2Q21 Results: Notable Progress on Path Toward B-TRAN™ Commercialization



KEY POINTS
  • On August 12, 2021, Ideal Power announced 2Q21 earnings results. The company made notable progress on the path toward commercialization of its B-TRAN™ bi-directional power switch technology.
  • During the quarter, Ideal Power announced important collaborations with a Top 10 global automaker, a Top 10 solar power conversion provider, and an EV charging company on the testing and evaluation of B-TRAN™. These collaborations are key milestones on the path toward commercialization and will provide Ideal Power with valuable feedback on the device and driver in customer-specific applications.
  • The company also partnered with Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI), under a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Energy (DOE), to develop a B-TRAN™-enabled AC solid-state circuit breaker (SSCB). In Phase I of the project, DTI and Ideal Power will design, build, and demonstrate B-TRAN™ driven SSCB switch modules to interrupt AC power and confirm the efficiency and speed of the B-TRAN™ devices in AC operation. If successful and awarded a Phase II grant, DTI and Ideal Power will build and test a full 50 MW, 13.8 kV SSCB.
  • Ideal Power is also shoring up its supply chain through qualifying a second domestic semiconductor fabrication partner to ensure sufficient supply capacity for the large customers that the company is engaging with. The company also began the next wafer fabrication run with Teledyne under the Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) program.
  • In 2Q21, Ideal Power earned $0.1 million of grant revenue under the NAVSEA program. Net income for the quarter was -$1.2 million or -$0.19 per diluted share. Compared to the prior year quarter, net income fell -$0.4 million mainly from higher operating expenses. As of June 30, 2021, cash on hand stood at $25.7 million and debt outstanding was $0.3 million, including leases.
  • Our prior content on IPWR can be accessed HERE.

EARNINGS SNAPSHOT

On August 12, 2021, Ideal Power announced 2Q21 earnings results. The company made notable progress on the path toward commercialization of its B-TRAN™ bi-directional power switch technology.

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