When Ragentek, a Chinese-based smartphone manufacturer and solution company came to us about their interest in a display engine to embed in a smartphone they were planning, we were challenged to create a projection display engine with all the features and functions of our PSE-0403-101 with a varied layout to suit Ragentek’s product design.
Because Ragentek’s plan was to launch this product at Mobile World Congress Shanghai at the end of June, our team had to move quickly from a concept to a final product.
Thanks to the number of years we’ve spent exploring designs and display engine use cases, we have built up an array of ideas, and thus were prepared for this smartphone variation. All these ideas let us quickly visualize Ragentek’s needs and present a range of solutions, offering information regarding successful integration measures, and ultimately we were able to provide a solution to fit the needs for the VOGA V smartphone.
MicroVision was able to move to the product design stage quickly, turning around ideas to the Ragentek team in less than one month. In April Ragentek was able to place a $6.7 million order with us for the display engine and complete their integration work with engineering samples.
This new engine – PSE-0403-103 – uses the same MEMS and ASICS components as the standard MicroVision PSE-0403-101 engine and has the same made-for-mobile performance characteristics, including an always-in-focus, high definition image from a small and low power engine.
The ability to meet Ragentek’s specific design requirements combined with performance that is optimized for a mobile product were key factors for MicroVision winning this business.
Our team is pleased to have partnered with Ragentek, as their vision, passion, and product are well in line with what we believe in at MicroVision.
For additional information on our process that led to this design win, please see “From Conception to Production: Embedding Display Engines.”