Thursday, November 17, 2016

Keystone of the Quadfecta

There are four particularly noteworthy tech arrivals of the last few years that are gaining ground fast, and are expected to experience extremely rapid growth in the next few years.

I believe Microvision is a key-stone technology for all of them. Large (but tiny) Displays and 3D scanning.

  • Smart Phones
  • Augmented Reality
  • Internet of things
  • 3D Scanning (3D Printing, Self Driving cars, Interface with AR, etc... )

Smartphones: 1.4 Billion were sold during the 2014 calendar year. The companies that make them are desperate for innovation. Microvision's tech can put a six foot screen in a cell phone. 

Augmented Reality: Really got a boost in public knowledge from Pokemon Go, but many companies have been working hard on this for a long time. Some companies are putting the developer edition of the Hololens to work already, this field should get faster growth than most expect. Microvision has the best (as of 2015 CES) near eye display of all. (Field of view far better than anything else I could find there.) Heads up displays? A kind of augmented reality, and Microvision is there.

Internet of things: Yes, your refrigerator, and all kinds of other things around you will have chips that check data, things you wear, things you use, things you don't even think about. To interact with these things.... displays are needed... what's easier than a tiny device that creates a relatively large display with touch-interactivity?

3D Scanning: 3D Printing has lost some of its buzz, but it's still being used a great deal. It's speeding up manufacturing and testing. It's used for art and prototyping. Being able to 3D scan things for 3D printing is essential. Compact laser scanning, Highly accurate, and relatively low cost. Driverless cars? They will be a huge growth area, and Microvision is there.

This company doesn't need to dominate all of these markets to make its stockholders rich. 

In my humble opinion, serving 10% of smartphones will make crazy wealth for the stockholders. The rest.... just adding to it.

Do your own thinking

Smartphone Innovation Hits a Wall
Augmented Reality Market
Internet of things bigger than anyone Realizes
Self Driving Car Growth: Business Insider
Audacity - Self Driving Car Nano Degree

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