Sony announced its first product that incorporates PicoP® display technology licensed from MicroVision. The MP-CL1 has all the hallmarks of laser beam scanning technology: focus free, high contrast ratio, HD image, power efficient and a very small form factor perfectly suited for mobile applications. As the pioneers of laser beam scanning technology and close partners to Sony on their display module development, we are excited to see this commercial product launch.
Sony has been pitching the product to the media prior to this announcement and many articles like one in GizNoise have been appearing for the last month, so the announcement from Sony didn’t come as a total surprise. Separate announcements were sent out from Asia Pacific and the US noting an October availability date for the product in those markets.
We are pleased that the MP-CL1 is making its debut in these two major markets for consumer electronics in time for the holiday season. There might be a few in Christmas stockings in my house!