We continue to make progress on multiple fronts, adding new technologies to our platform, expanding the range of products we are developing, as well as the solutions we are creating, for large OEM's. Two recent acquisitions open a $5B+ TAM in battery materials, where we offer increased safety and efficiency. We are attracting world- class talent, bringing decades of experience from much larger organizations, adding production capacity in Quebec and our new 68K sq. ft. HQ in Nova Scotia, and new development facilities in Greece and Maryland. Our IP portfolio is 3X larger than it was a year ago, securing our competitive position and helping to forge new strategic alliances.
Financial Results: In Q2:22, revenue grew 432% Y/Y and 12% Q/Q, to about $3.3MM, vs. $0.6MM in Q2:21 and about $3.0MM in Q1:22. The development contract with a confidential G10 central bank accounted for most of our revenue. We are developing the world's firstnano-opticmetamaterial security feature and the highest volume metamaterial application in history. Printing thesenano-featuredmetamaterials in kilometer scale and at low cost has never been done before by any company. We are doubling production capacity to support our growth and targeting amulti-yearproduction contract. META is pursuingmulti-year,multi-million-dollarcontracts with several OEMs across key market verticals. At 6/30/22, cash and cash equivalents totaled $55.3MM, including $0.5MM restricted cash. Please visit theInvestorssection of our website for our complete financial statements and MD&A.
Battery Materials: Electric Vehicles are the fastest growing market we address. Consumers demand increased range and faster charging. To achieve this, battery makers need improved material performance, stability, and in particular, safety. META is developing new battery materials, manufacturing techniques and proprietary tools to address these challenges and make transportation safer. Our patented NPORE® and PLASMAfusion™ technologies are different from any other solutions on the market and will make rechargeable Li-on batteries safer for all applications, from automotive to consumer to medical as well as aerospace verticals. There are two key components, separators, and current collectors, used in every Li-ion battery regardless of chemistry:
NPORE® Survives Nail Penetration Test
Li-ion Anode made by PLASMAfusion™
NPORE® Nanoporous Ceramic Separators: The Li-ion battery separator market segment was about $5B and used
5.5 billion square meters of material in 2021. Demand is expected to grow at a 30% CAGR, with each GWh of battery capacity requiring about 15 million square meters of separator. The separator is a porous membrane placed between the anode and cathode. It must be thin and light while maintaining thermal and mechanical stability. NPORE® is the world's first flexible,free-standingceramic nanoporous separator forlithium-ionbatteries with no plastic inner layer.Controlled pore size facilitates ion transport during charging/discharging. NPORE® has less than 1% heat shrinkage, even up to 200° Centigrade, so it does not fail during a thermal runaway that can lead to a fire. You can see the unique safety advantage in this video. In addition to batteries, we see NANOPORE® membrane applications in ultrafiltration and medical metamaterial devices. We believe we can scale NPORE® production quickly with minimal capex by working with contract manufacturing partners which have already been identified.
Coated Copper Current Collectors: META's solution has been demonstrated on coated copper current collectors made with our PLASMAfusion™ technology, through a UK-funded project. We showed an ~80% weight reduction, improving safety by retarding thermal runaway, and improving sustainability by reducing copper content. The next phase is to develop roll-to-roll capabilities and we are leading a £ multi-million grant proposal to do this with a consortium of market-leading materials suppliers, tool makers, battery manufacturers and academics. We are utilizing the roll-to-roll coating equipment, skills, and knowledge of our experienced banknote materials team in our Quebec production facility and applying them to the production of these new battery materials. Our new current collectors are suitable for fast charging (>2C) which is a key factor in all future battery tech roadmaps.
Nano-OpticSecurity Products: We continue to develop our KolourOptik® technology toward launching Stripe and Thread versions. We are developing relationships with industry partners to test these, and to use LumaChrome™ color-shifting film and KolourOptik® for ID cards and upcoming brand protection products.
KolourOptik® Stripe incorporates 5 billion nano-features in full color, 3D motion, and vibrant imagery
NANOWEB® Expansion: At our Pleasanton, CA facility, the pilot-scale, 300mm web-width,roll-to-roll production line is now up and running and producing 5G reflector materials. We continue to optimize the line to improve cosmetic uniformity and to increase throughput. Our experienced design and production teams are developing in- house NANOWEB® origination and recombination to support the scale up to 600mm web width roll-to-roll production, which will be housed in our Quebec production facility. META's higher output and lower cost per square meter from the roll-to-roll process is expected to enable product for several applications in development:
Electric Vehicles: EVs (electric vehicles) and ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) need transparent heaters to keep windshields, headlights, and sensors clear in bad weather. Glass roof designs can use our transparent antennas for connectivity without sacrificing aesthetics or aerodynamics. We have interest from multiple OEMs for our unique capabilities, including combining transparent heating with EMI shielding.
EMI Shielding: We have developed NANOWEB® microwave EMI shielding film for several interested OEMs. META's integrated, fully transparent film can be placed on the window of a microwave or high-end combination convection/microwave. This is an industry first. Our solution provides perfect visibility of cooking food and provides protection from harmful radiation in compliance with current industry standards.
Transparent Antennas, Deice/Defog, EMI for Sensors
Transparent Microwave Shielding
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Augmented Reality: Meta's ARfusion platform brings together the two critical elements of embedded smart technology within a light and prescription capable cast lens. We have created a platform that allows developers to integrate optics and associated smart technologies into thin lightweight prescription glasses. In May, we announced an MOU with PPGto develop new ophthalmic smart devices primarily for extended reality (XR) applications, enabling dynamic dimming functionality of NANOWEB® films with PPG electrochromic gels on the ARfusion® platform. In June, we demonstrated the world's most transparent antennain prescription lenses at AWE USA 2022.
ARfusion Finished Lens Blank
ARfusion® NANOWEB® Antenna in Lens
Key Executive Additions: We continue to hire outstanding people and we are pleased with the progress our team continues to make. In May, we announced Dr. Raj V. Rajaram as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings more than 25 years of experience and numerous highly profitable successes as a senior global marketing and commercial operations executive within public and private companies across multiple industries. In July, we announced Manos Spanos as META's first Chief Business Officer. He brings 22 years of experience, including global businesses, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and Danone, as well as startup experience with L-Nutra, a high-growth biotech company.
Intellectual Property: META currently has 450 active utility and design patent documents, of which 288 patents are issued. In the U.S., we have 40 issued patents and 51 pending applications, and in 28 other countries globally, we have 248 issued patents and 111 pending applications. META's portfolio comprises 103 patent families, of which 62 include at least one granted patent. Since the Q2 2021 report, we have added 301 active patent documents and 57 new patent families. I am excited about ourfirst granted U.S. patent for glucoWISE® announced in May.
Sustainability has always been at our core. We continually challenge ourselves to deliver breakthrough, next- generation solutions, which are more sustainable and do more with less, using less energy and materials. In June, we were honored to be selected by Corporate Knights Inc. for its inaugural Future 50Fastest-GrowingSustainable Companies in Canadaranking.
We have a bold vision for a better future and through our continued innovation, excellence in execution and the strength of our people, we're well positioned to create long-term value for our shareholders. Our employees bring our purpose to life - we thank them for their exemplary dedication and continued hard work.
Thank you to all our shareholders for your continued support.
George Palikaras, Ph.D.,
President & CEO / Founder
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About Meta Materials Inc.
META delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at www.metamaterial.com.
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