MicroVision and WPG Holdings, the Number One Global Semiconductor Distributor, Enter Distribution Agreement for Asia
REDMOND, Wash. and Taipei, Taiwan– Sept 15, 2017 – MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display and sensing technology, and WPG Holdings (TSE: 3702, WPG), the largest distributor of semiconductor components in Asia, today announced that they have entered into an agreement for distribution of MicroVision’s line of PicoP® scanning engines across Asia.
2017年9月15日，华盛顿 美国/ 台北 台湾消息 - 微投影显示和感应技术的世界领导厂商MicroVision公司（纳斯达克股票代码：MVIS）和亚太区最大的半导体零组件通路商大联大控股公司（TSE：3702，WPG）今天宣布已经签署了大联大在亚洲区代理MicroVision PicoP®扫描光机模块全产品线的协议。
WPG will distribute MicroVision’s engine products in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia through its subsidiaries AIT Group, WPG Korea and South Asia. MicroVision has announced its plans to have three different PicoP scanning engines in the market in 2017 and 2018: the first engine is available now for applications that benefit from a small form factor display engine; the second engine, for which development kits began sampling this quarter, combines projected display with an interactive user interface that mimics the familiar touch screen of a smartphone or tablet; the third engine is a 3D sensing solution for mid-range LiDAR, and samples are expected to be available in the first half of 2018.
大联大将通过旗下诠鼎集团及大联大海外事业群(韩国与南亚)，在中国，台湾，日本，韩国，印度和东南亚全面代理MicroVision的光机模块全系列产品。。MicroVision早在年初已宣布2017年以及 2018年的三个光机模块计划。第一个光机为已经量产的PicoP雷射激光扫描微投影模驵；第二个光机模块结合了原有的投影加上交互式触控接口，让用户从一个极小光机模块即可拥有手机或是平板触控的体验，样品于本季Q3刚开始亮相；第三个光机模块为中距离光达的LiDAR 3D感测方案，样机目前预计2018年上半年度推出。
“We are intrigued by the different scanning engine products MicroVision is developing and impressed with the capabilities of PicoP® scanning technology to support multiple applications from a common technology platform,” said Frank Yeh, Chief Executive Officer of WPG. “We see great potential with this product line and are looking forward to introducing this ground breaking technology to our customers across Asia.”
“Bringing new technology to market requires strong partners, and WPG and its subsidiaries have the leadership, regional presence and demonstrated service level we were seeking in a distributor,” said Alexander Tokman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MicroVision. “As the number one semiconductor distributor in Asia with trans-national services and established customer relationships across the Asia region, this partnership with WPG can help us grow the market for our PicoP® scanning engines.”
MicroVision总裁兼首席执行官亚历山大·托克曼（Alexander Tokman）表示：“将新技术引入市场需要强大的合作伙伴，大联大及旗下公司就具备了绝佳的领导力和地区优势。 “身为亚洲首屈一指的半导体代理，大联大既有跨亚业务也有绝佳的客户关系作，与大联大的合作可以帮助我们拓展PicoP®微投影光机的市场。”
WPG and its subsidiaries will provide sales and marketing and technical support as well as distribution services. The agreement is effective immediately.
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. MicroVision’s business model and product line offering includes display and sensing engines, licensing its patented technology and selling components to licensees for incorporation into their scanning engines.
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. The company is based in Redmond, Wash.
MicroVision是PicoP®扫描技术的创始人，该公司是一家基于激光束扫描方法的超威型激光投影和感应解决方案。 MicroVision的这种先进的显示和感应解决方案的平台方法意味着它可以适应广泛的应用和形式因素。它是快速发展，永远在线的世界的先进解决方案。广泛的研究使MicroVision成为知识产权发展的独立认可领导者。 MicroVision的知识产权组合已被专利委员会认定为全球工业公司中的前50名知识产权组合，并已被纳入Ocean Tomo 300专利指数。该公司总部位于华盛顿州雷德蒙德市。
WPG Holdings is the number 1* global semiconductor distributor and the largest electronics distributor in Asia, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan (TSE:3702). WPG Holdings, operating through four leading semiconductor components distributors (WPIg, SACg, AITg, and YOSUNg), serves as a franchise partner for nearly 250 world-wide suppliers. With 5,100 staff in about 71 IED and 34 Non-IED sales offices around the world (about 43 IED & 34 Non-IED in Greater China and Asia Pacific region), WPG Holdings achieved US$16.65 billion in 2016 revenue. (*Source: Ranked No. 1 by Gartner Research Mar. 2017.)
大联大控股是全球第一*，亚太区最大的半导体零组件通路商，总部位于台北(TSE:3702)，旗下拥有世平、品佳、诠鼎及友尚，员工人数约5,100人，代理产品供货商超过250家，全球约71个IED & 34个 Non-IED分销据点(亚太区IED 43个& Non-IED 34个)，2016年营业额达166.5亿美金。(*市场排名依Gartner 2017年3月公布数据)
MicroVision and PicoP are trademarks of MicroVision, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Certain statements contained in this release, including those using words such as plans, expects or similar words and those relating to shipping schedules, future product and product applications are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the company's forward-looking statements include the following: our ability to raise additional capital when needed; products incorporating our PicoP® scanning technology may not achieve market acceptance, commercial partners may not perform under agreements as anticipated, we may be unsuccessful in identifying parties interested in paying any amounts or amounts we deem desirable for the purchase or license of IP assets, our or our customers failure to perform under open purchase orders; our financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; government regulation of our technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to obtain additional contract awards; the timing of commercial product launches and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key technical milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to develop, manufacture, sell and market our products; potential product liability claims; and other risk factors identified from time to time in the company's SEC reports, including the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Except as expressly required by federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in circumstances or any other reason.
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