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Celluon's PicoBit is a high-end laser based Android pico projector. The PicoBit (which uses Sony's light engine based on Microvision's PicoP LBS technology) features a 1920x720p resolution, 63 ANSI lumens, Wi-Fi, micro HDMI, micro-SD and a battery that lasts for about 2.5 hours.
The PicoBit is now shipping for $429.
Microvision signed a $24 million agreement to develop an LBS pico projector system for a major technology company
Microvision announced that it has signed a contract with a major technology company to develop a Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) display system and to produce MicroVision specific components.
Microvision will develop a new generation of MEMS, ASICs and firmware to support a high resolution LBD product. MicroVision would receive up to $24 million including $14 million in fees for development work that is expected to span 21 months and an upfront payment for other items.
Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of April 2017. 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.
Microvision announces a $6.7 million order for its new small form factor LBS display engine towards a new projector smartphone product
At the end of 2016 Microvision started ship samples of its new small form factor engine, the PSE-0403, to customers, with plans to start mass production in Q2 2017. Microvision now announced that its got the first commercial order
The new order, worth $6.7 million, comes from an Asian electronics device makers who plans to use the display engine in a smartphone. The phone will launch in 2017 and will ship to China and other markers. For this customer, Microvision built a customer new module (which they call PSE-0403-103).
Bosch Sensortec announced a new LBS pico projector module, the BML050. The new module is based on dual MEMS mirrors and can requires RGB laser diodesas light sources. The BML050 module includes a video processor, control circuits, laser drivers and power management ICs.
Bosch says that the BML050 module will be available for selected customer projects in the second half of 2017. The modules supports a resolution of 720p at a frame rate of 50-72 Hz. The operation temperature range is 0 – 60 °C.
Microvision announced its financial results for Q4 2016, with revenues of $2.9 million (up from $1.5 million in Q4 2015) and a net loss of $5.4 million (up from a net loss of $4.3 million in Q4 2015).
Annual revenues in 2016 reached $14.8 million - up 60% from 2015 ($9.2 million). Net loss was $16.5 in 2016 (up from $14.5 million in 2015). As of December 31, 2016, backlog was $942,000 and cash and cash equivalents were $15.1 million.
Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of March 2017. 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.