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TrendForce: the mobile 3D sensing infrared laser projector market will reach almost $2 billion by 2020

TrendForce says that smartphone companies are developing 3D sensing capabilities following Apple's iPhone X launch (with its 3D sensor). The company estimates that the market for mobile 3D sensing by infrared laser projectors will grow from $246 million in 2017 to $1.95 billion by 2020.

Current solutions for mobile 3D sensing include structured light and time of flight (ToF). The iPhone X uses structured light with a 30,000 dot IR projector. Time of flight developers include STMicroelectronics, Google/Infineon/PMD and MicroVision.


Best selling pico-projector update (December 2017)

Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of December 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.

  1. RIF6 CUBE DLP Pico ($224)
  2. Aaxa P1 ($89)
  3. ZTE Spro 2 ($269)
  4. TouMei mini projector HD ($268)
  5. PSRAT Cube Pico Projector ($215)
  6. PoFun mini portable projector ($268)
  7. UO Smart Beam Laser ($345)
  8. AAXA HD Pico ($129)

New pico projector: AAXA P2-A

The AAXA P2-A is a small cube-shaped pico projector that features a 130 lumens LCoS light engine. The P2-A is based on Android 5.1 and includes a wide-range of connectivity options: Wi-Fi, BlueTooth, HDMI, micro-SD slot, USB and A/V.

AAXA P2-A photo

The P2-A is now shipping for $215.

Microvision announced its financial results for Q3 2017

Microvision new logoMicrovision announced its financial and operating results for Q3 2017. Revenues were $6.1 million (and up from $4 million in Q3 2016), whih is Microvision's highest ever. Operating loss was $5.2 million (up from $4.1 million in Q3 2016) and the net loss was $5.2 million as well.

Cash used in operatings during the quarter was $5.7 million (up from $3.8 million in Q3 2016). As of September 30, 2017 backlog was $15.8 million and cash and cash equivalents were $25.3 million. Given time to market adjustment of the interactive display engine, Microvision anticipates to be at the lower end of its revenue guidance of $30 million to $60 million by January 2019.

Best selling pico-projector update (November 2017)

Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of November 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.

  1. Brookstone keychain projector ($29.99)
  2. Aaxa P1 ($112)
  3. RIF6 CUBE DLP Pico ($224)
  4. APEMAN Mini DLP Video Projector ($199.99)
  5. AEHR Mini Android Smart Projector Pico ($268)
  6. HuangYugingTime mobile pico video projector ($268)
  7. TouMei mini projector HD ($268)
  8. PoFun mini portable projector ($268)
  9. Aaxa P300 ($359)
  10. ZTE Spro 2 ($299)

New pico projector: Brookstone Keychain Projector

Brookstone's keychain projector is a tiny budget low-end projector that can connect using micro-HDMI to your Android phone (Apple devices require an Apple Digital AV adapter, sold separately). It charges via Micro-USB (cable is included).

Brookstone Keychain Projector photo

The keychain projector is now shipping for $29.99.

Sharp releases a Wi-Fi only model of the PicoP powered RoBoHon robot

In October 2015 Sharp launched a new small smartphone robot that has articulated animated arms and legs and a built-in 720p laser pico projector (Microvision's PicoP LBS projector). The RoBoHon is still available in Japan for 200,000 Yen (around $1750).

Sharp-RoboHon photo

Sharp announced that it will launch a new edition of RoBoHon (model SR-02M-W) which offers the same features without the cellular connectivity. The RoBoHon Wi-Fi will cost 138,000 Yen (around $1,250).

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