MicroVision Completes $5 Million Equity Investment from Private Investors
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display technology, today announced that it has closed a $5 million financing with private investors that was announced on May 10, 2012.
MicroVision received approximately $5 million from the sale of approximately 3.34 million shares of the company’s common stock and warrants to purchase a total of 1 million shares of the company’s common stock at an exercise price of $2.12 per share, exercisable for three years from issuance.
MicroVision provides the PicoP® display technology platform designed to enable next-generation display and imaging products for consumer devices, vehicle displays and wearable displays. The company's PicoP projection display technology uses highly efficient laser light sources which can create vivid images with high contrast and brightness.
MicroVision is an independently recognized leader in the development of intellectual property. MicroVision has been recognized by IEEE as a top 20 IP portfolio among all global electronics companies, and the top U.S. Company in the rankings. MicroVision’s intellectual property portfolio has also been recognized by the Patent Board, in association with the Wall Street Journal as a top 50 IP portfolio among all global industrial companies. The Patent Board has developed more than 50 indicators that track global patent activity relating to companies' innovation, technology, and science strengths. MicroVision’s intellectual property portfolio is further recognized by having been added to the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index. The Index is priced and published by the NYSE Euronext (NYSE: OTPAT). The index is objectively based on the value of intellectual property compared to competitors.
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Certain statements contained in this release, including those relating to the closing of the equity financing, future products and product applications, availability of direct green lasers, and those using words such as “designed to” are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements include the following: our ability to raise additional capital when needed; our customers failure to perform under open purchase orders; our financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; government regulation of our technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to obtain additional contract awards; the timing of commercial product launches and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key technical milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to develop, manufacture, sell and market our products; potential product liability claims; and other risk factors identified from time to time in the company's SEC reports, including the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Except as expressly required by federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in circumstances or any other reason.
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Released May 23, 2012