Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


Cover - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Mar. 09, 2022
Jun. 30, 2021
Cover [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Transition Report false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2021    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity File Number 001-34170    
Entity Registrant Name MicroVision, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000065770    
Entity Tax Identification Number 91-1600822    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Address, Address Line One 6244 185th Avenue NE    
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 100    
Entity Address, City or Town Redmond    
Entity Address, State or Province WA    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 98052    
City Area Code 425    
Local Phone Number 936-6847    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share    
Trading Symbol MVIS    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 3.0
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   164,630,093  
Documents Incorporated by Reference [Text Block] Portions of the registrant's definitive Proxy Statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Regulation 14A in connection with the registrant's 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "2022 Proxy Statement") are incorporated herein by reference in Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K to the extent stated herein.    
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag true    
Auditor Name Moss Adams LLP    
Auditor Location Seattle, Washington    
Auditor Firm ID 659