Microvision Announces 2007 Results and 2008 Business Priorities

Company Hits Key 2007 Milestones, Focuses on Product Introduction in 2008


Microvision, Inc. (Nasdaq:MVIS), a global leader in light scanning technologies, today reported operating and financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2007 and announced its 2008 business priorities.

"2007 was a very productive and rewarding year for Microvision as we continued to position ourselves for future growth, particularly with high volume consumer and automotive products based on our PicoP(TM) display engine, an ultra miniature projection module which can produce full color, high-resolution images and is small and low power enough to be embedded directly into a mobile device," stated Alexander Tokman, President and CEO.

"Our tremendous progress during 2007 culminated in the unveiling at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) of our accessory projector prototype named SHOW(TM) - a PDA-sized, fully functional, self-contained, battery operated, full-color laser projector for use with mobile electronic devices.

"The momentum continued at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile communications conference, where PicoP enabled demonstrators were showcased by several existing and potential partners to mobile operators, content providers and other customers. We believe that these successful demonstrations to global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), mobile carriers and development partners advanced their interest in bringing the PicoP technology to market.

"During the remainder of 2008, we intend to complete the necessary technology, business development, and supply chain milestones required to bring the first PicoP enabled consumer product to market."

2007 Operating Results

"I am happy to report that in 2007 we made outstanding progress in all of our focus areas, while carefully managing our operating expenses," continued Tokman. We also retired outstanding debt and raised over $34 million through the call of our publicly traded warrants without additional dilution to our shareholders."

    Highlights for 2007 and early 2008 include:

    PicoP Projector Displays

    --  Successfully unveiled at the 2008 CES, the SHOW(TM) prototype,
        a PDA-sized, fully self-contained, battery operated,
        full-color laser projector intended for mobile device

    --  Signed an agreement with Motorola to develop pico projector
        display solutions for mobile applications using Microvision's
        PicoP display engine.

    --  Signed a development contract with one of the world's leading
        consumer electronics companies to evaluate Microvision's
        advanced pico projector prototype displays for use with a
        variety of mobile devices, including mobile phones, laptops,
        personal media players and digital cameras.

    PicoP Vehicle Displays

    --  Delivered the first advanced PicoP-based projection module for
        an Automotive Head Up Display (HUD) to Visteon, a Tier 1
        automotive partner.

    --  Signed development contracts with two additional global Tier 1
        integrators in Europe and Asia to develop a variety of PicoP
        based display applications for the automotive industry
        including improved instrument and entertainment displays and
        automotive HUD.

    PicoP Wearable Displays

    --  Delivered per contract a demonstrator unit of an innovative
        eyewear optical system to the U.S. Air Force.

    --  Awarded a $3.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to
        provide a lightweight, see-through, full-color eyewear display

    PicoP Platform Technology and Supply Chain

    --  Based on customer feedback, developed new wide-angle platform
        scanner that better meets mobile applications usage models.

    --  Improved PicoP image quality and validated the improvements
        through customer feedback and direct user studies.

    --  Signed an agreement with a large Asian, high volume consumer
        electronics integrator to manufacture fully functional
        stand-alone projector prototypes to support Microvision's
        go-to-market strategy.

    --  Accelerated progress with leading ASIC development partners to
        reduce the size, power consumption and cost of the PicoP
        enabled displays.

    --  Successfully integrated green lasers from three leading laser
        suppliers into the PicoP display engine.

    Bar Code Scanners

    --  Released ROV(TM), a new laser based bar code scanner
        incorporating Microvision's core MEMS scanning mirror
        technology. The ROV Scanner was developed for use with mobile
        applications to provide simple and affordable "point of scan"

    Industry Awards and Recognition

    --  Received 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for
        Technology Innovation for business and design advancements of
        a bi-directional MEMS scanning mirror, a key component of the
        company's PicoP display engine.

    --  Named one of the Top 20 electronics companies worldwide by
        IEEE Spectrum in patent pipeline power for 2006.

    Financial Results

For the year ended December 31, 2007, the company reported revenue of $10.5 million compared to $7.0 million for the same period in 2006 and $3.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2007 compared to $1.8 million for the same period in 2006. As of December 31, 2007, the backlog totaled $4.1 million compared to $7.1 million at December 31, 2006.

The company reported an operating loss for the year ended December 31, 2007 of $26.7 million compared to $29.0 million for the same period in 2006 and $7.9 million for both the three months ended December 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006.

The company reported a net loss available to common shareholders of $19.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2007 compared to $27.3 million for the same period in 2006 and $6.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2007 compared to $8.7 million for the same period in 2006. The net loss per share was $0.40 for the year ended December 31, 2007 compared to $0.81 for the same period in 2006 and $0.11 for the three months ended December 31, 2007 compared to $0.21 for the same period in 2006.

Net cash used in operating activities was $21.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2007 compared to $27.1 million for the same period in 2006 and $4.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2007 compared to $5.8 million for the same period in 2006. The company ended the year with $35.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and investment securities.

2008 Priorities

"In 2008 we expect to continue to be focused on our primary goal of accelerating the path to market for high volume consumer and automotive products," Tokman continued. "We are targeting the initial introduction of our first PicoP based accessory product for the end of this year. In order to fulfill this aggressive goal we must:

    --  Further advance PicoP product miniaturization and power

    --  Secure initial customers to brand, market and distribute the
        PicoP accessory projector; and

    --  Complete the supply chain structure to support global

"In addition to the accessory product initial introduction, we also plan to:

    --  Secure OEM commitments for PicoP enabled display solutions,
        including embedded mobile consumer device projectors and
        vehicle displays;

    --  Work with our customers to further develop our innovative
        eyewear technology to enable light weight, small form factor,
        full color eyewear;

    --  Deliver on existing customer commitments for consumer
        projection, automotive and eyewear displays; and

    --  Increase sales of our ROV bar code scanner by at least 100%
        over 2007 by partnering with key application providers and
        large mobility solution integrators as well as traditional
        AIDC channels.

"We believe our PicoP display engine will meet the size, power, and image quality requirements that OEMs and ultimately consumers will demand of mobile display products. I am proud of what we have accomplished over the last two years, and continue to remain excited about our future," concluded Tokman.

Conference Call

Microvision will host a conference call to discuss its 2007 results, current business operations, and 2008 key priorities at 4:30 p.m. ET on March 6, 2008. Participants may join the conference call by dialing 888-680-0890 (for U.S. participants) or 617-213-4857 (for International participants) ten minutes prior to the start of the conference. The conference pass-code number is 81048429. Additionally, the call will be broadcast over the Internet and can be accessed from the Company's web site at www.microvision.com. The web cast and information needed to access the telephone replay will be available through the same link following the conference call.

About Microvision (www.microvision.com)

Microvision is creating a display technology platform which is expected to enable next-generation display and imaging products for pico projectors, vehicles 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 MEMS technology.

Forward Looking Statement

Certain statements contained in this release, including those relating to future product introductions, applications, business partnering expectations, sales, growth and business prospects, as well as statements containing words like "intend," "expect," "target," "plan," "believe," and other similar expressions, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the Company's forward-looking statements include the following: our ability to raise additional capital when needed; the risk of market acceptance of our technology and products, our financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; our ability to enforce our intellectual property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the timing of commercial product launches and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key technical milestones in key products; our ability to secure needed third party manufacturing and sales resources, dependence on third parties to develop, manufacture, sell and market our products; potential product liability claims and other risk factors identified from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in circumstances or any other reason.

                          Microvision, Inc.

                            Balance Sheet
                            (In thousands)
                                                 December   December
                                                     31,        31,
                                                    2007       2006
                                                 ---------- ----------

Current Assets
   Cash and cash equivalents                     $  13,399  $  14,552
   Investment securities, available-for-sale        22,411          -
   Accounts receivable, net of allowances            1,885      1,166
   Costs and estimated earnings in excess of
    billings on uncompleted contracts                  443        565
   Inventory                                           761      1,043
   Current restricted investments in Lumera              -     10,693
   Other current assets                              1,180      1,986
                                                 ---------- ----------
      Total current assets                          40,079     30,005

Property and equipment, net                          4,047      4,011
Restricted investments                               1,125      1,268
Other assets                                            47         41
                                                 ---------- ----------
     Total assets                                $  45,298  $  35,325
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Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current Liabilities
   Accounts payable                              $   2,146  $   1,785
   Accrued liabilities                               4,154      3,698
   Billings in excess of costs and estimated
    earnings on uncompleted contracts                  970        200
   Liability associated with common stock
    warrants                                         2,657      2,572
   Liability associated with embedded derivative
    feature                                              -         68
   Current portion of notes payable                      -      2,418
   Current portion of capital lease obligations         44         45
   Current portion of long-term debt                    65         59
                                                 ---------- ----------
        Total current liabilities                   10,036     10,845

Capital lease obligations, net of current
 portion                                                88        132
Long-term debt, net of current portion                 393        457
Deferred rent, net of current portion                1,720      2,027
                                                 ---------- ----------
        Total liabilities                           12,237     13,461
                                                 ---------- ----------

Commitments and contingencies                            -          -

Shareholders' Equity
    Common stock at par value                           57         43
    Additional paid-in capital                     292,374    253,086
    Receivables from related parties, net                -       (250)
    Accumulated other comprehensive income              51      8,619
    Accumulated deficit                           (259,421)  (239,634)
                                                 ---------- ----------
      Total shareholders' equity                    33,061     21,864
                                                 ---------- ----------
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity       $  45,298  $  35,325
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                          Microvision, Inc.

                       Statement of Operations
            (In thousands, except earnings per share data)

                                Three months ended Twelve months ended
                                    December 31,       December 31,
                                  2007     2006      2007      2006
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------

Contract revenue                $ 2,588  $  1,618  $  9,010  $  5,275
Product revenue                     400       224     1,474     1,768
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------
   Total revenue                  2,988     1,842    10,484     7,043
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------

Cost of contract revenue          1,340       905     4,916     3,398
Cost of product revenue             556     1,118     1,690     4,768
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------
   Total cost of revenue          1,896     2,023     6,606     8,166
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------

 Gross margin                     1,092      (181)    3,878    (1,123)
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------

Research and development
 expense                          4,697     3,399    14,944    10,715
Sales, marketing, general and
 administrative expense           4,451     4,296    15,779    17,362
Gain on disposal of fixed
 assets                            (117)        -      (117)     (198)
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------
    Total operating expenses      9,031     7,695    30,606    27,879
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------

Loss from operations             (7,939)   (7,876)  (26,728)  (29,002)

Interest income                     498       235     1,358       719
Interest expense                    (14)     (949)     (513)   (5,753)
Gain (loss) on derivative
 instruments, net                 1,226    (1,552)     (483)    1,627
Other expense                        (2)       (7)      (27)      (23)
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------

Net loss before Lumera
 transactions                    (6,231)  (10,149)  (26,393)  (32,432)

Equity in losses of Lumera            -         -         -      (290)
Gain on sale of investment in
 Lumera                             209     1,468     6,606     8,738
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------

Net loss                         (6,022)   (8,681)  (19,787)  (23,984)

Stated dividend on mandatorily
 redeemable convertible
 preferred stock                      -         -         -       (59)
Accretion to par value of
 preferred stock                      -         -         -      (138)
Inducement for conversion of
 preferred stock                      -         -         -    (3,076)
                                -------- --------- --------- ---------

Net loss available for common
 shareholders                   $(6,022) $ (8,681) $(19,787) $(27,257)
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Net loss per share - basic and
 diluted                        $ (0.11) $  (0.21) $  (0.40) $  (0.81)
                                ======== ========= ========= =========

Weighted-average shares
 outstanding - basic and
 diluted                         56,726    41,214    49,963    33,572
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Source: Microvision, Inc.