NESS ZIONA, Israel, May 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via IBN — Newsight Imaging Ltd. (“Newsight”), a leading semiconductor innovator developing proprietary 3D machine vision sensors, spectral vision chips and systems, and IBN, a multifaceted communications organization engaged in connecting public companies to the investment community, are pleased to announce the release of the latest Bell2Bell Audio Production.
Bell2Bell’s latest audio production features Eli Assoolin, CEO of Newsight Imaging.
To begin the interview, Assoolin discussed his career and provided some background on Newsight Imaging’s planned business combination with special purpose acquisition company Vision Sensing Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: VSAC).
“I founded Newsight Imaging seven years ago with my partner, Eyal Yatskan. We both come from the semiconductor industry. We worked for years, mainly for a large American company’s Israeli branch, where we were a part of bringing the semiconductor from its relatively early stages in the ‘90s to a very, very important industry these days,” Assoolin stated. “About a year-and-a-half ago, we were looking at how to bring Newsight into its next phase – how to rebrand the company and land in the U.S. while making us a better choice for our customers. We came to the conclusion that we needed to go public somewhere. Eventually, Vision Sensing found us and submitted an offer to merge. Since then, we’ve been working together on a merger that’s expected to be completed soon.”
Assoolin then discussed Newsight Imaging’s ongoing efforts in the fields of robotics and software.
“Newsight Imaging is a semiconductor company that develops sensor chips in two types; we have 3D lidar sensor chips and spectral chips,” he continued. “The lidar chips basically work on the principle that we control a light source with the chip and send pulses to a target. Using reflection, we can build a 3D image. Basically, every pixel in the chip is measuring distance… The spectral chips are a little bit different. Instead of measuring distance with every pixel, we measure different wavelengths. The applications for the spectral chips are completely different – cool things like monitoring of water quality and pathogen detection in healthcare. Two completely different areas with the same linking point – the chip.”
“It’s much easier to understand with examples. Safety systems in cars and autonomous driving depend on knowing what is surrounding a car, and they know it by measuring the distance to objects. You can’t do it with 2D cameras, because it’s very difficult to transform the data to what a computer should see,” Assoolin noted. “It’s the same for robotics. You have a lot of service robots going in a warehouse, and they need to see the world. Then, there are glasses that need to see in three dimensions – think augmented reality and virtual reality. You even see it in facial recognition. The difference between 2D and 3D face recognition is the level of authentication. It’s harder to fool the system with 3D face recognition. There are many applications that require both the depth imaging and the spectral imaging.”
Tune into the Bell2Bell podcast series to learn more about Newsight Imaging’s recent accomplishments and how the company’s solutions compare to others on the market today.
To hear the entire episode, please visit: https://podcast.bell2bell.com
About Newsight Imaging
Newsight Imaging develops advanced CMOS image sensor chips for 3D machine vision and spectral analysis. Newsight’s depth camera sensors for machine vision serve verticals such as Mobile & Metaverse, Robotics, Industry 4.0 and Automotive Safety. The Company recently launched its innovative solid-state LiDAR reference design, the eTOF™ LiDAR, based on the NSI1000 sensor. In addition, Newsight has developed its spectral chip backed by AI technology that has multiple uses in rapid pathogen detection and in continuous, condition-based monitoring of fluid flows, including water quality. Newsight’s Virusight subsidiary’s SpectraLIT™ offers a targeted and cost-effective solution for remote healthcare, real time diagnosis, and quality inspection solutions for water and food & beverage, including COVID detection under certain circumstances in less than 20 seconds with 96% accuracy. Newsight’s Watersight subsidiary’s AquaRing provides real-time, AI-based monitoring of flow systems or processes, including installations for water quality monitoring, The Company has US and EU patents and has received multiple grants by the Israeli Innovation Authority. For more information visit www.newsight.com.
On August 30, 2022, Newsight Imaging announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to become publicly listed through a merger transaction with Vision Sensing Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: VSAC), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023, at which point the combined company’s common stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “NSIM”.
About Vision Sensing Acquisition Corp.
Vision Sensing Acquisition Corp. (“VSAC”) is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) that has been established to focus on the acquisition of vision sensing technologies (“VST”) including hardware solutions (chips / modules / systems), related application software, artificial intelligence and other peripheral technologies that assist to integrate and/or supplement VST applications. For more information visit www.vision-sensing.com.
This press release is provided for informational purposes only and contains information with respect to a proposed business combination (the “Proposed Business Combination”) among VSAC and Newsight. No representations or warranties, express or implied are given in, or in respect of, this press release. In addition, this press release does not purport to be all-inclusive or to contain all the information that may be required to make a full analysis of the Proposed Business Combination.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. VSAC’s and Newsight’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “might” and “continues,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, VSAC’s and Newsight’s expectations with respect to future performance and anticipated financial impacts of the transactions (the “Transactions”) contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Most of these factors are outside of the control of VSAC or Newsight and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include but are not limited to: (i) the expected timing and likelihood of completion of the Transactions, (ii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to a failure of the conditions to or the termination of the Business Combination Agreement; (iii) the ability of Newsight to meet Nasdaq listing standards following the Transactions and in connection with the consummation thereof; (iv) the occurrence of a material adverse change with respect to the financial position, performance, operations or prospects of Newsight or VSAC; (v) failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Proposed Business Combination or risk relating to the uncertainty of any prospective financial information of Newsight; (vi) the failure of Newsight to meet projected development and production targets; (vii) the possibility that the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors, and (viii) other risks and uncertainties described herein and other reports and other public filings with the SEC by VSAC, including VSAC’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 as filed with the SEC on March 24, 2023 (the “10-K”), or that Newsight has filed or intends to file with the SEC, including in the Registration Statement. The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither VSAC nor Newsight presently know, or that VSAC and Newsight currently believe are immaterial, that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. To the fullest extent permitted by law in no circumstances will Newsight, VSAC or any of their respective subsidiaries, interest holders, affiliates, representatives, partners, directors, officers, employees, advisers or agents be responsible or liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or loss of profit arising from the use of this press release, its contents, its omissions, reliance on the information contained within it, or on opinions communicated in relation thereto or otherwise arising in connection therewith. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing VSAC’s and Newsight’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. VSAC and Newsight undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made except as required by law or applicable regulation.
Additional Information About the Proposed Business Combination and Where to Find It
In connection with the Proposed Business Combination, Newsight has filed relevant materials with the SEC, including an Amendment No. 3 to Registration Statement on Form F-4, which includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of VSAC, and a prospectus for the registration of Newsight securities in connection with the Proposed Business Combination (the “Registration Statement”). The Registration Statement has not yet been declared effective. The parties urge its investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and definitive proxy statement/prospectus, in each case when filed with the SEC and documents incorporated by reference therein because these documents will contain important information about VSAC, Newsight and the Proposed Business Combination. After the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents will be mailed to the shareholders of VSAC as of the record date in the future to be established for voting on the Proposed Business Combination and will contain important information about the Proposed Business Combination and related matters. Shareholders of VSAC and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, these materials (including any amendments or supplements thereto) because they will contain important information about VSAC, Newsight and the Proposed Business Combination. Shareholders and other interested persons will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, and other relevant materials in connection with the Proposed Business Combination, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: VSAC Acquisition Corp., Attention: Garry Stein, telephone: +852 9858 0029. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites or links referenced in this press release in each case is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.
Participants in the Solicitation
VSAC, Newsight and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from VSAC’s shareholders in connection with the Proposed Business Combination. VSAC’s shareholders and other interested persons may obtain, without charge, more detailed information regarding the directors and officers of VSAC, or persons who may under SEC rules be deemed in the solicitation of proxies to VSAC’s shareholders in connection with the Proposed Business Combination, in the Registration Statement or in VSAC’s Form 10-K or its Form 10-Q. Additional information regarding the interests of such persons are likewise included in that Registration Statement. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described above.
This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Proposed Business Combination and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.
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