DLP(R) Products Shows New Developments in Pico-Projection Three manufacturers announce support for DLP powered projection in mobile

devices



    DALLAS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DLP(R) Products from Texas Instruments
 (TI) (NYSE:   TXN) today demonstrated the second-generation pico-projector
 prototype at the SID (Society for Information Display) Mobile Display
 Conference in San Diego. DLP Products announced that three technical
 manufacturers, Foxconn, Sypro Optics and Young Optics, plan to design and
 build mobile products that utilize DLP Product's pico-projection
 technology. DLP pico-projectors, either as standalone projectors or as
 integrated components in mobile devices, will provide consumers and
 business professionals with the flexibility to share video and graphic
 content in a larger way.
     Building on the DLP pico-projector first shown at CTIA in March, DLP
 Product's second-generation prototype demonstrates significant advancements
 in form factor and picture quality from the earlier model.
     The streamlined prototype is thinner and smaller, which allows easier
 integration in many mobile devices such as cellular phones, digital cameras
 and portable media players. DLP's latest prototype is in the form factor of
 a contemporary slim cell phone, measuring in at around 10 millimeters in
 thickness, with no fan or other moving parts.
     DLP has enhanced picture quality of its smallest projector, the pico,
 by incorporating the first ever speckle-free solution, which delivers a
 clear and crisp image using the same DLP display technology that consumers
 have come to know from DLP HDTVs and projectors. Products powered by DLP
 pico-projector technology, will enable viewers to watch pristine images and
 video clips on most surfaces with an image the size of a standard piece of
 paper (8.5 x 11 inches).
     "The DLP pico-projector technology has serious potential to redefine
 the mobile display viewing experience," said Frank J. Moizio, Manager of
 Emerging Markets Business, TI DLP Front Projection. "Today there are
 approximately 1.4 billion mobile devices with screens that are less than
 3.5 inches; our innovation opens the opportunity to have information and
 video displayed in a much more compelling way -- without compromise to the
 size of current mobile devices."
     Foxconn, Sypro Optics, and Young Optics bring years of world class
 manufacturing and innovative design expertise to this new mobile device
 projection market space. Working together with end product companies and
 brands, these manufacturers will make compelling integrated and standalone
 products that are truly mobile, a reality.
     "As a leader in the cell phone design industry, Foxconn is a keen judge
 of concepts that will elevate the market. DLP's pico-projector is highly
 innovative and will help us differentiate our design in the market," said
 Boris Hsieh, General Manager Digital Projection Business Unit, Foxconn.
     "We are bullish on our projections of the market opportunity for mobile
 devices that improve on the viewing experience. With help from DLP, Young
 Optics plans to deliver a superior mobile product design to the global
 market," said Claude Hsu, Executive Vice President, Young Optics.
     "We highly value the pico-projection innovation and foresee new revenue
 opportunities in the near future as a result of our product development
 with DLP," said Hans-Joachim Stohr, Director of Business Development and
 Sales, Sypro Optics GmbH.
     Key benefits of DLP projectors include: smoother images with no "screen
 door" effect; crisp and clear presentation of fast motion video; vibrant
 colors created by its BrilliantColor(TM) technology; and proven reliability
 across all facets -- picture reliability over time (no fading, yellowing or
 color decay over time as compared to other display technologies), overall
 performance and dust-resistance.
     For more information on DLP and DLP products please visit
 http://www.dlp.com.
     About Texas Instruments DLP Products
     DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to
 the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and
 brightness to large-screen HDTVs and projectors for business, home,
 professional venue and digital cinema (DLP Cinema(R)). 50 of the world's
 top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market
 products based on DLP technology. DLP is the only HDTV technology built
 from a foundation in the digital cinema where it set the industry standard
 demonstrated by the deployment of DLP Cinema technology in 4,500 theaters
 worldwide. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million
 microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high
 resolution, highly reliable, full color image. DLP technology's chip
 architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and
 excellent reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 13
 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please
 visit http://www.dlp.com.
     About Texas Instruments:
     Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog
 technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing
 requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the
 Educational Technology business. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and
 has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.ti.com.
     DLP and DLP Cinema are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.
 
 

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