World’s First WiSA Ready™ 4K UHD Smart Projector Developed by LG Electronics

Tailwinds' Take: LG continues to advance high-end products with WiSA. Adoption continues for the product. When is inflection point? SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WiSA® LLC, founded by...

WiSA Member SKYWORTH Launches Metz Sculpture 1 TV and Speakers Featuring Integrated Wireless Audio...

Tailwinds' Take: this is big news for WISA as SKYWORTH is the largest manufacturer in China and, importantly, they are the first to integrate...

This Week at Tailwinds

Stocks continued to climb the proverbial wall of worry last week, with the S&P briefly managing to touch an all-time high and the Russell...

Summit Wireless Technologies Provides Second Quarter 2020 Update

Tailwinds' Take: I like WISA's new marketing campaign heading into the all important holiday selling season. Love the product. Think wireless eventually takes over...

WiSA Launches the WiSA Wave Marketing Program to Drive Category Sales

Tailwinds' Take: we are moving into the all-important fall selling season. This program should help WISA see large growth. SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WiSA® LLC,...

OnTrak For A Great Year

Telehealth was the all the rage this past week. First The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to expand telehealth...

WiSA, Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, Shows Tremendous Growth in Consumer Interest

Tailwinds' Take: growth like this bodes very well for WISA heading into the all important holiday selling season. The technology is superb, adoption has...

SKYWORTH Continues to Lead the TV Industry by Joining the WiSA Association

Tailwinds' Take: good news as Skyworth is the largest manufacturer of TVs in China. Need to see it get adopted across product line next,...

Previewing the 2nd Half of 2020…and Other Updates From The Week

Greetings from...wait for it...Ashland Oregon. Yes, it was so good, we came back for more. The weather here is great, the riding is outstanding...

Summit Wireless Technologies Appoints Sri Peruvemba, Global Marketing Expert, to the Board of Directors

Tailwinds' Take: a great addition, Mr. Peruvemba is the head of marketing for SID (the Society of Information Displays) a non-profit industry group. Getting...

Summit Wireless Technologies Announces Pricing of $5.3 Million Registered Direct Offering Priced At-The-Market

Tailwinds' Take: this funds the company for at least a year and, with the warrants, possibly through cash flow positive. I think the floor...

WiSA Welcomes Buchardt Audio as a New Member and Certifies the A500 and A700...

Tailwinds' Take: yet another company supporting the WiSA format. Eventually wireless surround sound will dominate on the WiSA standard. SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WiSA LLC, the...

Summit Wireless Technologies Announces Pricing of $5.8 Million Registered Direct Offering Priced At-The-Market

Tailwinds' Take: this takes any financing risk off the table for quite a while. The low should be in place here. SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--...

WiSA Certifies 2020 LG Electronics 8K OLED and LG NanoCell TVs to Be WiSA...

Tailwinds' Take: LG is the leader in pushing the WiSA brand among TV manufacturers. The more high-end TVs that endorse WiSA, the more it...

WiSA Certifies Axiim WM Speaker Series

Tailwinds' Take: the rollout continues. WiSA® LLC, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, comprised of over 60 leading consumer electronics brands, and founded by Summit...

June Preview…Plus Much More!

May was another strong month for the market as the stimulus package and expectations for a strong re-opening of the economy kept the rebound...

Summit Wireless Technologies Provides First Quarter 2020 Update

San Jose, CA – May 27, 2020 -- Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA), a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent...

The Eye Of The Storm…This Week In Tailwinds’ World

Well, I've been expecting it and it appears that it's here. The market put up one of its best months ever in April, but...

This Week in Stocks

While the markets may not have had the most volatile week of the year, nor come close, it was a very topsy-turvy five days...

Summit Wireless Technologies Announces Pricing of $6.5 Million Underwritten Public Offering

Tailwinds' Take: funding comes at a very expensive price in the current market. This deal certainly helps Summit position themselves for the future and...

This Week In MicroCap

It was certainly a great week for the market as a number of positive factors contributed to the continuation of what is a very...

Summit Wireless Technologies Announces 1-for-20 Reverse Stock Split

Tailwinds' Research: necessary step to staying on Nasdaq. Please, just get the financing over so we can get this going in the right direction...

IF Alpha?

My biggest concern last fall was, "what if Bernie gets into office?" This fear was driven partially by the fact that the market would...

In Case You Missed It…Interesting Information From Last Week

Here's an interesting piece of news on Patriot One (PTOTF). If you recall, a little over a year ago, Patriot formed a JV to...

WiSA Announces Certification of the Harman Kardon Citation Sub S

Tailwinds' Take: nice to see Samsung's subsidiary, Harman Kardon, rolling out more products. They obviously believe this is the future and must be seeing...

Take a Deep Breath…Updates on the Market and Several Stocks

My Take on The Market This was a good week in the market, which was a welcome relief. We had a big bailout announced by...

Summit Wireless Technologies Provides Fourth Quarter Update

Tailwinds' Take: we are very enthusiastic about the growth of the platform. The standard makes sense to us and it's good to see that...

Summit Wireless Raises $1.7M in Private Placement of a Senior Secured Convertible Security

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WISA), a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home...

There’s Blood In The Streets…

Normally I love my Saturday mornings. This is when I write the weekly newsletter and it gives me a chance to review the prior...

WiSA Certifies Center Channel and On-Wall Speaker Solutions from System Audio

Tailwinds' Take: more product adoption. Standard becoming de facto for the industry. Sales follow design wins and there have been a lot of those. SAN...

It’s Definitely a Beer Market

Sometimes a typo can hit the sweet spot, right? When I got the text that we're entering a beer market...well, let's just say that...

WiSA Announces Support of Dolby Atmos Height Channels

Tailwinds' Take: supporting Dolby Atmos means that WiSA speakers are not only the simplest surround sound solution, but deliver the most technologically advanced content....

WiSA Announces 4 New Members

Tailwinds' Take: the continued adoption of the WiSA platform is key for it to become an industry standard. We see more members of the...

Consumer Interest Increases in WiSA Products

Tailwinds' Take: this PR can be extrapolated into end market demand for WiSA systems doubling quarter over quarter here in early 2020. There will...

Thoughts From The Last Week…

Lots going on in Tailwinds' universe recently. Here I recap conversations and observations from the prior week's trading... This screen shot says it all...if Druck...

New Wireless Ceiling Speaker From Lithe Audio Uses Summit Wireless Technology For Immersive Sound

Tailwinds' Take: our thesis remains that WiSA is best in class technology for combining audio with your home entertainment system. Thus, every speaker company...

Summit Wireless Appoints Head of HDMI Licensing Rob Tobias to its Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA), a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home entertainment systems...

Slogging Through Winter

I was skiing outside Seattle last weekend. Steven's Pass ski resort, to be precise. They have gotten a lot of snow up there this...

Wasn’t That An Amazing Sunset?

On Thursday this week, as we finished dinner I looked out the window and the sky was on fire. It was quite possibly the...

Early Returns

New Years always brings out the prognosticator in all of us. Everyone likes to predict what the market will do, what sectors will shine...

WiSA Enables the Future of Speakerless TVs with Demo of Sharp’s WiSA Ready 8K...

Tailwinds' Take: this is potentially very big news. Sharp is now owned by Foxconn, the world's largest electronics manufacturing firm. Having them endorse speakerless...

WiSA Fuels the Growing Wireless Audio Category; CES Showcase Highlights the Future of Home...

Tailwinds' Take: we expect the WiSA standard to make a big splash at CES2020. This is the future of home entertainment systems. LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Consumer...

What to Expect When Everyone’s Expecting (An Up Market)

What a difference a year makes. Christmas 2018 marked a time of anguish for investors. The market was in the toilet and, for us...

Visions of 2020

This last week was actually a very good week for the Tailwinds' portfolio. Despite the overall quiet of a holiday week (or maybe because...

WiSA Announces the Launch of the Monaco 5.1 Plus Axiim LINK System, An Immersive...

Tailwinds' Take: we continue to believe that video gaming is going to be a huge market for WiSA products in the near future. SAN JOSE,...

WiSA and LG Electronics Extend Global Collaboration, Making LG Electronics’ 2020 Line-Up of OLED...

Tailwinds' Take: support from a market leader like LG shows the disruptive nature of WiSA. CES is shaping up to be a very big...

LD Micro Recap and Other Thoughts From Last Week

LA is usually a great place to be in December, compared to the rest of the nation. With the weather being generally sunny and...

WiSA Announces Certification of Savant’s Smart Audio Family of Entertainment Products

Tailwinds' Take: as a leader in home control, Savant is incorporating WiSA into a total home package; a trend we expect to continue across...

November Review

Was my sigh of relief audible everywhere? I've been doing this long enough to know that markets are cyclical and that the point of...

Deep Fried Turkey

Those who know me well are well aware that Wednesdays are my favorite night of the week. That's the night I go out mountain...

WiSA Announces Shipment of Enclave Audio’s WiSA Certified CineHome Speaker Systems, Delivering Immersive, Wireless,...

Tailwinds' Take: a system that brings immersive sound at the cost of a high-end soundbar? Amazing systems like this one from Enclave are why...

Recapping The Recent Earnings Reports

The last couple weeks have seen a slew of earnings reports and, more importantly, investor update calls from companies in the Tailwinds Universe. Importantly...

WiSA Announces the Launch of the Tuned by THX Monaco 5.1 Immersive Wireless Home...

Tailwinds' Take: another high-quality launch under the WiSA brand. THX will help bring much more consumer visibility to the standard. The quality, simplicity and...

Summit Wireless Technologies Provides Third Quarter Update

Tailwinds' Take: Continue to believe WISA is positioned as a disruptor in surround sound technology and eventually the vast majority of AV systems will...

WiSA Announces Certification of Harman’s HK Surround 5.1 Speaker System

Tailwinds' Take: Harman's endorsement of WiSA carries more significance as they are owned by Samsung. If/when Samsung supports the standard, it's game over. SAN JOSE,...

WiSA Announces Nationwide Retail Launch and Point-of-Sale Promotion with Leading Partner Brands at Best...

Tailwinds' Take: this long anticipated announcement really launches the formal rollout of WiSA to the masses. By partnering in Best Buy displays, LG and...

“This Is The Long Awaited Month” ~ Brett Moyer, CEO

Today was a big day for Summit Wireless (WISA) on two fronts. First off, they presented at the Microcap Rodeo in Austin. Lots of...

Darkest Before The Dawn

Going into writing this week's newsletter, I had no idea where to go with it. There's a lot happening in the world, a lot...

Summit Wireless Technologies Receives Approximately $1.2 Million in Gross Proceeds from Warrant Exercise

Tailwinds' Take: as WISA nears its inflection point in terms of revenue generation, this non-dilutive financing will provide them with 9 months of cash...

Keeping Calm In Stresa

Greetings from Stresa Italy, a gorgeous town on the edge of Lake Maggiore. With great food, excellent wines and friendly people, Italy is always...

WiSA Announces Commercial Launch of Klipsch’s WiSA Certified Reference Wireless Speaker Line

Tailwinds' Take: great news as the rollout of Wisa is starting here and now. Q4 should be very exciting for WISA. SAN JOSE, CA (October...

Ciao!

In Italy, the word Ciao is a salutation for both hello and goodbye. It's appropriate for this week's newsletter as, while you're reading this,...

Volatility Creating Opportunity…

I tend to be very much a buy and hold investor. I take positions, add to them as I gain confidence and generally let...

George Oliva Joins Summit Wireless as Chief Financial Officer

Tailwinds' Take: adding to the team at a time where the biggest question mark is financing says that management isn't concerned about funding. Volumes...

LD Micro Recap

Today was the LD Micro SF Summit. As Chris Lahiji said, 27 companies, 27 investors. We all sit around the table and they bring...

If I Had A Nickel For Every Buying Opportunity…

The path to being a good investor is to be able to see what the future holds and place your bets accordingly. If you...

Three Reasons Why It’s WISA Time

Shares of Summit Wireless (WISA) have been savaged over the last year. Since their IPO all of 14 months ago, the stock has collapsed...

Summit Wireless Technologies Provides Second Quarter Update

Tailwinds' Take: it's all about consumer uptake now. We are at the inflection point in revenue. Will be an interesting next few months. SAN JOSE,...

Recapping The Week That Was…And Looking Towards Next

This was a very hectic week in the market, with major swings in the indexes and in our universe of smaller companies. Earnings season...

Summit Wireless Provides Update on Addressable Market

Tailwinds' Take: while not official "guidance", the Company obviously believes that their products will generate substantial revenue and cash flow in 2020 and beyond....

WiSA’s Global TV Members Expand to 7 with Projected WiSA Ready TVs to Exceed...

Tailwinds' Take: the key statement here is "Speakerless WiSA Ready TVs are anticipated to enter the market in 2020". WiSA is the best sound...

WiSA Expands to 6 Leading Global TV Manufacturers

Tailwinds' Take: with the launch of WiSA ready in Best Buy coming soon, expanding the eco-system is important to driving the standard. Expect to...

A Shallow Dive From The Deep South

In what is shaping up as a never-ending quest to provide newsletter coverage from anyplace not named "home", this week's letter comes from Raleigh,...

WiSA Announces Certification of the SC15 and PRE35 From Primare’s Prisma Line

Tailwinds' Take: "widespread adoption" happening is music to our ears. WISA represents an opportunity to pick up a developer of a unique platform technology...

Markets Trade Down In May…June Preview

I'm not sure why, but it seems that every time I feel the Tailwinds' Portfolio is poised for big gains, the market enters a...

B Riley, Day Two Recap

Day two of B Riley was a slightly abbreviated day for yours truly as I had a flight to catch. I did manage to...

WiSA’s 2019 Momentum Continues with Certification of Platin’s Monaco 5.1 Wireless Home Theater Speaker...

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WiSA® LLC, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association founded by Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA) and comprised of leading consumer electronics...

Summit Wireless Technologies Prices Follow-On Offering of Common Stock

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: WISA), a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home...

Bottom Fishing…

One of my favorite shows to watch on airplanes used to be The Deadliest Catch. This real life drama portrays a group of Alaskan king...

Summit Wireless Technologies Provides First Quarter Update

Tailwinds' Take: WiSA is set to be a very significant force in home audio, as evidenced by this quote from another Summit PR today...“WiSA’s...

HIGH END 2019: LG and WiSA Present Uncomplicated TV Audio Connection

Tailwinds' Take: Love this quote from LG, "Together, we're setting the standard for display technology and audio experience." WISA is going to be a...

WISA…The Time Is At Hand

Very frequently, I'm early to a stock. In the microcap space, it's better to be early than late. If you're late, you might never...

Summit Wireless (WISA) Q4 and Full Year 2018 Update Call

Tailwinds' Take: below is the transcript from Summit Technologies (WISA) 4th quarter and full year 2018 update call. Key takeaways include Best Buy rollout...

Summit Wireless and THX Partner to Bring Leading Wireless Sound Technology to Gaming, Esports...

Tailwinds' Take: this is a major endorsement from THX, which is the premier name in audio. The gaming market is large and growing rapidly....

WiSA Adds Five New Members to Its Growing Roster

Tailwinds' Take: the momentum of the WiSA association continues. We are looking forward to the upcoming earnings call to gauge how retail adoption is...

WiSA Announces Certification of Klipsch’s Award-Winning Reference Wireless Speakers; Set for Retail Launch in...

Tailwinds' Take: award winning speakers ready to hit the market in June is a sign that WiSA is arriving. Looking forward to earnings call...

WISA Rollout Happening In Real Time

In last week's newsletter, I highlighted how the more liquid stocks in TW's universe had rallied. I also speculated that there is the potential...

Summit Wireless Technologies Receives Accolades for WiSA Technology at CES

Tailwinds' Take: 2019 is going to be the breakout year for WISA as their ecosystem looks set to expand dramatically and big box retailers...

Summit Wireless Technologies Names James Cheng Vice President of Worldwide Sales

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA), a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home entertainment systems and...

Summit Wireless Unveils WiSA Ready Platforms at CES 2019

Tailwinds' Take: we expect to have many more companies adopting this standard in the near future, as well as big box retail. If WISA...

Tailwinds Top 8 Surprises for 2019

Every year for the past 36 years, Byron Wien has put out a list of “Top 10 Surprises” for the...

WiSA Introduces “WiSA Endorsed” Designation for Amplifiers

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WiSA LLC, WiSA, the (Wireless Speaker and Audio) Association, an industry group comprised of over 40 leading brands including founding...

LG Collaboration Means Life For Summit Wireless (WISA) Is About To Get Very Good

This morning a major endorsement for the WiSA standard was issued when LG Electronics announced that all their high-end OLED and UHD...

Summit Wireless Announces 2019 Global Launch of WiSA Certified Products by Nine Leading Wireless...

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA), the leading provider of immersive, hi-fidelity, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and home...

Summit Wireless Announces Global Collaboration with LG Electronics

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA), the leading provider of immersive, hi-fidelity, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and home...

What To Put In Your Stockings: December Preview

This weekend we'll be hanging our stockings on the mantel. Come Christmas morning, they'll be lying on the floor, overflowing with presents. At least,...

Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. Provides Q318 Update

Tailwinds' Take: "upcoming customer product launches and driving 2019 revenue growth." WISA is poised for a big 2019 and beyond as the standard gets...

WiSA Adds Three New Members to its Growing Roster, Includes Foxconn Technology Group

Tailwinds' Take: the WiSA Association continues to gain traction. Foxconn is a huge endorsement. The next thing we hope to see is traction from...

October Review, Earnings Preview

October has a reputation for being a bad month to own stocks. For the current generation of investors, this reputation was earned primarily from...

Summit Wireless; WiSA Ready for Primetime

What’s the biggest difference between watching a movie at home versus at the theater? I mean besides the cost of popcorn (crazy, right?). For...
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