MicroVision Signs Development Agreement With Major Auto Manufacturer for Head-up Display

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Today, MicroVision released its Q2 2011 operating results.  In addition, the company announced that it has signed a development agreement with a major automotive manufacturer to incorporate its proprietary PicoP® technology into a Head-up Display (HUD).  Commercial introduction of this mass production car is slated for 2014. 


Detailed Photos of a MicroVision ShowWX Teardown

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Recently, we posted a link to an in-depth teardown of the MicroVision ShowWX+™ laser pico projector.  Well, thanks again to one of our dedicated readers, we are proud to provide a link to another teardown.  This time, we have a link to a very nice discussion of the inner-workings of the original ShowWX™ by MicroVision.  Within the discussion are many photographs of the varioud components that make up the laser pico projector, including some insights regarding the laser diodes being used for the pico display engine (PDE), thermal management, etc.  Have a look for some really great information on this unique device.


MicroVision Unveils ShowWX+ with HDMI Interface

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MEMS Technologies Enabling Advanced Mobile Displays

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MicroVision ShowWX+™ Teardown

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 Okay pico projector fans...THIS is cool.  Some guy has done a full teardown of the MicroVision ShowWX+™ laser pico projector.  It was posted on his YouTube Channel and a fellow pico-phile ("tetrimbath") alerted us to the video.  Our thanks for his diligence!


USPTO Publishes MicroVision Patent Application for Interactive Touch Projection

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Today, the USPTO published patent application 20110164191 assigned to MicroVision titled, "Interactive Projection Method, Apparatus, and System".  This application describes various methods for generating a projected image that is capable of being manipulated by the user without the need to handle the host device.  In fact, the projected image can be manipulated by the use of a person's finger - think portable SMART Board™.


MicroVision ShowWX+™ Will Ship to Japan in Q3

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Rundex Introduces the Oyap Panda Laser Pico Projector

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We have a fantastic community of readers at Picopros.  Today, we received a tip from one such person.


MicroVision ShowWX+ in Apple Stores - See What it Can Do for You

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Earlier today, we announced that MicroVision would be making their ShowWX+™ laser pico projector available in the Apple online store for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).  To give you an idea of the importance of this announcement, we wanted the share a specific application tailored for pico projection on iOS devices: ImageAMMO™.


Sony Ericsson Wants to Put a Laser Projector into a Mobile Phone


Today, the USPTO published a patent application assigned to Sony Ericsson titled, "Visual laser Touchpad for Mobile Telephone and Method".  This application seeks to cover aspects of a mobile phone related to mobile embedded projection.  Specifically, Sony Ericsson makes claims related to an embedded laser projector that produces an image that can be manipulated remotely by the user.  We have covered Interactive Touch Projection several times on Picopros.  In the world of pico projection, laser light sources are considered to be the "elegant solution", as they produce rich, vibrant images that are always in focus.  Could Sony Ericsson be aiming to work with MicroVision or Aaxa technologies - the two leading suppliers of portable laser projectors?