Texas Instruments DLP(R) Group Produces the First Wide UXGA Chip for Superior Resolution in Data Projection

Norwegian high-performance projector manufacturer, projectiondesign is

first to market with WUXGA resolution projectors

May 13, 2008, 01:00 ET from Texas Instruments DLP Products

    DALLAS, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- DLP(R) Products from Texas Instruments
 (TI) (NYSE:   TXN) introduced the world's first WUXGA DLP chip for the WUXGA
 data projector that produces the highest resolution images at a native
 resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels in a 16:10 aspect ratio on the market
 today. This projector runs on DLP's .95 chip, a resolution that has yet to
 be offered by any of competitors of DLP(R) Products. This new level of
 superior imaging has become the perfect fit to enable projector
 manufacturers to reproduce widescreen computer resolutions.
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     "While 1080p has been widely regarded as the top shelf standard for
 resolution quality and use for video-centric applications like HDTVs, we
 recognized that select businesses could stand to benefit more with pixel
 qualities that surpassed even that of 1080," said Anders Lokke,
 International Marketing & Communications Manager at projectiondesign.
 "WUXGA is incorporated inside our F10 WUXGA and F30 WUXGA projectors. This
 was something that our high-end visualization and simulation customers were
 asking for and we are proud to be the first to introduce and to deliver it
 to the market."
     WUXGA is a popular resolution for high-performance desktop monitors and
 notebook computers, enabling users to match their projector resolution to
 their monitor resolution. Some commentators believe that it may be the
 resolution of choice in many industries that demand the highest
 performance. With more color performance and wide-screen resolution
 choices, there is a growing demand for higher quality images.
     Jason Brameld, Senior Audio-Visual Design Consultant at Mark Johnson
 Consultants Ltd in the United Kingdom has reviewed the F30 WUXGA projector
 from projectiondesign which incorporates the new Texas Instruments' WUXGA
 resolution. He says, "WUXGA resolution and the F30 WUXGA projector caught
 our eye when it was first shown by projectiondesign at Integrated Systems
 Europe in January 2008. It immediately struck us as being a very good
 projector for high-resolution computer applications and it offers more of a
 computer centric resolution rather than the more typically video centric
 resolution of 1920 x 1080 offered by the other major manufacturers."
     We'd definitely use the F30 WUXGA projector for computer based
 applications and corporate use. It's ideal for software demonstrations as
 well as visualization and any application involving display of fine detail
 or analysis of large amounts of data. This we believe is more of a
 specialized market and is ideal for corporate companies who can utilize the
 more specialist graphics capabilities without the need for scaling to 1080
     The industry is continually migrating towards higher quality
 resolution. Laptops are displaying wider screens as fields such as
 scientific visualization, computer imaging and simulation markets are
 benefiting from WUXGA technology as well.
     "We listened to our customers and heard loud and clear the need for
 greater resolution. We are the first company to market this technology and
 we applaud projectiondesign for being the first to unveil their F10 and F30
 WUXGA series projectors," said Lars Yoder, vice president and business
 manager, TI's DLP Front Projection Business Unit.
     More DLP manufacturers will offer WUXGA projectors in the future.
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     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 5,971 theatres
 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
 15.5 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please
 visit http://www.dlp.com.
     About Texas Instruments:
     Texas Instruments (NYSE:   TXN) helps customers solve problems and
 develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer,
 greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through
 manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For
 more information, go to http://www.ti.com.
     DLP and DLP Cinema are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.
     About projectiondesign
     projectiondesign is a Norwegian company that designs, manufactures and
 markets a range of high performance projectors for professional, business
 and consumer applications. Amongst its core markets are high resolution
 scientific visualisation and simulation, medical imaging, e-cinema and
 public displays. Demonstrating commitment to the development of the display
 industry, projectiondesign was first to market with 1080p and the more
 recent WUXGA resolution projectors based on Texas Instruments DLP
 technology, and the entire professional product range is warranted for 24/7
 usage. projectiondesign is based in Fredrikstad (Norway), and has offices
 in Gothenburg, Singapore, Milano, Stuttgart, Bilbao, Bombay, Cape Town,
 London and New York.
     For further information about this and other leading products please
 visit http://www.projectiondesign.com or contact:

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