Ultra-miniature projection display technology supplier MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS) has begun on-schedule customer shipments of samples of its new, small form factor display engine.
MicroVision announced in November that it plans to sell a display engine beginning in the second quarter of 2017. This small form factor display engine is based on the company´s proprietary PicoP scanning technology, a laser beam scanning (LBS) approach for pico projection and 3D sensing. MicroVision plans to be ready for mass production of this engine early in the second quarter of 2017.
The small form factor display engine is a compact laser beam scanning engine measuring just 3.6 cm wide by 5.3 cm long by 0.6 cm thick with a volume of only 11.6 cubic centimeters.
The PSE-0403-101/2 display engine is an all-in-one unit combining an integrated photonics module (IPM) containing MEMS and lasers and an electronics platform module (EPM) containing MicroVision´s proprietary ASICS and system control software. Some customers prefer a flexible solution of the IPM and standalone MicroVision ASICS that they can combine with the electronics of the device into which the engine is embedded.
MicroVision is the creator of PicoP scanning technology, an ultra-miniature laser projection and sensing solution based on the laser beam scanning methodology pioneered by the company. Its platform approach for this advanced display and sensing solution means that it can be adapted to a wide array of applications and form factors.