February 24th, 2014
by Dawn Goetter
Last week Sony announced the development of a pico projector module “equipped with Sony’s independently-developed image processing system, that uses laser beam scanning (LBS)” and “incorporates the PicoP technology developed by MicroVision, Inc.”
We are extremely pleased and gratified that laser beam scanning technology that MicroVision pioneered is being adopted by a technology leader and innovator like Sony. With its expertise in projector and optical technology, leadership in semiconductor lasers and track record with innovative, high quality consumer electronics, Sony’s interest in pico projection and adoption of LBS is a significant development for the market as a whole.
We have been supporting Sony in their development of this engine module since April 2013 and look forward to continuing our work with them.
In their press release Sony said that it “aims to bring it to market for use in pico projectors and other devices with projector functionality.” Since the release was published, MicroVision has gotten a number of inquiries asking for confirmation that our technology is being is being incorporated in Sony’s display module and asking for more details related to the terms of any agreements and forecasts for revenue related to the relationship.
We understand the strong interest Sony’s press release generated and we issued a release today confirming the adoption of PicoP display technology by this Fortune Global 100 electronics brand.
At this time we are not disclosing potential license and supply terms for future products resulting from the development of this engine module. We are engaged in discussions and negotiations on commercial terms for next level agreements and will announce terms as appropriate in the future.
For more information on Sony’s announcement, click here:
November 15th, 2012
by Dawn Goetter
MicroVision is committed to developing innovative display technology that lets consumers see outside the box. Because of our dedication to research and development to keep our patented PicoP® display technologyon the cutting edge and offering our customers leading features today with a roadmap for future advancements, we boast an expansive technology portfolio that now includes more than 500 patents. That’s why we were excited to learn that MicroVision’s patent portfolio has been included in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index for the second year in a row.
The Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index is the first index based on the value of intellectual property and includes well-known technology companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, and MicroVision partner, Intersil. To be included in this respected list is a true testament to the hard work of our world-class employees and experienced engineers, who are committed to developing pico projection display solutions that deliver value to our customers and an enhanced viewing experience to their end-consumers whether they are using a head-up display in a vehicle or sharing visual content from a mobile device.
MicroVision’s patent portfolio has also been widely recognized by associations such as IEEE and the Patent Board (in association with the Wall Street Journal) as top patent portfolios among global industrial companies. As we continue to license our technology to OEMs and ODMs, our leadership in IP supports our business model and assures our customers they are receiving best-in-class technology.
Because of our IP portfolio, we can truly say that our proprietary PicoP display technology is unlike any other, offering significant display advantages over other pico projector display systems and providing a wide array of benefits for various applications such as mobile, automotive, gaming and eyewear.
September 11th, 2011
Seattle is once again hosting this year’s Mobile Future Forward, a gathering of some of the best and most influential minds in the mobile industry to explore the latest trends and innovations that will shape the industry for the next 2-5 years. Hear experts and visionaries from around the world as they discuss, debate and decide what the user experience and applications will look like in the coming years.
For MicroVision, the future of mobile displays can be viewed in 3D. In fact, MicroVision will be demonstrating an early version of its 3D PicoP® prototype at the Visions of the Future session during the event. This technology enables a 3D viewing experience from mobile devices. The company believes that as more 3D content are made available, 3D support will be the next logical step for its future line of laser pico projectors. With this new 3D PicoP® technology, users will have the ability to break free from small screens, and will be able to display 3D content of up to 100-inches in diagonal image size. In addition, MicroVision’s in-motion laser display technology is ideal for high-intensity, action-packed 3D mobile games, providing focus-free crisp images for a truly immersive gaming experience. See it live in action:
When: September 12, 2011
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 , Seattle, WA 98121
For more information about Mobile Future Forward, please log on to www.mobilefutureforward.com