NESS ZIONA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
As part of the strategic alliance, RH intends to invest one million USD in Foresight at a premium share price
Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE:FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced today the signing of a non-binding Development and Investment Agreement with RH Electronics Ltd., a primary contractor in the manufacturing and assembly of electronic systems.
The agreement covers the terms of RH’s engagement, directly and/or through its approved contractor, Tonson Labs, for a multi-phase project to develop chip-based FPGA and ASIC solutions for QuadSight™, Foresight’s four-camera vision system. Initially, RH will lay the infrastructure for an FPGA-board platform. Following completion of phase 1 and successful pass of acceptance tests, RH is planned to proceed towards development and manufacturing of an ASIC chip for the QuadSight™ system.
The parties are targeting to enter, within two months, into a binding agreement based on the principles of the initial non-binding agreement, pursuant to which the parties will determine the minimal quantities of QuadSight™ production units, and the commercial terms of production. In addition, under such binding agreement RH will receive a “right of first refusal” for the manufacturing of QuadSight™ systems and will prepare the infrastructure for such manufacturing facilities.
In addition, RH plans to purchase from Foresight, pursuant to the final binding agreement, approximately 1% of its issued and outstanding share capital, in total consideration of NIS 3,700,000, or NIS 3.00 per ordinary share, representing an 89% premium over the share market price.
“We are very excited about this important strategic alliance with RH that aims to enable us to achieve important future technological milestones,” said CEO of Foresight, Haim Siboni. “RH’s intended investment at a premium over the share market price marks a significant show of confidence in Foresight’s technology. RH’s engineering, developing and manufacturing capabilities are of great value to Foresight, making them an ideal partner for our future roadmap.”
“We believe in Foresight, its technology and products,” said chairman of the board of RH, Yacov Rozenberg. “Having the opportunity to collaborate with Foresight allows us to step into the exciting world of automotive. This agreement is expected to give RH exclusive rights to new production lines that will surely generate growth for company.”
Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE:FRSX), founded in 2015, is a technology company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of stereo/quad-camera vision systems and V2X cellular-based solutions for the automotive industry. Foresight’s vision systems are based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing and sensor fusion. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Foresight Automotive Ltd., develops advanced systems for accident prevention which are designed to provide real-time information about the vehicle's surroundings while in motion. The systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts. The company’s systems are targeting the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle markets. The company predicts that its systems will revolutionize automotive safety by providing an automotive-grade, cost-effective platform and advanced technology.
About RH Electronics Ltd.
Established in 1984, RH is a leading EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services) and CM (Contract Manufacturing) provider based in Nazareth Elite Israel, with factories around the world, including the United States, Europe and China.
RH has advanced production technologies in the fields of electronics PCBA, mechanics, cables and machining at one stop shop. RH is active in the field of top turnkey solution of design, engineering, testing, manufacturing and subcontracting services.
RH supports a variety of customers in the digital printing, semiconductor machines, medical, defense & security, communication and industrial applications. In parallel, RH has a special program “From Conception to Perfection” that supports start-up companies in order to accelerate new product introduction processes.
About Tonson Labs
Tonson Labs, founded in 1996, is a one stop, innovative and experienced R&D center specializing in cutting-edge technological solutions. An expert in the medical devices market and in vision solutions. The company runs under ISO-9001 and ISO-13485 regulatory standards. Tonson Labs provides all product development needs from concept to manufacturing launch: industrial and mechanical design, hardware and software design, system integration, project management, prototyping and regulatory approvals - to high tech companies, startups and entrepreneurs.
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