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Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of August 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.
Microvision reported their financial results for Q2 2015. Revenues reached $4 million, as Microvision delivered three times as many components to Sony as it did in Q1. The company recognized $1.5 million from Sony's contract revenue.
Operating loss was $2.8 million (down from $3.4 million in Q2 2014), and net loss was also $2.8 million. Cash used in operations was $3.6 million (slighly lower than Q2 2014's $3.7 million). The company's backlog is currently at $15 million, and cash and equivalents are $15.1 million.
Sony's MPCL1 is a laser (LBS) pico projector (based on Microvision's PicoP technology) that features a resolution of 1920x720, 32 lumens, 120" maximum image, Wi-Fi (to stream images from your mobile phone), mini-HDMI in and a 3,000 mAh battery.
The MPCL1 will launch in October 2015.
Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of July 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.
Last month Lenovo announced the Smart Cast, a new project-phone prototype that combines a gesture-based control system and a laser (LBS) pico projector - to enable a touch display on any platform.
In an interesting blog post, Karl Guttag shows that Lenovo is using STMicro's LBS module (originally developed by Israel's bTendo before it was acquired by ST). While it is hard to evaluate Lenovo's projector quality, one thing is sure - ST's design is much smaller than Microvision's PicoP platform. In fact, Sony's PicoP based module is about fives times in volume.
The iBeam i60 is an iPhone 6 case that contains a 120 lumens VGA (640x480) DLP pico projector and a 3,000 mAh battery.
In December 2014, TI announced it began sampling its latest pico DLP chip, the 0.47-inch TRP Full-HD 1080 display chipset. TI now announced that it is now shipping the DLP LightCrafter Display 4710 evaluation module (EVM) for the new chipset.
TI also introduced a new TI Designs reference design for full-HD projection display, which will help developers accelerate their design.