want to invest in this company Quantum Materials Corp – QTMM?

November 23, 2009

Did you know McDonalds was going to become, or Microsoft was going to become, or QVC was going to become the household names they did?  How could you have known they were destined to be staples of the American economy? Everyone has hind sight but few have foresight. If only I had a way or someone to direct me on how to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market. I don’t have a crystal ball but I can tell you to read and you may start to get the picture of the future.

Steve Squires is QTMM/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.’s CEO. This is his take on the future of Quantum Dots & Solar power from Quantum Dots, look at the Oct. 2009 issue, pages 56, 57 & 58   Use the “zoom ” feature on the bottom of the page to see clearer text. This is a visionary article.

What he doesn’t tell you is there is a lot more potential from Medical, Waste Heat Recovery (Could be as big as solar), Biotechnology, Semiconductor, Optoelectronics, Military and Aerospace research fields and finally, OLED/LED’s…5066582&EDATE= . What was that about identifying a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market?

AND the (now not so) latest update 12-2-09 is Dr. Bob Glass joins Solterra as CTO to assist in taking this Quantum Dot & Solar company with its developing array of products into the future.  Dr. Glass has EXACTLY what this company needed as a startup. STARTUP EXPERIENCE and TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE. Director of Science at Sun Microsystems in the 90’s the technology he talked about then is the reality that SOLTERRA has today!  Dr. Glass is no charlatan, as CTO he is bringing a wealth of corporate development experience with him. Check out the company web site EOU.COM.

This was my take months ago before the name change and still is, only with a more solid foundation,  ,  QTMM is to be a global play that will pay

Many more announcements and developments have taken place since writing this article.  You should check out the company site under press releases. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the progress and probably a little disappointed you didn’t see this months ago.

Helping the environment stay green and clean for our children through innovative science!

QTMM – RE-INVENTING Solar with Solterra Renewable Technologies

June 15, 2009

UPDATE – The references to the company name Hague, ticker – HGUE  were changed in April 2010 to Quantum Materials Corp, ticker – QTMM  

Whether you’re in college starting to invest or an old time investor, Solterra should be in your portfolio as they develop into a market leader for the Solar and Nanotechnology Industry! The reason I say that is from an article written by Jennifer Ouellette in Artificial atoms illuminate biotechnology and other fields. Her closing paragraph is: “Exactly where quantum dots will find their biggest commercial breakthrough remains to be seen, but the initial biotech applications will surely pave the way for others. And for those engaged in their sale and manufacture, there is no denying their market potential. “I think we are on the verge of a commercial breakthrough similar to what polymers did to the plastics industry,” says Talbot. “This material has so many different uses that it could be a fundamental new material system for a whole host of products that touch on almost all major areas of modern life.” Solterra is economically producing these Quantum Dots and making them available for research in various industries.

I’ve been researching this company for several months now and it is still not on the radar screen while they execute their business plan and build infrastructure. HGUE is a good risk to rewards ratio investment that you have to at least consider as an investor. At .10 cents it’s pretty much a no brainer that a little money goes a long way to securing a potentially very nice return!  The first half of the year they kept a low profile for some reason without announcing they had made significant progress. That changed when they broke the silence with press releases that started on 6-4-09, 6-10-09,  6-16-09,  etc. Before that there was only an ASU press release about Solterra and Nitto Denko that Solterra never mentions. You can now see from the press releases this company has the right products and management to blossom into one of those companies that raises the phrase, “If only I knew”. Well consider yourself advised and do your DD. This emerging market leader (HGUE – Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.) is a company with unique value propositions to set it apart. It is in the forefront of the new Flexible Solar Power Industry that will replace the silicon wafer-based solar cell industry. Now that they’ve announced they are spinning off Solterra from HAGUE and are persuing  involvement with the European Supergrid Initiative it should be even more interesting!  See 6-10-09 and 6-16-09  press releases.

Since June, Hague has continued to move forward. They announced additional ventures on July 27, 2009 covering screen-printing techniques for the fabrication of organic light emitting diodes. August they announced they are going to use the Access2flow production process to allow commercial manufacturing of Quantum Dots. September 17th they presented their business plan to Venture Capitalists at the 7th Annual Rice Alliance Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum at Rice University.  November 9th & 10th they are presenting in Saudi Arabia at the Kingdom Project Expansion & Investment Summit.

Solterra is embarking on its journey into the fast path of technology leadership as a market leader in Solar and Quantum Dot production.  CEO Stephen Squires has taken two of the top research scientists in their fields and combined their innovative scientific contributions to create the next generation of solar cells for the industry. DR Jabbour at ASU is working on the light weight thin film panel sheets that will make unrealistic pipe dreams economically possible using the Quantum Dots Dr. Wong developed at Rice University. Solar as we know it today isn’t going to be leading any charge in the future, the future is in the economical mass production of Tetrapod Quantum Dots like Solterra is developing. This nanotechnology will lead the 2010 and on revolution in the Solar applications. Solar power production 24/7 (yes at night) is the future. Silicon cells haven’t produced energy in the infrared and ultraviolet range which these extended spectrum Quantum Dots do. Is the future bright for Solar? For the investors and companies engaged in the next generation of products for solar it is very bright I believe.

Solterra is the only public traded company with this innovative technology that private investors can BUY at a reasonable price. First Solar is out of touch price wise and Solyndra, Heliovolt, Nanosolar, and Kanarka are private companies only institutions can invest in. They all have state of the art equipment with less of a quality Quantum Dot and have received massive institutional funding. The people in the know, know there is money to be made in the Solar Industry, not to mention the potential market for organic light emitting diode displays alone is estimated to exceed $4.5 billion, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc..

I first checked Solterra out when I was in Phoenix for my daughters wedding on 2-14-09 to confirm the reality and feasibility of this company. I work too hard for my money to throw it away. I don’t work for, nor am I affiliated with Solterra. I bought shares of their stock only and would like to introduce others to their potential. My enthusiasm and comments don’t necessarily represent management’s views, I think their views would be a little more biased.  Again, do your own DD to confirm mine. The costs to install solar systems is what Solterra is helping reduce to the tune of 90% less for the solar cells. This innovative and much more profitable Quantum Dot technology is replacing the silicon wafer-based solar cell industry. Solterra has extraordinary potential given the product addresses medical industry needs as well and is not limited to just the solar arena. Quantum Dots are also used in the Semiconductor Quantum Dot (SQD) industry, Optoelectronics, Military and Aerospace research fields but that is not Solterra’s focus right now.  Solterra is concentrating on the Solar field that is in the process of being spun off from the HAGUE Corp. The Hague Corp will be the Quantum Dot manufacturer, maybe one of these others will be an off shoot division in the future too. That off shoot consideration happened July 27. 2009 as stated in the press release. The Quantum Dots stability and reproducibility at a significant cost reduction with the high quality Tetrapods developed by Dr. Wong is their foundation. The beauty of this is the application of the Quantum Dot to produce the flexible solar sheet is by a modified ink jet printer!  Solterra’s QD ink for jetting machinery and the flexible sheet are two of the innovative developments for the next generation of low cost efficient power and the beginning of the Flexible Solar Power Industry. Now in addition, the Organic LED / OLED based displays have the potential to be manufactured by HGUE using very high volume, low cost roll-to-roll print processing on inexpensive substrates.

Billions will be allocated and made during the transition from oil to alternative energy sources and Solterra will be one of the significant contributors as a market leader. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) recently published an article stating that from the expected growth for electric power (even with the economical down turn) they project by 2030 the nuclear utility industry will have to increase by 25% to meet demand and that an additional 6.7% will be from renewable energies. I work in the nuclear industry and can tell you the last plant built to come online was in 1990. NOT one nuclear plant has been built in the US since for commercial power production. Our company went from leading, to a wait and see for new next generation nuclear construction. 25% has to come from somewhere! More good news for Solterra is the North Carolina Senate passed Bill 3 (SB-3 as will many other states) requiring by 2018 that utilities have 10% of their energy generated from renewable energies such as Solar, wind, geothermal, etc.. Thus the requirement to either purchase more costly power from other suppliers or build generating units. The Bad News – YOU HAVE TO PAY for it whether you like it or not, even though they could sell you lower cost fossil fuel generated electricity. Jones-Onslow EMC in North Carolina has in their letter “Purchasing renewable energy is approximately 2 to 3 times more expensive than traditional generation and developing and implementing energy efficient programs will require additional capital investments.” The Good News is Solterra Renewable Technologies is making Solar power affordable with their highly advanced Nanocrystal Quantum Dots technology in their Thin Film Photovoltaic Solar Cell flexible sheets. Also, in light of the recent political changes SOLAR has become the main stream choice since the Nuclear path has been set back with the loss of Federal funding for Yucca Mountain as a depository for waste fuel. Wind power is not economical on a cost basis and startup costs are more than fossil fuel generators. Besides from noise and eye pollution the blades are an environmental hazard to the birds when the wind is blowing. Hydrogen fuel cells and ocean waves – that stuff is a long way off before it can be widely used, and most of the companies developing the technologies are small and hard to invest in. Solterra’s continued execution of their vision and plan will benefit the environment and those that invest. This stock is a global play that will pay!!!                    




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Quantum Dots for SALE (Research or Commercial)

April 20, 2009

Quantum Materials Corp has scientifically structured high performance, high quality Cadmium Selenide Solterra Quantum DotsTetrapod Quantum Dots (TQD’s) and have now added Giant Tetrapod Quantum Dots (gTQD’s) having superior performance. These extremely desirable TQD’s and gTQD’s are available for use in the Biotechnology, Semiconductor, Medical, Optoelectronics, Solar, Military, Security and Aerospace research fields. The proprietary CONTINUOUS FLOW manufacturing process of group II-VI metals and elements provides an enhanced longevity composition, a unique stabile structure and the capability of meeting select wavelength emission criteria over previous generations of Quantum Dots.  Leading the market with Cost, Quality, Quantity it’s more likely you can economically commercialize your product with QMC Tetrapod Quantum Dots. Products and processes requiring exceptional performance have gTQD’s available. They are non blinking, non photobleaching and suppress Auger recombination!

Now there are Nano-Objects for nanobio, flexibility for shapes other than tetrapods e.g., spheres/rods and the choice of materials used to produce the quantum dots, including Cadmium Free Quantum Dots (CFQD) and Metallic Oxides, Cadmium free inorganic metals, elements and other biologically inert materials.

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