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Microvision Signs Agreement with Motorola to Develop Pico Projector Display for Mobile Applications

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Microvision (Nasdaq: MVIS - News) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Motorola to develop pico projector display solutions for mobile applications leveraging Microvision's ultra-miniature laser based display engine, called PicoP(TM).

Tiny laser-based projectors are expected to enable a "big screen" viewing experience from mobile devices. By projecting content displayed on the device screen onto a wall, object or even a curved surface, mobile users could easily share Websites or multimedia applications such as movies, personal videos, mobile TV, photographs and presentations with friends or business colleagues.

"Motorola is committed to driving technology innovation that will enable the next generation of great consumer experiences," said Rob Shaddock, CTO, Motorola Mobile Devices business. "Working together with Microvision, we are pursuing ways that projection technology can redefine how mobile consumers view and interact with the media they take with them."

"With its slim form factor and low power requirements, Microvision's PicoP projector is optimized for the mobile environment," stated Alexander Tokman, President and CEO of Microvision. "We believe that our unique display technology, combined with Motorola's focus on delivering cool experiences, would allow mobile users to enhance their viewing of information and entertainment."

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, however the companies revealed they will work together initially to integrate Microvision's latest PicoP projector inside a functioning mobile device for demonstration purposes. This prototype handset will utilize Microvision's new, WVGA (854 x 480 color pixels) wide angle scanner, first demonstrated in May 2007 at the Society of Information Display annual conference.

About Microvision: www.microvision.com

Microvision provides the PicoP display technology platform designed to enable next generation display and imaging products for pico projectors, vehicles displays, and wearable displays that interface to mobile devices. The company also manufactures and sells its bar code scanner product line which features the company's proprietary MEMS technology.

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7 comments:

At July 24, 2007 at 7:47 AM Anonymous said...

Thank you Ben and Co. for carrying us through.... i have always been here....and now we are all here...

keep up with the good work. I am going to get myself one of those motorola phone when they come out..
watch out...the mvis-inside products are coming soon...

thanks again...
Frank

 
At July 24, 2007 at 7:52 AM digitaldoofus said...

Two BIG THUMBS UP, Ben! Way to go!!

 
At July 24, 2007 at 9:00 AM Anonymous said...

Years ago the big thing was the ability to project directly into the eye. The PicoP is always discussed as being pointed on something else. Is it safe to project on the eye? Will eyewear project in the eye or on the lens of a set of glasses? Can you address this topic if time/space permit? Thanks

 
At July 24, 2007 at 9:16 AM Ben said...

Thanks guys!

We are developing special 'thin' optics intended to marry with PicoP that will create see-through eyewear displays...

Please see our recent $3.2M contract award announcement from May 2007...

 
At July 24, 2007 at 3:47 PM Anonymous said...

How is the car display element coming along - and when will it hit the market?

 
At July 24, 2007 at 5:03 PM Anonymous said...

Hi Ben,

congrats on being part of a winning team! I bought in last October after reading all of your research. Every one of these milestones reached is truly awesome!

-Ben aka steckerdad (yahoo)

 
At July 24, 2007 at 7:35 PM Len said...

WOW,Ben
What can we say but thanks!
Keep up the great work.

 

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