MicroVision (NASDAQ: MVIS) shares are up 16% this morning after the company announced its contract with a major technology company to develop a Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) display system and to produce MicroVision specific components. Per the agreement, the company will develop a new generation of MEMS, ASICs and related firmware for a high resolution, LBS-based product the technology company is planning to produce. MicroVision will receive up to $24 million, including $14 million in fees for development work that is expected to span 21 months and an upfront payment for other items. The development fees would be paid upon completion of milestones in 2017 and 2018. “We believe the LBS display markets have tremendous opportunity for growth, and we are extremely pleased that a major technology company has decided to work with MicroVision and our PicoP® scanning technology in the development of its product,” president and CEO of MicroVision Alexander Tokman stated in the news release.
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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. 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. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.microvision.com.
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