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Microvision announced its financial results for Q1 2017

Microvision new logoMicrovision announced its financial and operating results for Q1 2017. Revenues were $792,000 (down from $3.7 in Q1 2016) and operating loss was $5.6 million (up from a loss of $3.6 million in Q1 2017). Net loss was also $5.6 million. 

Cash used in operations during the quarter was $6.7 million. As of March 31 2017, Microvision had cash and equivalents worth $7.7 million, with a $8.5 million backlog.


Best selling pico-projector update (May 2017)

Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of May 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. Huang Yutingtime Mobile Pico Video Projector ($258)
  2. Aaxa P1 ($104)
  3. VISSSVI Mini Pocket Projector DLP
  4. iCodis CB-400 ($399)
  5. RIF6 CUBE DLP Pico ($249)
  6. Aodin mini smart projector ($239)
  7. Sony MP-CL1A ($390)
  8. Aaxa P300 ($359)
  9. VISSSVI c800 ($258)
  10. iCODIS G1 ($276)

New pico projector: Celluon PicoBit

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.

Celluon PicoBit photo

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 new logoMicrovision 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.

Best selling pico-projector update (April 2017)

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.

  1. Aaxa P1 ($119)
  2. RIF6 CUBE DLP Pico ($299)
  3. Artlii Mini LED Pocket Projector ($43)
  4. Aaxa P300 ($359)
  5. Optop Home Theater Projector Pro DLP ($258)
  6. Amaz-Play Black-Silver Mobile Pico Projector ($279)
  7. iCODIS G1 ($276)
  8. Huang Yutingtime Mobile Pico Video Projector ($258)
  9. MagnaSonic PP60 ($180)
  10. Mileagea HDP200 ($219)

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

Microvision PSE-0403-101 (small form fractor display engine)

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 announces a new LBS pico projector module

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 BML050 photo

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.

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