Microvision and Pioneer sign a definitive agreement, first PicoP Gen 2 based products coming later in 2012
Microvision announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Pioneer - who will use Microvision's HD PicoP Gen 2 display engine for its own automotive aftermarket products. Pioneer will produce the engines itself and will pay royalties to Microvision. Pioneer plans to release its first aftermarket head-up display product later this year - which will probably be the Network Vision HUD, shown in the video below (from CES 2011):
Pioneer will also manufacture and supply key display engine subsystems to MicroVision for consumer, industrial, and other applications. MicroVision began shipments of PicoP Gen2 display engine samples to OEMs in February for evaluation.
The PicoP Gen 2 HD laser pico projector module (shown above) is based on direct green laser diodes, a new MEMS mirror and features 720p resolution. It will support brightness from 15 to 25 lumens.