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  • Microvision Nabs $8.5M Order for PicoP
Apr 2010
REDMOND, Wash., April 8, 2010 — Microvision announced that it has received an $8.5 million purchase order for its new ultraminiature PicoP laser projection display engine from a consumer electronics customer. The OEM plans to embed the engine in a high-end mobile media player for release in late 2010 and will announce its launch at that time.

Microvision recently announced the completion and shipment of initial samples of the display engine, which incorporates a proprietary ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) chip set half the original size and weight of its predecessor and which consumes one-third less power while delivering WVGA (848 × 480) images up to 200 in. It also provides a 5000:1 contrast ratio and is always in focus, without the need for dials or optics.

“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,” said Alexander Tokman, president and CEO of Microvision.

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