MicroVision, Inc. is a US company that develops laser scanning technology for projection, 3D sensing, and image capture. MicroVision's display technology uses a micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) scanning mirror with lasers, optics and electronics to project and/or capture images. The company licenses its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Sony Corporation  and STMicroelectronics
|Traded as||NASDAQ: MVIS|
Russell Microcap Index component
|Perry Mulligan, CEO|
|Products||Laser Beam Scanning, Projectors, 3D Sensing|
Number of employees
The MEMS scanning micro-mirror is the basis of MicroVision’s technology platform. The MEMS design consists of a silicon device with a millimeter-scale mirror at the center. The mirror is connected to flexures that allow it to swing vertically and horizontally to display (or capture) an image. In projection-mode the MEMS laser beam scanning display method can be compared to raster scanning in a cathode ray tube (CRT) display. Product applications include mobile projection, virtual retinal display, head-mounted display, automotive head-up display, and 3D depth sensing (LiDAR). Head-mounted displays are an emerging area of development.
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