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Microvision entered into a display module support services agreement with Sony valued at $1.5 million. Sony recently bought components from Microvision worth almost $1.9 million for its HD projection module, and are now starting to focus on commercialization activities - including production readiness, initial production and market launch.
Sony aims to bring the display module to market for use in pico projectors and other devices (i.e. embedded projectors). Microvision also hopes to introduce a display engine for an innovative smartphone product in the second half of 2015 (this is for an unknown Fortune Global 500 electronics company).
Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is an Atom-powered 13" Android tablet that features a built-in pico projector. Other features include a QHD (2560x144) display, 15 hours of battery life (3 hours with the projector on), 32GB of storage, 4G connectivity and an 8mp camera.
The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will cost $499.99 when it ships towards the end of October 2014.
Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of October 2014. 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.
Yes - this month Amazon only lists 6 pico projectors in the top 100 projectors. I guess it was quite a bad month for pico projector sales.
Sony aims to bring the display module to market for use in pico projectors and other devices (i.e. embedded projectors). These first orders will support Sony's "early production needs".
Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of September 2014. 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.
Navdy launched a new pico-projector HUD for automobiles - that projects driving and navigation information right in front of the driver. This is an automotible after-market product- which means it can be fitted in existing cars. Navdy's product will launch in 2015 for $500 (but if you pre-order today the price will be $300).
The device uses a pico-projector, but the company will not reveal the technology or the projector module supplier. The did reveal that the device works great in all lighting conditions - from bright direct sunlight to nighttime due to the company technology.
Microvision announced their financial results for Q2 2014. Revenue was $611,00 for the quarter (down from $1.9 million a year ago), operating loss was $3.4 million and net loss was $3.4 million. The backlog is $1.1 million and the company has $12.5 million in cash and equivalents.
The company also gave some business updates. The Sony project design and development phases are nearly complete, and the parties are advancing towards an agreement hoping to sign it by the end of the year. Microvision hopes to introduce the display engine for an innovative smartphone product in the second half of 2015 (this is for a Fortune Global 500 electronics company).