Our story

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With over 350 employees and offices in Redmond, Detroit, Hamburg, and Nuremberg, MicroVision is a pioneer in MEMS-based laser beam scanning technology integrating MEMS, lasers, optics, hardware, algorithms and machine learning software into proprietary technology to address existing and emerging markets. 

We develop automotive lidar sensors and provide solutions for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles, and non-automotive applications. We leverage our experience building augmented reality microdisplay engines, interactive display modules, and consumer lidar components.

With the acquisition of Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH in January 2023, we are the only lidar company with over 50 years of combined experience. Our mature company has a deep IP portfolio of 735 issued and pending patents, more than any of our peers.

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Only Lidar Company in the Market with 50+ Years of Experience


  • 2023: MVIS joins forces with IBEO
  • 2021: MAVIN unveiled at IAA
  • 2019: Microsoft contract HoloLens 2
  • 2014: Sony licenses 3rd Generation display module
  • 2011: Start of Lidar R&D
  • 1998: U.S. Military contract
  • 1996: NASDAQ listed


  • 2023: MVIS joins forces with IBEO
  • 2020: Expanded into North American markets
  • 2017: Valeo SCALA® SOP
  • 2016: Validation software launched with BMW & Audi
  • 2010: Contract with Valeo
  • 2007: First Lidar developed
  • 1998: IBEO Founded as a spin-off from Sick AG
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