Corning and Microvision partner on green lasers for microprojectors

May 5, 2009
May 5, 2009--Corning Incorporated (Corning, NY) and Microvision (Redmond, WA) announced today that the companies have entered into a supply agreement under which Corning will supply its G-1000 green lasers to Microvision as a key component of Microvision's PicoP enabled microprojector accessory product.

May 5, 2009--Corning Incorporated (Corning, NY) and Microvision (Redmond, WA) announced today that the companies have entered into a supply agreement under which Corning will supply its G-1000 green lasers to Microvision as a key component of Microvision's PicoP enabled microprojector accessory product (see "Nanosecond modulation makes cell-phone projectors possible").

Laser-based microprojectors have a unique combination of features that are optimal for mobile device users, including infinite focus, rich color, and high contrast and resolution (see "Mobile projection technologies proliferate"). The companies say that Corning's synthetic green lasers, optimized for use as a light source in these display devices, play a critical role in this rapidly emerging mobile-display market by providing customers with a visually rich multimedia experience.

"We are pleased to be able to work with Microvision, a key player in the projection-display industry, to spearhead the introduction of laser-based microprojectors in 2009," said Thomas Mills, general manager, Corning Green Lasers. "This is an important strategic growth opportunity for the advancement of microprojection technology and Corning's industry leading green lasers. The G-1000 green laser is a high-quality, compact, and efficient light source optimized for this exciting application."

"Corning has been a pioneer in the rapid advancement of green laser technology, from development through commercialization," said Alexander Tokman, president and CEO, Microvision. "This agreement represents a major supply chain milestone in the commercialization roadmap of our accessory picoprojector product, and we are pleased to be working with the Corning team on creating new business- and entertainment-use models for people who are constantly on the go."

For more information, go to www.corning.com.

--Posted by Gail Overton, [email protected]; www.laserfocusworld.com.

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