Microvision (Nasdaq: MVIS) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Motorola to develop pico projector display solutions for mobile applications leveraging Microvision’s ultra-miniature laser based display engine, called PicoP(TM).Tiny laser-based projectors are expected to enable a “big screen” viewing experience from mobile devices. By projecting content displayed on the device screen onto a wall, object or even a curved surface, mobile users could easily share Websites or multimedia applications such as movies, personal videos, mobile TV, photographs and presentations with friends or business colleagues.”Motorola is committed to driving technology innovation that will enable the next generation of great consumer experiences,” said Rob Shaddock, CTO, Motorola Mobile Devices business. “Working together with Microvision, we are pursuing ways that projection technology can redefine how mobile consumers view and interact with the media they take with them.””With its slim form factor and low power requirements, Microvision’s PicoP projector is optimized for the mobile environment,” stated Alexander Tokman, President and CEO of Microvision. “We believe that our unique display technology, combined with Motorola’s focus on delivering cool experiences, would allow mobile users to enhance their viewing of information and entertainment.”Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, however the companies revealed they will work together initially to integrate Microvision’s latest PicoP projector inside a functioning mobile device for demonstration purposes. This prototype handset will utilize Microvision’s new, WVGA (854 x 480 color pixels) wide angle scanner, first demonstrated in May 2007 at the Society of Information Display annual conference.About Microvision: www.microvision.comMicrovision 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 MEMS technology.
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