Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  



The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2022, the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss and the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, and the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, have been prepared by MicroVision, Inc. ("we" or "our") and have not been audited. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary to state fairly the financial position at September 30, 2022 and the results of operations and cash flows for all periods presented have been made and consist of normal recurring adjustments. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The year-end condensed balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. You should read these condensed consolidated financial statements in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results that may be attained for the entire fiscal year.

We are developing lidar sensors and sensor fusion software to address the needs of the Level 2+, or L2+, and Level 3, or L3, Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) markets to be used in automotive safety and autonomous driving applications. Our lidar sensor uses our pioneering laser beam scanning (LBS) technology. Our solution-based development approach recognizes two key realities of the L2+ and L3 markets: that safety is mission critical and that OEMs require cost efficiency and adaptability. With these factors in mind, we believe that our best-in-class lidar sensor supports critical safety needs by providing the highest resolution at range and velocity of moving objects with a dynamic field of view while running at 30 hertz.

Our LBS technology is based on our patented expertise in systems that include micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), laser diodes, opto-mechanics, electronics, algorithms and software, and how those elements are packaged into a small form factor. Our lidar sensor also utilizes edge computing and machine intelligence as part of the solution. Though automotive lidar is our priority now, we have developed solutions for Augmented Reality, Interactive Displays, and Consumer Lidar in the recent past.

Prior to our shift in focus to automotive lidar, our strategy had been to sell Augmented Reality (AR) displays or components, Interactive Displays, or Consumer Lidar to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) for incorporation into their products. For the two fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 and the nine months ended September 30, 2022, our sole customer has been Microsoft Corporation. Our arrangement with this customer generates royalty income; however, the volume of sales and resulting royalties from that arrangement are not significant. In the recent past, we shifted our strategic focus to increase the value of the Company by completing development of our 1st Generation long range lidar module to a level that would be ready to scale in the market for automotive applications. We believe the size of the ADAS market is significantly bigger than the AR market and related applications. We believe our technology and designs for automotive lidar can be successful in the market, and our solutions will have features and performance that exceed those of competitors and will provide a sustainable strategic advantage in the market.

We have incurred significant losses since inception. We have funded our operations to date primarily through the sale of common stock, convertible preferred stock, warrants, the issuance of convertible debt and, to a lesser extent, from development contract revenues, product sales and licensing activities.

At September 30, 2022, we had total liquidity of $83.3 million including $22.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and $61.3 million in short-term investment securities. Based on our current operating plan, we anticipate that we have sufficient cash and cash equivalents to fund our operations for at least the next 12 months.