November 30, 1999 in Uncategorized

Acronym Soup: Q and R

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Qcept – ATDC graduate company specializing in non-visual defect detection.  Their inspection systems allow fabs to improve yield by detecting non-visual defects such as sub-monolayer metallic and organic contamination.

Qualified Stock Options – Also known as Incentive Stock Options, provide tax advantages to an employer that non-qualified stock options do not and are subject to more strict requirements.

Quality Control Manager
– directs the quality control program designed to ensure continuous production/service consistent with established standards.

Restricted Stock – A method of executive compensation that has come into prominence since stock options fell out of favor.  The restricted stock must meet certain conditions such as a length of time or other business performance metrics before the stock can be transferred.

Return On Investment (ROI) – A performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of several investments. To calculate ROI, the benefit (return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment, the result is expressed as a percentage or ratio.

Revenue – The amount of money brought into a company by its business activities. It is the "top line" or "gross income" figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income.

Reverse Merger – the acquisition of a public company by a private company, allowing the private company to bypass the usual lengthly and complicated process of going public. According to DealFlow Media's Reverse Merger Report, only 12 reverse mergers were completed in November and December 2008, capping the worst year for reverse mergers since 2004.

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