Assumption of WiSA, LLC
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
|Business Combination Disclosure [Text Block]||
On April 25, 2014, the Company assumed 100% of Silicon Image, Inc.’s (“SIMG”) interest in WiSA LLC, a Delaware corporation (“WiSA”). WiSA (“Wireless Speaker and Audio Association”) is a trade association jointly established by the Company and SIMG in July 2011, for the promotion of the Company’s proprietary technology for the wireless transmission and reception of audio from a source device. SIMG had been responsible for acting as an agent of WiSA and managing the day-to-day affairs of WiSA including the development of its trademarks and marketing plans.
SIMG assigned its ownership in WiSA to the Company at no cost and gave the Company a three year license to use the WiSA trademarks for $100. In addition, at the Company’s sole discretion, the Company had the option to purchase the WiSA trademarks for $2,000,000 at the earlier of (i) April 25, 2017 or (ii) the closing date of a “Change in Ownership” as defined in the Company’s July 13, 2011 Operating Agreement.
No assets or liabilities were booked in connection with the Company’s assumption of SIMG’s interest in WiSA as the Company was already a party to the marketing plans and only received a license to the trademarks which were determined to have no incremental value.
On May 17, 2017, the Company and Lattice, the acquirer of SIMG, agreed to amend the license and transfer agreement between the Company and SIMG dated March 26, 2014 (“WiSA Transfer Agreement”). Under the terms of the amendment, the Company’s license of the WiSA trademarks was extended to September 15, 2017 upon a payment of $25,000 to Lattice.
On October 16, 2017, in connection with a second amendment to the WiSA Transfer Agreement, the Company paid Lattice $125,000 and Lattice: (i) assigned its entire equity interest in the Company, consisting of 16,667 shares of common stock, to the Company, which were retired, and (ii) assigned the WiSA trademarks to the Company.
The total purchase consideration of $125,000 has been allocated to tangible and intangible assets acquired on the basis of their respective estimated fair values on the acquisition date.
The following table summarizes the fair values of assets acquired:
The fair value of the common units was determined to be $1.50 per unit on a non-marketable, minority basis. Therefore, the concluded fair value of the 16,667 shares of acquired common stock was determined to be $25,000. The fair value of the trademarks was determined using the residual method. Specifically, the value of the trademarks has been estimated as the difference between the total purchase price and the fair value of all other acquired assts. This resulted in an estimated fair value of $100,000. Trademarks are being amortized on a straight line basis over their respective estimated useful life of 36 months.
The estimated future amortization expense of acquisition-related intangible assets subject to amortization as of December 31, 2018 is as follows:
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
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