Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

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Company Description

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of optical communications products. Its products include optical devices, such as laser diodes, photodiodes, related modules and circuitry, and equipment for applications in fiber-to-the-home, cable television, point to point communications and wireless. The company was founded by Chih Hsiang Lin on February 28, 1997 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX.

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Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategy Officer

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Senior Vice President & Asia General Manager

Senior Vice President & North America General Manager

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Director Information Technology

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Vice President of Research

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Founder at Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at ECRM, Inc.

President & Spokesman at Asmedia Technology Inc.

Founder at Red Oak Capital

President at Gold Star Investment LLC

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Director-Asia Pacific Region at U.S. Flow Control Group LLC

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Discovery Capital Management manages private investment funds that seek high risk-adjusted total returns by making directional and relative value investments, long and short, primarily through investment positions in equity,debt (primarily sovereign debt), local interest rates, currencies and commodities across emerging and developed markets. The firm attempts to identify investment opportunities with attractive risk-return characteristics by employing a combination of Global Macro and Equity Long-Short strategies to identify investment opportunities. Discovery utilizes (i) fundamental, top-down global macro analysis, including political and policy risk assessment, to identify opportunities in countries and asset classes, and (ii) fundamental, bottom-up research for industry, company, and security selection. The funds offer different combinations of concentrations, liquidity, leverage, and strategy overweighting based on the specific investment objectives and strategies of the fund.

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Investment Counselors of Maryland (ICM) offers clients value investment solutions across the market-cap spectrum. In doing so, the firm utilizes two distinct investment processes. Both approaches employ a value-oriented investment method with a focus on fundamental analysis. ICM attempts to measure the value of a security by looking at economic and financial factors including the overall economy, industry conditions, and the financial condition and management of the company itself, to determine if the company is underpriced or overpriced. These two strategies include: Small Cap, SMID Cap & Mid-Cap Value and Large Cap Value.In selecting investments for their Small Cap, SMID Cap & Mid-Cap Value strategies, ICM seeks to invest in companies that they estimate to be undervalued that also possess leading market share positions, shareholder-oriented management teams, and strong balance sheets and cash flow ratios. Usually, the shares of the companies they buy are selling at a price-to-earnings ratio below the average price-to-earnings ratio of the stocks in the broad capitalization-specific indices (i.e. Russell 2000 , Russell 2500 and Russell Midcap). The companies usually have higher return-on-equity and return-on-capital than the average company in those same indices. Using screening parameters such as price-to-earnings, relative return-on-equity and other financial ratios, ICM screens the universe of investments to identify potentially undervalued securities. They further narrow the list of potential investments through traditional fundamental security analysis.For their Large Cap Value strategy, ICM seeks to identify companies that are well-capitalized with sustainable competitive advantages and strong management teams. Using various screening parameters, they seek to identify potentially undervalued securities. ICM further narrows the list of potential investments through traditional fundamental security analysis. Investment are chosen once ICM is convinced the securities are undervalued and after they have attempted to discover a positive inflection point in the company's business momentum. ICM's primary focus is to confirm the competitive position of the company and that it is sufficiently undervalued based on historical valuation parameters, given their projected estimates for earnings and free-cash-flow.

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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