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The MicroVision is the very first handheld game console that used interchangeable cartridges. It was released by the Milton Bradley Company in November 1979. The MicroVision was designed by Jay Smith, the engineer who would later design the Vectrex gaming console. The MicroVisions combination of portability and a cartridge-based system led to moderate success, with Smith Engineering grossing $15 million in the first year of the systems release. However, very few cartridges, a small screen, and a lack of support from established home video game companies led to its demise in 1981. The processors for the first MicroVision cartridges were made with both Intel 8021 (cross licensed by Signetics) and Texas Instruments TMS1100 processors. Due to purchasing issues, Milton Bradley switched to using TMS1100 processors exclusively including reprogramming the games that were originally programmed for the 8021 processor. The TMS1100 was a more primitive device, but offered more memory and lower power consumption than the 8021. First-revision MicroVisions needed two batteries due to the 8021s higher power consumption, but later units (designed for the TMS1100) only had one active battery holder. Even though the battery compartment was designed to allow the two 9-volt batteries to be inserted with proper polarity of positive and negative terminals, when a battery was forcefully improperly oriented, while the other battery was properly oriented, the two batteries would be shorted and they would overheat. The solution was to remove terminals for one of the batteries to prevent this hazard. Due to the high cost of changing production molds, Milton Bradley did not eliminate the second battery compartment, but instead removed its terminals and called it the spare battery holder. MicroVision units and cartridges are now somewhat rare.[citation needed] Those that are still in existence are susceptible to three main problems: "screen rot," ESD damage, and keypad destruction.

Snapshot

Employees: 97
Market Cap: $96 million
Revenue: $10.9 million
5 Year Trend: 5.42 %
Net Income: $-20.9 million
NASDAQ: MVIS
14 jobs at MicroVision
Sr Staff Opto - Mechanical Engineer

Provide project leadership to other mechanical engineers, driving solutions from a technical as well...

Posted 24 days ago

  •   15+ years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Senior Director of Human Resources

Serve as a strategic partner to the executive team to build a world-class culture and successfully i...

Posted 24 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Senior Staff Electrical Engineer

Design and develop mixed signal electronic hardware for laser beam scanning projectors and 3D LIDAR...

Posted 24 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Sr. Staff Quality Engineer

Drive product supplier (CM) quality and performance through APQP, applying practical statistical met...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Technical Program Manager

Interact with embedded firmware team members and the functional manager to define scope of work, dev...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Staff Test Engineer

This role requires an individual who will balance both software and hardware strategy to develop pro...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Staff Machine Vision / Machine Learning Engineer

Work on large-scale datasets, focusing on building scalable and accurate machine vision systems for...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Sr Staff FPGA Engineer

As a member of the MicroVision Product Engineering team, you will collaborate with various technical...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Sr MEMS Engineer

This person will be expected to lead teams and programs as needed to meet the technology development...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer

Provide project leadership to other mechanical engineers, driving solutions from a technical as well...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   15+ years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer

Provide project leadership to other mechanical engineers, driving solutions from a technical as well...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   15+ years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer

Designing/Coordinating communications and APIs between embedded products and Host PCs;collaborate cl...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Staff Embedded Software Engineer

Design software for processor cores embedded in the company 3D sensing products;collaborate with cro...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   Retail & Consumer Goods

Lead Computer Vision Engineer

As a key member of the company Product Engineering team, you will solve cross-functional technical c...

Posted 49 days ago

  •   Retail & Consumer Goods