1/5/2009 6:01:00 AM
Ultra-Small Laser Projector Boasts Simple Focus-Free Use, Bright Wide-Angle Projection, Vibrant Colors and Contrast, and a Pocket-Sized Slim Design
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 5, 2009–Microvision (NASDAQ:MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature
projection display products for mobile devices, today announced plans to
unveil the pre-production version of its laser display solution for
mobile devices at Macworld Conference and Expo 2009 in San Francisco.
Providing an even more brilliant display experience and a 25%
package-size reduction over Microvision’s SHOW(TM) prototype, SHOW WX(TM), the
code name for the new device, combines ultra-thin pocket-sized
convenience with the power to project DVD-resolution images up to 100
The production version of SHOW WX is planned to be a simple plug-n-play
pico projector for people on-the-go who want to spontaneously view
mobile TV, movies, photos, presentations and more. Users could take the
pocket-sized projector anywhere, plug it into their portable media
players, mobile phones, notebooks and other mobile media devices with
TV-Out or VGA functionality and share a big screen experience with
friends, family or business associates.
SHOW WX uses Microvision’s PicoP(TM) display engine technology to deliver
stunningly colorful, bright, vivid and detailed images. The patented
display engine technology requires no projection lenses or focus
adjustment. As a result, SHOW WX images are always in focus, regardless
of projection distance, producing widescreen images as small as 6 inches
to as large as 100 inches across.
SHOW WX Features
- Easy setup: Simply plug and play.
- Small and sleek: Sits comfortably in the user’s hand and easily slips
into a pocket or purse; just 118 mm long by 60 mm wide and just 14 mm
thick, approximately the size of a personal media player or mobile
- Always in focus: No focus adjustment is required, ever!
- Image of any size: Ideal for controlled lighting environments, images
are projected as small as 6 inches to 100 inches, or more.
- Wide projection angle: Brings the “big screen” closer to the user.
- High-resolution (WVGA) and 16:9 format: Serves both consumer (e.g.,
video) and business (e.g., presentations) applications.
- Vivid images: Stunning laser colors combined with exceptional contrast.
- Long battery life: Expected for the production version, up to 2 hours,
provides plenty of time to view a movie on a single charge.
Initial commercial production is expected to begin in the second quarter
of 2009, followed by larger commercial quantities in the second half of
the year. Consumers interested in receiving more information about the
availability of the production version of SHOW WX are invited to join
the VIP Club, http://www.microvision.com/showwx/.
See Microvision at Macworld Conference & Expo:
Microvision is providing public demonstrations of SHOW WX at booth
number 4427, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA from January 6 – 9.
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
microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.
Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer
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to the introduction, timing and quantity of future products and words
such as “planned,” “could,” and “expected,” 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 Company’s forward-looking statements include the
following: our ability to raise additional capital when needed; our
financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors;
our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; government
regulation of our technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual
property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to
obtain additional contract awards; the timing of commercial product
launches and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key
technical milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to
develop, manufacture, sell and market our products; and potential
product liability claims and other risk factors identified from time to
time in the Company’s SEC reports, including the Company’s Annual Report
on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Except as expressly required by the
federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update
or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events, changes in circumstances or any other reason.
Matt Nichols, 206-940-4318 (media)
Maria Vetrano, 617-876-2770 (media)
Tiffany Bradford, 425-936-6847 (investors)
Michael Porter, 212-564-4700 (investors)