Friday, September 22, 2017

STM, Microvsion

This is from STM's technology tour. Note the highlighting of MicroVision's tech, and the importance of the relationship, and the description of the other engine (which looks a lot like a certain other company's offering.)

There will be competition out there, but it's going to be a gigantic market. Apple is doing relatively well with their 10% of a market.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ford and Hololens

I don't know if we're anywhere near this, but in 2016 at CES I tried every AR thing I could get my hands on. The old version of NOMAD had better clarity, and field of view than anything they had there.

The Verge

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Augmented Reality Apps included in newest Apple Upgrade

This is only included to show what's coming with Augmented Reality --- the way to view this content with GLASSES --- is going to be a place where MicroVision shines -- no matter who makes the computing hardware.

Inman -- source

“By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways,” Apple says on its website.

Augmented Reality "Walk the Property Lines" #WalkTheLines from Homesnap on Vimeo.

Magicplan, which allows users to create floor plans while walking and automatically computes the required amount of materials for DIY projects, such as paint or flooring, based on the plan dimensions

Why AR will take off before VR

Virtual reality is probably years away from becoming mainstream, according to Leo Pareja, CEO of real estate big data company Remine. Pareja spoke on a panel called “Connecting Immersive Technology With MLS Data” at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) conference Friday.

“VR is way in the distance and probably never mainstream, but AR, absolutely. It’ll start in our phones and then go to wearables,” Pareja said.

Fellow panelist Andrew Flachner, founder and CEO of RealScout, agreed. “Now everyone has an AR device in their pocket with Apple’s announcement.”

But he cautioned that the artificial intelligence and machine learning that underlie some of the newest technologies are very far from being able to understand our world the way humans do.

Currently, tech is available that takes a photo from the MLS and is able to identify definitively that it’s a photo of a kitchen, Flachner said. But we’re a long way from technology that is able to understand that a particular home is perfect for a particular buyer the way a real-live agent can.

Netflix for Theaters

So, a way to get people into theaters has been giving the industry fits. (They still get paid, and they're upset about it.)

I suspect it will be an even bigger problem for them when the theater fits in your pocket. 

I'll stick my neck out a little here, and say these companies are going to be good shorts: Publicly traded Theater Companies.

Blast from the past, India and their shortage of movie screens. (8 screens per million people -- and they love their movies.)

MoviePass -- Watch any movie in any Theater, any day.


In just three weeks, membership spiked to more than 400,000, Lowe told The Post in a recent interview. “I thought it would have taken us more than six to eight months to get as many subscribers as we did in the first two days,” Lowe said.

The New York company tripled its payroll to keep up with demand and has fast-tracked plans for an updated app. One is now due in early 2018 — around the time it plans to launch an IPO.

Under its business model, MoviePass pays theaters the full price of a ticket every time a subscriber sees a movie — so there is no immediate downside for chains like AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment or Cinemark.

But the price cut announcement had hardly hit people’s inboxes when pundits and industry insiders were measuring Lowe for a straitjacket.

The price cut, they argue, is doomed for failure, predicting that it will never hold and the company will soon be hemorrhaging cash.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Microsoft Patent

Thanks Fuzzie

Read ALL
Object-centric mixed reality space 
US 20130342570 A1

A see-through, near-eye, mixed reality display apparatus providing a mixed reality environment wherein one or more virtual objects and one or more real objects exist within the view of the device. Each of the real and virtual have a commonly defined set of attributes understood by the mixed reality system allowing the system to manage relationships and interaction between virtual objects and other virtual objects, and virtual and real objects.

 Additionally, microdisplay 120 can be implemented using an emissive technology where light is generated by the display. For example, a PicoP™ engine from Microvision, Inc. emits a laser signal with a micro mirror steering either onto a tiny screen that acts as a transmissive element or beamed directly into the eye (e.g., laser).

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Forgotten Screen (no really)

From the smart phone available, after several generations of change, almost all of the mobile phone parts have been a depth of "change", envelope, material, processor, pixels, memory and so on. The screen problem, it seems that mobile phone manufacturers deliberately missed.
To "big screen mobile phone", can only be regarded as "full screen" transition products. The size of the phone is too large, not only inconvenient to carry, and the appearance is very rigid. And "full screen" will not have such a problem, to meet the premise of the portable, "full screen" mobile phone with the largest "screen rate" to the user the best visual experience. Throughout the mobile phone market, not only the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8 eye-catching, there is a dark orange VOGA is also a dark horse in the mobile phone market cut a striking figure, occupy a place.


 It is understood that the orange VOGA V has a variety of suitable scenarios, including family scenes, outdoor scenes, entertainment scenes and office scenes. For consumers, the more diversified application of the scene so that the green VOGA V more attractive, unlimited infinite connection, sharing will also be unlimited delivery.

From the era of a comprehensive screen, green orange VOGA V with technology to change the "view" sector, a mobile phone is also a portable private theater. The next decade of the science and technology sector, "unbounded full screen", let us look forward to!

Eventually, they MUST use PicoP

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Blowout Type Growth


Dr. Lin pointed out that, compared to the traditional large projection products, micro-projection module with small size, low power consumption, can be embedded in a high degree of many advantages, can be widely used in business office, teaching, leisure and entertainment, daily life and many other Field of products. 

Micro-projection products are emerging on the market, micro-projection has penetrated into the phone, can wear, AR / VR, speakers, cars and other mass consumption areas. The 3D sensing technology based on micro-projection interaction activates the optical interaction attribute, and realizes the third man-machine interaction after touching the graphical interface. In the future, with the emergence of smart speakers, intelligent robots, smart phones / tablet, smart wear, AR and a series of interactive micro-cast application scenarios and micro-projection technology continues to mature, a micro-projection technology triggered by the portable display revolution Has arrived According to authoritative research firm data projections, global micro-cast unit shipments in 2020 is expected to grow from 6.59 million in 2017 to 19.61 million, sales will grow from $ 917 million in 2017 to 2.7 billion in 2020 US dollars, to achieve blowout growth.


There is a timer here for expected news. It will stay running... but we got news with 35 
days remaining

It started counting at 78 days, for expected news after shipment of the sample units of engine #2.

Yesterday we got news that we're connected with the #1 global semiconductor distributor. Which is great news, and will help MicroVision immensely.

I'd stop the clock, but this isn't the news that the timer is set for. It's set for an announcement of the first order for Engine #2 -- which is still expected sometime before the timer runs out.

It's appropriate to notice, that since creating tiny projector engines and sending them to customers is in the "ordinary course of business." The order may be sent and filled, without an announcement at all. If I were producing the product that includes it, I'd like to keep it quiet right up until the announcement.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Microvision signs deal with #1 Global Semiconductor Distributor

You don't need deals with big distributors if you have only one or two customers.

There were a number of distributors at the STM technical presentation...

Today, MicroVision issued a press release announcing the following distribution agreement:

REDMOND, Wash. and Taipei, Taiwan– Sept 13, 2017 – MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display and sensing technology, and WPG Holdings (TSE: 3702, WPG), the largest distributor of semiconductor components in Asia, today announced that they have entered into an agreement for distribution of MicroVision’s line of PicoP® scanning engines across Asia.

WPG will distribute MicroVision’s engine products in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia through its subsidiaries AIT Group, WPG Korea and South Asia.
MicroVision has announced its plans to have three different PicoP scanning engines in the market in 2017 and 2018: the first engine is available now for applications that benefit from a small form factor display engine; the second engine, for which development kits began sampling this quarter, combines projected display with an interactive user interface that mimics the familiar touch screen of a smartphone or tablet; the third engine is a 3D sensing solution for mid-range LiDAR, and samples are expected to be available in the first half of 2018.

“We are intrigued by the different scanning engine products MicroVision is developing and impressed with the capabilities of PicoP® scanning technology to support multiple applications from a common technology platform,” said Frank Yeh, Chief Executive Officer of WPG. “We see great potential with this product line and are looking forward to introducing this ground breaking technology to our customers across Asia.”

“Bringing new technology to market requires strong partners, and WPG and its subsidiaries have the leadership, regional presence and demonstrated service level we were seeking in a distributor,” said Alexander Tokman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MicroVision. “As the number one semiconductor distributor in Asia with trans-national services and established customer relationships across the Asia region, this partnership with WPG can help us grow the market for our PicoP® scanning engines.”

WPG and its subsidiaries will provide sales and marketing and technical support as well as distribution services. The agreement is effective immediately.

About MicroVision

MicroVision is the creator of PicoP® scanning technology, an ultra-miniature laser projection and sensing solution based on the laser beam scanning methodology pioneered by the company. MicroVision’s platform approach for this advanced display and sensing solution means that it can be adapted to a wide array of applications and form factors. It is an advanced solution for a rapidly evolving, always-on world. MicroVision’s business model and product line offering includes display and sensing engines, licensing its patented technology and selling components to licensees for incorporation into their scanning engines.

Extensive research has led MicroVision to become an independently recognized leader in the development of intellectual property. MicroVision’s IP portfolio has been recognized by the Patent Board as a top 50 IP portfolio among global industrial companies and has been included in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index. The company is based in Redmond, Wash.

For more information, visit the company’s website at, on Facebook at or follow MicroVision on Twitter at @MicroVision.

About WPG

WPG Holdings is the number 1* global semiconductor distributor and the largest electronics distributor in Asia, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan (TSE:3702). WPG Holdings, operating through four leading semiconductor components distributors (WPIg, SACg, AITg, and YOSUNg), serves as a franchise partner for nearly 250 world-wide suppliers. With 5,100 staff in about 71 IED and 34 Non-IED sales offices around the world (about 43 IED & 34 Non-IED in Greater China and Asia Pacific region), WPG Holdings achieved US$16.65 billion in 2016 revenue. (*Source: Ranked No. 1 by Gartner Research Mar. 2016.)

MicroVision and PicoP are trademarks of MicroVision, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


This has been "scraped" to retain the content.

KKnews (Untranslated)

(Translated by Google)
With the rise of intelligent speakers, robots, smart wear, AR and other intelligent terminal application scenarios, 3D camera sensing market and micro-projection market will be "explosive" growth. 

Gole is the only provider of LBS (Laser Beaming Scanning, a MEMS micromirror + laser beam scanning imaging) micro-projection interactive technology solution, with a powerful precision optical module design and manufacturing capabilities. At the show, Goel brought a microprojection module based on the LBS technology solution and applied to the Orange VOGA handset, as well as the LBS Micro Projection + Image Interactive Module product. These products use the LBS technology projection program, with no focus, color saturation, low power consumption, small size and other advantages, and integrated image interaction function of the micro-projection module with the application of the algorithm, you can turn any projection surface With the touch function of the image, expanding the form of human-computer interaction, can be widely used in mobile projection, mobile phones, virtual enhance / reality and other consumer electronics products. In addition, Geer also demonstrated the use of TOF (Time of Light) technology, 3D perception camera module, compared to similar products have higher resolution and accuracy, mainly used in VR / AR and other intelligent terminal equipment.

Gore applied in the phone in the micro-projection module effect real shot

In the MEMS sensor, the song this time brought the industry's leading pressure sensor, modular sensor and heart rate sensor products. The pressure sensor products using a capacitive MEMS technology program, is the industry's smallest package size (2 × 2 × 0.76mm), the highest measurement accuracy (up to 0.6Pa, can detect the height of 5cm change) product solutions, has been Widely used in many consumer electronics field, in the aircraft model, UAV and other high-precision application of the market has occupied a leading position. In the combination of sensors, the song is pioneering the microphone, barometer and temperature sensor integrated in one, by optimizing the signal processing circuit and the latter part of the calibration algorithm to eliminate a variety of sensing devices between the crosstalk, to meet the product multi-functional applications Of the demand, saving the design space and reduce the cost. In addition, the Seoul heart rate sensor through the sensor unit and ASIC circuit integrated package, internal and external LED flexible configuration, and with independent research and development of high-precision algorithm with the realization of mobile phones, watches, bracelets, etc. in different Application of scene requirements under the heart rate monitoring.
As a leader in the field of acoustics, Goel can provide a complete micro-microphone solution. 
Gore's micro-microphone shipments have taken the first in the global market, with MEMS microphones ranking second in the global market. This exhibition, in addition to exhibiting small size, high-performance MEMS microphone and microphone array module. The 4-microphone array module can not only provide a pickup module solution for consumer electronics products such as smart speakers, but also help the product to achieve noise reduction, echo suppression, de-reverberation and Beam forming.
As the only one in the global MEMS market among the top 20 Chinese companies, the song is longer than R & D, skilled in manufacturing, has a wealth of world-class customer resources. The future, Goel will continue in the device miniaturization, multi-functional integration, intelligent direction of product and technology research and development. From the perception to the interaction, deep plowing environment and health sensors, Goer will continue to strengthen the overall strength from the device to the application development, is committed to becoming the world's leading provider of intelligent sensing solutions.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microvision basics revisited

I know there are some people new to watching MicroVision stock and MicroVision's technology.

For those of you who have been watching this for a long time, you may be used to seeing a lot of "dot-connecting" -- looking at various clues to see where MicroVision's tech may appear next... that is no longer being done publicly. I do have a small circle I share with regularly where that is still done... and things look VERY exciting.
There's a lot collected in here, and there will be some links at the bottom. This is for Mike in Minnesota --- and everyone else who's new to watching this.

Microvision Technology #1

Below is a picture taken of a picture projected with MicroVision's PicoP technology through a Celluon PicoAir.

Note that the picture on the phone (seen at the lower side of the picture) is the same as the projected picture. This gives you an idea of the size of the picture you can get with the tech in a dark room. If the room is bright, move the projector closer... the image is always in focus, so moving the projector isn't a problem.

I have polled a LOT of people about how much adoption they think this will get. When I ask "so, what percentage of the smart phones produced on earth do you think will get a projector like this when it's widely available?"  --- the answer is almost always "All of them!" -- I have never heard an answer less than 25%.

The world wide smartphone market last year was 1,500,000,000 Units.  I have provided a place for people to do their own "price targeting" on the stock of the company, in the PRICE Target CALCULATOR.

Microvision Technology #2

In addition to the straight up PicoProjector, MicroVision also now has a PicoProjector that has interactive touch with it. So, you can turn any surface into the equivalent (more or less) of a tablet-computer screen. See that here:

And here as a part of consumer products:

Microvision recently posted this article, where they expect this kind of thing can be sold directly to Restaurants:  For Restaurants

Also, there is the "Internet of Things" that is on the horizon and on MicroVision's Radar. (er... LiDAR) [A Trillion IoT Devices]

That, I covered here recently. Essentially, the Internet of things is going to have many Billions of devices connected together and processing information. These devices are very powerful. (Illustration HERE, Playing Doom on a Thermostat). 

Microvision Technology #3

The third technology is LiDAR. This has enormous potential -- 3D scanning can work to help automate machines, cars, do 3D scanning, indoor mapping, etc. Trying to assess what a market for this might be is a little more difficult, because nothing like this is in place yet. I will hazard a guess that a lot of automobiles and nearly every lawnmower on the planet will have it though. Who likes doing that?

LiDAR has been around for a while, but MicroVision is going to make it much smaller, better and cheaper. Kevin Watson, an MVIS employee who has previously been at Tesla, SpaceX and Velodyne, calls it the "Holy Grail of LiDAR sensors."

LiDAR and the Lost City of the Monkey God

LiDAR and ADAS -- Self Driving Cars.

What it may enable, sooner rather than later....

Microvision Technology #4
MicroVision is also a pioneer in near-eye displays, that are going to make wearing a computer and having the computer superimpose data directly on the world around you a reality. Not virtual reality -- where a new vision replaces everything around you, but Augmented Reality... where the computer adds stuff to the world around you.

This in it's most primitive form was played as a game by millions -- called Pokemon Go. Even last week, a small crowd collected outside a business in my own town of people playing this game.

If it's this popular played on a phone, imagine what it will be like when it's all around you.

And the practical applications for this are staggering. This technology can vastly improve productivity and efficiency in manufacturing and repair, and help teach people to do things much more effectively.

So, there's a quick summary of what's going on. When will all this happen?

The most important slide from the last stockholders' meeting tells you:

Friday, September 8, 2017

Future of Digital Communication... Restaurants

Nice article by Dawn Goetter

Fast Casual  -- The whole article is great. It was hard to 

By Dawn Goetter, director of marketing and corporate communications at MicroVision, Inc.
In this day and age, fresh, on-demand content is the expectation wherever we go — in restaurants that applies to both the food being served and the technology being used to deliver an excellent experience to diners. 
With restaurants' constantly changing menu offerings, promotions, FDA regulations, and beyond, digital communication is key as it allows restaurants to quickly and easily change or tweak content in real-time.

Projected display with interactive touch
This solution mimics the type of touchscreen display people are used to on a smartphone or tablet, and it disappears when not in use. Wherever the image is projected, there'll be a virtual touchscreen ready for ordering, game playing, calling for assistance, paying or giving feedback. 

Clear benefits
Restaurants can reap many benefits: higher sales, enhanced guest satisfaction, and a decrease in the need to print, clean and store menus.
With the quick integration of technologies into restaurants over the past several years, this future is near. In fact, this technology exists. And, staying ahead of the technology curve offers an opportunity to meet your customers' needs while improving the bottom line.

Growth in Tech....

A company in the right place at the right time with the right technology can have outrageous growth.

There are 7 Billion people on earth. (more or less.)

2016 Smartphone sales  -- nearly 1.5 Billion Units

"For 2016 as a whole, Android grew 3.2 percent to reach a dominating 84.8 percent market share. Smartphone sales in general saw a five percent bump from 2015, totaling nearly 1.5 billion units."

One of the smartest, most heavily invested in tech people predicts a trillion IoT devices in the next 20 years. (Breaks down to about 50 billion annually, of course it's weighted to the end of that period.)  Trillion IoT Devices

Each of those devices is begging for a display. (they have a lot of computing horsepower.) You can, for example, play Doom -- a high-end video game of the 1990's on a current year thermostat.

So, what can a company that's well positioned with the right tech at the right place accomplish?

Enter Xaiomi.

This company didn't exist eight years ago. Not at all. In 2014 it was the third largest smartphone maker in the world.

In 2015 Xaiomi's revenues were 89.5 BILLION dollars. From Zero to 89 Billion in Five years.

Xaiomi sold over 70 million devices in 2015.

  • Microvision has Projection
  • Microvision has Interactive Projection
  • Microvision has 3D laser Scanning
  • Microvision has Near Eye Displays
The Calculator --- constructed really to only consider PicoP.

What happens when you add the rest? What part of 50 Billion IoT devices need an interactive display?

And of course... a great new way to play mobile games... 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Trillion IoT devices

.... to deliver the information they collect and process they need displays. (big displays in small packages, and hopefully interactive displays.)

Computing horsepower available to those devices is stunning....

MVIS YouTube Interactive Display

They have Doom on a Thermostat power... 

Design News -- source
Imagine one trillion connected devices. That’s a thousand billion. The prediction that we’ll see a trillion IoT devices in the next 20 years came from Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank (which in 2016 acquiredARM) at last year’s ARM TechCon conference .
His crystal ball shows that by next year, the number of IoT devices will surpass the number of mobile devices. By 2021, he expects 1.8 billion PCs, 8.6 billion mobile devices, and 15.7 billion IoT devices. All of this comes with a lot of data. He further predicted that by 2035, the amount of data will grow more than 2,400 times, from 1 exabyte to 2.3 zettabytes. A lot of bits.

Amazon bought Whole Foods but not for why most people think...

Very interesting.... 

A lot to think about here.


To understand the move it’s important to first understand what Amazon is, and perhaps more importantly, what it is not: Amazon is not a retailer. It’s natural to think of it as a retailer but in truth, Amazon is a data, technology and innovation company that happens to sell things. Secondly, Amazon doesn’t regard its business as a series of product verticals but rather as a horizontal continuum of value.

Consider the comment that Jeff Bezos once made, after Amazon won a Golden Globe award for original video content. He said: "When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes." In other words, Bezos and team don’t think of any particular category of product or service as a means unto itself but rather as merely one small part of an intricately connected ecosystem of content, convenience and value, where success in each category sustains, supports and strengthens the others. The end game for Amazon is to sell everything, to everyone, everywhere.

So, how does the Whole Foods acquisition factor into that end objective? There are a few major factors to consider... (More at source.)
  • Frequency
  • Data
  • Shared Customers
  • Last Mile Strategy
  • Replenishment Technology


The century-long interplay between technology and retail suggests Walmart is screwed. Its efforts to morph into an online retailer by buying Bonobos and will end up making the company seem like Michael Jordan playing baseball—what made it great at one thing doesn’t translate to another.

Long before Amazon, tech shaped retail, and that history gives us a hint of what’s to come. Start back at the founding of Sears, in 1893. For its initial 30 years, Sears was solely a mail-order company, relying on the U.S. Postal Service and railroads for delivery. But the automobile was emerging as a new technology that would change society and alter the way people shop. There was now a relatively easy way to go to a store many miles away and bring items home. Sears’s big innovation was to build big stores that catered to customers arriving in cars. It opened its first store in Chicago in 1925 and built stores across the country as the economy boomed in the two decades after World War II, luring shoppers who would drive in from newly built suburbs. By exploiting the tech of automobiles, Sears reigned as the nation’s largest retailer into the 1980s.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Disney & Jedi..

A couple of familiar names involved with this...

I'll do some more digging around this, but we know the names Disney and Lenovo.

I suspect the fidelity required for a game is considerably less than required for more practical AR applications.

Source.... just started to look.

“We believe augmented reality will usher in a new era of storytelling and play an important role in the experiences we create for our fans,” said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Experiences, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, we’re bringing together the latest technology and one of the most recognised franchises in the galaxy to fulfil the wishes of anyone who’s ever wanted to wield a lightsaber or take on empire forces on the battlefield.”

Disney from this blog 1 

Disney 2

Friday, September 1, 2017

Quantum Brazil

Thanks Tom

(Google Translation)
The first new feature presented by the brand that comes to revolutionize the sector is the Quantum V. With it, the user can watch videos on real screens, thanks to an image projector in HD, laser, integrated with the hardware of the smartphone, Without the need for additional accessories. The Quantum V user will have a unique projection feature with PicoP® Scanning technology. It allows videos to be projected with high image quality: the contrast and the colors of the projection stick to what is displayed on the screen.
Without the need for projection accessories, the device gets lighter and thinner. Thus, Quantum V facilitates the activity of those who need this type of technology, because the battery is only one; You need only the smartphone, unlike the attached projectors, that need a proper charge of energy. This means energy savings and prevents forgetting accessories from compromising a presentation or a moment of entertainment.
The device comes with features never seen on projectors that are on the market today as a continuous focus, ie, no manual adjustments are required in Quantum V so that the image appears defined in the bulkhead. In this way, consumers can present their contents on an 80-inch screen, at a distance of about 2m between the device and projection. "Our intention is increasingly to break with the traditional. That's why, with Quantum V, we want to offer the user a unique experience of entertainment and usability, never seen on another device, "says Vinícius.
Quantum V is also daring in other functions. With the large 4000mAh battery, the range of the device is guaranteed, with the possibility of projections for up to four continuous hours without the need to recharge. The device was also designed to ensure the storage of images and videos that allow good moments with the use of the projector. So it comes with 64GB of internal memory, plus 4GB of RAM. The Quantum V still features 5.5 "Full HD display, 1.5GHz Octa-Core processor, Android 7.0 Nougat and high resolution cameras, 13MP at the rear and 8MP at the front. These characteristics make the novelty a device that is not restricted to the final consumer seeking new technologies. "Quantum V is a gamble that can span other niche markets such as educational, corporate and government, For the potential that its projector demonstrates, "says Vinícius. The device reaches the market in November of this year, but can already be purchased in the online store of the brand with suggested price from R $ 1,799.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Twice Awards Nominations -- Microvision Featured Twice

2017 TWICE VIP Award The Nominees

APC by Schneider Electric: Electric Back-UPS BE850M2
APC by Schneider Electric: Universal Laptop Chargers
Bracketron: Roadtripper Headrest Magnet Mount
Bracketron: Roadtripper Airplane Tablet Mount
Catalyst: Case for Airpods
Celluon: PicoBit
Cobra Electronics: Cobra JumPack XL H2O Jump Pack / Power Pack
Gator Cases: Gator Cases iMac Carry Bag
iHome: Apple Watch Charging Bluetooth Clock Radio /Speakerphone
König & Meyer: Universal Tablet Holder
Lenovo: 500 Multi-Media Controller
MicroVision, Inc.: PSE-0403 Small Form Factor Display Engine
Mobile Edge: Core Gaming Backpack
Nyko Technologies: Portable Docking Kit for Switch
Renogy Solar: Lycan Powerbox
Renogy Solar: Phoenix Generator
Renogy Solar: E.FLEX10 Portable Solar Panel
Renogy Solar: E.TUNES Solar Speakers
Samsung Electronics America: DeX
Samsung Electronics America : 128GB EVO Plus
SANUS: SANUS Swiveling TV Base: Model WSTV1
SANUS: SANUS Premium Advanced Tilt TV Mount: Model VLT6
SANUS: SANUS Wireless Speaker Mounts: Model WSWM2
SANUS: SANUS Premium Full-motion TV Mount: Model VLF628
SCOSCHE: MagicMount PowerBank
SCOSCHE: MagicMount Home/Office
SCOSCHE: MagicMount Charge
SCOSCHE: StrikeLine Adapter
SCOSCHE: StrikeDrive Converter
Shure, Inc.: MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone
Speck Products: Presidio CLEAR

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Quantum V Video Review

If anyone can translate Portuguese I'd like that translation.

He does appear enthusiastic, and the phone looks great!

Thanks JoeD

Voga V / Quantum & Brazil

We know Ragentek sells in China, India and Brazil.....

Add Brazil...

I don't know much about this site, if it is even selling phones actively at this time, but clearly it's either there, or the preparations are being made..

With China, India and Brazil, that's a huge portion of the world's smartphone market... That's 45% of the total smartphone market that PicoP will be involved with in those three countries....

Good find Tom! 

Business Wire

Ragentek, a Chinese-based smartphone manufacturer and solution company with top selling phones in China, India, Brazil and other countries, placed a $6.7 million order with MicroVision in March 2017 for a customized display engine, PSE-0403-103, to be embedded in its VOGA V smartphone. Ragentek plans to begin pre-orders for the phone immediately with delivery starting in July. To support Ragentek’s schedule, MicroVision began shipping engines at the end of June and will begin volume shipments in July.


Portugese is easier to translate into English than Chinese.

Quantum V: Free yourself from the screen!

Ever imagine putting a movie screen in your pocket? Enjoy your favorite photos, movies, and games on a 80 "screen in high definition, wherever you are? This is possible with Quantum V, the first smartphone on the market with an integrated Laser HD projector.

The unique PicoP Scanning Engine technology ensures crisp, vivid images on any flat surface with automatic focus adjustment and geometry: just point. And with the built-in 4,000 mAh battery, you can enjoy up to 4 hours of uninterrupted projection.

And all this integrated with the smartphone, without extra accessories to buy, connect or carry and without sacrificing elegance: with all-aluminum body in Blue and glass front with curved edges, the Quantum V weighs only 203 grams and has 10.3 Mm thick, lighter and much thinner than its competitors. And to keep looking new longer, the Quantum V comes with factory protection, with a clear cover included in the packaging.

The quality of the photos is guaranteed by a 13 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera, both accompanied by a flash, to produce good photos even at night. The 5.5 "IPS LCD screen has Full HD resolution, with clear images and vivid color from any viewing angle. On the back cover a fingerprint sensor offers more security and convenience in using your smartphone, allowing you to replace complex passwords with A simple touch of the fingers.

The 64-bit Octa-Core processor, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, has the performance you need to run even the most demanding games, or all your favorite apps at the same time, with plenty of Space for your photos, videos, music and documents.

The Quantum V is a 4G Dual-SIM smartphone, has FM Radio, accepts micro SD cards up to 128GB and comes with the factory installed Android 7.0 "Nougat" operating system.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Stock Gumshoe

I'm very dubious of an Apple connection at this point.... (It could happen however, I haven't dismissed the idea.)

However, this is important to point out, because this is the kind of reporting that gets Microvision in the mainstream investor's attention.... That kind of attention and investor excitement can drive prices of stocks up very significantly.

Stock Gumshoe -- Much more at the source.


So what’s our solution? Thinkolator sez this is Microvision (MVIS).
Microvision makes a laser beam scanning/projection technology — and it has been around for years as a “tiny projector” company, the stock was there for the dot-com boom and peaked in 2000, but was also pitched pretty aggressively by newsletters starting a decade or so ago — I wrote about it here in 2007 when Christian DeHaemer teased it as a “tiny $5 microcap” that “dazzles cell phone titans” and would soon have its technology in the next hot phone (that was just a few months after the first iPhone was released), and it did sound awfully cool at the time.
And it still sounds cool now — you can see it described on their website here — but it has to be cool for the company to have survived at all, frankly. The stock has not been treated well in the ensuing decade — if you adjust for the reverse split they had to do about five years ago, it’s now down about 90% since 2007, and the annual revenue has gone from about $10 million in 2007 to $9 million over the last four quarters. The world of consumer electronics moves fast, and it doesn’t seem like Microvision has ever been able to jump on the right train at the right time.
Will MVIS get built into the next iPhone? That’s a leap and a half, in my book — if they knew they were on the verge of any kind of high-volume business, either as a component supplier or as a licensor of their patents and technology, I would assume that they would not have wanted to raise $10 million at a discounted share price… which is what they did just a couple weeks ago. It may be that Microvision’s technology will get built into the iPhone or some other smartphone in the next year or two, I have no idea, but I’m finding it hard to believe that it will be in this next iPhone that is released in a few weeks.
That doesn’t mean the company is junk, of course, just that I think you should go into your analysis with a somewhat more cynical expectation than might be conveyed by Brown’s language in the ad. They did get that one $6.7 million order from a Chinese smartphone maker back in March, as teased, and presumably that will up their revenue in the second half of the year by roughly that amount… though they’ll still be a long way from break-even, and in the world of smartphones $6.7 million could easily be a wild test, an R&D-type expense.

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Joe sent me a couple of things in the last couple of days....


Bigger than the big, let the display break the border

This story you must have heard, let the light filled the whole house. When the projection device is small enough to put the theater in the pocket is no longer a dream.
MEMS micro-laser projection As the core device is small, light weight, making in smart phones, wearable equipment and other consumer electronics products can be integrated projection display function; its high-definition resolution, based on, can also achieve higher Color reproduction and brightness (lumens), longer service life.
MEMS laser projection has a wider 120% color gamut space, rich colors, high color saturation, high contrast, known as the "history of human visual revolution." By changing the distance, a 5.5-inch phone can project a 100-inch screen.
The output power of the laser tube is only a few milliwatts, and the energy consumption is much lower than that of the LCD and LED. The luminous efficiency, service life and display information are superior to those of other light sources with a lifetime potential of 25,000 hours.
The era of laser projection is coming
Last year, the whole launch of MEMS laser projection phone, its RGB three-color laser light source, MEMS micromanipulator, 1920 * 720 physical resolution, caused a sensation in the industry, but also the appearance of the performance comparable to the mainstream mobile phone can cast 100 inches High-definition giant screen, mobile phone cinema in one of the mobile evolution of the body became possible.
Experienced a year of technical polished, with MEMS core technology will push the whole generation of second-generation projection phone and for the public. It is understood that 5.5-size laser projection phone can cast a 100-inch giant screen, so long as your home is wide enough, then there are enviable private cinema.
Although the full Qu QU2 has not yet officially released, but from the disclosure of a lot of information, including improved and improved MEMS micro-projection technology, still in the market is a difference with advanced features selling point of mobile phone equipment, the aircraft in the design Inheritance which also has details of the change, its screen border looks narrower, the bottom of the screen is expected to integrate pre-fingerprint identification program.
Now the smart phone homogenization of serious, projection phone can be described as a function of another way for the market to add some fresh blood. I believe in the design, hardware upgrades in the upgrade, the whole public QU2 will once again trigger the consumer attention to the mobile phone mobile phone. The machine is expected to market time in September, interested friends may wish to continue to pay attention.
.... AND in France

Thomson Fusion: a promising smartphone with built-in laser projector

...It is based on a laser technology, which would be five times more powerful than LED lighting. The brightness would thus reach 40 lumens and the contrast ratio 80000: 1.

It would therefore be possible to project up to 3 meters of distance with a maximum diagonal of 3.80 meters and a definition of 1920 x 720 pixels. On the other hand, it is not specified whether this is an extrapolated or native resolution. But we are inclined to the first solution. It should be noted, however, that during our take-in, it is necessary to recognize that the image was of good quality despite the difficult light conditions.

The launch is scheduled for September, with an advertised price of 599 euros.

The way I understand this, it will be income from outside of any guidance provided by the company.