This prototype was presented at the first Laser Display Conference (LDC’12) in Japan last month, and a 2D version of it is planned to be presented at the SID Display Week (SID2012), that will take place in Boston next month. Citizen’s pico-projector currently offers SVGA resolution with a roadmap to develop high definition solution.
This prototype marks a long-term collaboration between the companies, to provide unique platforms for novel applications using laser projection. In addition to that, Citizen is working on a pigtailed laser and liquid crystal technologies that would be small, power efficient and modestly priced, whereas Maradin is working on improving its novel 2D scanning module for future market needs.
As of today, Maradin’s scanning module comprises a 2D MEMS scanning micro-mirror and its drivers, has high resolution and improved image uniformity. It also benefits from a unique full feedback control technology and moderated price. These advantages have reassured Citizen that Maradin is a reliable partner for future collaboration in this exciting market.
“We are excited to work closely with Citizen” says Matan Naftali, CEO of Maradin ”as they bring a well and established name in producing small and efficient components. We are also impressed with the ability to bring unique technologies, such as the 3D pico-projector using Maradin’s MEMS scanning mirror.”
Both Citizen and Maradin will participate in SID Display Week, Boston – June 3-8 2012