3M (MMM) and Taiwan's Himax Technologies will together commercialize LCOS mobile projectors by combining their proprietary technologies to deliver a complete mobile projection solution to consumer electronics manufacturers.
Together, 3M and Himax say they offer a mobile projection total solution with the prerequisite size, efficiency, image quality, and affordability for integration into a wide range of consumer mobile devices. 3M developed, and is providing, a miniature LED projection engine that incorporates the single-panel color filter type LCOS module of Himax Display, a subsidiary of Himax. In addition, Himax provides a complete set of driving circuit and related electronics.
Mike Kelly, executive vice president, 3M Display and Graphics Business, commented, "We believe that embedding projectors into mobile devices is the future, and we are pleased to announce our alliance with Himax. Himax provides a unique color filter LCOS that, when coupled with 3M's proprietary optics, delivers excellent image quality in an ultra-compact package."