Microvision, a leading developer of ultra-miniature projection display products, announced today that it has received an $8.5 million purchase order for its new ultra-miniature PicoP(R) laser projection display engine from a consumer electronics customer. The OEM plans to embed the PicoP engine inside a high-end mobile media player for release in late 2010 and plans to announce its launch at that time.
Microvision recently announced the completion and shipment of initial samples of its new display engine that incorporates a proprietary ASIC chipset half the original size and weight and that consumes one third less power than its predecessor while delivering uniformly bright, vivid color WVGA (848 X 480) images up to 200 inches. It also provides a 5000:1 contrast ratio – 5 times greater than other pico projector engines in the market today and is always in focus without the need for focusing dials or optics – an especially desirable benefit for mobile consumers.
"We are very pleased to receive the first purchase order for our new display engine," said Alexander Tokman, President and CEO of Microvision. "This embedded application in a high-end mobile media player is part of our strategy to develop multiple premium distribution channels as we continue to advance the PicoP engine design and mature production capacity to meet anticipated demand across a variety of consumer electronic products including handsets."