Prominent Display Technology Expert to Lead Microvision Technical Advisory Board

Panel of Distinguished Scientists Will Consult on Technology Development,

Manufacturing and Applications



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Microvision Inc.

    BOTHELL, Wash., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Microvision Inc. (Nasdaq: MVIS) today announced the formation of an advisory
 board of display technology experts that will be chaired by Dr. Aris Silzars,
 one of the world's leading authorities on display technology.
     "Microvision's unique beam scanning technology can be applied in many
 display and image capture applications across a range of markets from defense
 through consumer," said Silzars.  "This technology offers great potential for
 improvements in cost of manufacturing, testing and packaging.  The full
 day-light readable high-resolution capabilities of the display technology are
 unique and can achieve high performance standards.  Microvision's transition
 from a technology developer to a commercial manufacturer fits exactly with the
 interests and expertise that I've developed over the last 20 years in the
 display business."
     Silzars has been awarded eight U.S. patents and has published
 dozens of papers in major technical journals, and is currently president of
 the Society for Information Display.  In 1994 he joined the David Sarnoff
 Research Center in Princeton, N.J. as director of the Display Research
 Laboratory.  He is the author of the monthly column "A View from the Hilltop"
 for Information Display magazine, which comments on various aspects of the
 display industry, and he lectures frequently on the evolution of display
 technologies and the importance of manufacturing and marketing in bringing new
 display technologies to market.
     "Dr. Silzars had dedicated his career to developing and bringing new
 display technologies to market," said Rick Rutkowski, Microvision president
 and CEO.  "We're delighted that he has agreed to apply his vast experience in
 helping shape and guide development of Microvision's technology and our
 company's many paths to market."
     The advisory group will consult with Microvision on future developments
 and applications of its innovative retinal scanning display technology (RSD),
 meeting several times a year with Microvision's senior management and
 engineering teams.  Microvision plans to enlist some of the industry's
 brightest minds to help Microvision make the transition from technology
 developer to manufacturer of commercial display and imaging products.
 
     About Microvision
     Headquartered in Bothell, Wash., Microvision, Inc. is the developer of the
 patented retinal scanning display technology and a world leader in
 micro-miniature optical scanning technology for display and imaging
 applications.  The company's technology has application in a broad range of
 military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer information products.
 Additional information can be found at the company's web site at
 http://www.mvis.com/
 
     Forward Looking Statement
     The information set forth in this release includes "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act
 of 1934, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those
 sections.  Certain factors that realistically could cause results to differ
 materially from those projected in the company's forward-looking statements
 are set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
 Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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SOURCE Microvision Inc.
    BOTHELL, Wash., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Microvision Inc. (Nasdaq: MVIS) today announced the formation of an advisory
 board of display technology experts that will be chaired by Dr. Aris Silzars,
 one of the world's leading authorities on display technology.
     "Microvision's unique beam scanning technology can be applied in many
 display and image capture applications across a range of markets from defense
 through consumer," said Silzars.  "This technology offers great potential for
 improvements in cost of manufacturing, testing and packaging.  The full
 day-light readable high-resolution capabilities of the display technology are
 unique and can achieve high performance standards.  Microvision's transition
 from a technology developer to a commercial manufacturer fits exactly with the
 interests and expertise that I've developed over the last 20 years in the
 display business."
     Silzars has been awarded eight U.S. patents and has published
 dozens of papers in major technical journals, and is currently president of
 the Society for Information Display.  In 1994 he joined the David Sarnoff
 Research Center in Princeton, N.J. as director of the Display Research
 Laboratory.  He is the author of the monthly column "A View from the Hilltop"
 for Information Display magazine, which comments on various aspects of the
 display industry, and he lectures frequently on the evolution of display
 technologies and the importance of manufacturing and marketing in bringing new
 display technologies to market.
     "Dr. Silzars had dedicated his career to developing and bringing new
 display technologies to market," said Rick Rutkowski, Microvision president
 and CEO.  "We're delighted that he has agreed to apply his vast experience in
 helping shape and guide development of Microvision's technology and our
 company's many paths to market."
     The advisory group will consult with Microvision on future developments
 and applications of its innovative retinal scanning display technology (RSD),
 meeting several times a year with Microvision's senior management and
 engineering teams.  Microvision plans to enlist some of the industry's
 brightest minds to help Microvision make the transition from technology
 developer to manufacturer of commercial display and imaging products.
 
     About Microvision
     Headquartered in Bothell, Wash., Microvision, Inc. is the developer of the
 patented retinal scanning display technology and a world leader in
 micro-miniature optical scanning technology for display and imaging
 applications.  The company's technology has application in a broad range of
 military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer information products.
 Additional information can be found at the company's web site at
 http://www.mvis.com/
 
     Forward Looking Statement
     The information set forth in this release includes "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act
 of 1934, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those
 sections.  Certain factors that realistically could cause results to differ
 materially from those projected in the company's forward-looking statements
 are set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
 Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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