Microvision Earns Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program for Flic Laser Bar Code Scanner

BOTHELL, Wash.--()--April 11, 2005--Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), the world leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging systems, today announced it has earned certified status in Microsoft Corp.'s Partner Program for the Flic Laser Bar Code Scanner. The certification recognizes Microvision's expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Certified Partner, Microvision through its Flic Scanner has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customer needs. Microsoft Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support that give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Microvision's image capture technology has applications in a broad range of commercial, military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer applications. The company's commercial image capture product, the Flic Laser Bar Code Scanner, works out of the box with Microsoft products and technology, and is an ideal solution for development partners and purchasing sectors as they target price sensitive applications that can benefit from the Flic Scanner integrated to a wide range of Microsoft enabled mobile devices. The Flic Scanner offers the right set of performance features at a low price for cost sensitive applications in a variety of industries.

The Flic Scanner features a patent-pending, low-cost, shock-resistant, mechanical/magnetic laser scan engine. This simple, yet elegant design enables Microvision to deliver a true laser scanner that works in either batch or tethered mode for less than the price of most CCD scanners, and a wireless scanner at less than half the price of many wireless scanners. The Flic Scanner reads most popular bar code symbols, including UPC/EAN/JAN, Code 39, Code 128, RSS, and Interleaved 2 of 5.

"Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. "Today, Microsoft recognizes Microvision for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology."

"We are extremely pleased to have earned certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. The certified status allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers," said Jacques Lincoln, Channel and Alliance Marketing Manger at Microvision. "The benefits provided through our certified membership will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers. Additionally, the software development tools we provide based on Microsoft's operating systems allows the software development community to integrate the Flic Laser Bar Code Scanner quickly and easily on Microsoft platforms and with Microsoft productivity applications."

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The Microsoft Partner Program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.

About Microvision: www.microvision.com

Headquartered in Bothell, Wash., Microvision Inc. is the world leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging systems based on the company's proprietary silicon micro-mirror technology. The company's technology has applications in a broad range of military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer products.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release, including those relating to future products, potential markets 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: market acceptance of our technologies and products; our ability to obtain financing; 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 and to develop partnership opportunities; the timing of commercial product launches; the ability to achieve key technical milestones in key products; and other risk factors identified from time to time in the company's SEC reports, including in its Annual Report on 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Contacts

Microvision, Inc.
Matt Nichols (media), 425-415-6657
Brian Heagler (investors), 425-415-6794

Contacts

Microvision, Inc.
Matt Nichols (media), 425-415-6657
Brian Heagler (investors), 425-415-6794