|Title:||PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley|
|Primary Industry:||Semiconductor - Displays|
|Executive Summary:||NanoRay has developed a technology that allows high volume production of miniature, high-resolution, low-cost projection-display modules. Existing consumer electronics can easily integrate these modules for a variety of popular applications including pocket-size projectors, gaming (2D and 3D), and mobile-device projectors. While LCD displays are good personal displays, an ultra-portable projection display is more desirable when viewing with a small group, like family and friends because it allows a large image to be displayed from the small device. NanoRay has identified the use of the projector modules in pocket-size projectors as the largest niche market.
The projection-display module is typically an expensive component in a projector. Currently, the majority of commercially available projectors rely on mature DMD technology costing over $190 per module. Further size reduction in DMD-based projectors has become difficult and prohibitively expensive. NanoRay’s technology uses innovations in micro-electromechanical (MEMS) mirrors and RGB lasers to allow for the further miniaturization of the projection module while improving display quality and significantly lowering manufacturing cost. NanoRay\'s core competence lies in micro/nano-fabrication technology and has patents pending on both the technology and the production technique.
|Venture is:||Seed Level|