Microvision and Visteon Announce Joint Development for Automotive Head-Up Displays

Visteon to demonstrate scanned-beam laser HUD using Microvision's proprietary display engine at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas


Microvision (NASDAQ:MVIS), the leader in light scanning technologies for display and imaging products, announced that Visteon, a global automotive Tier 1 supplier, plans to demonstrate a recently developed scanned-beam laser head-up display (HUD) based on Microvision's proprietary projection display engine at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2006. Visteon is the Automotive Tier 1 partner referenced in Microvision's September 26, 2006 press release.

Demonstrations of the Microvision enabled HUD will be located in Visteon's exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Plaza, CP7.

Visteon and Microvision are currently collaborating to produce a series of advanced HUD sample units, designed to meet demanding automotive environmental requirements. Recently, Microvision has delivered several advanced prototype HUDs to Visteon that demonstrate Microvision's superior display image performance. Visteon is expected to use these HUD samples to demonstrate the unique performance characteristics and inherent robustness of Microvision's proprietary laser based scanned-beam display technology, in addition to refining the final commercial product requirements.

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Headquartered in Redmond, WA, Microvision, Inc. is the world leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging systems based on the company's proprietary silicon micro-mirror technology. The company's technology has applications in a broad range of military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer products.

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Source: Microvision