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Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of April 2015. We're using data from Amazon.com, which seems to be selling the most wide range of pico projectors. This list does not include embedded modules in mobile phones or cameras.
Both projectors are powered by Microvision's 720p HD projector module. These focus-free laser (LBS) projectors offer 30 lumens, 80,000:1 contrast and Miracast and DLNA wireless streaming.
Microvision announced that it received new component orders from Sony totaling $14.5 million USD. Microvision will start shipping those components in the second half of 2015 (shipments will continue to 2016).
Sony recently signed a $8 million license agreement with Microvision. Sony will offer a LBS pico projector module based on Microvision's PicoP technology - and they will also likely produce their own products based on those projector modules.
Microvision reported their financial result for Q4 2014 with $0.7 million in revenue (down from $1.2 million in Q4 2013). For the full year 2014, Microvision generated $3.5 million in revenues (down from $5.9 million in 2013) and lost $18.1 million (up from $13.2 million in 2013, but 2014 included $5 million loss on exchange of warrants). In the end of 2014, Microvision had $8.3 million in cash.
Microvision sees a strong momentum building into 2015. The company expects a large ($8 million) license payment with Sony, and the beginning of a commercial rollout of Sony's PicoP enabled display module. The company also has a pipeline of opportunities, and two consumer products launched in early 2015. All-in-all, Microvision expects 2015 to be a "transformational year".
Lenovo's stand-alone PMP pico projector is a 50-lumens WVGA (854x480) DLP projector that can be connected wirelessly via DLNA or Miracast. It also has an internal media player (via microSD cards), and dual speakers. Battery should last for 2.5 hours.
Lenovo aims to release the Pocket Projector worldwide in March 2015 for $200.
Microvision announced that Sony licensed its PicoP LBS pico-projector technology. Sony will pay $8 million in an up-front license fee and will also pay royalties for display modules sold by Sony. This new agreement hopefully signals that Sony is close to release a mass-market product with a built-in laser pico projector.
Microvision has been working with Sony since April 2013. Sony unveiled a PicoP enabled display module in February 2014, and also bought components from Micrvision for several million dollars (as part of the new agreement, Sony will continue to buy components from Microvision).
Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of March 2015. We're using data from Amazon.com, which seems to be selling the most wide range of pico projectors. This list does not include embedded modules in mobile phones or cameras.