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Transphorm Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

GOLETA, Calif.—March 9, 2021—Transphorm, Inc. (OTCQB: TGAN)—a pioneer in and global supplier of high reliability, high performance gallium nitride (GaN) power conversion products, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Fulfilled purchase order for high-volume power adapter application and secured new wins for seven-figure unit volumes
  • Secured order for a Gen 4 GaN in power supply targeted at crypto mining application
  • Demonstrated new Gen 5 SuperGaN® device, featuring the world’s lowest packaged on-resistance GaN device and 25% lower power loss over Silicon Carbide (SiC) in a standard TO247 package, and began sampling for Electric Vehicle application
  • Announced Bel Power Solutions is incorporating Transphorm’s high voltage GaN FETs into a family of 1.5 to 3.2 kW Titanium efficiency power supplies
  • Released availability of new power supply reference design virtual prototype in collaboration with partner, Keysight Technologies
  • Entered into expanded $4 million, multi-year cooperation and development agreement with Yaskawa Electric
  • Successfully completed private placement of common stock, generating gross proceeds of $15 million

“The fourth quarter marked a strong finish to a successful year, as we continued to make significant progress on our design win momentum, strategic partnerships and go-to-market initiatives,” said Mario Rivas, Transphorm’s CEO. “The compelling combination of high reliability and high performance offered by Transphorm’s GaN power devices is contributing to increased adoption across an expanded customer base and target applications in fast-charging adapters, data center servers and crypto mining, as well as electric vehicles. As a result, we’ve entered 2021 with strong momentum and a healthy order backlog that we believe will drive meaningful product revenue growth as we continue to ramp volume shipments for an increasing number of design wins throughout the coming year.”

Fourth Quarter of 2020 Results
Revenue was $2.0 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.9 million in the third quarter of 2020 and $9.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, which included $9.0 million in licensing revenue. For the full year 2020, revenue was $11.4 million and compared to full year revenue of $11.9 million in 2019.

Operating expenses were $4.5 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $4.3 million in the prior quarter and $5.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Fourth quarter 2020 operating expenses consisted of R&D expenses of $1.5 million and SG&A expenses of $3.1 million.

For the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company recorded a net loss of $4.7 million, or ($0.13) per share, compared to a net loss of $6.7 million, or ($0.19) per share, in the prior quarter and net income of $2.4 million, or $0.09 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2019. For the full year 2020, the Company recorded a net loss of $17.9 million, or ($0.56) per share, compared with a net loss of $15.3 million, or ($0.54) per share, for the full year 2019.

Cash and equivalents as of December 31, 2020 were $14.7 million, compared to $4.4 million at the end of the third quarter of 2020 and $2.9 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019.

Conference Call
Transphorm will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to review the Company’s fourth quarter results and provide a business update. The conference call will be webcast live over the Internet with an associated slide presentation, which can be accessed by all interested parties in the Investor Relations section of Transphorm’s website at Investors and analysts may also join the conference call by dialing 1-833-529-0218 and providing the conference ID 6656513. For those unable to attend the live webcast, a replay and the supporting presentation materials will be available on the day of the conference call and for approximately 90 days in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. Additionally, a telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and through March 16, 2021. The telephone replay can be accessed by dialing +1-416-621-4642 and entering the conference ID 6656513.

About Transphorm
Transphorm, Inc., a global leader in the GaN revolution, designs and manufactures high performance and high reliability GaN semiconductors for high voltage power conversion applications. Having one of the largest Power GaN IP portfolios of more than 1,000 owned or licensed patents, Transphorm produces the industry’s first JEDEC and AEC-Q101 qualified high voltage GaN semiconductor devices. The Company’s vertically integrated device business model allows for innovation at every development stage: design, fabrication, device, and application support. Transphorm’s innovations are moving power electronics beyond the limitations of silicon to achieve over 99% efficiency, 40% more power density and 20% lower system cost. Transphorm is headquartered in Goleta, California and has manufacturing operations in Goleta and Aizu, Japan. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @transphormusa and WeChat @ Transphorm.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning the Company’s technology and product offerings, industry acceptance of GaN technology, and the Company’s pipeline and future anticipated growth. Forward-looking statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “look forward,” and other similar expressions among others. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement as a result of various factors, including, without limitation: risks related to Transphorm’s operations, such as additional financing requirements and access to capital; competition; the ability of Transphorm to protect its intellectual property rights; and other risks set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Investor Contacts:
Shelton Group
Brett Perry | Leanne Sievers
1-214-272-0070 | 1-949-224-3874

Company Contact:
Cameron McAulay
Chief Financial Officer
1-805-456-1300 ext. 140






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