Projection display technology company MicroVision Inc.
of Redmond, Wash., has signed definitive agreements with Pioneer Corp. of Kanagawa, Japan, to manufacture, distribute, license and supply its HD PicoP Gen2 display engine technology using direct green lasers. Under the agreements, Pioneer will produce PicoP Gen2 display engines for its own automotive aftermarket products and will pay MicroVision royalties from sales of these products. Pioneer plans to release its first aftermarket head-up display later this year. It also will manufacture and supply key display engine subsystems to MicroVision for consumer, industrial and other applications.