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Novalux and Corning Lasers Power Microvision’s Ultra-Miniature Projection Displays (PicoP) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Corning and Novalux Announce Important Milestones on Laser Development for Miniature Projection Displays

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Microvision (Nasdaq:MVIS - News), the global leader in light scanning technologies for display and imaging products, confirmed today that both Novalux and Corning have developed green lasers which have been incorporated into separate Microvision ultra-thin, miniature full color projection displays (PicoP(TM)) being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The two laser light source development partners issued press releases yesterday, January 9, 2007, stating that each has achieved an important milestone in the development of green lasers to enable the commercialization of miniature projection displays such as the PicoP. Both laser manufacturers cited the exciting market opportunities for compact projection displays that should greatly enhance users viewing experience in the rapidly growing and diverse mobile, hand-held electronic device market.

The Novalux and Corning press releases can be accessed through links on Microvision's homepage at: www.microvision.com.

Microvision, is demonstrating at CES an ultra-thin, miniature full-color projection display that is small enough to be embedded in portable hand-held devices including mobile phones. The image produced by Microvision's display is extremely sharp and vivid whether being projected to view an image the size of a laptop screen or further away to view an image the size of a big screen plasma TV. The miniature projection display prototype, based on Microvision's proprietary Integrated Photonics Module (IPM), has been developed in collaboration with one of the Company's high volume manufacturing partners to position Microvision to deliver mobile users worldwide a large screen viewing experience inside a thin and sleek portable package.

About Microvision www.microvision.com

Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., Microvision Inc. is the world leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging systems based on the company's proprietary silicon micro-mirror technology. The company's technology has applications in a broad range of consumer, medical, industrial, professional and military products.

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3 comments:

At January 10, 2007 at 9:53 AM Anonymous said...

Hi Ben,

I am a longtime sharholder from Germany and enyoy your blog since the very beginning. PicoP seems to be very promising, my only concern is the picture quality, especially with regard to the green borderlines around the projected image. Any comments on that ?

 
At January 10, 2007 at 10:12 AM Anonymous said...

Hello Ben,

Whatever happened to the Bosch collaboration?

Thanks,
-Howard

 
At January 10, 2007 at 7:10 PM Anonymous said...

There are shareholders who got to see the pico in action today. They are sharing their impressions on the yahoo message board. All who have seen it first hand say it is VERY NICE!

 

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