Microvision Successfully Integrates OSRAM Green Laser into its Ultra-Miniature Pico Projector

Microvision Extends Its Display Platform Capability to Include OSRAM Green Laser Technology


Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), a global leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display and image capture products for mobility applications announced today that it has successfully integrated a green laser from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a wholly owned subsidiary of OSRAM, into Microvision's PicoP(TM) projection platform which will target consumer and automotive applications. The ultra-miniature full-color projection display prototype is small enough to be embedded in portable hand-held devices including cell phones and is one of several new developments introduced by Microvision during the recent months. The Microvision Pico Projector with Osram green laser will be presented June 19 - 21 during InfoComm 2007, Anaheim, California, in the Oerlikon Optics booth; Hall D, Booth Number: 1319.

"We are very excited to work with OSRAM and leverage their extensive experience in providing cost efficient, low power, compact, high-speed green lasers," said Alexander Tokman, President and CEO of Microvision. "Our PicoP platform is architected to be compatible with multiple key projection display components, including lasers. This latest integration is a testament to the rapid progress OSRAM has made to position itself as an important component supplier of green lasers that are key to our roadmap for commercializing high volume consumer and automotive products."

"We believe that there is a large market opportunity for ultra-miniature projection displays that can address consumer demand for a better viewing experience from their mobile information devices," stated Frank Moellmer, Vice President and General Manager Infrared Products at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. "We are pleased with the progress achieved in applying OSRAM's experience in high-power lasers to the development and commercialization of a critical component that enables Microvision's compact projection display technology."

Potential applications for Microvision's PicoP display technology include cell phones, personal media players, gaming devices, laptops, DVD players and other video output devices; personal color eyewear; and head-up and other displays for automobiles and airplanes.

About Microvision: www.microvision.com

Microvision provides a display technology platform designed 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.

About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors www.OSRAM-os.com

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, a wholly owned subsidiary of OSRAM, offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. The company employs more than 3,500 people worldwide and operates sites in Regensburg (Germany), Santa Clara (USA) and Penang (Malaysia). Sales for the fiscal year ending September 2006 totaled more than EUR 500 million.

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Source: Microvision, Inc.