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Business and Viability of Operations

Business and Viability of Operations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Operations [Text Block]
Business and Viability of Operations
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (f/k/a Summit Semiconductor, Inc.) (also referred to herein as “we”, “us”, “our”, or the “Company”) was originally formed as a limited liability company in Delaware on July 23, 2010. The Company develops wireless audio integrated circuits for home entertainment and professional audio markets. On December 31, 2017, the Company converted from a Delaware limited liability company to a Delaware corporation (the “Conversion”). Prior to the Conversion, the Company had been taxed as a partnership for federal and state income tax purposes, such that the Company’s taxable income was reported by its members in their respective tax returns. Following the Conversion, the Company will be taxed as a corporation. In connection with the Conversion, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a 15-for-1 reverse split of the Company’s units into stock. All unit and stock data in this report have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the split. In connection with the Conversion, the Company authorized 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock and 200,000,000 shares of common stock and issued 324,821 shares of common stock to such investors previously holding 4,872,221 common membership interests and 2,762,594 shares of convertible preferred stock to such investors previously holding 41,438,818 preferred membership interests. Such shares of common stock and preferred stock were fully paid, nonassessable shares of stock of the Company.
On July 26, 2018, the Company closed its initial public offering (“IPO
). The Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-224267) relating to the IPO was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on July 25, 2018. The shares of common stock began trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol “WISA” on July 27, 2018. Under the offering, the Company issued 2,400,000 shares of common stock at an offering price of $5.00 per share, raising gross proceeds of $12,000,000. In aggregate, the shares issued in the offering generated approximately $10,273,000 in net proceeds, which amount is net of $900,000 in underwriters’ discounts and commissions, $220,000 in underwriters’ accountable and non-accountable expenses and legal, accounting and other estimated offering costs of $607,000. Upon the closing of the IPO, (i) all shares of preferred stock then outstanding were automatically converted into 2,762,594 shares of common stock and (ii) all convertible notes payable along with accrued interest were automatically converted in to 9,527,144 shares of common stock, except for $200,000 of such notes which were repaid in cash immediately following the offering.
Liquidity and management plans
Since inception, the Company has incurred recurring net operating losses. As of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $172.9 million and $108.3 million, respectively, and expects to incur losses for the foreseeable future. To date, the Company has financed its operations primarily through sales of its common stock in conjunction with the Company’s IPO in July 2018, sales of common and preferred units prior to its IPO and proceeds from convertible notes.
As of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $6.1 million and $0.2 million, respectively. Management believes that the Company’s current cash and investments, including the net proceeds of approximately $10.3 million from the closing of its IPO in July 2018, as described above, along with the anticipated proceeds from its future operating results, will provide sufficient funds to enable the Company to meet its obligations through at least November 2019, a period of at least twelve months from the date on which the condensed consolidated financial statements are issued. However, if the anticipated operating results are not achieved in future periods, the Company’s planned expenditures may need to be reduced in order to extend the time period over which the then-available resources would be able to fund the Company’s operations. The cost and timing of developing the Company’s products are highly uncertain and are subject to substantial risks and many changes. As such, the Company may alter its expenditures as a result of lower than expected revenues or unexpected operating costs. In such case, the Company will need to raise additional funds in the future, including through financings. There can be no assurance, however, that such efforts will be successful or that, in the event they are successful, the terms and conditions of such financings will be favorable to the Company.