July 28, 2006, Redmond, WA--Microvision, Inc., manufacturer of light scanning technologies for display and imaging products, has entered into a development agreement with a laser supplier for the design and development of green laser systems for its MEMS-based laser-scanning projection systems. For confidentiality reasons, the name of the laser supplier was not disclosed.
Under the agreement, Microvision will fund several design and development activities undertaken by the laser OEM with the objective to develop an improved green solid-state laser light source to be used in scanning applications designed and manufactured by or for Microvision. Microvision expects this development effort to yield prototype devices suitable for integration into its rapidly evolving, highly miniaturized Integrated Photonics Module (IPM) device architecture. Microvision has previously announced that it is focusing on three primary applications for IPM: automotive and aero heads-up display applications and personal color eyewear.
"Rear-projection television and now miniature projection scanned beam displays have created a strong market pull for green laser technology and consequently we've witnessed some incredible gains over the past year in its design and development," said Alexander Tokman, president and CEO of Microvision. "We have decided to take greater control of our destiny by being more actively engaged in the definition, development and maturation of cost-effective solid-state high-frequency modulated green lasers."
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