SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 4, 2019
IDEAL POWER INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
|(Commission File Number)||
(I.R.S. Employer Identification
4120 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78744
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 2.05||Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities|
On January 8, 2019, Ideal Power Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing a strategic shift to focus on the commercialization of its B-TRAN™ technology. The Company’s Board of Directors’ approved a plan on January 2, 2019 that included a reduction in staffing levels on January 4, 2019 in order to enable the Company’s ongoing efforts to shift from a focus on PPSA™ / Power Conversion Systems division to the B-TRAN™ / Power Semiconductor division. In connection with this plan, the Company will incur certain exit-related costs, including one-time severance costs and termination benefits with an expected cost of $85,000 to $100,000 and other one-time cash charges related to exiting production of its power converter products with an expected cost of $115,000 to $150,000.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release dated January 8, 2019|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|IDEAL POWER INC.|
|Date: January 8, 2019||By:||/s/ Timothy Burns|
Chief Financial Officer