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The future of HUD – Looking Up!


July 29th, 2011
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Lance Evans, director of business development for head-up display and ten-year veteran of MicroVision recently spoke about the advantages of direct green lasers, automotive HUD and growing sales around the SHOWWX+ product line.

Read the entire article here:
MicroVision counts on disruptive green laser technology, narrowed focus, and big partners for success in pico projector market
Paula Dole, MEMS Trends
July 2011

MicroVision and Pioneer Collaborate to Develop Innovative Display Products


December 9th, 2010
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Yesterday, Pioneer Corporation and MicroVision officially announced their collaboration to develop innovative display products under a Joint Development Agreement (JDA), and the completion of a Memorandum of Understanding which establishes the framework for future manufacturing and commercial distribution.

In October of this year, Pioneer demonstrated a laser-based head-up display (HUD) prototype at CEATEC, using MicroVision’s PicoP® display engine technology.  Pioneer has announced its plans to introduce a commercial laser-based in-vehicle HUD into the consumer marketing in 2012, using the light source module being developed by MicroVision and Pioneer under the JDA.  Lasers have many inherent advantages for in-vehicle HUDs, which put critical information on the windshield where drivers can use it without affecting their focus on the road ahead.  See the videos below to see the demo in action.

The light source module under development is based on direct red, blue, and green lasers (at least 5 companies worldwide have announced they are developing direct green lasers for late-2011 to mid-2012 commercial introduction).  This module is expected to eventually replace the 3 individual laser light sources found in the current PicoP display engine.  The PicoP display engine utilizing a direct green laser is expected to offer significant commercial advantages in price, size, power, and performance for automotive and consumer high-volume applications.

The next steps for MicroVision and Pioneer will include finalizing details of manufacturing and distribution, which will follow completion of the joint development work and commercial availability of direct green lasers.  We are pleased to have an experienced development partner such as Pioneer to help accelerate commercialization of a next-generation PicoP display engine, while allowing both companies to reduce our respective development costs.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this blog, including those relating to future development and commercialization, commercial advantages and statements which use words such as “expects” are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the our forward-looking statments are more fully stated in the
MicroVision press release.

Set Lasers To Stunning: Microvision Leaps Forward With Bright HD Prototype @ SID Exhibition


May 24th, 2010
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Take the pure natural brightness of our new 15 lumen laser pico projector prototype, add in the high contrast and high color saturation enabled by the PicoP display engine which further increases the perceived brightness, throw in a dash of super cool 720p and VOILÀ…the 720p HD PicoP should enable some stunning laser pico projectors!

But, that not all. Also planned to be on exhibit at the Society for Information Display this week are new PicoP development tools, eyewear and vehicle head-up display demonstrators, an immersive gaming demo and the award winning SHOWWX. It is quite a line-up!  Read more from the press release issued today.

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