Press release

InspireSemi Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

Company to Host Conference Call November 22, 2022 at 10:00 am ET

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 21, 2022Inspire Semiconductor Holdings Inc. (TSXV: INSP) (“InspireSemi” or the “Company”), a chip design company that has built a technology foundation to deliver revolutionary performance, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 and provided a business update. All financial information is presented in United States (“US”) Dollars unless otherwise indicated.

“In the third quarter, we made substantial progress executing on our plan to become a game-changer in the accelerated computing solution industry,” said Ron Van Dell, CEO of InspireSemi. “We are in the final development stages of our anxiously awaited next-generation Thunderbird compute accelerator, which will deliver revolutionary performance, energy efficiency, versatility, and ease of programming that leverages the thriving and open RISC-V software ecosystem. In addition, we positioned ourselves for future success by increasing our access to the global investment community with our TSX Venture listing.”

“We remain on track to deliver the first Thunderbird chips to early customers in the first half of 2023 and begin to scale more broadly in the second half of that year. Once Thunderbird is launched, with its ability to reach across multiple, diversified markets, we expect our differentiated accelerated computing solution for the HPC, AI and cryptocurrency mining industries will drive revenue generation and earnings leverage as sales ramp across these diverse markets.”

Recent Developments and Corporate Highlights

  • In September, the Company completed its previously announced reverse takeover transaction (“Reverse Takeover”), constituting a Qualifying Transaction (as defined by Policy 2.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange).
  • InspireSemi started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Venture Exchange on September 22, 2022, under the ticker symbol “INSP”.
  • The Company moved to its new corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas, expanding its footprint to support further growth.
  • The Company celebrated its listing on the TSX Venture Exchange by ringing the closing bell on October 25, 2022.
  • On October 28, 2022 InspireSemi successfully completed the tapeout of a 5-nanometer (“nm”)

Third Quarter Financial Update and Highlights

  • In the third quarter of 2022, prior to the Reverse Takeover, Inspire Semiconductor, Inc. completed a non-brokered private placement of approximately 1.9 million Preferred Shares for gross proceeds of $2.5 million.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $3.7 million at September 30, 2022.
  • Net loss was $7.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, compared to $1.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. The increase was primarily the result of listing expenses and accounting transactions recorded related to the Reverse Takeover.
  • Research and Development expenses were $1.4 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to $441,000 for the same period in the prior year. The increase was mainly attributable to development activity related to the Thunderbird accelerator solution, including an increase engineering staff.
  • In October 2022 the Company paid an additional $2 million deposit (that, with the $1 million paid earlier in 2022, totals a deposit of $3 million) towards a future tape out and mask set to the world’s largest semiconductor foundry supplier, further solidifying this key relationship and our ability to access future wafer capacity.
  • The Company has been evaluating various financing options and is progressing toward a solution to support both its go-forward strategy and general working capital needs.
  • Please refer to complete Inspire Semiconductor Holdings Inc. Condensed Interim Consolidate Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 as on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (“SEDAR”) at https://sedar.com.

 

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10:00 am (Eastern Time) to discuss the third quarter results and provide a business update.

Event: InspireSemi Announces Third Quarter 2022 Business Update and Financial Results Conference Call
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Time: 10:00 am Eastern Time
Live Call: +1-877-407-9039 (U.S. Toll-Free) or +1-201-689-8470 (International)
Webcast: ‘Investors’ section of InspireSemi’s website at https://inspiresemi.com/ or by clicking here.

A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921, or for international callers, 1-412-317-6671. The passcode for the live call and the replay is 13734516. The replay will be available until December 6, 2022. A slide deck will accompany the call.

An online archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website for 30 days following completion of the live call.

To be added to the InspireSemi email distribution list, please email InspireSemi@kcsa.com with INSP in the subject line.

About InspireSemi

InspireSemi is an Austin-based chip design company that has built a technology foundation that delivers revolutionary performance, energy efficiency, versatility, and a thriving open software ecosystem.  This enables us to address multiple diversified, uncorrelated markets of High-Performance Computing (HPC), AI, and blockchain. Led by an accomplished team with a proven track record, it has a unique and strongly differentiated accelerated computing solution compared to existing approaches for these markets

For more information, visit https://inspiresemi.com/

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Company Contact
John B. Kennedy, CFO
(737) 471-3230
jkennedy@inspiresemi.com

 

Media Contact
Katie Olivier
Shelton Group
+1-214-272-7200
kolivier@sheltongroup.com

 

Investor Relations Contact
Phil Carlson/Scott Eckstein
KCSA Strategic Communication
inspiresemi@kcsa.com

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

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Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of InspireSemi to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs but given the uncertainties, assumptions and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements or information. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements, and InspireSemi undertakes no obligation to update such statements, except as required by law.

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