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.

NYPost

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


ABSTRACT
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)


datougou.cn

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.

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 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



KKNews

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.

LAP TIMER at 35

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 www.microvision.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MicroVisionInc 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

Goertek

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.