Ideal Power Inc. reported results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

“Commercial momentum continues as we commenced shipments of SymCool™ power modules to fulfill customer orders in the first quarter. We expect industrial markets, particularly the solid-state circuit breaker market served by our SymCool™ power module, to be the earliest source of our sales ramp,” said Dan Brdar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Power.

“In addition, all of our Phase II deliverables with Stellantis were successfully completed ahead of schedule and we added our first distributor, Richardson Electronics. They placed multiple orders with Ideal Power including an order from a company not previously in our sales funnel.”

Key First Quarter and Recent Business Highlights

Execution to B-TRAN™ commercial roadmap continues, including:

  • Commenced commercial shipment of SymCool™ power modules to fulfill customer orders. The SymCool™ power module targets several applications including solid-state switchgear and circuit protection, renewable energy inverters for solar and wind, industrial inverters, hybrid and electric vehicles (“EVs”) and EV charging.
  • Received an order for SymCool™ power modules and drivers from one of the two Forbes Global 500 leaders in diverse power management markets in Ideal Power’s B-TRAN™ test and evaluation program. This global power management market leader is evaluating SymCool™ against IGBT modules for use in solid-state circuit breaker (“SSCB”) applications.
  • Received an order for B-TRAN™ devices and a circuit breaker evaluation board from a global leader in power semiconductor and power electronics solutions in connection with its launch of a multi-year DC power distribution system program. This global leader presents multiple opportunities as it addresses several of our target industrial markets: SSCBs, industrial and grid infrastructure and renewable energy.
  • Successfully completed Phase II of a product development program with Stellantis, a top 10 global automaker. All Phase II deliverables were completed ahead of schedule including a wafer run and deliveries of tested B-TRAN™ devices, drivers and a Stellantis approved comprehensive reliability test plan for automotive qualification. Ideal Power is partnering with Stellantis’ advanced technology development team to develop a custom B-TRAN™ power module for use in EV drivetrain inverters in Stellantis’ next generation EV platform.
  • Added the first distributor, Richardson Electronics, for discrete B-TRAN™ device and SymCool™ power modules. Richardson Electronics placed multiple orders with Ideal Power including an order from a company not previously in Ideal Power’s sales funnel.
  • Added a global leader in circuit protection, industrial fuses and power conversion technology with over a billion in annual sales to the roster of the B-TRAN™ test and evaluation program.
  • Released B-TRAN™ and SymCool™ videos and application notes for the technical audience at prospective customers, resulting in the addition of new opportunities to the sales funnel. The videos demonstrate the testing of discrete B-TRAN™ devices and SymCool™ power modules and the compelling advantages B-TRAN™ offers to SSCB applications.
  • Nearing completion of a qualification run with the second high-volume wafer fabrication partner. This wafer fab in Europe will support future revenue growth and add dual sourcing for wafer fabrication.
  • B-TRAN™ Patent Estate: Currently at 86 issued B-TRAN™ patents with 39 of those issued outside of the United States and 41 pending B-TRAN™ patents. Current geographic coverage includes North America, China, Japan, South Korea, India, and Europe, with pending coverage in Taiwan.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

  • Completed a public offering, raising net proceeds of $15.7 million. The initial closing in late March resulted in net proceeds of $13.7 million and the exercise of the underwriter’s overallotment option in April resulted in additional net proceeds of $2.0 million.
  • Commercial revenue increased to $78,739 in the first quarter of 2024 from $0 in the first quarter of 2023.
  • Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2024 were $2.5 million compared to $2.6 million in the first quarter of 2023.
  • Net loss in the first quarter of 2024 was $2.5 million compared to $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2023.
  • Cash used in operating, investing and financing activities in the first quarter of 2024, excluding the net proceeds from the public offering, was $1.9 million compared to $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2023 and down from $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2023.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $20.2 million at March 31, 2024.
  • No long-term debt was outstanding at March 31, 2024.

2024 Milestones

For 2024, the Company has set or achieved the following milestones:

  • Successfully completed Phase II of development program with Stellantis
  • Secure Phase III of development program with Stellantis
  • Complete qualification of second high-volume production fab
  • Convert large OEMs in test and evaluation program to design wins/custom development agreements
  • Add distributors for SymCool™ products
  • Initial sales of SymCool™ IQ intelligent power module
  • Begin third-party automotive qualification testing

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