ParkerVision, Inc.
PARKERVISION INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/10/2008 16:01:37)
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549

Form 10-Q
 
 
(Mark One)
 
       (X)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d)  OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2008

       (   )
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE EXCHANGE ACT
 
For the transition period from ________to____________

Commission file number 0-22904

PARKERVISION, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
  Florida
  59-2971472
  (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
  I.R.S. Employer ID No.
 
7915 Baymeadows Way, Ste 400
 Jacksonville, Florida 32256
(Address of principal executive offices)
(904) 737-1367
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes    No __.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.
 
Large accelerated filer ___           Accelerated filer  X                Non-accelerated filer __              Smaller reporting company __

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes        No _ X _.
 
APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS

As of October 31, 2008, 26,677,906 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock, $.01 par value, were outstanding.
 

 
Table of Contents
 
PART I
 
  Item 1.    Financial Statements
3
  Item 2.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition And Results of Operations
11
  Item 3.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
14
  Item 4.    Controls and Procedures
15
   
PART II
 
  Item 1.    Legal Proceedings
15
  Item 1A. Risk Factors
15
  Item 2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
15
  Item 3.    Defaults Upon Senior Securities
  15
  Item 4.    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
16
  Item 5.    Other Information
16
  Item 6.    Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K
16
   
SIGNATURES
17
   
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
18
 
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  Financial Statements

PARKERVISION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

   
September 30,
2008
   
December 31, 2007
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
           
   Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 9,822,579     $ 13,400,832  
   Prepaid expenses
    826,121       957,252  
   Other current assets
    13,643       71,700  
          Total current assets
    10,662,343       14,429,784  
                 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net
    1,533,420       1,827,880  
                 
OTHER ASSETS, net
    10,970,369       10,318,893  
          Total assets
  $ 23,166,132     $ 26,576,557  
                 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
               
   Accounts payable
  $ 927,149     $ 393,225  
   Accrued expenses:
        Salaries and wages
    848,675       691,249  
        Professional fees
    376,732       360,713  
        Other accrued expenses
    195,779       373,184  
          Total current liabilities
    2,348,335       1,818,371  
                 
DEFERRED RENT
    266,902       343,747  
          Total liabilities
    2,615,237       2,162,118  
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 (Notes 9, 10 and 11)
 
               
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:
               
   Common stock, $.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares
       authorized, 26,672,906 and 25,182,892 shares issued
       and outstanding at September 30, 2008 and December 31,
       2007, respectively
        266,729           251,829  
   Warrants outstanding
    17,335,777       17,492,097  
   Additional paid-in capital
    187,906,133       174,282,736  
   Accumulated deficit
    (184,957,744 )     (167,612,223 )
          Total shareholders' equity
    20,550,895       24,414,439  
          Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
  $ 23,166,132     $ 26,576,557  
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.
 
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PARKERVISION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

   
Three Months Ended
September 30,
   
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   
2008
   
2007
   
2008
   
2007
 
                         
Service revenue
  $ -     $ 194,129     $ -     $ 283,675  
Cost of sales
    -       174,629       -       251,314  
   Gross margin
    -       19,500       -       32,361  
                                 
                                 
Research and development expenses
    4,214,505       2,782,933       10,931,093       8,073,005  
Marketing and selling expenses
    696,224       630,312       2,030,636       1,977,867  
General and administrative expenses
    1,779,919       1,484,914       4,732,284       4,185,289  
    Total operating expenses
    6,690,648       4,898,159       17,694,013       14,236,161  
                                 
Interest and other income
    77,920       222,826       348,492       663,891  
                                 
Net loss
  $ (6,612,728 )   $ (4,655,833 )   $ (17,345,521 )   $ (13,539,909 )
                                 
                                 
Basic and diluted net loss per
    common share
  $ (0.25 )   $ (0.19 )   $ (0.66 )   $ (0.55 )
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.
 
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PARKERVISION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

   
Three Months Ended
September 30,
   
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   
2008
   
2007
   
2008
   
2007
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
                       
Net loss
  $ (6,612,728 )   $ (4,655,833 )   $ (17,345,521 )   $ (13,539,909 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in
      operating activities:
                               
Depreciation and amortization
    427,063       424,345       1,169,476       1,232,838  
Stock compensation
    1,443,180       665,491       2,940,509       1,676,086  
Loss on disposal and impairment of equipment
    -       4,388       -       17,313  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                               
Accounts receivable, net
    -       (14,536 )     -       (104,082 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    11,544       (5,098 )     141,110       324,232  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    (546,287 )     65,381       766,371       1,085,603  
Deferred rent
    (25,055 )     (21,170 )     (70,446 )     (58,930 )
Total adjustments
    1,310,445       1,118,801       4,947,020       4,173,060  
Net cash used in operating activities
    (5,302,283 )     (3,537,032 )     (12,398,501 )     (9,366,849 )
                                 
 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
                               
Payments for patent costs and other intangible assets
    (424,336 )     (237,934 )     (1,344,905 )     (695,563 )
Purchases of property and equipment
    (43,995 )     (25,800 )     (133,509 )     (391,745 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    (468,331 )     (263,734 )     (1,478,414 )     (1,087,308 )
                                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
                               
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock in private offering
    -       -       8,949,001       8,400,249  
Proceeds from exercise of options and warrants
    747,101       2,026,196       1,349,661       6,476,027  
Net cash provided by financing activities
    747,101       2,026,196       10,298,662       14,876,276  
                                 
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND
CASH EQUIVALENTS
    (5,023,513 )     (1,774,570 )     (3,578,253 )     4,422,119  
                                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period
    14,846,092       19,422,217       13,400,832       13,225,528  
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period
  $ 9,822,579     $ 17,647,647     $ 9,822,579     $ 17,647,647  
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.
 
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PARKERVISION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

1.    Description of Business

ParkerVision, Inc. and its subsidiary (the “Company”, “ParkerVision”, or “we”) design, develop and market semiconductor technologies for wireless applications.  We are marketing our proprietary radio-frequency (RF) technology solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of mobile handsets and companies that supply chipsets to those OEMs, particularly those focused on third generation, or 3G, mobile handset applications.

2.   Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of ParkerVision have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X.  Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2008.  All normal and recurring adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial condition and results of operations have been included.

The condensed balance sheet data for the year ended December 31, 2007 was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles.  These interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.
 
3.   Accounting Policies

We adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 159 (SFAS159), “Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities” and SFAS No. 157 (SFAS 157) “Fair Value Measurements” for financial assets and liabilities as of January 1, 2008.    Adoption of these standards had no impact on our consolidated financial statements.   For the period ended September 30, 2008, we have no financial liabilities as defined by SFAS 159.  Our only financial assets are money market securities, which are included in cash and cash equivalents in the accompanying balance sheets.   As of September 30, 2008 we had approximately $9.8 million in money market securities which are valued using quoted market prices (a Level 1 fair value measurement).

There have been no other changes in accounting policies from those stated in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

4.    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, we issued restricted stock valued at approximately $205,000 and $496,000, respectively as bonus and other compensation to employees and others as more fully discussed in Note 7.
 
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5.   Loss per Share

Basic loss per share is determined based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during each period.  Diluted loss per share is the same as basic loss per share as all common share equivalents are excluded from the calculation, as their effect is anti-dilutive. The weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007 are 26,561,853 and 24,929,722, respectively.  The weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007 are 26,223,991 and 24,442,040, respectively.

Options and warrants to purchase 5,863,958 and 6,737,951 shares of common stock were outstanding at September 30, 2008 and 2007, respectively.  In addition, unvested restricted share units (“RSUs”) representing 611,506 shares of common stock were outstanding at September 30, 2008.   These options, warrants and RSUs were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share as their effect would have been anti-dilutive.

6.   Other Assets

Other assets consist of the following:

   
September 30, 2008
 
   
Gross Carrying Amount
   
Accumulated Amortization
   
Net Value
 
Patents and copyrights
  $ 15,034,892     $ 5,187,270     $ 9,847,622  
Prepaid licensing fees
    1,399,000       797,502       601,498  
Cash surrender value of life insurance
    494,914       -       494,914  
Deposits and other
    26,335       -       26,335  
    $ 16,955,141     $ 5,984,772     $ 10,970,369  

   
December 31, 2007
 
   
Gross Carrying Amount
   
Accumulated Amortization
   
Net Value
 
Patents and copyrights
  $ 14,383,987     $ 4,538,265     $ 9,845,722  
Prepaid licensing fees
    705,000       705,000       -  
Cash surrender value of  life insurance
    449,714       -       449,714  
Deposits and other
    23,457       -       23,457  
    $ 15,562,158     $ 5,243,265     $ 10,318,893  
 
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7.   Accounting for Share-Based Compensation

Effective January 1, 2006 we adopted the provisions of SFAS 123R to account for sharebased compensation expense using the modified prospective transition method.  We estimate the fair value of each equity award on the date of the grant using the Black-Scholes option valuation model or the Monte Carlo simulation fair value model if the award contains market conditions.  Estimates of fair value are not intended to predict actual future events or the value ultimately realized by persons who receive equity awards.  Both the Black-Scholes and Monte Carlo simulation fair value models require the use of highly subjective and complex assumptions, including the option’s expected life and the price volatility of the underlying stock.   There has been no material change in the assumptions used to compute the fair value of our equity awards, nor in the method used to account for share-based compensation from those stated in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

The following table presents share-based compensation expense included in our consolidated statements of operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, respectively:

   
Three months ended
September 30,
   
Nine months ended
September 30,
   
   
2008
   
2007
   
2008
   
2007
   
Cost of sales
  $ -     $ 15,668     $ -     $ 20,627  
Research and development expense
    656,428       185,782       1,131,182       508,878  
Sales and marketing expense
    195,477       131,493       391,112       328,586  
General and administrative expense
    591,275       332,548       1,418,215       817,995  
    Total share-based expense
  $ 1,443,180     $ 665,491     $ 2,940,509     $ 1,676,086  

As of September 30, 2008, there was $8,991,160 of total unrecognized compensation cost, net of estimated forfeitures, related to unvested share-based compensation awards.  This cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.19 years.

On January 4, 2008, we issued 4,005 shares of restricted stock under the 2000 Performance Equity Plan (the “2000 Plan”) to an outside consultant valued at approximately $50,000 in payment for obligations outstanding as of December 31, 2007.  The number of shares issued was based on the five day average closing price of our common stock as of the performance date.

In addition, on February 1, 2008, our chief executive officer elected to forego a 2007 cash performance incentive award of $225,000 in exchange for a restricted stock award of 14,466 shares of common stock.  The value of the restricted stock award, net of approximately $63,000 in tax withholdings, was approximately $162,000 based on the closing market price of our common stock on the grant date.  Also on February 1, 2008, our chief financial officer elected to forego a portion of her 2007 cash performance incentive award in exchange for a restricted stock award of 2,795 shares of common stock.  The value of the restricted stock award, net of approximately $15,000 in tax withholdings, was approximately $31,000 based on the closing market price of our common stock on the grant date.  These restricted stock awards were made under the 2000 Plan.

In May 2008, we granted 550 shares of restricted stock under the 2000 Plan valued at approximately $5,000 in connection with an employee severance agreement.

On June 4, 2008, in connection with executive employment agreements, we granted an aggregate of 470,000 RSUs under the 2000 Plan as long-term equity awards to our named executives and other officers of the company.  RSUs representing 252,500 shares of common stock will vest in quarterly increments over a three-year period.  RSUs representing 217,500 shares of common stock will vest on the earlier of (i) the third anniversary of the grant date or (ii) such earlier date that the price of the company’s common stock achieves certain performance levels as defined in the agreements.  The RSUs have an aggregate estimated fair value, based on the market price of our common stock on the date of grant, of approximately $5.4 million which will be recognized over a weighted-average life of approximately 2.6 years.
 
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On June 19, 2008, our chief technology officer and another officer were granted an aggregate of 3,875 shares of restricted stock under the 2000 Plan valued at approximately $43,000 as partial payment of signing bonuses in connection with their June 4, 2008 employment agreements.

In August and September 2008, we granted an aggregate of 19,941 shares of restricted stock under the 2000 Plan valued at approximately $205,000 as performance bonus payments to non-executive employees.

8.   Stock Based Compensation Plans

We adopted a performance equity plan in August 2008 (the “2008 Plan”).  The 2008 Plan provides for the grant of stock-based awards to employees (excluding named executives), directors and consultants, not to exceed 500,000 shares of common stock.  The Plan provides for benefits in the form of incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted share awards, and other stock based awards.  To date, no awards have been granted under this plan.
 
9.   Stock Authorization and Issuance

On March 6, 2008, we completed the sale of an aggregate of 1,240,199 shares of our common stock to a limited number of domestic institutional and other investors in a private placement transaction pursuant to an offering exemption under the Securities Act of 1933.  Such shares represented 4.7% of our outstanding common stock on an after-issued basis.  1,110,999 shares were sold at a price of $7.50 per share, and 129,200 shares were sold to Mr. Jeffrey Parker, our chief executive officer and chairman, at $7.74 per share.  The net proceeds from this transaction of approximately $9 million are being used for general working capital purposes.

We have a registration payment arrangement with regard to the common stock issued in the private offering.  We filed a registration statement which became effective April 10, 2008.   We are required to use reasonable commercial efforts to maintain the registration statement’s effectiveness until the earlier of (i) one year after the closing or (ii) such time as all common stock purchased in the private placement has been sold pursuant to a registration statement.  In the event the registration statement ceases to be effective for any continuous period that exceeds 30 days or for one or more periods that exceed an aggregate of 60 days in any 12-month period (a “Registration Default”), we shall pay the investors an amount in cash equal to 1% of the aggregate purchase price paid for each 30-day period of a Registration Default.   The maximum penalty that we may incur under this arrangement is 10% of the aggregate purchase price, or $933,250, subject to reduction for shares sold or transferred and not held at the penalty determination date.  Any payments, if made, will be prorated for any portion of a 30-day period of a Registration Default and allocated to the investor based on the number of shares owned by the investor at the time of the Registration Default.   We do not believe that payment under the registration payment arrangement is probable, and therefore no related liability has been recorded in the accompanying financial statements.

On February 23, 2007, we completed the sale of an aggregate of 992,441 shares of our common stock to a limited number of domestic institutional and other investors in a private placement transaction pursuant to offering exemptions under the Securities Act of 1933.  The shares, which represented 4.1% of our then outstanding common stock on an after-issued basis, were sold at a price of $8.50 per share, for net proceeds of approximately $8.4 million.  The net proceeds from this transaction were used for general working capital purposes.
 
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10.  Income Tax and Tax Status

As of September 30, 2008, we had an unrecognized tax benefit of approximately $6.3 million.  A reconciliation of the amount recorded for unrecognized tax benefits for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 is as follows:
 
   
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2008
 
Unrecognized tax benefits – beginning of period
  $ 2,629,296  
Gross increases – tax positions in prior period
    3,662,283  
Gross increases – current period tax positions
    -  
Settlements
    -  
Lapse of statute of limitations
    -  
Unrecognized tax benefits – end of period
  $ 6,291,579  

The gross increase in unrecognized tax benefits represents our current best estimate of adjustments to our research and development (“R&D”) tax credit carryforwards from 1994 to 2007.   We are in the process of conducting tax studies related to our R&D credits and our net operating loss (“NOL”) carryforwards under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.   It is reasonably possible that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will further increase as a result of these studies.  Future changes in the unrecognized tax benefit will have no impact on the financial statements or the effective tax rate due to the existence of a full valuation allowance.      

11.  Commitments and Contingencies

We are subject to legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of our business. Although occasional adverse decisions or settlements may occur, we believe that the final disposition of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

12.  Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our future business plans call for continued investment in sales, marketing, customer support and product development for our technologies and products.  Our ability to generate revenues sufficient to offset costs is subject to our ability to successfully support our customers in completing their initial product designs incorporating our technologies, and our ability to expand our market opportunities through additional product offerings with our current customers, and/or the addition of new customers such that we are able to secure a reasonable share of the market.   The expected continued losses and use of cash will continue to be funded from available working capital.

We believe that our current capital resources will be sufficient to support our liquidity requirements into the first quarter of 2009.  The long-term continuation of our business plan is dependent upon generation of sufficient revenues from our technologies to offset expenses.  We expect revenue growth from initial product royalties to begin in 2009.  The rate of that revenue growth, along with the financial terms of anticipated future customer relationships and/or our ability to reduce certain operating costs will impact our need to obtain additional funding through public or private financing in 2009.  Management believes certain operating costs could be reduced if working capital decreases significantly and sufficient additional funding is not available.  In addition, we currently have no outstanding long-term debt obligations.  Failure to generate sufficient revenues, raise additional capital and/or reduce certain discretionary spending could have a material adverse effect on our ability to achieve our intended long-term business objectives.
 
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13.  Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2008, the FASB issued FSP No. FAS 157-2, “Effective Date of FASB Statement No. 157”, which provides a one year deferral of the effective date of SFAS 157 for non-financial assets and non-financial liabilities, except those that are recognized or disclosed in the financial statements at fair value at least annually.  The Company has adopted the provisions of SFAS 157 with respect to its financial assets and liabilities only (see Note 3).   We do not expect SFAS 157-2 to have a material impact on the preparation of our consolidated financial statements.

In April 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued FASB Staff Position (FSP) No. FAS 142-3, “Determination of the Useful Life of Intangible Assets.”  This statement amends the factors that should be considered in developing renewal or extension assumptions used to determine the useful life of a recognized intangible asset under FASB Statement No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.”  FSP No. 142-3 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 31, 2008 and early adoption is prohibited.  We have not yet evaluated the impact of FSP No. 142-3 on our financial statements when adopted.

In May 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 162, “The Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.”   This standard is intended to improve financial reporting by identifying a consistent framework, or hierarchy, for selecting accounting principles to be used in preparing financial statements that are presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.  SFAS 162 is effective 60 days following approval by the SEC of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s amendments to AU Section 411, The Meaning of Present Fairly in Conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.”  We do not expect SFAS 162 to have a material impact on the preparation of our consolidated financial statements.

In June 2008, the FASB issued FSP No. EITF 03-6-1, “Determining Whether Instruments Granted in
Share-Based Payment Transactions are Participating Securities”. This FSP concluded that all outstanding unvested share-based payment awards that contain rights to non-forfeitable dividends participate in undistributed earnings with common shareholders and therefore are considered participating securities for purposes of computing earnings per share. This FSP is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is prohibited.  We currently have no participating securities, as defined by this statement, therefore adoption of FSP EITF 03-6-1 is expected to have no impact on our consolidated financial statements.


ITEM 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Forward-Looking Statements
When used in this Form 10-Q and in future filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the words or phrases “will likely result”, “management expects” or “Company expects”, “will continue”, “is anticipated”, “estimated” or similar expressions are intended to identify “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected, including the timely development and acceptance of new products, sources of supply and concentration of customers. We have no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect anticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of such statements.
 
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Results of Operations for Each of the Three and Nine Month Periods Ended September 30, 2008 and 2007

General
We have made significant investments in developing our technologies and products, the returns on which are dependent upon the generation of future revenues for realization.  We had no revenue for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 and have used the proceeds from the sale of our equity securities to fund our operations.

Critical Accounting Policies
There have been no other changes in critical accounting policies from those stated in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

Revenue and Gross Margin
We had no revenue or gross margin for the three or nine month periods ended September 30, 2008.   For the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2007, we had nominal revenues resulting from an engineering services agreement with ITT Corporation (ITT).  We continue to work with ITT and a mobile handset chip customer to complete integrated circuit (IC) designs for their specific applications.  We will be able to re-purpose all or a significant portion of these IC designs for future customers.  We also have the capability of customizing the designs to a specific customer if required.

We believe revenue from initial product royalties will begin in the first half of 2009 as our commercial customer commences delivery of chipsets which incorporate our technology.  Revenues from product royalties, however, are dependent on our customers’ ability to bring products containing our technology to market.  Their ability to market such products is contingent on uncertainties relating to product design, the market for cellular devices and general economic conditions.  We can provide no assurance that our customers will be able to market such products within the anticipated time frame.

Research and Development Expenses
Our research and development expenses increased approximately $1,432,000 or 51.4% during the three month period ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007.   This increase was due primarily to an increase in personnel-related costs of approximately $240,000, an increase in outside consulting services of approximately $360,000, an increase in foundry production costs of approximately $270,000, an increase in employee stock compensation expense of approximately $320,000, an increase in software development costs of approximately $90,000 and an increase in amortization expense related to licenses of approximately $60,000.

Our research and development costs increased approximately $2,858,000, or 35.4% during the nine month period ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007.  This increase was primarily due to an increase of approximately $1,300,000 in outside consulting expenses, an increase in personnel-related expenses of approximately $770,000, an increase in employee stock compensation expense of approximately $420,000, and an increase in prototype fabrication costs of approximately $90,000.

The increase in personnel costs was primarily the result of engineering personnel additions during 2007 and 2008, including the addition of a Vice President of Engineering, as well as compensation increases for engineering staff effective January 2008 and signing bonuses paid to the chief technical officer and chief staff scientist in connection with new employment agreements executed in June 2008.  The increase in stock compensation expense was primarily a result of RSUs and other restricted stock awards granted to engineering executives and other employees in 2008.
 
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Outside consulting services are utilized to supplement our internal engineering resources, and the related fees are generally project-based and will vary based on the timing of development projects.   The increase in these fees was primarily related to programs to develop prototype ICs for the digital engine that controls our RF transmit ICs and to develop our complimentary RF receiver ICs.

Prototype fabrication costs generally vary period to period based on the timing of foundry runs, the materials specified and the number of variants requested on each run.

Marketing and Selling Expenses
Marketing and selling expenses increased approximately $66,000, or 10.5% during the three month period ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007.   This increase was primarily due to an increase in outside consulting and other professional fees of approximately $60,000.

Marketing and selling expenses increased by approximately $53,000, or 2.7 % during the nine month period ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007.  This increase was due primarily to an increase in outside consulting and other professional fees of approximately $84,000, offset by decreases in various other expenses.

General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses increased approximately $295,000 or 19.9 % during the three month period ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007 and approximately $547,000 or 13.1% during the nine month period ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007.  The increases in general and administrative expenses were primarily the result of increases in employee stock compensation expense resulting from long term equity incentive awards to executive officers in 2007 and 2008.

Interest and Other Income
Interest and other income consist of interest earned on our investments and other miscellaneous income.  Interest and other income decreased by approximately $145,000 or 65.0% during the three months ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007.   For the nine month period ended September 30, 2008, interest and other income decreased by approximately $315,000, or 47.5% when compared to the same period in 2007.  These decreases are primarily due to lower interest rates and lower average cash balances during the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008.

Loss and Loss per Share
Our net loss increased approximately $1,957,000 or 42.0% during the three month period ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007, primarily due to an increase in operating expenses of approximately $1,790,000.  This increase in operating expenses was primarily due to increases in research and development expenses and an aggregate increase in stock based compensation expense of approximately $780,000.

Our net loss increased approximately $3,806,000 or 28.1% during the nine month period ended September 30, 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007, primarily due to an increase of approximately $3,460,000 in operating expenses.   This increase in operating expenses was primarily due to increases in research and development expenses and an aggregate increase in stock based compensation expense of approximately $1,260,000.
 
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Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of September 30, 2008, we had working capital of approximately $8.3 million which represented a decrease of approximately $4.3 million from working capital at December 31, 2007.  The decrease was due to the use of approximately $12.4 million in cash for operating activities and $1.3 million in purchases of design licenses and investments in intellectual property protection.  These decreases were partially offset by proceeds from the sale of equity securities in March 2008 of approximately $8.9 million and proceeds from the exercise of warrants and employee stock options of approximately $1.4 million.

Our future business plans call for continued investment in sales, marketing, customer support and product development for our technologies and products.  Our ability to generate revenues sufficient to offset costs is subject to our ability to successfully support our customers in completing their initial product designs incorporating our technologies, and our ability to expand our market opportunities through additional product offerings with our current customers, and/or the addition of new customers such that we are able to secure a reasonable share of the market.    The expected continued losses and use of cash will continue to be funded from available working capital.

We believe that our current capital resources will be sufficient to support our liquidity requirements into the first quarter of 2009.  The long-term continuation of our business plan is dependent upon generation of sufficient revenues from our technologies to offset expenses.  We expect revenue growth from initial product royalties to begin in 2009.  The rate of that revenue growth, along with the financial terms of anticipated future customer relationships and/or our ability to reduce certain operating costs will impact our need to obtain additional funding through public or private financing in 2009.   Management believes certain operating costs could be reduced if working capital decreases significantly and sufficient additional funding is not available.  In addition, we currently have no outstanding long-term debt obligations.  Failure to generate sufficient revenues, raise additional capital and/or reduce certain discretionary spending could have a material adverse effect on our ability to achieve our intended long-term business objectives.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Transactions, Arrangements and Other Relationships
As of September 30, 2008, we had outstanding warrants to purchase 1,778,819 shares of common stock that were issued in connection with the sale of equity securities in various private placement transactions in 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2006. These warrants have exercise prices ranging from $8.50 to $56.66 per share, with a weighted average exercise price of $31.73 and a weighted average remaining contractual life of approximately 2.7 years.  The estimated fair value of these warrants of $17,335,777 is included in shareholders’ equity in our consolidated balance sheets.
 
ITEM 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

Market risk is the risk of loss arising from adverse changes in market and economic conditions and is directly influenced by the volatility and liquidity in the markets in which the related underlying assets are traded.  Our cash equivalents which are primarily comprised of highly liquid money market instruments are subject to interest rate risk.  We are averse to principal loss and seek to ensure the safety and preservation of our invested funds by limiting market risk.
 
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ITEM 4.  Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Our management has established disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that information required to be disclosed in company reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in Company reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act, including information relating to its consolidated subsidiary, is accumulated and communicated to management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, other members of senior management and the members of the Board of Directors, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2008 was made under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s senior management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer.  Based on that evaluation, they concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
For the three month period covered by this report, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.


PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  Legal Proceedings.

 
We are subject to legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of our business. Although occasional adverse decisions or settlements may occur, we believe that the final disposition of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or liquidity.
 

ITEM 1A.  Risk Factors

In addition to other information in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the risk factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 should be carefully considered in evaluating our business because such factors may have a significant impact on our business, operating results, liquidity and financial condition.  The risks described in our 2007 Form 10-K are not the only risks facing us.  Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial may also materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or operating results.

ITEM 2.   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

None.

ITEM 3.   Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

Not applicable.
 
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ITEM 4.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The Company held its annual meeting on August 26, 2008.  The shareholders elected Messrs. Jeffrey Parker, David Sorrells, William Hightower, John Metcalf , Todd Parker, Robert Sterne, Nam Suh, William Sammons, and Papken der Torossian as directors, who together constitute the entire Board of Directors.  The following is a tabulation of votes cast for and against and abstentions for each item submitted for approval:

Votes Cast
Name
For
Withheld
Jeffrey Parker
20,795,123
907,645
William Hightower
20,784,399
918,369
Todd Parker
20,499,490
1,203,278
John Metcalf
21,037,353
665,415
William Sammons
21,362,826
339,942
David Sorrells
20,782,519
920,249
Robert Sterne
20,340,510
1,362,258
Nam Suh
21,363,417
339,351
Papken der Torossian
21,362,801
339,967

In addition, the shareholders approved the 2008 Equity Performance Plan for Non-Named Executives.  15,664,178 shares were voted in favor of the plan, 1,277,001 shares were voted against the plan, 123,414 shares abstained and 4,638,175 shares represented broker non-votes.

ITEM 5.  Other Information.

Not applicable.

ITEM 6.  Exhibits
 
 Exhibit No.
 Description
3.1
Articles of Incorporation, as amended (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.1 of Registration Statement No. 33-70588-A)
 
3.2
Amendment to Amended Articles of Incorporation dated March 6, 2000 (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.2 of Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999)
 
3.3
Bylaws, as amended (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.1 of Current Report on Form 8-K filed August 10, 2007)
 
4.1
2008 Equity Incentive Plan (Non-Named Executive), as amended (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 4.1 of Registration Statement No. 333-154740)
 
31.1
Section 302 Certification of Jeffrey L. Parker, CEO*
 
31.2
Section 302 Certification of Cynthia Poehlman, CFO*
 
32.1
Section 906 Certification*
 
99.1
Earnings Press Release*
 
 
* Included herewith
 
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

  ParkerVision, Inc.
  Registrant



November 10, 2008                                                      By: /s/Jeffrey L. Parker
Jeffrey L. Parker
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


November 10, 2008                                                      By: /s/Cynthia L. Poehlman
Cynthia L. Poehlman
Chief Financial Officer
 
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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
31.1
Section 302 Certification of Jeffrey L. Parker, CEO
 
31.2
Section 302 Certification of Cynthia Poehlman, CFO
 
32.1
Section 906 Certification
 
99.1
Earnings Press Release
 
 
 












EXHIBIT 31.1
SECTION 302 CERTIFICATION
I, Jeffrey L. Parker, certify that:
 
1.  I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of ParkerVision, Inc.;
 
 
2.  based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
 
 
3.  based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
 
 
4.  The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f))for the registrant and have:
 
 
(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
 
 
(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 
 
(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
 
 
(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
 
 
5.  The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
 
 
(a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
 
(b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
Date: November 10, 2008
Name:/ s/ Jeffrey L. Parker
  Title: Chief Executive Officer
EXHIBIT 31.2

SECTION 302 CERTIFICATION

I, Cynthia Poehlman certify that:
 
1.  I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of ParkerVision, Inc.;
 
2.  based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
 
3.  based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
 
4.  The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f))for the registrant and have:
 
(a)  Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
 
(b)  Designed such internal control over financial reporting or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 
(c)  Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
 
(d)  Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s  most recent fiscal quarter  that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5.  The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
 
(a)  all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
(b)  any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
Date: November 10, 2008
Name :/s/Cynthia Poehlman
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
 
EXHIBIT 32.1

SECTION 906 CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of ParkerVision, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q, for the period ended September 30, 2008 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), each of the undersigned, in the capacities and on the dates indicated below, hereby certifies pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

1.  the Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

2.  the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operation of the Company.
 
Dated: November 10, 2008
Name: /s/Jeffrey L. Parker
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 
Dated: November 10, 2008
Name: /s/Cynthia Poehlman
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

Contacts:
Paul Henning
Cameron Associates
212-245-8800
paul@cameronassoc.com

Carolyn Wrenn
ParkerVision, Inc.
888 690-7110
cwrenn@parkervision.com

PARKERVISION REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2008 RESULTS
 
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, November 10, 2008 – ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq NMS: PRKR), a developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, announced a net loss for the third quarter of 2008 of $6.6 million, or $0.25 per share, compared to a net loss of $4.7 million or $0.19 per share during the third quarter of 2007.

For the nine month period ended September 30, 2008, ParkerVision reported a net loss of $17.3 million, or $0.66 per share, compared to a net loss of $13.5 million, or $0.55 per share for the same period in 2007.

The company currently has two licensees for its RF technology and is working with those customers to complete their initial product designs.  To date, the company has not recognized any royalty revenue from these licensees.

The increase in the net loss from 2007 to 2008 is largely the result of increased product development costs as the company prepares to support the implementation of its technologies in high volume production.  In addition, the company experienced a year to date increase in noncash stock-based compensation expense of approximately $1.3 million as a result of the issuance of restricted share units and other stock-based compensation to employees.

The Company’s cash position at September 30, 2008 was $9.8 million.  The Company has used approximately $13.9 million in cash during the first three quarters of 2008 for operations and investments in intellectual property.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Parker commented, “We remain on track to deliver production-ready IC designs to our commercial chipset customer this quarter. We expect to continue to work closely with them as they implement our designs in high volume chipsets, the shipment of which will begin our royalty revenues from this customer. Based on the status of negotiations with prospective customers, we remain confident in our ability to secure an additional contract in the mobile handset space in the very near term.”
 


The company will host a live broadcast of its third quarter 2008 financial results via conference call on November 10, 2008 at 4:30 PM Eastern time.  The conference call will be accessible by telephone at 877-719-9786 (no passcode required) and participants are advised to dial-in at least five minutes before the scheduled start time. The replay of the conference call will be available for seven days by telephone at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 using passcode 2701348 and accessible by webcast via the Internet at www.parkervision.com for a period of 90 days.

About ParkerVision
 
ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and sells its proprietary RF technologies which enable advanced wireless communications for current and next generation mobile communications networks.
 
Its solutions for wireless transfer of radio frequency (RF) waveforms enable significant advancements in wireless products, addressing the needs of the cellular industry for efficient use of power, reduced cost and size, greater design simplicity and enhanced performance in mobile handsets as the industry migrates to next generation networks.
 
ParkerVision is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. (PRKR-I)
 
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking information.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which are disclosed in the Company’s SEC reports, including the Form 10K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and the Forms 10Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2008, June 30, 2008 and September 30, 2008. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated or projected.
 
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Summary of Results of Operations (in thousands except for per share amounts)
Unaudited

   
Three months ended
September 30,
   
Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   
2008
   
2007
   
2008
   
2007
 
                         
Service revenue
  $ -     $ 194     $ -     $ 283  
Cost of goods sold
    -       175       -       251  
Gross margin
    -       19       -       32  
                                 
Research and development
    4,215       2,783       10,931       8,073  
Marketing and selling
    696       630       2,031       1,978  
General and administrative
    1,780       1,485       4,732       4,185  
Total operating expense
    6,691       4,898       17,694       14,236  
                                 
Interest and other income
    78       223       348       664  
                                 
Net loss
  $ (6,613 )   $ (4,656 )   $ (17,346 )   $ (13,540 )
                                 
Basic and diluted loss per common share
  $ (0.25 )   $ (0.19 )   $ (0.66 )   $ (0.55 )
 
Balance Sheet Highlights (in thousands)
 
   
 
September 30,
2008 (unaudited)
   
 
 
December 31, 2007
 
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 9,823     $ 13,401  
Other current assets
    840       1,029  
Property and equipment, net
    1,533       1,828  
Other assets, net
    10,970       10,319  
Total assets
  $ 23,166     $ 26,577  
                 
Current liabilities
  $ 2,348     $ 1,818  
Deferred rent
    267       344  
Shareholders’ equity
    20,551       24,415  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
  $ 23,166     $ 26,577  

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