Cambridge firm gets $26m for tiny-projector

A Cambridge company looking to develop miniaturised projection systems for use in converged handsets has secured $26m of VC funding.

Privately-owned Light Blue is looking to develop its holographic laser projection technology. This projects a 2D flat image just as a normal projector does, but the company expects to achieve significant improvements in size and power consumption over existing options. At present, a Light Blue projector is cigarette-packet sized; advanced versions for inclusion in future mobile handsets could be more like a “sugar cube”, according to a report in today’s Financial Times. Light Blue also reckons the kit could be useful for heads-up displays in aircraft, and – in future – cars and digital signage.

More at: www.theregister.co.uk

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~ by Tom on 1 Oct, 2007.

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