Microvision SHOWWX Laser Pico Projector Grabs Top Honors at Macworld Expo 2010

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The SHOWWX(TM) laser pico projector from Microvision (NASDAQ:MVIS) has earned a "Best of Show" award at the Macworld 2010 Exposition being held Feb 9 - 13 at Moscone Center. The laser pico projector combines ultra-thin pocket-sized convenience with the power to project DVD quality images up to 200 inches across, thus enabling a 'big screen' experience for mobile users.

Macworld Expo is one of the preeminent news and information events for Mac professionals and enthusiasts. The Macworld Expo Best of Show Awards are presented each year by the editors of Macworld to the products that stand out the most at the exposition. Microvision's SHOWWX was one of the products selected.

During MacWorld Expo, Microvision is demonstrating how the SHOWWX--a device about the size of a mobile phone--is a simple plug-n-play pico projector for people on-the-go who want to spontaneously view mobile TV, movies, photos, presentations and more. SHOWWX uses Microvision's PicoP(R) display engine to deliver stunningly colorful, bright, vivid and detailed images. The patented display engine requires no projection lenses or focus adjustment. As a result, SHOWWX images are always in focus, regardless of projection distance, producing widescreen images as small as 6 inches to as large as 200 inches across, depending on the ambient light.

SHOWWX Features

    --  Easy setup: Simply plug and play.
    --  Small and sleek: Sits comfortably in the user's hand and easily slips
        into a pocket or purse; just 118 mm long by 60 mm wide and just 14 mm
        thick, SHOWWX is approximately the size of a personal media player or
        mobile phone .
    --  Always in focus: No focus adjustment is required, ever!
    --  Image of any size: Ideal for controlled lighting environments, images
        are projected as small as 6 inches to 200 inches.
    --  Wide projection angle: Brings the 'big screen' closer to the user.
    --  High-resolution (WVGA, 848 X 480) and 16:9 format: Serves both consumer
        (e.g., video) and business (e.g., presentations) applications.
    --  Vivid images: Stunning laser colors combined with exceptional contrast
    --  Long battery life: Up to 2 hours from the user replaceable and
        rechargeable lithium ion battery, providing plenty of time to view most
        movies on a single charge.

Earlier this year SHOWWX took two of the top honors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas winning a CES Innovations Honoree Award in the Portable Multimedia Accessories category, as well as 'The Last Gadget Standing'. Commercial production of SHOWWX began in late September of 2009, with initial shipments supporting distributors in the Pacific Rim and Europe. Microvision announced plans to introduce the product in North America in March 2010. Consumers interested in receiving updates about the SHOWWX are invited to join the VIP Club at http://www.microvision.com/showwx/.

See Microvision at Macworld Conference & Expo:

Microvision is providing public demonstrations of SHOWWX at booth number 1486, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA from January 11 - 13.

About Microvision (www.microvision.com)

Microvision provides the PicoP display technology platform designed to enable next-generation display and imaging products for pico projectors, vehicle displays, and wearable displays that interface to mobile devices. The company also manufactures and sells its bar code scanner product line, which features the company's proprietary microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.

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    Source: Microvision, Inc.