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Future Lies in Changing It

9/6/2015 Anant Goel

Everything with a ‘C’ is changing…

  • Corporations
  • Climate
  •  Community
  • Currency
  • Communications
  •  Competition 

The future doesn’t lie in predicting it. It lies in shaping and changing it. Trends and forecasting are essentially irrelevant… what’s relevant is the vision, envision, and revision. The future is what we make it, not what someone says it is.


Having said that, what’s in MicroVision’s future you may ask?

“PicoP Display Engine in Mobile Devices that Offer Ultimate in Mobility… Functionality… Sharing… and Cool Factor” 

In 2009, there was so much speculation in the media [by designer YankoDesign] that it almost felt like the real thing would be on the market soon. Just look at the write-up on this Nokia Pulse Projector.

In June 2013, I wrote the original blog article and said…

Here’s the link to the original article

Five years later in early 2015, however, the concept has become a reality. It’s called PicoPro by Celluon and it incorporates PicoP Display Engine by SONY that uses MicroVision’s patented technology.

Now fast forward to September 2nd, and this futuristic technology goes global with SONY’s announcement of massive product release in October of 2015.

Finally, the concept is a reality and a few developments have come together to bring us closer to this paradigm changing futuristic technology.

There are essentially three parts for this concept to work and they all seem to be in place…

1) Laser based PicoP Display Engine at 32 lumen: was released by MicroVision in early 2013; for product sampling to 40 or so major electronics companies from around the globe… and that’s the major part of the puzzle, now in place.

So what makes MicroVision’s laser based PDE so important?

It’s the “Disruptive Technology”; that can bring about massive shifts in “technology paradigm” and “social paradigm”. Here’s what makes MicroVision’s PDE as "Killer app" in simple terms?

a. Always in-focus image that needs no adjustment when on the move or when moving to change the projected image size… due to inherent feature of laser projection.

b. Longer projection periods per battery charge… by switching-off the laser light source during periods of dark picture segments.

c. Cool to the touch and no waste heat generated… due to modulating lasers as light source.

d. Large projected images [up to 250”] in widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9 and 80,000:1 contrast ratio.

e. High Definition 720P images at 30+ lumens brightness… with pathways to high definition images at 50 lumens or higher brightness in 2016.

f. Dramatic cost reduction [with huge profit margin improvements] as the laser light technology matures and economies of scale are achieved towards the end of 2015. For example, synthetic green lasers [SGLs] were priced at around $120 each… whereas the diode green lasers [with higher light energy output and efficiency] are currently priced at $8 in small quantities.

g. Small physical size that starts out small and gets even smaller from one generation to the next. 

h. Social Change from the way we share information now to the way it will be shared in the future.

i. Commercially Viable: SONY is the Fortune Global 100 company announced earlier this year that aims to bring the display module to market for use in PicoP projectors and other devices with projector functionality. MicroVision is working with SONY on commercialization activities under a previously announced display module licensing and support services agreement. 

The key words from this news release are: “SONY announced earlier this year that it aims to bring the display module to market for use in PicoP projectors and other devices with projector functionality.”

In an earlier quarterly earnings press release, SONY was quoted as…

“…to incorporate MicroVision’s ground breaking PicoP® display technology into a display engine that could enable a variety of new products.” 

MicroVision’s PicoP Display Engine at 32 laser lumens [with pathways to 50 lumens], using diode based green lasers, is ready for prime time show.

2) Wireless and HDMI Connectivity: enables HD streaming with less power. It's a beautiful combination, really… lower power consumption, and support for high bandwidth video streaming applications designed to enable high-def streaming between a mobile host device and a tethered device for viewing.

3) Mirroring Software: that controls communications between the PicoP projector and the mobile host device. This mirroring software comes in many flavors; like Miracast and DLNA, and could be part of the wireless chipset solution, or a company specific product like Apple AirPlay, etc. 

Is the screen size on your mobile phone irrelevant, if you can project onto any wall... from 15 inches to 120 inches?


Just take a look at images at 32 lumens and imagine what images at 50 lumens would look like…

With MicroVision's PicoP Display Engine inside; PicoPro by Celluon and MP-CL1 by SONY could be the ultimate in mobility, functionality, sharing, and cool factor.

Not only that, it is a productivity enhancing tool for business communications, as well as, a perfect product for personal and interactive entertainment… all in one cool package.

Everything that you need to put this cool product out there for the consumer to buy is here to place your order…

PicoPro by Celluon

All it takes is the vision and the will to succeed before the next product cycle or someone else comes-up with a better mouse trap.

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