WISeKey Announces H1 2022 Results; Reports Total Revenue of $12.6 Million, an Increase of Over 27% from H1 2021 and Net Income Attributable to WISeKey of $2.4 Million

WISeKey Announces H1 2022 Results; Reports Total Revenue of $12.6 Million, an Increase of Over 27% from H1 2021 and Net Income Attributable to WISeKey of $2.4 Million

Revenue Increase was Mainly due to Higher Demand on Semiconductors / IoT; WISeKey’s H1 2022 Semiconductor Revenue Increased 48% to $10.7 Million from $7.2 Million in H1 2021
Reports Record Backlog of $39 Million for IoT Semiconductors Products Stretching into 2023 and Pipeline of Opportunities Totals $75 million

ZUG, Switzerland – September 15, 2022: Ad-Hoc announcements pursuant to Art. 53 of SIX Listing Rules – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (NASDAQ: WKEY / SIX: WIHN) (“WISeKey” or the “Company”), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT company announced today its auditor-reviewed financial results for the six-month period ended June 30, 2022 (“H1 2022”).

Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO, noted, “IoT, Semiconductors and NFT are entering a new cycle of growth driven by in-car electronics, smart routers, AI-IoT devices, cloud processing, automation, IoT Satellites, 5G and connectivity features that make the world safer, connected and contribute to sustainability. WISeKey’s business strategy continues to focus on developing cybersecurity IoT solutions and NFTs that enable our customers’ success and drive long-term growth despite the slowdown in delivery of components.   To meet these strategic objectives and its goal of refocusing on the core business on Cybersecurity and IoT, in H1 2022 WISeKey completed the divestiture of arago GmbH (“arago”) which came as a result of arago’s margins and total performance being below expectations, despite significant investment by WISeKey to streamline the business. Regardless, following the divestiture, WISeKey will maintain a partnership with arago to consider potential added value brought on by AI capabilities.”

WISeKey’s strong financial position of $23 million cash at the end of H1 2022 allows the Company to support investments in new products, IP, and faster growing IoT/cybersecurity markets. Since the beginning of 2022, WISeKey has made significant investments in R&D and new microchips design, in order to maintain its leading-edge technology position and the competitive advantage of product offerings. Specifically, WISeKey is working on the following projects:

  • Commercialization of the WISeSat PocketQube Satellite with 13 satellites now in orbit launched with Space X. WISeKey is offering this IoT satellite technology to its IoT clients in a SaaS model allowing both remote and redundant urban IoT communications for companies seeking to securely connect their assets. WISeKey Trust and Security solutions offer unique integration into an end-to-end platform that communicates in real-time with the WISeSat Satellite by ensuring the authenticity, confidentiality, and integrity of the devices and objects.
  • Development of a new range of Quantum Trust Services, that will take advantage of the latest developments in post-quantum encryption (PQE) to be applied in real-world applications of digital signatures and encryption using PKI and digital certificates, such as secure communication channels (TLS), enhanced Key Exchanges and email security (S/MIME). These services are currently based on standards that can be improved to be resilient to quantum attacks and offer backwards compatibility with existing counterparts. WISeKey’s implementation of PQE is made around the concept of “hybrid signatures” which combine in a single X.509 certificate, a conventional signature with a second signature using a PQE algorithm. This approach ensures backwards compatibility and opens a new horizon of cybersecurity services.
  • Launching of “Root of Trust” based in PQE algorithms promoted currently by the NIST as valid candidates, which will be the foundation of a new portfolio of Trust Services and secure several IoT projects on which WISeKey is already working.
  • Development of post-quantum resistant algorithms through its strategic R&D partnership with MINES Saint-Etienne Research Institute. WISeKey’s R&D group has been working with several NIST’s candidates for the MS600X Common Criteria products, such as Crystals-Kyber and Crystals-Dilithium, aiming to develop a complete post-quantum cryptography toolbox to be combined with new PKI-related Trust Services delivered by WISeKey. These post-quantum cryptography initiatives will play a key role in controlling vulnerability and other risks related to quantum computers technologies which when used by hackers can give them the ability to crack cryptography algorithms, corrupt cybersecurity and compromise the global economy, by undermining the security foundations of the current financial and governmental services. These initiatives have received tremendous support from many government entities around the world through the sponsoring of public/private R&D projects. In particular, WISeKey is active in key initiatives promoted by the French Agency for Cybersecurity (ANSSI), and by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence of the US NIST. The WISeKey contributions to the projects will be Trust Services for credentials and secure semiconductors to keep the credentials secure. Specifically, WISeKey will offer INeS Certificate Management Service (CMS) for issuing credentials and VaultIC secure semiconductors to provide tamperproof key storage and cryptographic acceleration.
  • Use of WISeID as a Universal Communications Identifier (UCID), a unique identifier for an IoT device on a network; the blockchain, a distributed ledger shared with the nodes of a computer network to guarantee security; and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), cryptographic assets on a blockchain that cannot be replicated. The combined practical application of these technologies — implementing UCID on the device, using NFTs, and putting them on the blockchain — ensures that the device itself is authenticated on a network that cannot be corrupted. This is a giant leap forward, and it is happening now, in the United States government.
  • Full deployment of the WISe.ART platform. WISe.ART’s unique competitive edge comes from its platform which is secured by WISeKey’s various security technologies enabling the authentication of digital identity based NFTs, physical objects as well as digital assets, in a safe end-to-end process. The WISe.ART platform offers users full control of their WISeID NFT, while other NFTs must request access to identity information, and WISeID NFTs users then can decide by themselves what level of information they wish to share.The NFT tokenization uses the WISeKey registered patent application “System and Method for Providing Persistent Authenticatable NFT” in the USA. With this method, NFTs have increased in value and will hold their value for a long-term. For more information visit: https://www.wisekey.com/press/wisekey-files-patent-application-for-persistent-and-authenticatable-nfts/. Almost 130 artists have already joined the WISe.ART NFT Marketplace with approximately 500 unique NFT products, adding a commercial NFT sales potential aggregate of $70 million worth of NFTs that increasingly see a future for tokens that upend the economics of content creation and influence on the internet.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL & OPERATIONAL DATA

H1 FY 2022 Key Financials – WISeKey Group

(Million US$)                6 months ended June 30,
US GAAP 20222021
Operating loss as reported(6.6)(8.3)
Net income attributable to WISeKey as reported2.4(4.3)
Non-GAAP 20212020
Total revenue12.69.9
Total gross profit5.63.6
EBITDA(6.5)(7.7)
Adjusted EBITDA(5.5)(7.1)
As at June 30,
2022
As at December 31,
2021
Total Cash and restricted cash22.934.3

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income/(Loss) [as reported]

 6 months ended June 30, 6 months ended June 30,
USD’0002022 (unaudited) 2021 (unaudited)
    
Net sales10,8407,802
Cost of sales(6,305)(4,304)
Depreciation of production assets240(390)
Gross profit4,775  3,108
Other operating income33114
Research & development expenses(1,699)(2,128)
Selling & marketing expenses(3,556)(3,227)
General & administrative expenses(6,156)(6,174)
Total operating expenses(11,378) (11,415)
Operating loss(6,603) (8,307)
 
Non-operating income2,7956,781
Debt conversion expense(603)
Interest and amortization of debt discount(134)(455)
Non-operating expenses(2,083)(877)
Loss before income tax expense(6,628) (2,858)
Income tax income / (expense)(1)(1)
Loss from continuing operations, net(6,629) (2,859)

Discontinued operations:

Net sales from discontinued operations1,8052,142
Cost of sales from discontinued operations(978)(1,679)
Total operating and non-operating expenses from discontinued operations(5,274)(3,769)
Income tax recovery from discontinued operations2557
Gain on disposal of a business, net of tax on disposal11,801
Income / (loss) on discontinued operations7,379  (3,249)
Net income / (loss)750  (6,108)
Less: Net income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests(1,685)(1,767)
Net income / (loss) attributable to WISeKey International Holding AG2,435  (4,341)
Earnings per share from continuing operations
Basic(0.07)(0.04)
Diluted(0.07)(0.04)
Earnings per share from discontinued operations
Basic0.07(0.05)
Diluted0.07(0.05)
Earning per share attributable to WISeKey International Holding AG
Basic0.02(0.07)
Diluted0.02(0.07)
Other comprehensive income / (loss), net of tax:
Foreign currency translation adjustments(3,218)(777)
Change in unrealized gains related to available-for-sale debt securities(5,564)
Reclassifications out of the OCI arising during period1,156
Defined benefit pension plans:
Net gain (loss) arising during period90140
Other comprehensive income / (loss)(1,972) (6,201)
Comprehensive income / (loss)(1,222) (12,309)
Other comprehensive income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests(969)80
Other comprehensive income / (loss) attributable to WISeKey International Holding AG(1,002) (6,281)
Comprehensive income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests(2,655)(1,687)
Comprehensive income / (loss) attributable
to WISeKey International Holding AG
1,433  (10,622)

The notes are an integral part of our consolidated financial statements.

Consolidated Balance Sheets [as reported]

 As at June 30, As at December 31,
USD’0002022 (unaudited) 2021
ASSETS   
Current assets   
Cash and cash equivalents22,81834,201
Restricted cash, current105110
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts30,3442,979
Notes receivable from employees and related parties6668
Inventories4,1892,710
Prepaid expenses7921,198
Current assets held for sale689
Other current assets927555
Total current assets 59,241   42,510
 
Noncurrent assets
Notes receivable, noncurrent182190
Deferred income tax assets11
Deferred tax credits1,073848
Property, plant and equipment net of accumulated depreciation743573
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization103105
Finance lease right-of-use assets130171
Operating lease right-of-use assets2,6612,941
Goodwill8,3178,317
Equity securities, at cost460501
Equity securities, at fair value11
Noncurrent assets held for sale32,391
Other noncurrent assets241256
Total noncurrent assets 13,912   46,295
TOTAL ASSETS 73,153   88,805
    
LIABILITIES
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable13,48214,786
Notes payable4,1934,206
Convertible note payable, current800
Deferred revenue, current19992
Current portion of obligations under finance lease liabilities455
Current portion of obligations under operating lease liabilities567595
Income tax payable711
Current liabilities held for sale4,567
Other current liabilities331439
Total current liabilities19,583  24,751
Noncurrent liabilities
Bonds, mortgages and other long-term debt393458
Convertible note payable, noncurrent319,049
Deferred revenue, noncurrent37100
Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent2,1972,468
Employee benefit plan obligation4,6694,769
Other deferred tax liabilities5962
Noncurrent liabilities held for sale5,712
Other noncurrent liabilities357
Total noncurrent liabilities7,389  22,675
TOTAL LIABILITIES26,972  47,426
Commitments and contingent liabilities   
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock – Class A400400
CHF 0.01 par value
Authorized – 40,021,988 and 40,021,988 shares
Issued and outstanding – 40,021,988 and 40,021,988 shares
Common stock – Class B5,3344,685
CHF 0.05 par value
Authorized – 144,589,261 and 138,058,468
Issued – 100,294,518 and 88,120,054
Outstanding – 99,837,254 and 80,918,390
Treasury stock, at cost (457,264 and 7,201,664 shares held)(371)(636)
Additional paid-in capital277,376268,199
Accumulated other comprehensive income / (loss)1,3121,407
Accumulated deficit(235,724)(238,160)
Total shareholders’ equity attributable to WISeKey shareholders48,327  35,895
Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries(2,146)5,484
Total shareholders’ equity 46,181  41,379
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 73,153  88,805

The notes are an integral part of our consolidated financial statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In managing WISeKey’s business on a consolidated basis, WISeKey management develops an annual operating plan, which is approved by our Board of Directors, using non-GAAP financial measures. In measuring performance against this plan, management considers the actual or potential impacts on these non-GAAP financial measures from actions taken to reduce costs with the goal of increasing our gross margin and operating margin and when assessing appropriate levels of research and development efforts. In addition, management relies upon these non-GAAP financial measures when making decisions about product spending, administrative budgets, and other operating expenses. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when coupled with the GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of the Company’s results of operations and the factors and trends affecting WISeKey’s business. We believe that they enable investors to perform additional comparisons of our operating results, to assess our liquidity and capital position and to analyze financial performance excluding the effect of expenses unrelated to operations, certain non-cash expenses related to acquisitions and share-based compensation expense, which may obscure trends in WISeKey’s underlying performance. This information also enables investors to compare financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance and allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management.

These non-GAAP financial measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The presentation of these and other similar items in WISeKey’s non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are provided in the financial statements portion of this release in a schedule entitled “Financial Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results (unaudited).”

Non-GAAP to GAAP Reconciliations

Financial Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results (unaudited)6 months to June 30,6 months to June 30,
(Million US$)20222021
Net sales as reported10.87.8
Net sales from discontinued operations as reported1.82.1
Total revenue12.6 9.9
Gross profit as reported4.83.1
Gross profit from discontinued operations as reported0.80.5
Total gross profit5.6 3.6
Operating loss as reported(6.6)(8.3)
Non-GAAP adjustments from continuing operations:
Depreciation expense0.10.5
Amortization expense on intangibles0.1
EBITDA(6.5)(7.7)
Non-GAAP adjustments from continuing operations:
Expenses settled in equity0.1
M&A-related legal fees0.80.6
M&A-related professional fees0.1
Adjusted EBITDA(5.5)(7.1)
GAAP to Non-GAAP Cash and Cash Equivalents
(Million US$)As at
June 30,
2022
As at December 31,
2021
Cash and cash equivalents as reported22.834.2
Restricted cash, current as reported0.10.1
Total Cash and restricted cash22.934.3
* Rounded up

About WISeKey:

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY / SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity platform company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. The WISeKey IoT technology stack includes a range of technologies such as Semiconductors, eIDs, Blockchain, NFTs, Post Quantum, Pico Satellites and Trust acting seamlessly as a platform which secures the simple connection of objects to the Internet to the most complex applications that use these connected objects, the data they gather and communicate and the different steps needed to power these applications.

The WISeKey Semiconductors Secures the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an installed base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, NFTs, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.)

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.


Disclaimer
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All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed.Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC International.

WISeKey Announces the Sale of its 51% Stake in ARAGO for EUR 25.5 Million

WISeKey Announces the Sale of its 51% Stake in ARAGO for EUR 25.5 Million

April 25, 2022 12:30 ET | Source: Wisekey International Holding SA

WISeKey Announces the Sale of its 51% Stake in ARAGO for EUR 25.5 Million

WISeKey Realizes More than 5x Return on Initial Cash Investment in Arago While Preserving Strategic Cooperation on AI for IoT Applications

Geneva, Switzerland – April 25, 2022 – Ad-Hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 of SIX Listing Rules – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (NASDAQ: WKEY / SIX: WIHN) (“WISeKey” or the “Company”), a leading global cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain and IoT company, today announced the sale of its 51% stake in arago, a German Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) Platform company, after having received assurances about the source and the timing of the funding.

In August 2020, WISeKey and arago started a combined journey to conquer the application of AI in the IoT space. After a careful consideration, due to different business approaches and go to market strategies for WISeKey’s and arago’s Automation platform, a decision was made to separate the companies while keeping the strategic partnership and technology integration WISeAI intact.

WISeKey is selling its 51% stake in arago back to a German consortium of investors led by arago’s founder through his investment company, OGARA GmbH, for EUR 25.5 million, which is over 5 times the initial investment made by WISeKey to acquire its 51% stake. WISeKey signed a Share Purchase and Transfer Agreement on March 14, 2022 and, as stated in the Annual Report, this Agreement was only effective upon the Company receiving sufficient proof of the availability of the funding.

Since its acquisition, WISeKey has made significant investments to explore the integration of arago AI with WISeKey’s Trust and IoT applications. When taking into account these investments, the net cash proceeds from the sale to WISeKey is EUR 17 million.

The continuing partnership between WISeKey and arago will ensure that both companies can use each other’s technology to add to their businesses. For WISeKey this means having the license to use HIRO AI as part of the IoT solutions offered to its customer base. WISeKey’s certification ability and trust platform will make arago’s platform more secure and allow the application of enterprise AI with less pre-requirements of data. Both companies will continue working together on the increasing adoption of AI and IoT convergence as one of the primary factors that is driving the growth of the IoT market. Over the past five years, a rapid surge in the adoption of AI IoT cloud services has been witnessed. It is driven by its capabilities to provide enterprise-wide array of resources they can utilize to scale, orchestrate, and support their operations.

“The business combination has now evolved into a strategic partnership to deploy WISeAI,” said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s CEO. “After finding good technical integration of assets, the challenges of and required investment in maintaining both WISeKey and arago operations under one roof neither justified the increased overhead nor allowed us to fully deploy the valuation potential in both companies.”

“The sale of arago whilst retaining a strategic partnership makes complete sense for both parties,” said Peter Ward, WISeKey’s CFO. “The immediate benefit to WISeKey will be a significant reduction in our cash burn, whilst providing us with an influx of funds to support future business development in the areas of Cybersecurity, IoT and NFT technologies. This sale will also reduce our operational losses and enable us to move faster towards profitability.”

Following the sale, all WISeKey options given to Hans-Christian Boos to exchange his remaining 49% in arago representing 12.3 million WISeKey Class B shares will be cancelled and returned back to WISeKey as part of the deal thus reducing substantially the dilution for WISeKey shareholders. Hans-Christian Boos will also step down as board member of WISeKey to be replaced by an industry expert focused on WISeKey’s IoT Cybersecurity solutions.

A separate announcement on the details of the future strategic cooperation between WISeKey and arago will follow in due time.

Mr. Moreira added, “With AI being the driver of the post-industrial world, we were able to make a great return on our investment and we are on track to making AI an important building block in our solutions though the strategic partnership with arago deploying the WISeAI solution.”

About arago

arago GmbH, (AG Frankfurt, HRB 100909) is a German technology leader providing the benefits of Artificial Intelligence to enterprise customers globally through Knowledge Automation. Founded in Frankfurt am Main 1995 the company uses cutting edge AI algorithms to automatically operate any business process.

 

About WISeKey:

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.6 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:
This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of the Swiss Financial Services Act (“FinSA”), the FInSa’s predecessor legislation or advertising within the meaning of the FinSA, or within the meaning of any other securities regulation. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

The securities offered will not be, and have not been, registered under the United States of America Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States of America, absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of said Act.


Disclaimer
This document contains forward-looking statements which are based on the current estimates and assumptions made by the assembly team of SiLLC. Forward-looking statements are characterized by the use of words such as expect, intend, plan, predict, assume, believe, estimate, anticipate, forecast and similar formulations. Such statements are not to be understood as in any way guaranteeing that those expectations will turn out to be accurate. Future performance and the results actually achieved by SiLLC and its affiliated groups depend on a number of risks and uncertainties and may therefore differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Many of these factors are outside SiLLC‘s control and cannot be accurately estimated in advance, such as the future economic environment and the actions of competitors and others involved in the marketplace. SiLLC neither plans nor undertakes to update forward-looking statements.

All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed.Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC International.

WISeKey successfully launched its First IoT Picosatellites WISeSat–1 and WISeSat–2 on January 13th with SpaceX Transporter 3 Rideshare Mission Aboard a Falcon 9 Vehicle

WISeKey successfully launched its First IoT Picosatellites WISeSat–1 and WISeSat–2 on January 13th with SpaceX Transporter 3 Rideshare Mission Aboard a Falcon 9 Vehicle

First customer project dedicated to smart agriculture and IoT to be deployed with EPRINSA, a Spanish state-owned I.T. company

These are the first units joining a constellation of 80 pico-satellites planned for 2022, and will allow to provide cost-effective and secure connectivity to large IoT ecosystems requiring a seamless data coverage anywhere on earth.

The launch recording can be viewed on https://www.spacex.com/launches/index.html

Geneva, Switzerland – January 13th, 2022: WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey “) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain and IoT company, today announced the successful launch of its first IoT connectivity satellites aboard SpaceX transporter rideshare 3 mission.

With this launch, WISeKey is kickstarting WISeSAT, a brand-new-offering-satellite-based secure IoT connectivity-as-a-service. WISeSAT offers the satellite platform, launch, integration, ground station services and the all the security architecture and components, as part of a turnkey SaaS solution for low-power and secure space-based IoT connectivity. This reduces the complexity and cost of the communication link for the end customer and sets the benefits of space technology and embedded security within the reach of every IoT business.

Miniaturization enables cost reduction to a level that positions the WISeSAT offering, as a competitive solution, even compared to traditional ground-based connectivity like NBIoT networks. Thus, any company could virtually afford such dedicated satellites to provide connectivity to any size of ecosystems.

Indeed, a first customer project dedicated to smart agriculture and IoT is already on its way with EPRINSA, a Spanish state-owned I.T. company. Six provinces of Spain have been involved in the project and are considering using the WISeSAT constellation for data acquisition of hundreds of thousands of sensors located in territories not normally covered by traditional ground-based networks.

The satellites have been designed and developed in partnership with FOSSA Systems, a leading aerospace company focused on developing picosatellites for IoT communications. Both, WISeSat-1 and WISeSat-2, will be managed from the ground by the recently installed control station. based in La Línea de la Concepcion, Spain, as announced in December 2021, by the two companies.

Satellites, nodes and sensors, all feature hardware security by design, incorporating a VaultIC® 4XX secure element, providing FIPS 140-2 level 3 and Common Criteria EAL 5+ Certification. The secure element, provisioned with a trusted identity using WISeKey’s VaultITrust to secure provisioning services, enables authentication of the sensor and data encryption, under the framework of a PKI-based security architecture. Additionally, WISeKey’s Certificate Lifecycle Management services (INeS), can provide the user interface and automation features to handle onboarding, commissioning and lifecycle management of the devices and sensors. This complete, device-to-cloud, state-of-the-art suite of services in IoT security architecture, can only be currently found at WISeKey as a standalone one-piece vertical solution.

WISeKey and FOSSA Systems are also working on the development of secure nodes and gateways with VaultIC® microcontrollers, creating a full ecosystem of secure devices, able to communicate with WISeSat, using standardized communication modules.

“This technology, which WISeKey intends to offer to its IoT clients in a SaaS model, creates another revenue stream for the Company. By using this technology, companies seeking to securely connect their assets, would be able to have both remote and redundant urban IoT communications and at the same time, have the ability of covering large and unserved geographic areas such as maritime, deserts, and mountains, at an affordable cost,” said Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey.

About WISeKey
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.6 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens…). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contact:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:
This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance, or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein because of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

About FOSSA Systems:

FOSSA Systems is a leading aerospace company that provides dedicated and secure IoT communications to companies and Defense networks, with assets in remote areas, through satellite platforms. Founded in 2020 by Julián Fernández, CEO, and Vicente González, CTO, with the aim of democratizing access to space, it combines technological miniaturization with mass production techniques, reducing the development cost of its platforms and, consequently, the cost of its connectivity.

In its objective of offering IoT communications globally, even in remote areas or with low or no mobile coverage at all, FOSSA Systems provides competitive connectivity solutions to companies in sectors such as agriculture, industrial, energy, infrastructure, communications or Defense and cybersecurity. This IoT connectivity allows monitor assets and control processes, enabling to make the best decisions to optimize results. For more information, visit www.fossa.systems

Press and investor contacts:
FOSSA Systems, S.L.
Company Contact: Elena Vélaz de Medrano Serrano
Marketing & Sales Manager
Tel: +34 648 606 989
contact@fossa.systems

 

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