PARKERVISION,INC. (NASDAQ:PRKR) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying AccountantItem 4.01.Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
On April 9, 2018, ParkerVision, Inc. (the “Company”) dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (“PWC”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Audit Committee”) participated in and approved the decision to change the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
PWC’s audit reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles, except that PWC’s reports for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 included an explanatory paragraph regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
During the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, and through the subsequent interim period through April 9, 2018, there were (i) no disagreements (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions) between the Company and PWC on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which, if not resolved to PWC’s satisfaction, would have caused PWC to make reference thereto in their reports on the financial statements for such years, and (ii) no “reportable events” within the meaning if Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company provided PWC with a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Current Report on Form 8-K and requested that PWC furnish a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made herein.A copy of PWC’s letter dated April 13, 2018, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 hereto.
On April 9, 2018, the Audit Committee approved the appointment of BDO USA, LLP (“BDO”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s year ended December 31, 2018, subject to completion of BDO’s standard client acceptance procedures and execution of an engagement letter.On April 13, 2018, BDO completed its procedures, accepted appointment as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm and the Audit Committee executed an engagement letter with BDO.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, and through the subsequent interim period through April 9, 2018, neither the Company nor anyone acting on its behalf has consulted with BDO regarding (i) the application of accounting principles to a specific transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither a written report or oral advice was provided to the Company that BDO concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing, or financial reporting issue, (ii) any matter that was the subject of a disagreement within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K, or (iii) any reportable event within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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About PARKERVISION,INC. (NASDAQ:PRKR)
ParkerVision, Inc. is engaged in the designing, developing and marketing of its radio frequency (RF) technologies and products. The Company’s business is focused on the development and marketing of its RF technologies for mobile and other wireless applications. Its products include a modulator/demodulator component that incorporates its technologies, as well as a small number of supporting components that are used in the assembly of wireless devices. Its products are used in wireless communication products and applications. In addition, it offers engineering design and consulting services to third parties to assist them in developing and testing products. Its technologies represent methods for processing RF waveforms in wireless applications. Its technologies apply to both transmit and receive functions of transmitters, receivers and transceivers. A portion of its transmit technology is marketed as Direct2Power (d2p) and its receiver technology is marketed as Direct2Data (d2d).