The Strategic Elements Ltd (ASX: SOR) share price has been an exceptionally strong performer on Wednesday.
At one stage today, the technology-focused investment and development company’s shares were up as much as 36% to a record high of 92 cents.
When the Strategic Elements share price hit that level, it meant it was up a remarkable 475% in the space of one month.
So, with 378.4 million shares on issue, this gave Strategic Elements a market capitalisation of ~$350 million.
Why is the Strategic Elements share price rocketing higher?
Investors have been scrambling to buy Strategic Elements shares since this time last month due largely to an announcement at the end of the year relating to its printable Nanocube Memory technology.
According to the release, testing has confirmed that the printable Nanocube Memory technology has potential as printable brain-inspired (neuromorphic) computing hardware.
Management advised that work at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has confirmed that the Nanocube Memory structure and operation allows it to combine computing and memory in one place in a way similar to how biological neurons operate.
This is potentially a big positive as experts in the memory technology field believe the future of computing will be about rethinking processor architecture from the ground up to emulate how a brain efficiently processes information.
Management notes that artificial synapses fabricated by UNSW using the Nanocube Memory technology provide a potential hardware solution that has combined data storage and processing abilities. This is key to neuromorphic computing.
On Tuesday, the company responded to a media article commenting that “the next goal in the memory tech space is to print one megabit of memory on to a piece of plastic, which Strategic expects will be completed by May.”
Strategic Elements responded by confirming that the technology is still under development, but it is aiming to develop the one megabit ultra-low power, flexible, transparent memory by May 2021.
This update appears to be what has given the Strategic Elements share price an added boost this week.
Insider share selling.
Insider selling is often regarded as a bearish indicator as few should know the intrinsic value of a company better than its directors.
So, it is worth noting that since November the company has filed countless change of director’s interest notices which reveal that insiders have been selling millions of the company’s shares over the last two and a half months.
Nevertheless, that hasn’t appeared to put a dampener on the Strategic Elements share price rise over the same period.