Odyssey Semiconductor Receives Bridge Loan from the Company's Chairman of the Board
ITHACA, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 8, 2022 / Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:ODII), a semiconductor device company developing innovative high-voltage, vertical power switching components based on proprietary Gallium Nitride ("GaN") processing technology, today announced that it received a $1.25 million bridge loan from John Edmunds, the Company's Chairman of the Board.
"We appreciate John's confidence in our plan. This capital allows us to build Gen1 engineering product samples in Q4 2022," said Mark Davidson, Odyssey's Chief Executive Officer. "Our 1000+ volt GaN power device milestone completed in Q2 2022 further validates our approach to deliver industry-leading efficiency with remarkably high switching frequencies at lower price points than more expensive alternatives, including silicon carbide."
"I believe in our team. They have been working in earnest and making progress toward delivering revolutionary vertical GaN power transistors which could enable the Company - now with Mark Davidson aboard, to capture meaningful opportunities and achieve sustainable growth in the long-term," said John Edmunds, Chairman of the Board.
The Company anticipates that this $1.25 million convertible bridge loan will provide adequate cash for growth and working capital through the end of 2022. The note bears 10% interest per annum and is payable in kind at conversion or at maturity in one year. The note may be convertible anytime at the holder's discretion into shares of common stock of the Company at a price equal to the average of the last 20 trading days' closing price, or automatically converted upon the closing of a public offering of the Company's common stock with aggregate proceeds of at least $5 million at a 15% discount to the per share public offering price. The note will not be and has not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This $1.25 million bridge loan is part of a $3.75 million offering of convertible promissory notes approved by the Board of Directors of the Company. The Company has also recently filed a registration statement on Form S-1, paving the way for a potential future equity financing.
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About Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies, Inc.
Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies, Inc. (www.odysseysemi.com) has developed a proprietary technology that is designed to allow for GaN to replace SiC as the leading high-voltage power switching semiconductor material. Based in Ithaca, NY, the Company owns and operates a 10,000 sq. ft. semiconductor wafer manufacturing facility complete with a mix of class 1,000 and class 10,000 clean space as well as tools for advanced semiconductor development and production. Odyssey Semiconductor also offers a world-class semiconductor device development and foundry service.
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Released August 8, 2022