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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.

Microvision announced Q4 2016 financial results

Microvision new logoMicrovision 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.

Best selling pico-projector update (March 2017)

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.

  1. Aaxa P1 ($113)
  2. Mileagea HDP200 ($269)
  3. RIF6 CUBE DLP Pico ($275)
  4. Daeon iPhone 6/7 projector case ($300)
  5. Aaxa P300 ($352)
  6. Aodin mini smart projector ($239)
  7. Magnasonic PP71 Mini Portable Pico ($199)
  8. Aaxa P4X ($269)
  9. UO Smart Beam Laser ($345)
  10. iCodis CB-100S ($247)

TriLite announces a new pico projection LBS engine

In January 2015, Austrian-based TriLite Technologies announced their first laser module, the LBS TriLite RGB Laser Module. The 35-lumens module is 8.5 x 11.5 x 6.2 mm in size and it weighs 1.4 grams (with an integrated ASIC).

TriLite RGB Laser Module photo

TriLite now annoucned a new agreement with a US-based partner that will help bring their technology to mass production, and in addition TriLite launched a new pico projection engine for the AR, VR and HUD markets. TrilLite did not reveal the name of its new partner, but said taht it is an eestablished player in the digital signage market.

New pico projector: AAXA P4-X

AAXA's P4-X is a high-brihtness (175 lumens) DLP pico projector that offers a built-in Android-based media player, Wi-Fi and Bluetoogh and a 90-minute battery. Inputs include mini-HDMI, mini-VGA, AV and micro-SD and USB for files.

AAXA P4-X photo

The AAXA P4-X is now shipping for $279.

Best selling pico-projector update (February 2017)

Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of February 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 ($113)
  2. TM-C800i mini projector ($269)
  3. Optop TOUMEI Home Theater Projector Pro DLP ($258)
  4. Magnasonic PP71 Mini Portable Pico ($169)
  5. RIF6 CUBE DLP Pico ($289)
  6. Aaxa P300 ($359)
  7. UO Smart Beam Laser ($345)
  8. Magnasonic PP60 LED Pocket Pico Video Projector ($169)
  9. Brookstone Pocket Projector Micro ($149)
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